Mandy Moore talked with ‘Access Hollywood’ about her new movie ‘License to Wed’. The singer/actress discussed why she chose the role, trying to keep a straight face working with Robin Williams, working with robotic babies, and she sold the movie in 20 seconds.
“I’m the quintessential girl who loves romantic comedies,” Mandy said about accepting the role. “I loved that this film I think had a little bit more of the guy’s perspective than most, and knowing obviously Robin (Williams) and John (Krasinski)’s involvement I thought that guys would probably be more inclined to go see a film like this. A romantic comedy like this. I was excited about that prospect, but I’m a huge fan of Robin and John’s and I’m a huge ‘Office’ fan. The opportunity to work with both of them, I was like, ahh, yeah, that sound like a good way to spend my summer.”
On holding toe-to-toe with Robin, Mandy said, “Really? To be quite honest, the onus was not on me to do anything comedic in the movie. I got to be like the straight man in the background and sort of the one that propelled the script forward when Robin would improv and deviate from what we were supposed to be doing. It’s challenging to work with him just in the sense that you can’t keep a straight face. It’s difficult, but it definitely keeps you on your toes, that’s for sure.”
On whether the movie’s boot camp might give audiences second thoughts about getting married, Mandy responded, “I don’t know. I think it’s a story that has a lot of heart, but obviously if you’re getting ready to walk down the aisle or maybe if you already are married it’s a great sort of check-in. I don’t think it’s gonna deter people from getting married.” Moore added that the film “really breaks down everything that you should be communicating about in a relationship. Unfortunately it’s not anything that I’ve taken away from me. If anything, it’s made me realize that I can wait a little bit longer to walk down the aisle and I can get married later in life.”
Watch the segment via AccessHollywood.com below the cut.