Maybe we’re beating a dead horse here. But we prefer to think of it as being really devoted journalists when we keep asking everyone involved in Bridesmaids about the possibility of a sequel. At the Oscars, director Paul Feig skirted the question, saying, “Ask Kristen!” Kristen Wiig told the Hollywood Reporter that she and co-writer “aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else.” Universal seemed to be toying with the idea of milking that cash cow with or without her. The movie’s breakout star, Melissa McCarthy, said she thinks that’s a terrible idea. But Wendi McLendon-Covey gave us a little more hope, saying it’s all a matter of time — and someone coming up with an idea that’s even better than the first.
So how about the movie’s unassuming heartthrob, Chris O’Dowd? He seems on the fence. “I don’t know, it’s tough,” he told VH1 News on the red carpet of Epix’s Secret Policeman’s Ball last weekend. Read more…
Seeing as how Bridesmaids was up for Best Original Screenplay (along with co-writers Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig), it was only natural that we’d want to know how soon its sequel will be raking in the nominations. 2014? 2020? The year 2525? When Janell Snowden caught up with the film’s director Paul Feig and costar Wendi McLendon-Covey on the Oscars red carpet, however, the answer seems to come down to one very special rubber-limbed lady. “Talk to Kristen!” Feig laughed. If by “talk,” Paul means “clutch the hem of her Oscars dress and tearfully beg her to start writing it already,” then we are way, way ahead of him!
“Someone needs to think of an idea that’s as good or better, and then someone has to have time to write it. And so far, nobody does!” McLendon-Covey added. “We’re all super busy. Kristen has back-to-back projects for probably three years, at least…It’s not that nobody wants to do it, because we all do. We don’t want to do it just to do it.” Okay, let’s all just start brainstorming now! Let’s see…maybe Kristen’s character can get pregnant? Wendi and Ellie Kemper can have a torrid love affair? Melissa McCarthy‘s seven golden retriever puppies can form an all-dog baseball team? We are grasping at straws here, people!
Oh, yeah, people. After yesterday’s PCA dress rehearsal, awards season 2012 got really fired up at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards tonight. Our appetites for sequins and lace and tuxes are whetted. We are ready to spend the next month debating whether blue is the new black, whether the mullet dress should go the way of the mullet, and whether men can make it onto the best-dressed list without looking absolutely silly (we’re talking to you, Christopher Plummer).
So, now that we’ve gushed over little sisters Elle Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen, and we’ve been pondering the fact that all those gothic ladies were wearing romantic black at 3 in the afternoon, it’s time to commit to a best-dressed list. From the adorable Thomas Horn and Berenice Bejo to the deliciously elegant Charlize Theron, Michelle Williams and Sir Ben Kingsley, to Brad Pitt and h here are our 12 favorites from the evening. Disagree? Well, tell us in the comments!
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Let’s just cut to the chase: Bridesmaids is as good as you’d hoped it would be. Feel free to stop reading this review, slip into one of the half dozen chartreuse and/or peach numbers you’ve collected from the many weddings you’ve gotten drunk through, and proceed immediately to the nearest movie theater. Kristen Wiig’s hilarious star turn, great cast chemistry and excellent dialogue lift what could have been a perfunctory rom-com plot into a movie that’s going to have you spitting out your Cherry Coke like a sugary geyser. The only surprising thing part of all this? That anyone would find any excellent lady-lead movie surprising.
SPOILER ALERT! In addition to LOLS a’plenty, there might be a little girl-on-girl kiss action in Bridesmaids. We got a chance to catch up with two of the movie’s stars, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, and asked them about that intimate moment and if they think they have a shot grabbing that Best Kiss crown away from Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (who will surely be nominated for Breaking Dawn). Check out their answer above; our entire conversation with the funny ladies lives below the jump. Bridesmaids opens May 13th, but you know this already—duh.