“Bridesmaids” Ellie Kemper: “Scenes would go on and on and I would keep forgetting that I was in a scene”
Until now she was best known for her role as Erin Hannon on “The Office,” but Ellie Kemper is acquiring a fan base from her role as a newlywed with bedroom issues in the film Bridesmaids.
Now that she has experience on both a television show and a movie set, the actress says she can report each set is enjoyable in their own way. “I definitely like both. With the movie there was so much more time to do the scenes and explore different ways of doing them. But with TV I love having routine and working on “The Office.” Unfortunately there isn’t as much time on a TV set.”
Kemper says it was fun to work with all her female co-stars, especially Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, and there was alot of improvisation happening on set. “We had this great script but they really encouraged us to improvise on the day itself. They asked to email them any ideas and jokes for our characters. Scenes would go on and on and I would keep forgetting that I was in a scene. At the Brazilian restaurant everyone had a chance to improvise over two days of shooting. Paul [Feig, the Director] would say, “OK, keep going.”