Rashida Jones on ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’ and Reading Bad Scripts: “Sometimes you wonder if anybody ever read it out loud”

Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones is talking to just about everyone about her new film, Celeste and Jesse Forever.  Of course, one of the main reasons why Jones is so excited about this film is that it is the first movie she has co-written the script for (with her co-star Will McCormack). 

The Wall Street Journal caught up with Jones on the New York red carpet premiere of Celeste and Jesse Forever and she spoke about writing and the response to the film so far.

According to Jones, her experience as an actress helped her as a writer.  She explained, “I think you get really sensitive to dialogue and we read so many scripts. Sometimes the scripts were incredible and you can’t believe the poetry of it and then sometimes you wonder if anybody ever read it out loud. We were conscious to try and write dialogue that sounded the way people talked. That is really important to us as actors.”

As for how the film has been received (which has been generally positive), Jones is more focused on how the storyline affects individual people.  She said, “We felt a lot of love for the film which is nice. Not everyone is going to like it, my favorite films not everyone likes them so that’s OK. My heart is kind of cracking open with the people who have come up to me and told me that they’ve felt affected by the film that personally they felt like we stole their life story and they cried and made them think about their own relationships.”

Celeste and Jesse Forever is now in theaters.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/griffin-newman-the-tick.jpg
‘The Tick’ Star Griffin Newman on Acting in a Superhero Suit
"You very quickly realize there’s a certain iconography and a power to wearing one of these suits." - Griffin Newman
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Idris-Elba-Mollys-Game.jpg
Why Idris Elba Believes His “best performance is yet to come”
"There was a time when I was a job actor and I didn’t know what I wanted to learn from it – I just wanted to get paid." - Idris Elba
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Frances-McDormand-three-billboards.jpg
Frances McDormand on “Being the Other” Actress
McDormand talks about her unique approach to her career and uses her latest acclaimed role as an example.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/jb-smoove-curb-your-enthusiasm.jpg
J.B. Smoove Tells the Story of His Audition For ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’
"You don't know how the universe is gonna work for us. But all this plays a part in our journey" - JB Smoove
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/watch-denzel-washington-explains.jpg
Watch: Denzel Washington Explains Why He Passed on a Role Early in His Career
Washington explains why he turned down a role -- and how it worked out for the best.