Jones explains how frustration with not landing auditions nearly drove her out of acting but one break managed to bring her back.
It would be difficult to go to the movies or turn on the TV right now and not see Chris Messina. He will be in six films by the end of the year, including Ruby Sparks and Celeste and Jesse Forever, and is currently on Damages, The Newsroom, and the upcoming The Mindy Project.
It’s becoming increasingly common for actors to write their own film scripts, particularly for smaller, independent projects that actors do in between the big-budget studio films. Add Rashinda Jones to the list, as the former The Office star co-wrote Celeste and Jesse Forever with fellow actor Will McCormack, and the pair also star in the film alongside Andy Samberg. Jones spoke to the Huffington Post about writing the film, the challenges associated with performing a character after creating her, and whether funnyman Samberg was able to handle the film’s serious elements.
Celeste and Jessie Forever may sound like a romantic comedy, but this movie isn’t. It’s a story about a separated couple, Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jessie (Andy Samburg) and the relationship between the two post break-up.