Jones explains how frustration with not landing auditions nearly drove her out of acting but one break managed to bring her back.
“It’s just that it’s a grind. To try for that to be your primary career, especially for women, it’s a bit of a grind.” – Rashida Jones on Acting
“It’s been a lucky year or two,” said Chris Messina who is currently starring in ‘Ruby Sparks’, ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’, TV’s ‘Damages’ and ‘The Newsroom’
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.
Here’s a video featuring the stars of Celeste and Jesse Forever, Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones. The film is a very cute and rides on the great chemistry that Samberg and Jones have with each other, which is evident when you watch the video.
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).
Rashida Jones on Writing Her First Script and Getting to the Serious Side of Andy Samberg in ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’
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.
Fans of NBC’s Thursday night comedies are used to seeing Rashida Jones’ name in the credits of Parks & Recreation and The Office, but until recently, the actress had never been associated with writing scripts.
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.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Hugh Dancy
Director: Jesse Peretz
Every year, Vanity Fair has what they call a ‘Hollywood’ issue.