After the success of Even If The World Ends, The Simpsons Presidential Movie and Toy Story: World Tour, unbb24 Productions is producing another film, Being Stan Martin. The movie is a romantic comedy directed by Harold Ramis. It is the story of Stan Martin (played by Jesse Eisenberg), a 20-something nerdy guy, who is in a journey to find the perfect love for a perfect life. The movie is set in New York and Eisenberg’s leading lady will be Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Now, The Hollywood Times had a chance to interview some of the movie’s cast and the producer of the film on their current press tour.
In part one we’ll showcase our talk with the two leads…
TIMES: Hello, Jesse. It is nice to meet you. Now, you are known for different roles mostly in drama, comedy and romance. Why did you choose to play this role?
JESSE: The role of Stan Martin is very special for me. Stan and I are very much related in personality. We are both nerds, dorky and pathetic. Now, he knows that now is a perfect time for love… so he finds love. My leading lady in this film is Mary Elizabeth Winstead who plays Wendy, the female protagonist of the film.
TIMES: Do you find the film admirable? Did you take pleasure in filming this movie?
JESSE: Yeah. This is one of the most enjoyable films that I’ve worked on. The set was very nice. The cast were great because there is Steve Martin and Melissa McCarthy. Suck great talents. Rom-coms are not new to me. I know how I can make this film good. It was fun to work on this one.
TIMES: Are you recommending this film to be watch by everyone?
JESSE: Yes. Of course! This film is for everyone, even rated PG. This film is for the those who are dorks and those pathetic with love. For those who are not in a committed relationship, this film is for you.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
TIMES: Good afternoon, Mary Elizabeth. Now, let’s talk about your role in this film. How did you get the part?
MARY: My role in this film is Wendy. She is the leading lady opposite Stan. She is a DJ in a radio station and is a dork like Stan. I actually replaced Emma Stone in the role. They already started shooting, and after the casting change, we had to reshoot the first few Wendy scenes.
TIMES: We all know that you worked mostly on horror films. I think that this rom-com is new to you.
MARY: Yeah. I work mostly on horror or suspense films, having been in Third Day and Battle Royal. I just wanted to work on a fun romantic comedy and I loved working on Being Stan Martin.It was great not being covered in fake blood for once. I hope that critics can feel the Eisenberg/Winstead chemistry. It was great working with unbb24 and his awesome crew. unbb24 has a little Toy Story figure that he’ll sometimes sneak into the background of shots. The whole shoot was a lot of fun. Maybe we can even do a sequel down the line?
A big thank you to both Jesse and Mary for fitting us into their very busy schedule. Come back later in the week for part 2 of our Being Stan Martin interview series. The movie hits theaters on August 10th, 2012.
Tags: Being Stan Martin, Harold Ramis, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Martin, unbb24