Monday, July 17, 2006

"Knocked up" with a Steely scene

Could Knocked up be a film worth watching? Well...
Movieweb has an on-the-set interview with two of the leading stars in the comedy; Seth Rogen (left picture) and Paul Rudd (right picture). A couple of paragraphs caught our attention:

Paul Rudd: "I like doing comedies like this because when something organic happens, it can be so weird and funny. And just from a creative stand point, it's fun to go to work everyday because you don't know what the scene will yield. We have yet to actually - it's very rare that we film a scene exactly as it was written in the script; sometimes it'll go off into different directions. Like the one the other day - the whole Steely Dan run.

Seth Rogen:
Oh yeah, that was so strange.

Paul Rudd:
I play a guy in the music business, and we had no idea where everything went, and I was saying that a band like Steely Dan could never get signed today and they'd never get any radio play - and he says, 'That's because Steely Dan sucks.' And we get into this whole thing like 'no, Steely Dan is amazing, the early Steely Dan,' and you said something like 'I don't think you'd get into a Steely Dan concert without wine and cheese. If you ever catch me listening to Steely Dan, you could cut my head off with a Spiro [sic] Gyra record.'

OK. So a Steely Dan mention. If the scene isn't left on the cutting room floor.

Read the whole piece here.

And when can you expect to see the movie? It will premiere in August. 2007.

Oh yeah, one more thing: Seth is also in the new comedy with a thin-but-still-Zappa/Steely Dan/Radio Dupree connection in the title that we mention on the Radio Dupree homepage; You, Me and Dupree.

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