Chevy Chase is finally back in primetime in Community, debuting tonight on NBC. The former SNL regular who went on to big-screen stardom plays a CEO who decides to hit the books again at a local college — and maybe hit on a few girls too.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out why Chase, who has the honor of being the oldest cast member, was ready to get back on campus.
“I laughed out loud when I read the pilot for Community. I rarely, if ever, have laughed at a script rather than to say, ‘Yeah, it’s pretty clever.’ I know it’s hard to figure out what will make people laugh. It’s just something that you internally register…”
Charlize Theron has an instant smile and a witty sense of humor. But on the big screen, she aims to delve into the depths of human emotions.
In her two upcoming films, The Road and The Burning Plain, she portrays two women whose dilemmas will deeply affect the audience. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that films like these help Theron to explore life’s conflicts.
“I really believe that the success of trying to make a good film is really about chemistry–and not just with the other actors, but the director as well. I felt like Guillermo Arriaga and I had the right chemistry…”
Megan Fox transforms into a man-eating monster in Jennifer’s Body, a very different film from Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).
The laughs in this bloody horrorfest come as Fox, a high school sex queen, ends up literally chowing down on some hunky guys in her class after being sacrificed in a satanic ritual.
The uber sexy star told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf why she got a kick out of wreaking a little havoc.
“I personally always find something really scary about watching little girls learning to manipulate their dads by baby talking. Then they grow up and use the same technique on their boyfriends or husbands. That scares me because it’s just so sick on so many levels. I used that because Jennifer needs to be both manipulative and intimidating…”
Jennifer Aniston lives out another rocky relationship on the big screen in the romantic comedy Love Happens. She plays a single florist who picks the wrong guys for the wrong reasons and is trying to learn to be cautious about commitment.
Can Aaron Eckhart, who plays a widower turned big-time self-help guru, change her mind over a long weekend? Aniston told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf that she thinks we all have to keep trying to figure ourselves out.
“I’m always going to be interested if somebody gives me a self-help book. I’ll at least give it the first couple of pages because sometimes they speak and sometimes they don’t. But they’re worth investigating…”
Jennifer Connelly makes her animated feature debut in 9 and gets a chance to be an action heroine as she faces up to machines bent on destroying mankind.
Connelly is also teaming up with her husband, Paul Bettany, in the controversial film Creation, exploring the life and work of Charles Darwin. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out how Connelly could be brave without getting black and blue.
“This was a good and safe way to start. I get to be this sort of cool warrior, but I didn’t have to train for the kicks and punches…”