Yesterday, I told you about the beginning of my adventures in LA when I interviewed Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler about their new film, Blended, which hits theaters on May 23rd. I also had the opportunity to speak with Wendi McLendon-Covey, who plays Barrymore’s hilarious BFF in the movie. McLendon-Covey is warm and entertaining, making it a delight to chat with her. For my question, I asked about her experiences as a comedienne:
Ms. Wendi McLendon-Covey: Hi, everybody. How’s it going? Shall we dive right in? All right. Pinky.
Ms. Wendi McLendon-Covey: Hi.
Beeb: I just wanted to know how you keep a straight face while filming comedies like these?
Ms. Wendi McLendon-Covey: Who’s to say I did? There are plenty of times when I would–because when I get the giggles, I can’t stop. Okay. Full disclosure, I can’t stop, and then everything shuts down.
So, there were times when Adam and I were trading insults, and I just couldn’t stop myself. I just couldn’t stop, and then I cried my make-up off, and then we had to do it again. I always think, oh, I’m going to get fired if I don’t stop it, so I pull it together. That keeps me from losing it totally, but yes, I can’t keep a straight face. Believe me. In the DVD extras, you’ll see.
I’ll be sharing additional blogger questions from this interview session next week, so watch this space!