Exclusive: Our bathroom break with Atlanta author Emily Giffin as “Something Given” bows in theaters today
May 6, 2011Richard L. EldredgeComments
To be able to achieve our interview destination Thursday mid-day in the gorgeous home on Habersham Road in Buckhead, we’d to create our well past a small group of gardeners edging the luxurious lawn, Atlanta catering service Dennis Dean and staff in the kitchen area planning for any movie premiere party, over a set of zebra skin area rugs, up a spiral staircase and thru a stately master suite full of beautiful women in white-colored robes.
Within the posh powder room sitting Atlanta author Emily Giffin, encircled by trays of crustless cucumber sandwiches along with a glass water pitcher enhanced with slices of fresh bananas leaving of mint. Clad inside a matching robe, the animated Giffin was trying to carry still like a constitute artist finished her work before the Atlanta premiere of “Something Lent,” the video adaptation of Giffin’s first New You are able to Occasions best-selling novel.
The video stars Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Egglesfield and John Krasinski. Unlike most authors who cash a Hollywood check and immediately begin looking for a frock for that film’s premiere, Giffin was on set, massaging dialogue and getting together with the cast and becoming sounding board for director Luke Greenfield because he tried to translate the beloved figures from the book towards the giant screen.
“I seem like I overuse this word but it’s the only real word that matches and that’s ‘surreal,’” Giffin told us. “This whole factor continues to be an out-of-body experience for me personally. It was a tale I produced only with the expectation that my mother would see clearly. And it is switched into all of this!Inches
On why she required this kind of active curiosity about talking to around the film, Giffin told us: “I know from experience the books you like are frequently switched into films you do not like.” After striking up relationships with Hilary Swank‘s creating partner Molly Cruz and director Greenfield, Giffin grew to become an element of the film’s creative team.
“But I had been always careful to understand that my book had been written which is its very own work and it has its visitors and i’m not really a filmmaker. I’d say, ‘Here is my estimation since you’re requesting it but here’s your movie and also you know best.’”
Giffin even includes a sly cameo within the film, located on a park bench studying a paperback copy of “Something Blue,” her debut novel’s follow up (and also the film which will likely get made with similar cast if “Borrowed” turns into a box office hit).
As the cast from the film is inspired overall, Krasinki’s bust out performance as Ethan in “Something Borrowed” may be the role that finally catapults him from his cubicle on “The Office” and into feature film good guy parts.
“Don’t you believe?!Inches Giffin agreed. “Ethan may be the voice of reason and Krasinski plays that superbly. He’s so attractive to me. I’ve always loved Ethan greater than Dex. Dex is gorgeous but I’ve been more attracted towards the Ethan type. I really like cool guys.”
Right before we impeded the progress of Giffin and female friends getting outfitted for his or her big night, Entertainment Weekly published its venomous overview of “Something Borrowed” online, compiled by the mag’s infamous rom com crankypants Lisa Schwarzbaum, who ignored the video as “soul-drawing.” Using the film facing the giant screen debut of Marvel Comics’ hammer-swinging God of Thunder super hero “Thor” a few days ago st this area office, the pan couldn’t came in a less desirable time.
“She spent the whole six inches from the review panning the choices from the figures,” stated Giffin, trembling her mind. “To my thinking, that does not alllow for a poor movie. It could alllow for unsympathetic figures however that doesn’t mean it isn’t an excellent story. It’s perfectly apparent in my experience that they entered the screening with the aim of panning an intimate comedy so she’d appear wise. Trust me, I understand the kind and that i promise, basically sitting lower coupled with a glass or two together with her, that’s who she’d be. And state that I stated this too!Inches
But Giffin remains very positive about box office receipts for “Something Lent.” “Women want relationship tales which are layered and fascinating,Inches she stated. “We shouldn’t be insulted so we don’t want caricatures. The producers and director had exactly the same vision with this movie. They provided a wise romantic comedy. And it is unfortunate you need to insert that adjective. Any time you say ‘it’s an intimate comedy’ you need to abide by it track of ‘but it’s smart’ or ‘it’s chick lit but it’s well-written.’ Regrettably, that’s only the landscape available. The rear-handed compliment I usually receive from book reviewers is ‘It’s remarkably good.’ Why does it need to be ‘surprisingly?’ Because it features a pink cover and I am not a fool? Seriously! Hopefully, this movie will assist you to change that conversation.”