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Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine talk ‘This Means War’ and their real-life competition (Q&A)
Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy star in the action comedy “This Means War” and sat down with OnTheRedCarpet.com to discuss and joke about their real life rivalry.
Witherspoon, 35, stars in the film with Pine and Hardy. The actors play two CIA agents who are best friends fighting over the same woman, played by Witherspoon. The agents wage an epic battle against one another while Witherspoon’s character tries to determine which man is a better match for her.
While their characters competed on the big screen, they joked that it carried on in their real lives too.
“Oh yeah,” Pine responded when asked if the rivalry was real. “[There were] a lot of games of Go Fish off set, just you know, Old Maid, Scrabble, Words with Friends…Cribbage, Mahjong.”
Pine and Hardy were also open about transitioning from their more action-inspired roles in “Star Trek” and “The Dark Knight” to a more light-hearted comedy.
“I enjoyed it very much,” Pine said. “I liked the fact that we had a great script that Simon Kinberg had worked on and gave us, but really the fun of it was getting to know people and kind of working off one another, taking our cue off of Chelsea Handler…She is fun to watch.
“Yeah, it’s really nice to do something where I’m not taking myself too seriously and just have light banter,” Hardy added. “I really can’t help but to default switch to being really serious about stuff. I have a lot of fun laughing, which I do normally on other films anyway, but on this I think a lot more in this aspect, with that hysterical laughter. It’s almost a little bit out of my comfort zone, but I really enjoyed it.”
The film was released on February 17 and also features comedian Chelsea Handler, actress Angela Bassett and Abigail Spencer.
Check out what else the starring trio had to say about their film and romance in general, as well as their Oscar picks and favorites.
Fox’s All Access blog has posted audio snippets from an interview with Reese, and you can listen to her talk about the following subjects at their site:
Reese Witherspoon stars in a new romantic action flick “This Means War.” When a pair of spies discover they’re both going out with the same woman. Yes, that would be Reese.which is a different kind of movie for her, but when it comes to choosing roles, she’s not scared of “different.”
Over the years, Reese has developed a reputation as a positive role model for young women. A little pressure? Sure. But she loves that she’s thought of that way.
It also includes an Oscar, for “Walk The Line.” So with the Academy Awards coming up soon, I had to ask… where does she keep hers?
Reese chats about the pressures of the red carpet and the travesty of the media’s focus on what actresses wear on the red carpet at award ceremonies, rather than their performances. She also talks about her kids perceptions of what she does, and what she loves most about life at the moment…
Following on from the video MTV posted a few weeks ago of Reese’s first interview with them way back in 1991, Entertainment Tonight have now followed suit, posting their first interview with Miss Reese from that same year!
Reese Witherspoon finds herself in the middle of a love triangle in This Means War, and we were with the Oscar winner when she was just 15 working on her first feature film!
In September of 1991, ET caught up with confident up-and-comer Reese on the set of her coming-of-age flick The Man in the Moon, in which she plays a young girl in late 1950s Louisiana who falls for a boy three years older than her (played by Jason London) at the same time as her older sister.
Reese started acting at age seven in commercials, and by the time she was a teen the Hollywood attention seemed to be a little overwhelming.
“It’s tough sometimes, because people want to make you have these big decisions and stuff – do you want to do this script, do you want to do that? – and it’s tough,” she said, adding with a laugh, “Finally, I just kind of sit down and say, ‘I don’t know. I’m 15 years old. You figure it out for me.’ I don’t know. There’s so many things I don’t know about.”
Watch the video to hear Reese share details about her first kiss — and what she plans to do for her future kids!