“Disclosure: I attended a Media Junket courtesy of Sony Pictures. All opinions are 100% mine”.
Last week I was honored to be invited to Los Angeles to watch the pre-screening of Sex Tape Movie and attend a Media Junket with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segal and Jake Kasdan along with other great mommy bloggers.
It was an incredible and unforgettable experience sitting on a round table interviewing real Hollywood Talent. Starstruck does not even begin to cover it. It was also my first time in the West Coast so everything was new and exciting!. The first day we went to see the pre-screening of the movie.
That’s me on the left and The Bragging Mommy on the right
A little bit about Sex Tape The Movie:
Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) have been happily married for 10 years and are the proud parents of 2 adorable kids. Like any marriage with kids, their sex life has taken a backseat.
To rekindle their flame, Jay and Annie decide to make a Sex Tape using an Ipad with the intention of erasing it shortly after. Unfortunately the tape gets uploaded in the “cloud” and has appeared on friends and family devices. The couple spends and entire night tracking the owners of those Ipads before they see their private video.
The movie is really funny and will keep you entertained from start to finish. Sex Tape will premiere July 18th in a Theater near you!.
I am second to the left!. Check out Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz in the middle
Sex Tape The Movie Q&A With Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel:
*Question #1: Do you have a favorite memory or something that happened while you were filming that didn’t make it into the movie?
Jason: There was one (facing Cameron)
Cameron: Oh yeah, that’s the funniest thing that happened the entire movie and it’s not in it. It really is.
Jason: There was one clip that we shot for our college sex montage that didn’t make it the movie that was totally spontaneous and unscripted but we were like we should get as much stuff as we can like what do we have in the room.
Jason: And it ends up with (Cameron interrupts)
Cameron: Me wearing a sombrero.
Jason: Wearing a sombrero riding on my back.
Cameron: No, I was in the front but I was . we were facing each other and I was like whipping you.
Jason: Yeah, and me screaming out, pardon my French, but “I’m not your f* burro!.”
Cameron: “I’m not your f* burro, annie.!” …. Everybody on the set was like literally laughing hysterically. If you could have seen their faces. I was laughing so hard. I had to cover my face ‘cuz he got really into it, like upset, like he was crying almost. He was hurt and pained.
Jason: Well, you were whipping me.
Cameron: I wasn’t really really whipping you just spiking you. And, everybody on the outside that couldn’t be on the set were dying laughing. It was so funny because they were like “What the hell is going on in there?” .Plus you get like sides for the day and that was not on it. It was really funny.
Jason: It was a good time!
*Question #2: What was it like working with the three child actors? Jake was able to tell us that they were pretty fantastic. What was that like for you?
Cameron: Harison’s intense. He’ s fantastic. That kid blew us away. It was not normal.
Jason: He’s, you know, he’s really talented and like when I met him, I was like “hey, man, I am so excited we are going to do this ” And he’s like “Mr. Segel.”. He was like that kind of guy.
Cameron: Whoa. And, his ad libs were. Some crazy s*. That is not a 13 year old child. I am like, where do you know this from?
Jason: It was intense.
Cameron: And, then, Gisele and Sebastian were
Jason: (adding) They were the best.
Cameron: Unbelievable. They were such good little souls and their parents were so sweet. You never know what you are getting with kids who act. You don’t know why, if they want to be there or if it’s just the parents, you know, or if they love it.
*Question #3 : Is this from your own childhood, you are telling this?
Jason: No, thank God. I was not like that at all.
*Question #4: What do your friends and family think of this movie?
Cameron: I don’t know. None of them have seen it really.
Jason: Mine will see it tonight at the premiere but they read everything I do now ever since I surprised them with my penis in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. They are prepared and excited.
Cameron: And I think that our friends who have children can really probably relate to it a lot. That’s what this movie is really about. The sex tape, you guys have seen it. It’s 4 minutes of the movie. The real thing is about these people who really love each other. They know that they’ve married the right person. They are not having a hard time in their relationship. They are just having a hard time having this part of their relationship be a priority and it’s the night that they decide to make it a priority to communicate that one another and they do something that kinda feels authentic to them in the fun department “let’s try to get that spark back” and because of technology the s* goes awry.
*Question #5: What was your favorite scene to act out?
Jason: We have a scene at the end we are trying not to give away with one of our special guest costars, but that was really exciting. We finally make our way to where we think the
— Bloggers interrupt from the group: “We’ve seen the movie”.
Jason: Oh, you have
Cameron: We don’t want to reveal our special guest.
Jason: It was really exciting to shoot with Jack because we’ve known each other for a really long time. I don’t know if I can reveal that actually in print yet.
—- Blogger’s group reply: We’ve been embargoed too until sometime next week.
Jason: How, Official. Embargo, Eh? We had a great time every single day but we shot together, we were in almost every scene together for most of it.
Cameron: Except for when you are with the dog.
Jason: And, you were with Rob Lowe who we call the “Dawg.” But it was really neat to have Jack show up and come in and he was just so on it and so funny. It was so inspiring.
Cameron: Like, That was my Jack impression (snapping fingers)
Jason: And all the lines about Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper were fun.
Cameron: Oh my God, amazing. They are so funny. They made us laugh so hard. Practically everything they said was ad libbed.
*Question #6: What is it like to work with someone you’ve seen naked?
Cameron: We weren’t naked.
Jason: Yeah, we weren’t really naked unfortunately. We had “modestly patches”. It was more like going to the beach.
* Question #7: What is that?
Jason: It’s like a flesh colored bikini from Cameron’s side. For me, it looks like Snuffaluffagus.
Cameron: Because you know, we weren’t making an actual porn tape. I mean, we weren’t having sex. It was “movie magic”. So, there a lot of angles that we took the time to make sure that there are arms in places so you couldn’t see the modesty garments, you know, that kind of stuff. For me and Jason to be walking around naked, it’s not really a professional situation.
Jason: It’s more like a locker room vibe. It was sort of like a couple of comedians “high-fiving”.
Cameron: It was silly, ridiculous. We are like, this is our job. We get paid for this. This situation right here is happening because it is our job. You’ve got to admit, there’s a completely different mindset, and it’s not like you are like, “Hey Jas, I have an idea, you want to come over and film a sex tape.” Then, we might be naked but since it was our job it is not like that though.
*Question #8: What do you think of Mommy Blogging as a form of entertainment? Now you see in this movie, you are acting what we do as a job, so what do you think?
Cameron: It’s great. It’s a brave thing to do. You are putting a part of yourself out there into the world. As Annie, my character, sees that the content of her experience and life is being bartered. You know, she’s bartering it, she’s trying to make money off it at the same time, which I think is you know, she’s trying to see how much of it she can give of herself, to be authentic to herself so, not be too risqué. There are questions about how much you give when you are giving of yourself and you also want to inform people; you want people to relate to you because you want to feel that there are bloggers that understand you because it’s a tough thing to do being human and being a mother and a wife and having these responsibilities and so I think that, you know, it’s definitely one of those things that I say is brave to do but it is also a choice. It is also a decision and it’s elective and it’s a new world. We don’t know what comes of it. We don’t know how it affects us, positive and negatively. You guys are sorta in the forefront of those things. You are on the cutting edge, at the beginning of this idea of the Internet and blogging and what that means to our society and to the generation and to the children that you are revealing about their lives to people. You are not just sharing your life, you are sharing your family’s life. That’s what happens with Annie. She’s revealing things about her husband that maybe he doesn’t want revealed and she’s talking about her children that don’t have a choice all their little bits and pieces about their lives being revealed, you know. I think it’s an interesting study in sociology and you guys are doing it.
*Question #8 (directed to Jason): I know that you wrote a lot of the script and on the last couple of movies you’ve done, are you thinking about going into just doing your own screenplays?
Jason: I am writing a couple of things now. What happens for me writing-wise, this is the first thing I’ve written that wasn’t an original idea. It came from Kate Angelo’s brilliant script. But, what happens, to me kinda, is I am like in the shower and I have like this idea of a premise you know and then, I am finally like.. F*, that’s a good idea. And, I am kinda bummed about it, cuz writing is so much work and I am going to be stuck with it for four years when the movie is done. So, for me, it really comes down to thinking of something I cannot get out of my mind, to the point that it is bothering me because I know going in that it is something I am committed to for a really long time unlike acting where you get a script and you sign on and you do your prep and you do it and say goodbye. You write for a really long time and you battle through the periods of being bored by your own idea because you’ve been writing it for a year and a half. You just want a break from it and you hate it. You think it’s so dumb. You’ve probably thought of a new idea that you think is so much better than that idea. So, it takes some discipline but I really love it. There’s a real like nothing I’ve ever experienced, there’s a really cool alchemy to thinking about an idea in the shower and then, a few years later, sitting in a movie theater and seeing it. It’s one of the coolest feelings I have ever had ever.
*Question #9: Cameron, you are a role model for so many women and you have had such a thriving career since the Mask. What do you do when you experience personal or professional failure?
Cameron: I don’t think that anything is a failure. You know, I think life is a bunch of lessons and the failure is not taking the lesson and utilizing it and trying to make a better choice next time and growing and using all of your experience but I don’t think of anything as a failure. I think of life as a blessing and you know, really an opportunity for just to keep growing and doing better as much as you can and you don’t always, sometimes you fall. You trip on the same crack that you know is there but hopefully the third fourth fifth time, eventually you step over it. I don’t think of anything as a failure.
Other bloggers in the above picture (from left to right)
Enza of Enza’s Bargains
Me! of Broward Saves
Marybeth of Baby Savers
Liza of Cira’s Lyrics
Tracy of Hollywood Mom Blog
Danelle of Home Ever After
Samantha Ettus from here own site
The Sex Tape Movie director Jake Kasdan’s interview will be posted next week so stay tuned….