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The Memorable Trip to Disney Studios in Los Angeles
for the Alexander #VeryBadDay Movie
The Movie Premieres October 10, 2014
In Theaters Everywhere!
This is the spirit and the movie Alexander And the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is made with! The mixture of subsequent events that were “triggered” by one person’s unlucky event sucked the whole family into a whirpool of unlucky-unhappy encounters all day long. Isn’t it familiar to us?
The cast for the movie is superb! With Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as parents, and Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, and baby Trevor played by twin baby-girls!
When at the interview with Lisa Hanson, the Executive Producer of the #VeryBadDay movie, we asked for the reasons why they opted for Steve Carell and Gennifer Garner, she said the following.
We did have Steve in mind and he, attached himself to the property before it was setup at Disney. So we worked with him in the film in process. And then, Disney introduced us to Jen, and she-had just done The Odd Life of Timothy Green with them [Disney]. And, you know, she’s such a marvelous person, and a wonderful mother. She’s just perfect for the part, I felt so lucky to get her.
Interviews, Meetings, Group Photos
For those of you who did not read the book, it is only 22 pages long, and the family isn’t mentioned very often throughout it. We asked Lisa Henson about the process of creating Alexander’s family for him, and giving them their identities, and their roles?
You know, we went through a really interesting development process taking that very small and very intimate little book and blowing it up into a full feature film by focusing on the rest of the family. But we really felt that Alexander as a character is such a sweet, and loveable underdog. He really is. There’s a little bit of Alexander in everybody including adults. You know, even adults have bad days, and teenagers have bad days, and mommies have bad days and that’s life.
Well so much of that [movie storyline] is the creation of the Screen Writer, Rob Liber. But his challenge was to use the book as essentially the first act of the movie. And then the second two acts of the movie are what happens when the very bad day is had by an entire family, not just one person. So all of that became invention.
Talking to Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner was an absolute delight. They were so appreciative and open to take questions and share their experience of filming the movie with an open heart and soul. Here are some memorable discussions with them at our press junket.
Question: How did you both get involved with the project?
STEVE CARELL I was asked to be in it, and I said yes. I just liked the script. I thought it was funny and inventive, and different. I feel like I hadn’t really seen this kind of family movie in a while. The fact that Jen was going to do it was a huge draw for me, because I’d been a huge fan of hers for a long time.
We met a few times over the years, but just sort of in passing. When someone not only lives up to, but exceeds expectations, of everything you’ve heard about them? That was her [Jennifer Garner]. She’s just the nicest person ever.
JENNIFER GARNER well, he’s fibbing a little bit, because he was actually on it, on this movie first, so I was the one who knew he was doing it and said “Oh, yeah, we — I’ve been dying to work with him forever.”
Question: Were there any days on set that were really bad days, just like in the film?
STEVE CARELL There was one that we kind of point to. There was a scene where we were outside, around the car, talking after the big accident and after the driving test. And it must have been – well, like 105 degrees or something. And so that was probably the most arduous day, physically.
JENNIFER GARNER You know, I think it was tough because the baby got upset [all laughing].
This is the Scene that Steve Carell Talked About being the WORST during the Filming of the Movie. The Heat was at 105F That Day.
There was a scene in the movie where Steve Carell is showing his skill of catching…shrimp with his mouth. Obviously, we had to ask if he did this scene all by himself!
STEVE CARELL I did catch the shrimp. I didn’t know that I had that eye-shrimp coordination.
JENNIFER GARNER He caught the shrimp. I mean, they were saying “We’ll CG” and Steve said, “I’ll give it a go.” He did it. We were very excited.
Here’s a restaurant Tokyo Wako where the scene of shrimp catching was filmed. We had a great opportunity to taste a great deal of dishes they prepare there and were delighted with the menu ranging from sushi to teriyaki anything! And yes, Hibachi style dining is also available! Take a look at these pictures to sense the flavor of the atmosphere where food is prepared!
The experience of meeting and talking to Steve Carell and Gennifer Garner has been a delight. Real people with real families and challenges who happened to be brilliant actors as well. Thank you both for opening your hearts and minds to share your movie-making experience and sharing some personal facts from your own lives as parents as well.
Alexander And the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Opens October 10, 2014, in theaters everywhere!
Take your family to see this movie and have a hilariously FUN time together!
Stay tuned to more amazing photos and sharing from the Disney Studios trip in Los Angeles!
Check out All the cast members for the #VeryBadDay movie in this post as all pictures with all actors are simply amazing!
Please Retweet With Us, Steve Carell And Jennifer Garner!
— Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) October 6, 2014