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“The 1988 Project” Interview with Elizabeth Perkins

•• Interview from The 1988 Project! – Ms Perkins is a star of stage and screen, getting her Broadway start in the great Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (when they renamed the Alvin Theater, “The Neil Simon”) I could go on forever about her many memorable projects and how much she has contributed to  our pop culture lexicon. This is evident by her multiple nominations for her work on the TV show Weeds.  “Indian Summer“, “28 Days” and “He Said/She Said“, the list of projects is endlessly great. I can not watch He Said/She Said enough and have always thought it was such an original concept in the way the story flows back and forth, like Pulp Fiction if it was a romantic comedy. Oh my gosh, I can’t forget Barry Levinson’s “Avonlea“. A perfect movie about the joys and heartbreak of family. When I worked at Johns Hopkins I tried to track down the locations! But, as always, as much as we want to ask her questions about everything, we focus our attentions to 1988. In 1988, Ms Perkins starred in the top grossing comedy Big and the drama/comedy Sweetheart’s Dance. Big would go on to be the 4th highest grossing movie of 1988 and be said to launch the next level of success for many of its stars, director Penny Marshall,  and screenwriter Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games). Her performance as an executive trying to find a new sense of wonderment through 13 year old turned 30 year old Josh Baskin,  is the stuff of movie legends. Welcome Ms Perkins to the 1988 film project.

•• 1988 Film Project: What do remember about 1988?
– That smoking was banned on airplanes, The Boss separated from his non-Jersey girl wife Julianne Phillips, and the Bush-Quayle ticket

•• Big would go on to be one of the highest grossing movies of 1988, despite a full slate of body switching films that year (18 Again!, Vice Versa,etc). However, your acting roots are in the theater.When it comes to making a production that will make an audience laugh, is there more pressure in a film or a theatrical performance?
– I  was blessed, as T-Hanks was a consummate actor; giving, blessed, truly gifted. There were many body changing movies, but Big was the one that had heart. There is pressure on film AND theater when big money involved. Fear is a motivating factor of so many projects…sad but true. You can’t be truly creative in FEAR.

•• If you could go back to 1988 and change anything, would you? What would it be?
– Bush/Quayle; Get tickets to Amnesty international concert and MY HAIR (I am adding in the Vimeo Link of the HBO concerts…6 weeks of Sting, Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracey Chapman….wow,now I wish I had gone too!)

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“How To Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)” will premiere in January 2013!

•• With ABC announcing their new primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season today “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” will be premiering mid-season which will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in January 2013, no official premiere date has been announced yet!

“How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” stars (Sarah Chalke) Polly, a single mom who’s been divorced for almost a year. The transition wasn’t easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she and her daughter, Natalie (Rachel Eggleston), have moved back home with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett). But Polly and her parents look at life through two different lenses. Polly’s too uptight. Her parents are too laid back. Polly’s conservative when it comes to dating (no action, whatsoever), while her parents are still sexually adventurous. They think Polly turned out okay, so what’s the big deal? Well, they say it takes a village to raise a child…and in Polly’s case, this village is on fire. But with help from her best friend Gregg (Orlando Jones), her lovable yet irresponsible ex-husband Julian (Jon Dore) and her cool and fun assistant Jenn (Rebecca Delgado Smith) Polly takes her first steps toward getting a life, starting with a social one.

ABC picks up “How to Live With Your Parents For The Rest of Your Life”

•• Great News for all Elizabeth Perkins fans! ABC has ordered the new comedy show “How To Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life” to series for 2012-2013 television season!

“How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life” stars Sarah Chalke as Polly, a recently divorced single mom who moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett), a couple who are full of life but know no bounds. Orlando Jones, John Dore, Rachel Eggleston and Rebecca Delgado Smith co-star in the single-camera comedy from 20th Television and Imagine TV. Claudia Lonow penned the pilot and will exec produce the single-camera comedy alongside Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Francie Calfo.

Elizabeth Perkins’ Twitter Account Gets Verified

•• Elizabeth Perkins has joined to the select list of celebrities who have had their Twitter accounts verified. Elizabeth’s account which has almost 4k followers received the blue verification logo last night, Tuesday May 8, 2012.

Twitter uses the blue badge to help users to differentiate the real accounts of the personalities recognized from the false created by users. If you are not following her, go and follow @ElizbethPerkins. 🙂

Elizabeth will co-star the new ABC pilot “How to Live With Your Parents For The Rest of Your Life”

 

•• Elizabeth Perkins will co-star Sarah Chalke in the new ABC pilot “How to Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life”.

A multi-camera project executive-produced by Claudia Lonow, How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life centers on Polly (Sarah Chalke), a recently divorced single mom who moves back in with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries. The search for an actor to play Polly’s dad continues.

“Finding Nemo” 3D re-release movie trailer!

•• The winning family pic co-directed by Lee Unkrich and Andrew Stanton, finds 3D re-release on September 14th this year, after first debuting on May 30th, 2003.  Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Erica Beck, Elizabeth Perkins, Allison Janney, Barry Humphries, Geoffrey Rush, Vicki Lewis, John Ratzenberger, Stephen Root, Erik Per Sullivan, Brad Garret, Eric Bana and Andrew Stanton form the rest of the talented voice cast. Finding Nemo was nominated for four Academy Awards, and won Best Animated Feature.

•• In the colorful and warm tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, a Clownfish named Marlin lives safe and secluded in a quiet cul-de-sac with his only son, Nemo. Fearful of the ocean and its unpredictable risks, he struggles to protect his son. Nemo, like all young fish, is eager to explore the mysterious reef. When Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from home and thrust into a dentist’s office fish tank, Marlin finds himself the unlikely hero on an epic journey to rescue his son. In his quest, Marlin is joined by a good Samaritan named Dory, a Regal Blue Tang fish with the worst short-term memory and biggest heart in the entire ocean. As the two fish continue on their journey, encountering numerous dangers, Dory’s optimism continually forces Marlin to find the courage to take risks and overcome his fears. In doing so, Marlin gains the ability to trust and believe, like Dory, that things will work out in the end. Confronting seabirds, sewer systems, and even man himself, father and son’s fateful separation ends in triumph. And the once-fearful Marlin becomes a true hero in the eyes of his son, and the entire ocean.

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