They’re sexy, they’re funny, they’re the ladies of Happy Endings and they are certainly Girls We Love. Casey Wilson, Elisha Cuthbert and Eliza Coupe talk bloopers, Pinterest and the Harlem Shake. I got to sit down with the girls individually and asked them a few Qs.
The physical comedy seems to have been amped up this season. I laughed out loud at every fall, tumble and crash. What’s your favorite Happy Endings physical comedy moment?
Casey Wilson: I love in the “pranks episode” when Elisha’s character got pranked and an airbag went off in the couch and she sprang into the ceiling. Amazing. I also loved when Penny (and this was not me, so I’m not taking any credit, it was my stunt double) went through the glass at the car dealership.
Elisha Cuthbert: I’d have to say getting shot through the ceiling. During the “prank episode”, everyone got their fair share of physical stuff to play with. Even the damn limo got blown up!
Eliza Coupe: I think it was definitely when Casey went through the plastic wrap, after she had gone through the glass at the car dealership. When that sticky plastic got stuck in her hair and she kinda stumbled over to the chair and sat down annoyed and defeated, it took everything in my power to not break. I was biting the inside of my lip that entire scene.
If you could cast old-timey sitcom stars in your role, who would you choose?
Elisha: The most amazing, 90 years young Betty White. The queen of comedy timing. She would be the best Alex.
Eliza: Maybe Lucy and Desi would be Brad and Jane? Brad could also be black Cary Grant just cuz Brad is so damn sexy and classic and striking and endearing. Can you tell I love Brad.? I mean, JANE loves Brad….right right.
Who is killing it in the comedy game right now? First name that pops into your head.
Casey: Melissa McCarthy!!! My love for her knows no bounds!
Elisha: Anne Hathaway.
Eliza: Melissa McCarthy.
What’s the funniest “Happy Endings” blooper to date?
Casey: Favorite blooper moments are when Damon and Eliza start cracking up, which happens every take of every day. At the wrap party last year the editor who did the Bloopers reel said he had 6 hours of potential footage that he had to cut down to a 15 minute video. He looked shaken to his core, like he had been up on an all night bender. But when we watched it was a mini masterpiece. Fifteen minutes of Damon and Eliza laughing and being sexually inappropriate.
Elisha: Not so much a blooper but a great behind the scenes moment would have to be our “Harlem Shake” video. It’s on YouTube and we have had over a million hits. It was also a great way for me to show off my dance moves.
Eliza: Brilliant bloopers happen minutely on our set. When Penny called Jane “mom” by accident and when she called The Car Czar “Carl,” those bloopers pretty frickin’ funny. She was so certain that Corddry’s character was named Carl in that moment. I mean you can see the word journey: Car-Czar—Carl. It makes sense. In other news, I have a wonderful cousin Carl in real life.