Yesterday I had posted about visiting the set of the upcoming film release, Delivery Man, on the streets of New York City. You can read about the experience, as well as an interview with Writer/Director Ken Scott here – On the set of Delivery Man with Writer/Director Ken Scott.
As I mentioned yesterday we had the opportunity to chat with the film’s stars, Cobie Smulders and Vince Vaughn. Look for the Vince Vaughn interview on September 12, 2013.
Cobie is probably best known as Robin from the hit series How I Met Your Mother.
Here is an interesting little tid bit – I’ve met (and interviewed) three of the five cast members from that show.
Jason Segal (Marshall) – The Muppets press junket in L.A.
Neil Patrick Harris (Barney) – On the set of the film Smurfs 2 in Montreal, Canada
Cobie Smulders (Robin) – In NYC on the set of Delivery Man.
Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor… if you are reading this we need to set something up.
It was a bit chilly that morning in New York City on the set of Delivery Man when we (myself and my fellow bloggers) had the opportunity to meet and chat with Cobie. Cobie is a petite young lady who was buried inside a heavy down coat.
Cobie plays the part of Emma in the film Delivery Man. Emma is David Wozniak’s (Vince Vaughn) pregnant girlfriend.
Watching Cobie shoot a scene with Vince, and chatting with her, you can tell that Cobie has a great sense of humor.
Q: Is your character a police officer?
COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah.
Q: So did you do any research?
COBIE SMULDERS: I did actually. I met this guy when I was doing press for another movie and he works at the 34th Street Precinct. Said you know what, just come in and look around and talk to some people. He was super sweet. Took me around and then I also met a woman who is a single mom. And that was really interesting because it’s possibly like the hardest job to be a single mom.
Because your hours you never know when you’re coming home really. They do like twelve hour shifts and she worked from like twelve to twelve, or, she had a shift where she was able to sometime pick her kid up from school. But if she booked somebody she’d have to stay and file all that paperwork, and that takes like hours. So that was really interesting and kind of having that in the back of my head going I don’t have a partner in this, then I’m screwed. So I have to kind of make it work.
Q: [INAUDIBLE] the amount of work you do for filming TV verses filming for a movie?
COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah, absolutely. I mean I’m lucky enough to work on a sitcom which is a job unto itself where it’s the best schedule you could ask for. It’s really like as normal a job as you can. It’s a nine to five kind of a job. Because you have a multi-cam. You have four cameras, so there’s not a lot of coverage, not a lot of down time where you do lighting, which is what’s happening right now. Uh, so we’re really fast.
The thing that I like about films is you have a set amount of time that you get to play this part and be part of a story, and then it’s over and you get to move onto a different story… So I can’t really compare it to like TV shows like it’s only going to be, it’s going to be such a unique experience. The days are longer than a movie.
Q: Has there been a favorite scene you’ve shot?
COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah. We did a great scene in a park. We’ve been shooting a lot in Brooklyn, actually. A lot of the locations are, I think all of our locations, at least the ones I’ve been involved in, have been in Brooklyn. And we shot in this park surrounded by these old brownstones.
I love shooting in New York. I shot another movie here over the summer and it just, it’s very realistic. I mean [UNINTELLIGIBLE] like walking by and try to get their jobs and it, it gives New York’s a character unto itself. It always provides such a beautiful backdrop and it also gives energy to the movie as well.
Q: (Was it) hard to go from Avengers to a movie like this?
COBIE SMULDERS: Well I do get to play a cop in this movie, so that is sort of a nice halfway point. I am going to be in uniform for the next scene. You know, they’re both very strong women. Very strong, independent women so that’s a similarity. I feel like Avengers is different because so much of it was not real. So much of it was like, okay you look over here and then this thing is going over here. You just feel much more tangible, and it’s also just fun to play, you know. You’re able to sort of try things a little bit more in this. It’s also more relationship based.
Q: Had any blooper-worthy experiences on this set?
COBIE SMULDERS: No. I mean, it’s hard to tell. I mean there hasn’t been any big pratfalls or anything – yet.
She really was a lovely young lady. She even took the time to post for us in a group photo. Thank you Cobie!
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Vince Vaughn interview (tomorrow).
To keep up to date on the film you can check it out on the various social networking sites.
What do you think about the film Delivery Man so far? Does it sound like a movie you would be interested in seeing in theaters? The movie will be released on November 22, 2013.
*I was not compensated for this post. I was provided with a set visit. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.