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Our Idiot Brother
Interview by: Tiffany Le
Aug 7, 2011
Paul Rudd, Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks – Our Idiot Brother
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: Obviously, the quality of the script probably helped make your decision, but was there also something more? Perhaps you saw your own family reflected in this story?
EB: This movie is fairly biographical for me. When Jesse called me about the movie after I'd read it, I was laughing, like, did he somehow go to my home? I am the oldest, bossiest daughter of a family of four, I have two sisters, one of whom is a divorced mother of two, and one of whom lives in Brooklyn with four roommates. She actually just moved in with her boyfriend, so we're real hopeful that this is the one, and I have a 26 year-old brother who sells pizza and maybe something else while delivering those pizzas. So yes, I really connected to the film in a deep way.
PR: I have a sister. My family dynamic wasn't really, I feel, represented in this family. I've wanted to work with Jesse for – God, over 10 ...

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