Interview: Actresses Alice Eve and Krysten Ritter (SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE)

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
March 10th, 2010

Before SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, I was completely unfamiliar with Alice Eve and Krysten Ritter. Although both have been working, I just hadn't encountered them previously. It seems though that this film is a good launching point for both, and they have a lot of stuff coming out in the near future. Both of them were so incredibly nice, genuine, and truly proud of the final product of the film. It was a pleasure getting to talk to them about the film.

You can read the roundtable interview we did after the jump, where we talk about what they feel the message of the film is, what was too mature for the film, their favorite scenes from the film, if the film was always rated R, and what they have coming up next. Not to mention Alice Eve talks about her character in the upcoming SEX AND THE CITY sequel.

In a weird way, even though it doesn't seem Jay Baruchel's friends in the movie are, they're supporting him when saying "She's out of your league." What do you think the film is trying to say about relationships and friendship?

Alice Eve: I think the ultimate message of the film is to be yourself and just believe in that, and to have confidence in that, you know? We're a very full world now, there's billions and billions of us and there's a lot of stuff to take in, a lot of information. I think it's important to remember that it's okay to be yourself. That's something that maybe we've lost in our information age. I think that's the message, whether it is really hammered home or alluded to.

The film is obviously very mature, is there anything that was planned but then before filming, or even after filming you guys were just like "This is just too far?"

Alice Eve: Too mature in its humor?

Yeah.

Krysten Ritter: I do remember there was gonna be an ass shot of Jay and Mike Vogel. They wanted to see his bum... he was like "No no no." They got doubles. Maybe that'll be on the DVD, some bums. Boy bums! So that didn't make it into the movie. I don't know why, maybe they decided not to go there.

Alice Eve: The pace of the movie is very quick. So there probably is a lot of superfluous stuff that has just been lost.

Krysten Ritter: And funny jokes and one-liners, I'm sure will be on the DVD. The DVD will be pretty good I think.

What were your favorite scenes from the movie?

Alice Eve: I like the scenes between Nate and Jay, I think they're very sweet and they play them really nicely. You know, my heart always kind of breaks in those scenes a little bit.

Krysten Ritter: I love Kyle Bornheimer scenes too, I'm a big fan. But yeah, Nate Torrence is funny.

Alice Eve: They're just lovely together.

Was the film always planned to be rated R?

Alice Eve: There was a debate.

Krysten Ritter: Originally we thought it was rated R, on set we were a little unsure of what version of the movie we were going to make. So, we did a TV version where we didn't say F bombs, and then we did sort of a harder version. But we were happy it turned out as an R.

It could have been a PG-13 movie, I'm really glad it wasn't. I think that the humor fit the sweetness so well.

Alice Eve: Right.

Krysten Ritter: I think it would be too sweet if it was PG-13.

Alice Eve: It would be a whole different movie.

So, what's next? what have you been working on?

Krysten Ritter: We've been pretty busy, Alice is in SEX AND THE CITY 2, which is coming out in May. I have a new TV show, a couple of movies. A movie lined up called VAMPS, which is Amy Heckerling's next movie, which I'm beyond excited about, I can barely sleep at night. We've been very fortunate. [Knocks on wood]

Can you tell us about your character in SEX AND THE CITY 2 at all?

Alice Eve: I can! I play Charlotte's nanny cause Charlotte was pregnant at the end of the last movie. So she's had her baby and it's two years later... and I play Irish and I spice things up a bit. I know that anything else, I'll be sued.

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