Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow (This is 40)
Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow Interview
As often as his name is invoked as the reigning king of comedy, it's somewhat surprising to realize that Judd Apatow has only helmed three feature films (The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People), but his fingerprints are everywhere in pop culture, producing projects like Anchorman (and its forthcoming sequel), Bridesmaids and introducing us to new talent like Lena Dunham ("Girls").
Now, three years after going a bit more dramatic with Funny People, Apatow has returned to two of his Knocked Up characters (played by Paul Rudd and Apatow's wife, Leslie Mann) in This is 40, for a comedy exploring a couple (and family, with Apatow's two daughters returning to their Knocked Up roles) in crisis as a momentous birthday looms.
Tribute.ca spoke with Leslie and Judd during a promotional stop in Toronto about their own mid-life crises, and why working with Paul Rudd is one of their favourite things to do.
Interview by Bonnie Laufer Krebs for Tribute Entertainment Media Group