Judd Apatow Interview: 'This is 40' Hits Theaters

The Writer, Producer and director discusses his new comedy.
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Transcript for Judd Apatow Interview: 'This is 40' Hits Theaters
brought to you by honey bunches of oats. Now, to our interview with one of the driving forces at the box office "this is 40." We sat down with judd apatow, to talk about the film in theaters right now. He's the man behind the films "40-year-old virgin," "knocked up," and now judd apatow is back with a new film called "this is 40." Apatow's real-life wife, leslie mann, is starring in the show, along with your daughters. It's a real family affair. For anyone of us living in the 40s, WE RELATE TO THIS IN A VERY Funny way. How was it working with the whole family? I like it because I don't have to meet other people. I don't want to have to meet people not in my family. Why would you want to do that? I want to show everybody a little clip. Here's a sampling of what you'll get in this funny film. You want to get a massage or do something fun. 40's huge. I'm turning 38. 38. And we'll move on. Isn't it weird that our birthd same week and we're going to have a party and it's just for me. I don't think it's funny at all. Because you're turning 40 and I'm turning 38. Let's do like we've really do. We have trained ourselves not to have our accents. There's leslie with paul rudd. We first saw them in "knocked up." And here they are again. Why did you want to tell more of their story? I felt there were weird things happening in my house and my kids and leslie and the way we relate and fight with each other and love each other. It seemed nuts. Maybe it would make people feel better that their house isn't the only crazy house on the block. You speak through the characters, debbie and pete. I love that you've said they're talking about the script with your wife has been a coded conversation. You can talk about idiosyncrasies and annoying things. Wouldn't it be a funny scene? Wouldn't it be funny if we did a scene that debbie admits she's really controlling? That's so funny. Is this a case of art imitates life? A little bit. Sometimes I think of it as an apology for how gross I am. Just to show how men drive women crazy. And I'd like to say your ann taylor loft looks excellent. Lor takes a little hit in the movie. I'm joking. I've never even been there. But the line is incredibly deft and well-written. As is the whole thing. You see character actors in here. melissa McCarthy, little scene. But she steals the show. I'm glad I stayed with the credits. There's a blooper that is just raucous. What was it like shooting a scene with her? melissa McCarthy from "bridesmaids" has two scenes in the movie. Maybe the funniest two scenes of any movie I've ever made. When she looks you in the eye, it's like madness. She would tear stuff. The credits were watching her work. And people respond to it. Your wife and paul rudd couldn't keep a straight face. Yeah. Beyond that, it reminds me of chris farley when chris farley looked you right in the eye, you had to laugh. There's no escape. And she has that. Also in the movie are your two real-life daughters. And they're terrific. Are you comfortable with the fact that you could have stars on your hands? I'm shutting it down. I didn't do it to launch anything. I wanted my movie to work. You know? Scorsese calls them -- they're not available. Marty -- I call him marty in my brain, any fantasy allows that. In real life, I'm terrified. I'd shut him right down. "This is 40" is terrific. It's in theaters right now. Judd, thank you for being with us. Great to be here. We'll be right back with

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