Rashida Jones' New Romantic Comedy 'Celeste and Jesse Forever'

Popular TV star joins Andy Samberg in new film about friendship and divorce.
4:15 | 08/01/12

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Transcript for Rashida Jones' New Romantic Comedy 'Celeste and Jesse Forever'
SHE PLAYED THE STRAIGHT WOMAN ON SITCOMS LIKE "THE OFFICE," AND "PARKS AND RECREATION." NOW, SHE IS BREAKING OUT IN HER NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY "CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER." SHE IS ONE HALF OF A COUPLE THAT IS GETTING A DIVORCE. MY EX IS HERE. WE JUST MADE EYE CONTACT. IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY. HE SAW ME. YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD LEAVE. YOU SHOULD JUST GO. I'M NOT GOING TO LEAVE. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR YOU. HE'S HERE NOW. HEY. HOW'S IT GOING? JOINING ME NOW TO TALK ABOUT HER NEW MOVIE "CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER." IT IS RASHIDA JONES. IT IS LAUGH OUT LOUD. YOU CO-WROTE IT WITH YOUR EX-GIRLFRIEND. ONE OF THEM. WHICH IS PART -- ONE OF MANY. PART OF THE STORY LINE. WAS THAT YOUR INSPIRATION? KIND OF. WILL AND I DATED FOR TWO WEEKS. I DON'T KNOW IF IT COUNTS. WE GOT OUT EARLY. WE WERE SMART TO GET OUT EARLY AND PRESERVE SOME FRIENDSHIP. WE WERE BEST FRIENDS AND REALLY CLOSE. I THINK BECAUSE WE'RE A MAN AND A WOMAN, WE'RE REALLY CLOSE. WE HAD THAT EXPERIENCE. IT WAS FUN TO WRITE A COUPLE. YOUR CO-STAR, ANDY SANDBERG IN THE MOVIE, YOU'RE LIKE WHAT A CUTE COUPLE. THEY'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A DIVORCE. HOW IS THAT WORKING? YOU WERE ALMOST LAUGHING DELIVERING THE LINES. HOW WAS IT BEHIND THE SCENES? IT WAS PRETTY FUN. ANDY AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR A LONG TIME. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES I'VE EVER HAD. AND I THINK THE CHEMISTRY REALLY WORKS. HOW MUCH OF IT WAS SCRIPTED AND HOW MUCH DID YOU JUST HAVE FUN WITH. THERE'S PROBABLY SOME THINGS IN THE MORNING THAT WERE AD-LIB A LITTLE BIT. WE SHOT IT QUICKLY AND FOR NO MONEY. GROWING UP, YOU HAVE SUCH AN AMAZING HISTORY. MICHAEL JACKSON, FRIEND 16 BIRTHDAY PARTY. AND YOU HAVE MUSIC IF YOUR BLOOD LINES. AND YOU SING BACKUP OF TWO OF MAROON 5'S SONGS. DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO GET IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS? I LIKE MUSIC. I'M INTIMIDATED BY IT. WHEN I CAN BE INVOLVED, I'LL TAKE THE CHANCE, FOR SURE. WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROWING UP? WE HAD FUN. MY PARENTS ARE AWESOME AND LOVING. THEY DID SOMETHING RIGHT. YOU WENT TO HARVARD. YOU HAVE SO MANY CO-STARS, PAST AND PRESENT. YOU ARE SO FUNNY. WE THOUGHT WE WOULD PUT YOU TO THE TEST AND SEE IF YOU CAN MAKE US LAUGH. NO PRESSURE. WHAT'S THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO YOUR MIND WHEN YOU SEE THIS LADY? AMY POEHLER. BRILLIANT. ONE WORD FOR THIS GUY. STEVE CARELL? THE BEST. THAT'S TWO WORDS. GENIUS. THIS IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH ONE FOR YOU. KERMIT THE FROG. LEXY. I DID IT. YOU CAN'T USE IT FOR THIS NEXT ONE. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. TALENT. STRAIGHT TALENT. HE IS TALENT. AND YOU CAN PROBABLY USE SEXY, TOO. WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU? I'M GOING BACK TO "PARKS AND RECREATION." WITH YOUR BRILLIANT CO-STAR. LOOK FOR THAT AND "CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER" IN THEATERS AUGUST 3rd. THANKS FOR HAVING ME, GUYS. COMING UP, RACHAEL RAY FIRES UP THE GRILL. WE DON'T LET JUST ANYTHING INTO

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