Julia Stiles Discusses New Role, Oscar Picks

Star of "The Makeover" discusses modern-day movie reboots of classic novels.
3:34 | 01/24/13

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It's great to have julia stiles with us on the "gma" set. She seems to be everywhere right now. On tv this sunday, the premiere of "the makeover." Thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. It's like a modern-day "my fair lady." I play a girl who's run for congress in boston and she's lost. And she finds that she's very into perfect grammer. She's very refined. And she finds a working-class guy from boston with a thick accent to make into the perfect candidate. If she can't have it, somebody will. She's determined and driven to win. Let's take a quick look at "the makeover." Here's a clip. I park the car in the far part of the yard. No. I park the car in the far part of the yard. That's what I said. I park the car on the far part of the yard. THE Rs. You can hear the difference, do you? You sound all wonky. Perhaps you should try wonky this time. Again. I parked the car in the far part of the yard. Did everybody get the connection to the rain in spain? The rain in spain falls mainly on the plain. There's a I think she's got it. It's the reverse. I'm the higgins character, who is making over -- he's elliot doolittle, instead of eliza doolittle. He's a beer vendor from boston. A really cute concept. And it's a classic we've seen you do before. In movies like "ten things i hate about you." What draws you to the classic stories? I wanted to do something light and romantic and fun. I had been doing a lot of drama. And I wanted to go to work every day and be able to laugh and have a good time, as opposed to having to cry or be hyperemotional. I'm kind of a hopeless romantic. You've been busy lately. Congratulations on "silver linings playbook." Thank you. I was happy to be part of that story. Any other favorites coming up at the oscars? "Zero dark thirty" is a great movie. Very different from "silver linings." I don't want to be a traitor to my cast. I'm going to say "silver linings" all the way. What was it like working with bradley coop center. Great. He has so much energy on set. And so devoted to his work. It's great. And I also just want to celebrate. You had a film -- you did a film with taye diggs, called "between us," that was screened at sundance. And this was almost an accident that you got the role? What happened was I was supposed to be doing a broadway play, that got postponed at the last minute. Literally two weeks before we started rehearsals. I panicked thinking what am i going to do? And my agent called me and said I have a script for something that's an adaptation of a play. And I think you'd really like it because it's character-driven and whatever. And I did. A very successful, happy accident. Things happen for a reason. Absolutely. Congratulations on your film career and, of course, tv. Everybody, check out julia. She's in "the makeover" that airs this sunday on abc, at 9:00, 8:00 central. Thank you for stopping by.

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