Have you ever been a bridesmaid? If you answered “yes,” I bet it conjures up a mixture of reactions and stories to go with each one. As we enter another peak season for weddings, writers Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up,” “40 Year Old Virgin”) and Annie Mumulo (“Bewitched”) have written a comedic screenplay about the antics surrounding holy matrimony with “Bridesmaids” being released in theaters tomorrow (May 13, 2011) through Universal.
Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love. (source: IMDB)
I had the pleasure of meeting Wendi McLendon-Covey at Logo’s 2011 NewNowNext Awards. She plays the bridesmaid “Rita” in the film and describes her character for me during my red carpet interview.
VIDEO: Interview with Wendy McLendon-Covey from the movie “Bridesmaids”
VIDEO: Bridesmaids movie trailer
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