After the quick interview with Rainn, it seemed that anything I got beyond that on this set visit, interview-wise, might very well be gravy. It was around two or so in the morning, and the crew was frantically committed to setting up a long, complicated shot to be done in front of a green-screen on the main set. So I resigned myself to going back to the main set and watching the set-up. After a while, however, the unit publicist came to find me again, to tell me that the film's producer, Tom McNulty, was interested in doing an interview. Myself and the IGN reporter were quickly rounded up and taken to a tiny office adjacent to the set, and Tom followed. After speaking with Tom for half an hour, the door burst open and Christina Applegate unexpectedly walked in, ready to be interviewed. She was clearly tired from the insane schedule the film was following --even I was tired, and I had only been exposed to it for one night -- so Christina, if you're reading this, thanks for taking the time.
How about these night shoots?
CA: The first week, by the end of the week, we had started normal days and then it just ... by the end of the week it had gotten so late, and because we're shooting six days weeks they haven't been able to get us turned back around. So it just keeps getting later and later. Probably in about a week it will be back around
When was the last time this happened to you?
CA: Never. In fact, I've never even heard of this happening, to be honest with you. It's not something that happens a lot.
So your character is the mom of one of the garage-band kids -- does she have any other connection to rock n' roll? A former groupie, maybe?
CA: No, well, Kim was actually the lead singer of a punk band when she was 17 years old, and that's when she got pregnant with Curtis, who is the lead singer in the band, ADD. So she's kind of a groovy chick.
Do you get to use any of your musical chops in this film?
CA: No, I get to play in a rock band, which is the new, better version -- I get to play guitar. I'm quite good at that, because I have guitar gear at home, so I came into this with guitar experience under my belt. I used to be really into karaoke revolution, but now it's all about Guitar Hero. Now they're gonna give us the rock band thing, which is cool, because it's a full band. With drums and a singer and bass.