Ginnifer Goodwin says that weddings are 'jarring' at 'Something Borrowed' premiere
Ginnifer Goodwin portrayed the "good girl" who fights for romance after being relegated to the friend zone in "He's Just Not That Into You" but in "Something Borrowed," she takes the battle to a new level by bedding her best friend's fiancé.
Goodwin, who is currently planning her wedding to actor Joey Kern, admits that the wedding premise lends itself to discomfort and comedy.
"There is something about weddings, of course, that involves real self-analysis and a sort of, step back from one's life to find the assurance to move forward to a whole new kind of commitment," Goodwin told Rachel Smith of OnTheRedCarpet.com at the film's Hollywood premiere. "It is such a jarring, discombobulating time in everyone's lives and that's why it's such prime rom-com fodder."
Goodwin stars as Rachel, a lawyer who's secretly in love with her law school crush Dex (Colin Egglesfield) but doesn't admit her crush until he's engaged to her childhood friend Darcy (Kate Hudson). "The Office"'s John Krasinski lends comic relief as Ethan, Rachel's confidante and sometimes conscience.
"I feel like this is a really relatable romcom," Goodwin added. "If we can even call it a romcom. I've been calling it a 'rom with laughs.'"
The film is based on a book of the same name by Emily Giffin which was released in 2005. The novel has a sequel called "Something Blue," which focuses on Darcy.
Goodwin announced her engagement to actor Kern in December 2010. The actor, who has appeared in movies such as "Super Troopers" and "Cabin Fever," and Goodwin have been dating for the past two years and plan to marry in fall 2011.
Hudson, meanwhile, who is pregnant with her second child, recently announced her engagement to boyfriend and Muse leadsinger Matthew Bellamy, the baby's father. She has a 7-year-old son, Ryder, with ex-husband Chris Robinson of the rock back the Black Crowes.
Krasinski joked that he and actress Emily Blunt wed shortly after he finished filming the movie because of a deal he made with his co-stars.
"We made a pact and we said that if we're not all married by the end of the year after the movie, then we're all in trouble," the actor said.
The film also hit theaters on May 6, a week after the royal wedding.
Goodwin is perhaps best known for her role in the HBO polygamy drama series "Big Love," where she plays one of the three "sister wives." In January, the show aired began its fifth and final season. She has also starred in films like "Mona Lisa Smile," "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton," "Ramona and Beezus" and "Walk the Line."
Reporting by Rachel Smith, host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).