Elizabeth Reaser Talks Different Mom Types With New York Magazine

Elizabeth Reaser is in The Art of Getting By ( a much touted Sundance film) that opens shortly. She talks about playing way different mothers and talking Twilight with co-star Emma Roberts (picture of Emma reading New Moon on the set of Valentines Day).

Was playing Charlotte an antidote to playing Esme, the picture of maternal perfection?
That was exactly it. I was fascinated with someone who would behave like that, who was clearly free of inhibitions, who’s okay with herself and is not a perfect mother. Esme is perfect. There’s not a bad word you can say about Esme. She does everything right. She just loves with every ounce of her being, while Charlotte is drunk, walking around in a negligee and tickling her daughter’s underage boyfriend! [Laughs.] I think women who don’t understand boundaries are fascinating. I sort of modeled her after a girlfriend of mine who is the most fun, the most outrageous, life of the party — hang out with her and you will end up in the hot tub at the end of the night. And that’s what I thought about in terms of Charlotte. It was a little bit of a leap for me, that scene in the garden LizReaserKalebwhere I tickle Freddie Highmore, because I kept thinking of him as the boy from Finding Neverland. But he’s not a boy. He’s a young man.

Did she [Emma Roberts]pepper you with Twilight questions?
Yes! She’s a bit of a Twihard. I remember she was Team Jacob at one point. She definitely played it cool, though. Those movies, I’m always surprised when older kids are obsessed with them. You’d think they’d be too-cool-for-school for them. But the films seem to capture all ages. I’ve met a lot of Twi-Moms. I get a little uncomfortable when they start talking about Taylor Lautner’s body, because I’m like, “He’s a baby! Don’t talk about him like that!” But the movies definitely capture the imagination of even older women. I’m 35, so I guess I would be a Twi-Mom.”

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  1. blackbella says:

    i love both twilight and true blood but i think she right..no i know she’s right….true blood is much more sexier than twilight..the guys are hotter especially eric/alexander skarsgard..but i think its all from each perspective..true blood is definitely for adults..no one under 18 should be watching that show..and twilight is geared towards a younger audience..so of course being sexy wouldnt be appropriate but thats why true blood is sex..ier..becuz twilight has almost no sexual content..but thats why i like it..the innocence of it and then i get to have my grown up time and be a sexy mom with true blood lol


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