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Sundance: Michael Cera, Susan Sarandon, and Jamie Kennedy talks porn

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The loose and relaxed vibe of this year’s Sundance Film Festival continued this morning at the EW Loft. The cast and director of Paper Heart (pictured) — a pseudo-kinda-sorta-not-really documentary following comedian Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) as she examines love (and then “falls” in love with her boyfriend, Michael Cera) — actually showed up early for their scheduled shoot at the EW photo studio. After Yi, Cera, director Nicholas Jasenovec and actor Jake Johnson (who plays Nicholas Jasenovec in the movie) grabbed some coffee and talked about their movie and the Sundance experience, which Jasenovec likened to “taking a vacation with all of your friends.” Then they shared some new slang they’d only just coined: Greasy. “Auditioning” hot men to play Yi’s boyfriend (instead of Cera) was a “real greasy situation,” according to Johnson. “It was the greasiest set of all time,” agreed Jasenovec. Not to be outdone, Yi described discovering seven men in their Park City condo’s hot tub earlier in the week as “the greasiest situation of all time.” Was Cera among them? “Oh yeah, I was in a hot tub, yeah,” Cera replied. “You were in a limo about six blocks away,” laughed Johnson. “Yeah, he had a hot tub in his limo,” said Jasenovec. “Well, I was in a hot tub, so what I said was true,” said Cera.

After that conversation, it only made sense that the next interview

I’d do would be about porn — namely, Jamie Kennedy’s role as Dick

Harder, “a loveable porn star with a heart of gold” in the Slamdance

comedy Finding Bliss. The semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Julie Davis (the 1997 Sundance hit I Love You, Don’t Touch Me!)

follows a young filmmaker (Leelee Sobieski) taking a job at a porn

studio so she can secretly use their facilities to make her legit debut

feature after hours. In her research, Davis discovered that porn stars

will often remain naked when they’re not filming, so she figured

Kennedy should just remain in his birthday suit through much of the

movie. “So possible pickle shot,” added Kennedy, who had only just

learned that day he’d make his full-frontal debut. (How that was a

surprise was a bit unclear.) “We’re hoping for more of a Vlasic Dill

instead of a Sweet Gherkin,” he overshared added. The

greatest irony: The film costars Denise Richards…as a sweet,

wholesome ingenue in Sobieski’s indie film. “I said, ‘Denise, for once,

we’re in a movie together and you’re not naked,'” said Kennedy. “She

was like, ‘I know! I can’t believe it.'”

Even the cast of a movie as heavy as The Greatest

— about parents (Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan) grieving the

sudden death of their son — couldn’t help but cut a little loose. “I

love my boots,” said Sarandon, gushing over her knee-high snow boots

courtesy of the Fred Segal swag suite. Costar Zoe Kravitz, who had

vowed earlier “I don’t need anything else, I’m not going to get free

s—,” immediately asked Sarandon “where’d you get those?!” Sarandon

summed it all up: “The bottom line with actors is we are whores. I

steal soap from hotels.” Chimed in Kravitz: “I steal shower caps!”

Stay tuned for Whitney Pastorek’s report on this afternoon’s

goings-on at the EW Loft, including an interview with the cast of one

of the hottest films to screen here so far, the Fox Searchlight

romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer. (Additional reporting by Nicole Sperling)

After that conversation, it only made sense that the next interviewI’d do would be about porn — namely, Jamie Kennedy’s role as DickHarder, “a loveable porn star with a heart of gold” in the Slamdancecomedy Finding Bliss. The semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Julie Davis (the 1997 Sundance hit I Love You, Don’t Touch Me!)follows a young filmmaker (Leelee Sobieski) taking a job at a pornstudio so she can secretly use their facilities to make her legit debutfeature after hours. In her research, Davis discovered that porn starswill often remain naked when they’re not filming, so she figuredKennedy should just remain in his birthday suit through much of themovie. “So possible pickle shot,” added Kennedy, who had only justlearned that day he’d make his full-frontal debut. (How that was asurprise was a bit unclear.) “We’re hoping for more of a Vlasic Dillinstead of a Sweet Gherkin,” he overshared added. Thegreatest irony: The film costars Denise Richards…as a sweet,wholesome ingenue in Sobieski’s indie film. “I said, ‘Denise, for once,we’re in a movie together and you’re not naked,'” said Kennedy. “Shewas like, ‘I know! I can’t believe it.'”

Even the cast of a movie as heavy as The Greatest— about parents (Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan) grieving thesudden death of their son — couldn’t help but cut a little loose. “Ilove my boots,” said Sarandon, gushing over her knee-high snow bootscourtesy of the Fred Segal swag suite. Costar Zoe Kravitz, who hadvowed earlier “I don’t need anything else, I’m not going to get frees—,” immediately asked Sarandon “where’d you get those?!” Sarandonsummed it all up: “The bottom line with actors is we are whores. Isteal soap from hotels.” Chimed in Kravitz: “I steal shower caps!”

Stay tuned for Whitney Pastorek’s report on this afternoon’sgoings-on at the EW Loft, including an interview with the cast of oneof the hottest films to screen here so far, the Fox Searchlightromantic comedy 500 Days of Summer. (Additional reporting by Nicole Sperling)