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Fischer Gives Boobs for Blades of Glory

Published March 27, 2007 in Movie Interviews
By Fred Topel | Image property of DreamWorks Pictures.
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Just about every movie has a romance in it, some chick for the hero to sweep off her feet or some hunk for the frazzled chick to swoon over. A comedy like Blades of Glory turns the romance into a ridiculous part of its humor. Jenna Fischer plays the object of Jon Heder's affection, but she's tasked to seduce Will Ferrell to tear their team apart.

Jenna Fischer Talks Blades of Glory


Though Ferrell's character tries to do the right thing, he can't help doing it without his hands on her breasts. "That was a 12 hour day," said Fischer. "That was 12 hours of Will Ferrell massaging my boobs. Like around hour 7 you're like you're like, 'Man my boobs don't need any more action for like a few months.' I can tell you like my husband, I was like slapping his hands away for 2 weeks like they're done. No more. That was a lot. I mean that's like a full 2 minutes on screen of him touching my boobs so that was like a whole day of that."

Ferrell of course is a total pro about it. "The first take is like he said, 'Ok Jenna, you're married and I'm married and no funny business. Anything that makes you uncomfortable I want you to tell me. I just want you to feel comfortable.' I said, 'Okay, let’s just go for it and make it funny.' He's like yeah. So we just went for it and as soon as they yelled cut, his hands came off like he was touching a hot iron. He was like so respectful. But then around hour 8 it's so normal that they yelled cut and we are discussing the scene with the director and I said, 'Yeah, dude, your hands are still on my boobs.'"



The coming together of Heder and Fischer features a big, sloppy kiss. "In the script it just said they kissed. It didn't say they kissed the grossest kiss you've ever seen. It just says they kiss. We sort of felt our 2 characters that was their 1st kiss in life. And they were older and not experienced and we thought what must that look like and so John and I in rehearsal he said, 'Okay, I'm going to keep my mouth closed but I'm going to keep kissing you with a closed mouth and I want you to tongue kiss me and tongue kiss my face.' I was like all right. That's what we did. I was so excited because I really didn't know Jon very well and he was so game. He was just so up for just really being crazy. That was like 5 hours of frenching his lips, I guess."

The most outrageous, however, might have been a phone call in which villains Stranz and Fairchild (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) coach their non-skating sister (Fischer) into luring Chaz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) to a rendezvous. "Oh, that phone call was great. There’s that part in the phone call where Will Arnett hands me a pad of paper and it's like something's written on it. Every time he hands me that pad of paper it was different. I actually think it was like in his own way to say fuck you to see if I could get through the take having to read what he had written on the paper. It was sometimes horribly obscene. Completely unusable. Completely X-rated. I knew but I had to read whatever was on that pad of paper. It was like aggressive. Aggressively harsh because he knew that he had me in that spot. I wish I had all those unusable pieces of paper that I could just staple together and read one right after the other because they were all a variation on my breasts. Like wax my jugs was what ended up in the movie, but like they were all various things I had to go do to my boobs before the date."

Blades of Glory opens to theatres on March 30th.

For the trailers, clips, stills and movie info, go to the Blades of Glory Movie Page.

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