Hey guys! Checking in on Day 3 of our EXCLUSIVE #AntManEvent Coverage from the Set Visit last year in Atlanta. THE Mom of the Summer is up in todays interview. Judy Greer is everywhere! You might have seen her in the record breaking Jurassic World playing the Mom and she’s up next playing Mom again in MARVEL’s Ant-Man. She’s adorable and sweet and deserves all her success this summer!
Q: How did you get involved with the project?
Judy: Old-fashioned. I just auditioned. I did get the part like within I think less than 24 hours, which for a movie audition is very rare. Usually TV happens really fast. But for films, and especially a film like this scale. There’s so many producers and studio executives that it usually has like a lot of people it has to go through. But, yeah, I found out like the next morning. That was my first audition in a really long time ’cause I’d been working a lot. So I was feeling pretty good about myself. I’m not gonna lie.
Q: Did you know what you were auditioning for?
Judy: Yeah, I just wasn’t allowed to read the script ahead of time. But I knew the movie and like Paul.
Q: Why did you want to audition for it?
Judy: I love Peyton Reed. I was really excited to work with Peyton because he’s I think really funny. I think what some of these super hero movies lack is like a genuine sense of comedy in them. I think that the serious like super hero movies are great for like the super fans. But it’s the comedy that’s gonna keep like us interested in them when we’re watching them over and over with our kids or whatever. You know, like Guardians of the Galaxy was so funny. So I would watch that a bunch if it was on television. And you know how kids just– they fuckin’ watch the same thing over and over and over. [LAUGHTER] I mean over and over. I’m like we have seen this episode of Good Luck Charlie so many times. So I was excited about the comedy. And with Paul being Ant-Man I knew it was gonna be funny.
Q: Were you familiar with Ant-Man at all? Did you like comic books before?
Judy: I think comic books are great. [LAUGHTER] I love the idea of them. I’m not a big comic book person. My agent as a start gift bought me a giant really beautiful hard cover coffee table book about Marvel comic book heroes. He was like brush up. So, it’s not my genre of choice. I’m a Rom-Com girl. I think that this one’s gonna be good. I think super hero movies are great because they do teach a really good lesson to all of us.
Q: Can you tell them a bit about your role and the character you play?
Judy: Yeah, I play Scott Lang who’s Paul Rudd’s character, I play his ex-wife.We’ve sort of established that in our relationship when I got pregnant we were gonna kinda live the straight. So basically we were married when we were really young. Scott Lang’s character is extremely intelligent and able to do kind of like I don’t know like cyber law breaking. When I got pregnant I asked him to stop. And he didn’t. He ended up getting arrested and going to jail. So we got a divorce and I had our baby. Well, I already had the baby. But we got a divorce. And I met Jim Paxton, Bobby Cannavale’s character. We’re engaged and our relationship is good. I think we had a really amicable divorce. So we’re friendly. I want him to see his daughter. I want him to have custody. I want that stuff most– you know, for my daughter. But he can’t put her in danger anymore, which is what he I felt was doing by breaking the law when she was a baby. So that’s my role. I’m like you have to get a job and be responsible. And he’s like, ugh! [LAUGHTER]
Q: We’ve heard you guys kind of cracking up and making jokes. And Paul Rudd was calling you dense and all of that. Was that something that was kind of consistent throughout filming?
Judy: It has been for me, yeah. It seems like it. I was gone for a minute. I shot some stuff, and then I left town and came back to finish up this stuff.When I came back, it was Friday, last Friday. We shot a really long day. I got in Thursday evening, like slept, got up, came. We shot like 15 hours. I was like so tired at the end of it. But we were all still hanging out and making jokes and having fun like what you saw today.
Then I remembered like, God, like Paul’s been doing this all week. Like I’m like ugh! Like he’s been doing this all week like shooting 15-hour days all week for weeks. He’s still like fresh and fun and funny and like making jokes and so nice to everybody. So, yeah, it feels like that’s just who he is. Same with Bobby and Peyton.
Q: What is next for you?
Judy: Oh, that’s a good question. I’m doing an independent movie called Geezer my last job this year. It is starring Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day. He sings me a song in the movie, and I’m really excited. [LAUGHTER] Then I’m gonna start Season 2 of my TV show called Married for FX, which we just found out got picked up like a month ago.So the writers are writing episodes and I keep texting ideas. And they laugh at them.
Ant-Man In Theaters July 17th
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, Wood Harris as Gale, Judy Greer as Maggie, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.
***Disclosure: I attended the Ant-Man Set Visit My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***