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By 11.16.12

Alison Brie and Lizzy Caplan seem like fun ladies. There is plenty of evidence to back that up, as a quick perusal of UPROXX’s rather extensive Alison Brie and Lizzy Caplan tags will confirm. So when the two of them teamed up to make a movie, titled Save the Date, it felt almost inevitable that they would become friends. And sure enough, it appears to have happened.

They did an interview with The AV Club recently, and if the transcript is any indication, they had a grand ol’ time, talking about everything from Alison’s gig working as a clown at kid’s parties, to the pressure to do nudity when your show is on a premium cable network, to porn parodies and how much all of you masturbate, to the experience of working on shows that are critically adored but ratings challenged. The whole thing is a fun read, but because I know you are very busy and important people with very busy and important schedules, I have helpfully excerpted the stuff about clowns, nudity, and porn. You are very welcome.

Alison Brie, on her gig as a children’s party entertainer:

I think I was 17 or 18 at the time. A friend of mine who I did drama with who graduated a year before me was like, “Hey, do you want to work this job?” She goes, “They’re looking for young, cute, fun girls to be clowns.” And she goes, “Since we’re drama students, it’s really easy.” But it was also really ghetto. It’s not like we went to clown college, it was like a company that rented out Moon Bounces, the bounce-houses. They started in Compton. Straight out of Compton for real! […]

I would literally drive into Compton, change into my clown gear, and then drive to whatever party. It was an awesome job. […]

I would roll up with my boom box. My clown name was Sunny; it was pretty straightforward. I had a yellow wig and a yellow suit, and I did my own face paint, of course. I also did characters sometimes, like Cinderella and Snow White and Powerpuff Girls, which was the worst, because you had to wear a little mini dress, but then a huge head that just had this little chinstrap, and you could see through these little dots. You had to do balloon animals and paint kids’ faces while dads were scoping you out. It was really weird.

Lizzy Caplan, on Party Down and some very helpful notes the show received from the executives at Starz:

We had a very impressively tiny audience, and it wasn’t until it got canceled that it started to gain momentum. […]

It was great to do a show for no money. It really teaches you how little money and time you need to accomplish something. But you know, Starz likes to see you in a loincloth swinging from a wire, and we didn’t really fit into that. Though, had they have given us the opportunity, I think we could have incorporated some of those motifs. The network notes were mostly, “More tits,” that was a big one, and, “More sex.”

And, finally, both of them on porn, and how much all of you sick perverts masturbate:

AVC: Alison, you mentioned on the Nerdist TV special that there’s a Community porn parody.

AB: Well yes, I’ve recently heard an update about this, and I’m bummed. Here’s what it is: They shot a Community porn movie, but it’s never going to be seen, because they’re not going to distribute it, because not enough people know what the show is. Dan Harmon interviewed the girl who played Britta in the porn version of the show, and she was like, “Oh yeah, none of us knew what the show was, we still don’t know. We were just there to do our job.” I think we were all really crestfallen, like, “What? You didn’t research the show?”

AVC: They’re not real fans?

AB: I was more disappointed that no one will ever see it.

AVC: Those are not dedicated porn stars.

AB: They’re even benching our porn.

AVC: You may not have as many viewers as some of the other shows that are parodied, but maybe your fans masturbate 10 times as much.

AB: It’s true; I bet we have some good masturbators in our group.

LC: Career masturbators.

AB: I’ll just have to rally some troops and shoot my own. Lizzy’s going to star in it with me.

LC: Alison’s totally going to make a porno.

AB: I’m going to make Community porn. Lizzy Caplan’s going to play Annie, and I’m going to produce it. I’m not going to be in it.

I suppose this would be a good place to leave this GIF:


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