It’s a happy birthday to Jean-Claude Van Damme, who turns 52 today, but hopefully isn’t coerced into celebrating by doing 52 scissor-kick splits.
From Mean Girls to Cloverfield, Lizzy Caplan delivered a string of sharp big screen performances over the last 10 years that rendered her recognizable and appreciated, if not quite an immediately known name and commodity to the average filmgoer. Equally well received episodic work on True Blood, Party Down and New Girl helped change that, by degrees. Now, just on the heels of the raucous Bachelorette, Caplan seems on the verge of shedding the label of “critics’ darling” and achieving a wider fame. In her new film, 3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom, she plays Lassie, a wound-up gal who becomes the unwitting partner of the equally unwitting title character (Charlie Hunnam) in a sex tape that goes viral, courtesy of Frankie’s manipulative, boundary-free brother (Chris O’Dowd). I recently had a chance to talk to Caplan one-on-one over an afternoon summer ale, about Frankie, auditioning, acting drunk, VOD, and her next film as well. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here for the read.