Movies of the week
Debbie gave a sweeping display of true colors about a girl with, ‘I don’t give a sh** about what others think and live life my own way’ attitude. That was in the well-received, ‘Knocked Up.’ Leslie’s Mann’s Debbie went on to become an overnight sensation. We loved Debbie’s clear-headed yet boisterous approach to inns and outs of life.
‘This Is 40’ ushers in Debbie (again played by Leslie) back into public spotlight. Yes, she has matured up, but she’s the same free-spirited women, though with children. The movie has presented Leslie yet another opportunity to share the screen space with her daughters, Maude and Iris.
The older sibling, Maude is a typical ambitions-driven new-age girl, who works so diligently that she has to remind herself to walk out of the character once the shooting is over.
Maude was given a free license to use prickly dialogues during the shoots, and Leslie believes that the girl had a ball as she got to do something she’s not allowed to do at home.
Leslie revealed, she strictly disallows her children from using any abusive language whatsoever at home. However, since Maude’s character required her to have a go at others, Leslie is cool about the whole cursing business.
Leslie has many times played characters with ‘no strings attached’ attitude. The need to generate uninhibited humor often requires her to be extra boisterous in her portrayals, but the actress explains that she very well knows where to draw a line and not cross it.
There’s no denying she is a beauty with brains, and a great mother too!