Charlyne yi dating michael cera
Or maybe she’ll recreate “The Dating Game” in midshow and then tell you later, in all sincerity, how reality television’s declining standards of propriety are symptomatic of fundamental problems with modern courtship. Yi said recently, “from the ’70s version, where they’re saying weird stuff and innuendos, to now where they’re, like, in Jacuzzis and they’re making out on the first date and being real nasty.” But when it comes to her own love life, Ms.
Yi prefers to talk about it in the abstract, or better yet not at all. “I think it’s just weird how other people are concerned, or how people want to ask about it.”Still, Ms.
CHARLYNE YI wants to talk about love, and she doesn’t want to talk about love. Yi, a 23-year-old comedian and actor, often spins material from the befuddlement of intimacy.
Perhaps she’ll invite an audience member onstage to share a make-believe romantic dinner with her.
Yi, with her endearingly nervous laugh, concedes that such questions are going to come up more frequently after the release of “Paper Heart,” a hybrid documentary and scripted film about the mysteries of hooking up in all its forms.
In “Paper Heart” (which is directed by Nicholas Jasenovec and opens on Friday), Ms.
’ to ‘Let’s go on a date and see if it might get dirty.’ ”About two years ago Ms. Jasenovec, a friend she had met on the “Knocked Up” set, about a film project in which people who had interesting views on love would talk on camera about how they met (or, in some cases, broke up). Jasenovec felt that the movie needed an additional element: a Michael Moore-like figure at its center who is not only telling the story but also experiencing it firsthand. “Whether or not me and Michael are together or were ever together is irrelevant,” she said.
“We should see that entire process from start to finish on camera,” Mr. “How can we figure out a way to make that seem natural, that she would actually meet someone and start a relationship and maybe even fall in love, while the cameras were around? Yi initially resisted becoming a character in the movie. “We’re acting, and we’re also friends, so that doesn’t make it difficult.”In response to questions sent via e-mail, Mr. “To me it seems clear which parts are acting,” he wrote, adding, “I’ve always found it fun to confuse people about what’s real and what’s not.”Aside from the nebulous case of Ms. Cera, “Paper Heart” offers the stories of people who are more candid about the particulars of their relationships, from Mary Beth and Sid Hardy, longtime spouses who were high school sweethearts at the age of 14, to James Lattig, a biker who goes by the nickname Jester and has a decidedly perverse sense of humor about his motorcycle mama. “I love to beat her, she hates the beatings.”)In this post-“Borat” era, the blend of fact and fiction in “Paper Heart” has not proved especially controversial with audiences; the movie even won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival when it was shown there in January. Yi a fairly self-conscious person to begin with more aware of how she comes across on camera.
” And for some reason, they just didn’t give up on me, and I think I’m really lucky that they saw something [laughs]. ” He was so much fun to work with, and such a nice and funny person, especially since he kept saying he wasn’t funny. You made your big-screen debut opposite an impressive list of funny dudes, including Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, in ‘Knocked Up’ — what was that experience like? I was like, “They really gave me so many chances because in my audition I was terrible.” I was stuttering and I was covering my face with my script. [Judd Apatow] actually came out rubbing his forehead, going like, “Hmmmmmm …” He was like, “Can you just do what you did in the audition? Let’s just say stupid s***.” I’m like, “Ooooo-kay, I don’t know if you’re going to like this [laughs].” If you suck in audition — which I’ve sucked many times — people usually go, “OK, thank you.