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Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford talk TV

13 January 2011

The Fan Carpet were lucky enough to attend the press conference for this hilarious new comedy, in attendance was the gorgeous leading lady Rachel McAdams and the legend that is Harrison Ford. Joining them were Watchmen hunk Patrick Wilson and director Roger Michell.

Morning Glory is a comedy produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Aline Brosh McKenna, directed by Roger Michell, it is a comedic glimpse into the cutthroat world of live television and finds a desperate female news producer (Rachel McAdams) attempting to put out the flames between an anchorman (Harrison Ford) and his blustery but iconic cohost (Diane Keaton) in a last-ditch effort to save their failing morning show. Jeff Goldblum co-stars in the Paramount Pictures production.



I'm told that in this country the title of this film has a different meaning?

Patrick Wilson: Yes, I have heard that there is a second meaning. I think it's especially appropriate to Britain.

Aswell as being a comedy it makes some pertinent points about journalism and entertainment remedies, was this something you were keen to get across without shoving it down their throats?

Patrick Wilson: That is the debate in morning television, how far you stress the news bit and how far you stress the fun cooking bits. That's intricate to the films charades and is plot, it raises that debate and kicks it around with some passion without coming up with a particular formula or answer.

Miss McAdams, When I watched the film I was stuck how much your performance remind me of a young Katherina Hepbur

n, I was wondering if that was the way you approached it for that tone and zestful feeling?

Rachel McAdams: I really loved the way my character was written, she was hopeful and energetic and there was lots of room for physicality and Roger really encouraged that. I don't know that I had anyone in particular in mind, I met a lot of producers but there aren't a lot of women in the role because its a really taxing job and its difficult to have balance with your personal life. I like her energy and her gusto.


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