Sunday, February 1, 2009
Zellweger talks Winnipeg on Letterman
Renee Zellweger showed up on the Late Show with David Letterman last week and talked about her time in Winnipeg while shooting that new movie that no one will remember a year from now (OK, it's called New in Town, but I had to look it up).
Though it may indeed be a charming romp, it has the distinct look of a "watch it to see Winnipeg locations and nothing else" feature like, say, Shall We Dance, and not a "watch it because it's actually good" feature like the Lookout or You Kill Me, both of which were shot here and truly rule.
In fact, if you ever find yourself sitting at the bar at the Round Table, just ask and the bartender will regale you with stories about the You Kill Me shoot - there are some good ones, including the story about the big fight that the owner of the pub had with the filmmakers after they accidentally unplugged some important chords.
Back to the Zellweger/Letterman interview: Winnipeg gets namechecked a lot, and even gets a round of applause upon first reference; but then we learn that it's cold here, with recipe ingredients hard to come by. Enjoy!
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