Pants Sisters Dish
America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel all emanate the feeling of family when gathered in the same room.
The four siblings of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 finish each other's sentences, disagree on minute details of how things went down and when they all agree on something it erupts into a chorus of laughter.
America Ferrera, who plays Carmen, has been up to a few things since she donned the famous pants of a certain movie title. What drew her back to the beloved character from Ann Brashares' best selling series was the emotional travels the character endures on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
"I like that she was struggling through something and forced to do it on her own. I think the issues she was dealing with in the first movie carried into this one and have worsened. Her issues of abandonment are still there. Her father was moving on in the first movie, now her mother's moving on and starting a new family. Her friends are moving on, so she's got to deal with feeling alone again. She has to do it on her own. Which I think is her journey in growing up."
When the Sisterhood sequel begins, Tibby, Carmen, Bridget and Lena are found on their various paths in the months following their first year of college. The key to their friendship has always been communication and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 perfectly captures the essence of keeping in touch as life's speed increases.
"They'd try to still keep in touch, but they would be going in four further different directions because they're such different people," Bledel said.
All four actresses have or spoke about the differences between television and film and to witness this quartet of talents return for this sequel, you would be hard pressed to find another film this summer that possessed a cast with a more collective career trajectory.
Each actress was drawn to the growth shown in their character's arc upon first reading the script to the sequel. "My character has a very neurotic self loathing aspect to her in this film. Often times, she funnels these feelings through humor and trying to make other people laugh ignoring what's going on with her," Tamblyn said. "I have pulled that from several friends of mine that do that. They tell jokes when it's time to be serious."
"Bridget is like Indiana Jones and I don't dress like that. I don't wear soccer outfits," Lively said and laughed. "She is like Indiana Jones in this movie. She's got swooping hats, and it's awesome. I dress a little different than that."
Now that audiences know these characters so well, will there be a third journey?
Her Gossip Girl persona is certainly deep with intrigue. "I think it's easier to plan where you start and where you end on your journey with film."
The camaraderie from these four actresses is impossible to miss, on screen or off. Laughter abounded and it is easy to see how the effortless friendship of four women translates so successfully onscreen for the cast of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
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