Ginnifer's Big Moment
Ginnifer Goodwin is Gigi, the heart and soul of He's Just Not that Into You. She is also charming audiences as the most naive of the three wives of Bill Paxton's HBO hit, Big Love.
Ginnifer glowsOther than, perhaps, a certain Shopaholic, there is no other film more anticipated this winter than He's Just Not That Into You.
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Connolly and Kevin Connolly, the page to screen gem arrives in theaters nationwide February 6.
Today, the spotlight shines solely on Ginnifer Goodwin.
Finding the oneGinnifer Goodwin: It's interesting because I've been asked a lot about the neediness and the annoyance. It is something I've clearly never thought about. So I don't think that anyone thinks that she's needy or annoying, right? In playing her open and resilient, and choosing to have her walk boldly, even in the wrong direction, I think it certainly couldn't as desperate and clingy, but our entire goal with Gigi was to play her as intelligently as possible because I thought it was important that she not stumble out of ignorance. None of us can relate to that. Doesn't every woman think that she's brilliant?
SheKnows: Gigi's knack for over-analyzing what the men around her are saying and not saying, Gigi as you player her is completely relatable, unlike say your character on Big Love.
Ginnifer Goodwin: We make decisions using the information we have. The information she has is misguided. Therefore, her falling on her face with commitment should be humiliating in a really relatable way. It was actually pretty cool. I didn't feel like I had to walk any particular line. I am rejected on a daily basis for what I do for a living and it was easy for me to play a character who embraces rejection in her personal life. I had really great fun trying to live in the moment and not play the end of the story knowing that she will be OK at the end of the movie. I think we see that is what we always see in movies and I find that incredibly boring.
He's into a page to screenSheKnows: The script, in turn, based from in many ways a self-help book, transfers effortlessly on screen and still manages to impart priceless life lessons. Did that come across to you immediately on first read?
Ginnifer Goodwin: That is what is so refreshing about this script. It's full of hopeness and sweetness and a non-judgmental quality that we managed to bring to it.
Mending heartsSheKnows: How do you get over a guy that may have broken your heart?
Ginnifer Goodwin: I'm a girl's girl. I have honestly to God had girlfriend and sisters pick me up from breakup location (laughs). I have actually stopped in the middle of a break up and said I have to call my sister. (Ginnifer pretends to cry) Could you get me and bring me some Starbucks? I have the best girlfriends in the world. I've learned about myself that there is a certain amount of codependence. I may need a sleepover for weeks straight and eat an awful lot of cookies. Yeah, I'm all about surrounding yourself with girlfriends.
SheKnows: Recently having a public break up, was it difficult to portray a character without people linking you to your own relationships?
SheKnows: Now what about the misreading signals, not only do women suffer from this communication affliction, men do as well.