Tuesday 16 January 2018

Rashida Jones: Frost is the best

Rashida Jones said she loved learning to dance with Nick Frost
Rashida Jones said she loved learning to dance with Nick Frost

Rashida Jones has said learning to salsa dance with her Cuban Fury co-star Nick Frost has been "really fun".

Shaun Of The Dead funnyman Nick plays a down-on-his-luck man who rediscovers his love of salsa in the movie, which also stars Chris O'Dowd and Ian McShane.

Rashida, who plays Nick's love interest, revealed: "I got to learn how to dance. I've been training with Nick for a month and a half now. It's been really fun, really challenging, he's just the best.

"I've been a fan of his for a really long time and I'm thrilled to work with him."

The actress also stars in new movie Celeste And Jesse Forever, a "romantic dramedy" about a divorcing couple trying to stay friends while moving on with their lives.

Speaking at the film's LA Film Festival premiere, Rashida, who co-wrote the film with friend and co-star Will McCormack, said: "It definitely came from a composite of relationships I had had, and Will McCormack had had, and people around us had had, and we felt like it was something that was a modern cultural phenomenon and we wanted to address it."

She said of her scriptwriting debut: "You only get to do your first time once, with everything, so I didn't have anything to compare it to, and because we just did it for ourselves and nobody cared whether or not we wrote or didn't write, there were no deadlines. We got to figure out exactly how we wanted to tell the story and then we gave it to some people we trusted and asked their opinions and got their input."

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