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tuwing umuupo ako sa sofa naiimagine ko katabi ko si Ted
This movie FINALLY opens here on Oct. 3. R-18 sya so no SM cinemas exhibition
akala ko this week nato. Na move sa Oct 3!
Mila Kunis has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after, vivacious and engaging actresses. Since beginning her career in acting, she has already fostered an impressive body of work that includes major motion picture and television roles. It is rare to find that star whose dark eyes and Mona Lisa smile hide impeccable timing and amazing comedy skills; Mila Kunis, though, is that actor. After years on "That '70s Show," Kunis seems to have found her feet with the one-two punch of her work in "Black Swan" and in her new film "Ted," playing the long-time, long-suffering girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg's John, whose best friend is a magical, talking reprobate stuffed bear.
Can you explain why you wanted to get on board this project? You have worked with Seth before.
The truth is that I was about 24-years old when Seth told me that he had this script he wanted me to read. He was looking for some suggestions as to which actress might be right for the part. At that point, the character was in her thirties. I gave him names of some actresses who I thought would be great for the role. Over the next few years, there have been a few revisions to the script and I gave him various names that would fit the revisions. By this time, I was old enough to actually play the part (laughs). Seth said, “why don’t you just do it? And I said okay.
Didn’t you once get a part by lying about your age?
I was 14-years old and yet to be legally emancipated. I walked into the audition for That 70’s Show and when they asked me if I was 18, I answered, “soon.”
Having worked with Seth on Family Guy, what difference in his style did you see between the two sets?
Well, we have no set on Family Guy. We just go into a recording studio and record our voices. The way that MacFarlane deals with me on a weekly basis for Family Guy is just by talking to me. We have a short hand.
Was there a challenge at all working on this project?
I didn’t have one. It was a great process with people I love, adore and respect. Honestly, my biggest challenge was the weather in Boston. I said it as a joke but it is true. It would go from rainy to cold to windy to humid all in a span of four hours. The weather in Boston sucked. That was my biggest challenge. The people were fantastic though.
Did you ever have anything as a kid, like a stuffed animal, that you gave a real life to?
No, I think it is wonderful but I was not that kid. I was outside a lot with my brother. I grew up in a very different time and place. My god-daughter has a lamb that she calls Meow. She will not go anywhere without him. She puts him to bed when she goes to school. That is the kind of relationship we see in TED.
Was there a childhood wish that you had? Kids are always wishing for something magical.
I never did. I am sure I wanted a lot of things when I was little though.
Were you a Barbie-doll kind of girl?
No, I didn’t play with toys. I played soccer and climbed trees. My knees and legs are completely scarred. I was outside all the time. My dad used to go on all these business trips and bring me back the most incredible dolls. I had no interest in them.
What is your best childhood memory?
I was five-years old and my grandfather was lying on the couch in the living room. It was in Russia and this was right before New Year’s. We didn’t celebrate Christmas as we do here, so New Year’s was the big thing. As a kid, I would get bubblegum and tangerines for New Year’s. I don’t know what else to compare it to but that was the best gift you could give a kid at that time. My grandfather sat down and told me what the Holocaust was. He told me in a loving way. He was explaining to me what I was given and how lucky I was to get those tangerines and bubblegum. When he was younger, this is what he went through. It was not dark or a sad moment. It was an amazing memory that I have. I cannot tell you exactly what he said. I just remember him lying on the couch and talking to me. He was just telling me the story and I was eating my tangerines. That is my favorite memory.
So as we see in the movie, when you do meet a guy you like, how do you balance that with his group of crazy friends?
If you love this guy and he has these crazy friends, you just have to accept him for everything. You are not going to change who he is. Maybe he will change with you and maybe he will want to make compromises for you. You cannot expect it to happen nor should you assume that he will do it. You can’t give him ultimatums or pressure him to do it. My answer would be that if you love him, you love all of him.
In TED, your character has to put up with your boyfriend’s crazy roommate. Have you ever had to deal with a crazy roommate?
I have never had a roommate in my life until recently. Now I live with my best friend. Last year, I only spent three weeks in L.A., so I needed someone to take care of my dog. I need someone there I can trust. He is not really a roommate. He is my best friend.
What kind of dog do you have?
I have Audrey. She is my English bulldog. She is kicking it and will be around for a while. My other dog, Shorty, passed away.
With some of the men you have known in your life, what kind of eccentricities have they brought to the table? I am sure they don’t bring a stuffed teddy bear, but what do they have?
Does paparazzi following them around count as their stuffed doll? In TED, my boyfriend has the world’s only talking stuffed teddy bear, so at this point you just have to go with the reality of it. If it is real and everyone sees it, then it becomes the norm. I cannot think of any guy that I have in my life that has this sort of thing. Maybe my friends are too normal.
Does it help that your boyfriend, in TED, was Mark Wahlberg?
Mark is the nicest sweetest guy.
What about the concept of a guy doing something special for you? Can something be too silly or stupid?
I think anything a guy does for you is not silly. I will take it.
What about singing to you off-key in public?
If a guy sang a song to me that meant something to the two of us, I am sold. I am very easily pleased. As long as there is heart and soul put into it, that’s all it takes.
At the beginning of the movie when Ted first starts to get famous, there is that line from the TV that gives a laundry list of young kid stars, including Justin Bieber, that came and went as a fad. Starting out in TV, we have seen a lot of kids who have become very famous and then are never to be seen again. You were able to make the transition. Were you ever worried that you wouldn’t be able to continue your career? Did you think you could make the jump to film?
I ended That 70’s Show when I was 22-years old and there was a period when I knew I had to make a decision if I wanted this to be a career. I didn’t think I was going to be able to do this for the rest of my life nor did I go into it thinking that this would be my career. I grew up thinking that you couldn’t have a job without having a degree first. I just thought a full career of this was not an option. When I realized this wasn’t the case, I knew I could do something with my life more than what other people told me I could do. So here I am and having come off a successful show for eight years. I don’t live a lavish lifestyle. I am smart with money and financial dealings so I knew I could be smart with my career.
Was BLACK SWAN the turning point?
BLACK SWAN happened because of FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL. Everything happens because of something else.
Where did that passion to persevere come from?
The industry is full of no’s and rejections. I knew that the only way I could have this career was to prove people wrong. I knew I had to let go of my ego. After That 70’s Show, I could have gone and just done television. Not that I didn’t love doing TV. It is a steady job that allows me to see my family a lot but when I turned 22-years old, I knew I wanted to travel and see the world. I also needed to test myself because I knew there was so much more that I could do. The only way I could do that was to prove myself. People always kept saying I was funny but I had to show them that there was so much more to me.
Is there one role that stands out more for you?
I am proud of everything that I have done. When I turned 22, I knew that all of the decisions that I made career-wise would be for all the right reasons. I would be proud of the work that I did regardless of the outcome. I knew I couldn’t predict the outcome.
What are your hopes for TED?
I just hope people are entertained by it. This is not brain surgery. We are not curing the world of anything other than providing entertainment and laughter. That would be the only thing I would hope for with this film.
“TED” is released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.
Showing on Oct. 4, 2012.
Mark Wahlberg has played lethal hitmen, deadly snipers, intimidating cops, crusty sailors, hair-triggered soldiers and a championship boxer but in the new comedy "Ted," he plays a pot-head who ends up on the wrong side of a brawl with his best friend, a stuffed bear.
What was your best Christmas present?
One Christmas, when I was a little boy, I got a brand new bike. I convinced my parents and my brother that I already knew how to ride a bike. It was a really cold Christmas morning in Boston. They took me outside with my new bike and I was so excited. I got on the bike and they started pushing me. So, I’m going down the hill riding the bike but I had never ridden a bike before and I didn’t know how to stop. I ended up going over the curb and crashing into the chimney of someone’s house. After that, my brother was nice enough to put training wheels on the bike and I learned to ride over the next few months.
What did you first think of the idea behind TED?
When I first heard the original concept they told me the story was about this guy and his teddy bear that comes to life and the teddy bear starts running around acting crazy. I thought it wasn’t for me. Then I read the script and completely forgot about the whole teddy bear aspect and just thought it was a great relationship and friendship story.
Do you have the same sense of humor as Seth MacFarlane (Director)?
We have a similar sense of humor. His is a little more sophisticated and mine is more street.
What do you like about Seth?
Seth is the smartest and probably the funniest person I’ve ever met. He’s also a really likeable guy. Coming into the comedy world, aside from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, I’ve met a lot of people and some of them seem to have this kind of dark side to them, even though they appear to be very funny on TV or in movies. Seth is a very sweet, likeable guy and his humor comes from a nice place even though it might be offensive at times to certain people. He‘s not trying to offend. He just doesn‘t think there are any rules or boundaries.
Growing up with such a large family, you probably never had to outsource for friends. Do you have any buddy friends from when you were a little boy?
I held on to my friends for as long as I could until my wife said, “Look, these guys can’t move into the new house with us and the baby.” I was always hanging around with my friends. We were like Ted and John. We always hung out and were a little bit of a bad influence on each other but we always loved each other and had that bond. All guys want to hang out with their friends and want to hold on to that little bit of adolescence that guys enjoy. I share that a lot now with my two sons. We go crazy!
Do men ever totally grow up? Is there always a little boy in there?
Sometime you meet kids and they already seem very adult. I think it depends on the person. I think more than less, yes, a lot of guys have that characteristic.
You’ve had a lot of ups and downs in your life. What is the one thing that you kept with you the entire time?
Despite the fact that my parents had to go out and work really hard to provide for us, I was raised right. I always knew in the back of my mind what the right thing was. It doesn’t always mean I made the right decisions though.
Was it hard working with the teddy bear?
It was at first but then I started to appreciate that I didn’t have to deal with any other actors.
How difficult was the fight sequence?
That was just me flailing around, looking ridiculous and feeling embarrassed about it but I trusted Seth. Everything I do I try to make as realistic as possible. It felt so false when I was doing it but people love that scene.
You have a house full of teddy bears because of your kids. Have you started to look at them differently now?
I had bought this big teddy bear from a furniture store for my wife and it was always in our bedroom. I also had the smaller one for my kids. We’d had the bear for a while, so when I started shooting this movie, I took the bear with me to Boston and it sat in my hotel room. We’d be sitting there reading lines and every once in a while I’d glance over at it.
What did you wish for as a kid?
I wanted to be a professional athlete. I used to play basketball in the schoolyard.
What do you say to your kids when they ask to see TED, dad’s movie with the teddy bear?
They see the posters all over town and they ask, “Oh daddy, we can see that one right?” And I say, “No.” I put my son to sleep last night telling him the story of TED, obviously the G-rated version of the story.
You grew up with very little money. Is it a different set of problems raising children now that the opposite is true?
Our children still have to work hard for things that they want. My wife likes to make Christmas, birthdays and the holidays very special but they’ve got to work hard to earn things. The most important thing that I can give them is good values.
You’re a family man now. Do you miss hanging out with your guy friends?
When I’m on the set working, I have friends working with me and we have enough time to shoot the breeze and do that whole thing while we‘re on set. But, no, I don‘t miss it. It usually led to trouble.
How did you sing so badly at the Norah Jones concert in the film?
It’s pretty easy to sing badly. Believe me. It didn’t take a lot for the audience to start booing me. Thousands of people came out.
Your character, John, is forced to grow up when he meets the right woman. Was it the same for you?
When I met my wife, I was living in an apartment with five of my friends. Then we started dating and when I was buying a new house, all my friends were walking around the house and picking out their rooms. I told them, “You guys can’t move in on this one!” I kept the other apartment for four months so that they could stay there and get their things sorted out. I did have one room in the new house where I had six sets of bunk beds, like army barracks, and I said “If we hang out and you stay overnight, you can stay in the barracks.” I didn’t want them to get too comfortable.
In TED, FLASH GORDON is John’s favorite film. What was your favorite movie growing up?
ROCKY was pretty big with me as a kid. I’ve met Sylvester Stallone a bunch of times. The first movie I ever saw in the theatre was the one that had the biggest impact on me and that was HARD TIMES, with Charles Bronson. I wasn’t even in school yet. My dad drove a truck and he’d be home early in the afternoon to take me to the movies all the time.
Ted is a fairly bad influence as a roommate. What was the worst roommate situation you’ve ever had?
They’ve all been pretty bad. I had one great roommate, the real Johnny Drama, because he could cook and clean. He did it all. The house was always spotless and he was always making breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Did you enjoy being back in your hometown of Boston shooting TED?
I love Boston but if I wanted to be in Boston, I would live there. I live in L.A. I like the weather here.
You have that great scene where you rattle off a string of girls’ names. Have you ever dated anyone with any of those names?
A couple. There were 57-names in that line! My wife did ask why I didn’t mention her name.
What drives you? Is there anything you still want to achieve?
There’s plenty that I want to achieve and accomplish. I’m still as hungry and focused as I was the day I started, maybe even more so because I’m more disciplined now. All the days of partying and drinking and smoking are well behind me, so I’m even more focused. I don’t know what it is that makes me more focused, whether it’s where I came from or the possibility of going back there.
I just finished the Michael Bay movie, PAIN AND GAIN. Then Denzel Washington and I start on 2 GUNS in New Orleans.
“TED” is released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Crop.
Showing on October 4, 2012. Nationwide
hindi pa pala naipapalabas satin to? haha. tagal ng tinitinda sa bangketa to ah, haha ang kulit ng movie na to!!
Can't wait for this movie on big screen.
napanood ko na to actually online.. pero it's much better watching this sa big screen!
Anyone know kung saang cinemas to ipapalabas? Wala ata sa sm kasi r18. Thanks.
sa Ayala Cinemas lang.
might watching this tomorrow.
ah ayala cinemas.cool.thanks.clarify ko lang kung oct.3 ba talaga siya, kasi may nakikita ako na oct.4 pa?
Biruin mo maipapalabas ito dito....
The movie opens today, meron din naman sa Robinsons and other non-SM cinemas
I've watched it thrice already online. I so loved it. Non stop laughing out loud. Never ever a dull scene. I'm tempted to watch it in movie theater this coming weekend
Seth MacFarlane makes his crossover to the big screen via Ted and he actually replicated his success in TV with the big box office success of the movie. While the traces of his adult animation humor are still very visible in Ted, MacFarlane mixes things up with a solid story about growing up.
When John (Mark Wahlberg) was 8 years old he wished that the teddy bear he got for Christmas, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), could come to life and become his real life best friend. The next day his wish came true and Ted became a celebrity afterwards. But as years passed, Ted’s popularity waned but he never left John’s side and they soon lived together with John’s girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis). However, Lori believes that John will never grow up as long as Ted is still part of his life.
Ted’s humor is pretty much like MacFarlane’s Family Guy and if that brand of comedy makes you laugh then you will have a great time seeing a talking teddy bear with his foul mouth and dirty deeds. Most of the laugh out loud moments of the movie involves Ted whether he is beating up a grown man, smoking pot and getting wasted on a party. Even Ted’s short one-liners referencing a lot of pop culture moments and personalities knocks it out of the park. I think the movie could still be funny without being crass but it’s a formula that works.
But underneath the dirty jokes and set pieces,Ted also tells a strong story of how some men are still trapped in a prolonged childhood and refuses to grow up. In its own absurd way, the movie made a strong foundation on why Ted and John’s friendship help and hurt them. Ted, the teddy bear, could be a representation of the things that grown up men hold on to that’s why they can’t fully embrace adulthood. However, the movie does not resolve that part of the story well as it chooses to end it on a more convenient but accessible way.
The technical work on Ted is marvelous and the details are spot on. The flawless animation on Ted made the character felt like a real actor and not just a special effect. MacFarlane’s voice work complements Ted but he does not do that much to differentiate it from his other “voices” in his animated programs. Wahlberg is perfect for this role and his chemistry with Ted is terrific. Kunis is relegated to a stock character but the actress oozes charm to make it more than just “the girlfriend”. Giovanni Ribicci’s role could have use more time to make for a credible villain while Joel McHale’s douche boss of Lori does not add anything to the story at all and could be easily cut from the story and worst, McHale hams it up.
This is Seth MacFarlane’s first major attempt to tell a story outside the 22-minute runtime of his successful projects and Ted makes a strong case of what he could deliver in this medium. Ted is a crazy concept but thanks to its playful wit and surprisingly sweet heart it manages to shine.
Rating: 8/ 10
Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Distributor: Solar UIP Philippines
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Last edited by forg; Oct 7, 2012 at 06:11 PM.
The Flash Gordon nakilala nilang dalawa was so fun. Idol na idol talaga. Loved the references sa FG.
We saw this yesterday!
Super funny! Ang OA lang ng tawa ng katabi namen... Di pa tapos yung joke, LOL na si kuya! di tuloy nagets agad... Anlakas kasi ng tawa niya...
Anyway, super funny pa din! Flash Gordon, FTW!
Patawa yung pop culture references, wawa naman sina Brandon Routh...
Flash!! Ah ah!!!
Panalo yung cash register seduction scene.