Halle Berry in "Movie 43."
Updated: February 21, 2013 6:27AM
Oscar winners seldom have looked as silly as they do in “Movie 43,” a collection of ridiculous comedy sketches starring luminous Hollywood names.
“Even I was embarrassed when I asked Kate Winslet and Halle Berry to do what I asked them to do in this movie,” says Peter Farrelly, one of the movie’s many directors.
“What shocked me is both of these ladies pushed for more,” he says. “Halle Berry called me and said, ‘I thought you said this is a hard R. It’s too soft.’ So, we came up with a scene where she puts her breasts in guacamole.”
Also acting the fool are Josh Duhamel, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber, Chloe Grace Moretz, Elizabeth Banks, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Anna Faris, Jason Sudeikis, Kate Bosworth and Johnny Knoxville.
“Basically no one got paid,” Farrelly says. “They got $800 a day. These people are in this film because they wanted to do it. They thought it was funny.”
Farrelly’s past work includes the ’90s crowd-pleasers “There’s Something About Mary” and “Dumb and Dumber.” A sequel is in the works for the latter, and Farrelly says Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are on board.
“A year ago,” he says, “Jim called me and said, ‘I’m in a hotel watching ‘Dumb & Dumber’ and I’m howling with laughter. Let’s make another one.’ ”
He and brother Bobby have never made a sequel. “Believe me, the studios have wanted them,” he says. “The studio called and said, ‘What about “There’s Something Else About Mary?” ’ We said, ‘That movie is done. We don’t want to do a money grab.’ ”
So why a “Dumb and Dumber” sequel? “That story is not done,” he says. “They ended up exactly where they started.”
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