For Paula Patton and Robin Thicke, love scenes part of the job
BY CINDY PEARLMAN September 23, 2013 6:12PM
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton. | PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/GETTY IMAGES
Updated: October 25, 2013 6:04AM
LOS ANGELES — There are no blurred lines when it comes to Paula Patton’s love for Robin Thicke.
When her pop-star husband is cavorting with nude models in his hit music video or with a twerking Miley Cyrus, Patton can’t complain.
“We both have it rough,” she says. “He works with gorgeous ladies, and it’s just part of the job.”
Meanwhile, in her movie “Baggage Claim” (opening Friday), Patton plays a flight attendant courted by suitors played by Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs and Derek Luke.
“I’m in love scenes with the most gorgeous men of Hollywood,” she says. “Robin will say to me, ‘It’s a very good movie, honey — with parts I don’t want to watch!’ ”
The flight attendant, named Montana, jets out on a 30-day, 30,000-mile expedition to check out all of her old boyfriends and get engaged to one of them.
“I did the movie because the script made me laugh out loud,” says 36-year-old Patton. “Immediately, I brought my husband in and my best friend over and said, ‘We gotta read this together.’ They laughed their heads off, too.”
Patton says the film was also a triumph in another way. “It’s a weird thing for a black woman to be the lead of a romantic comedy in Hollywood. I always wanted to be that Meg Ryan character because I love romantic comedies,” she says. “They just make you feel good.”
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