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Jenna posted a new Myspace blog yesterday!
Redbook Photo Shoot
Hey guys! In support of my movie Hall Pass that opens February 23rd with Owen Wilson, Jason Sudekis and Christina Applegate I did a photo shoot for Redbook magazine. The issue hits newsstands on February 15th. Here is a little sneak peek at the cover:
Posing for a magazine cover shoot is a very surreal experience. In the movies it always looks fast and fun, a photographer yells out “You look beautiful” as rock music blares. And while that’s not all wrong, I have to say that it’s a much more intense process than I expected.
When you initially arrive at the shoot, the first thing they do is take you into a dressing room filled with racks and racks of designer clothing. A stylist mixes and matches dresses, jewelry and shoes, searching for the perfect combination. It’s basically the adult version of playing dress up. Then they take digital photos of their favorite looks and show them to the photographer and magazine editors. It’s a little intimidating to watch a bunch of people huddle around a photo of you deciding what they like and what they don’t like. But eventually they pick a few of their favorite looks and you move on to hair, makeup and a manicurist. Getting ready takes close to 4 hours!
To get the one photo for this cover, we actually shot 4-5 different outfits. Sometimes people are surprised to learn that actors don’t get to pick the photos they use in magazines. Until the magazine came out, had no idea which of the 5 dresses they had chosen for the cover.
Personally, I trust the professionals to make a good choice. Because, the truth is, I’m not much of a shopper. My friends would never describe me as a fashionista. My daily wardrobe consists of something like sweats, hoodie, Uggs and a baseball hat. (I wish I had a photo of what I looked like when I arrived to this photo shoot!) My best friend Angela refers to my personal style as “Hobo Jenna”. I also don’t tend to play characters who fuss too much about their clothing. For me, doing a photo shoot is one of the few times I get to dress up in fancy clothes and be totally girlie. It’s very different from my day job of acting.
Standing still and posing is also very different from what I would have thought. I honestly don’t know how professional models do it. In order to give yourself curves in the right places while simultaneously hiding your gut, you have to stand in very unnatural ways. You have to twist and sway your torso and hold the same position for a long time, usually far longer than is comfortable. You often have to squeeze your feet into shoes that don’t fit or be clamped into a dress to make it look streamlined. I asked a professional model once if she had back problems and she said “Yes! It’s the part of modeling no one ever tells you.”
My favorite part of this shoot was when I got to lay in a comfy bed pretending to eat breakfast and drink tea while they took some candid shots for the inside story. I was starving so I really ate the cereal and my aching feet appreciated the break from high heels. They used some of these photos inside the magazine.
The whole experience took about 8 – 10 hours but it went by so fast. The photographer they chose, Matt Jones, is my favorite to work with. He makes it all very easy and natural. It was over before I knew it. Afterward, I called my husband and told him to meet me for dinner. I figured, I’m all dolled up so it’s the perfect excuse for a date night. It’s a good chance for him to eat with someone other than Hobo Jenna :)
There’s also another little blurb from the article on Huffington Post’s website:
Jenna Fischer In Redbook: Talks Weight Struggles, Dating After Divorce
Redbook: As an actress, do you feel pressure to stay in shape?
JF: “In a normal job, if you gain or lose a few pounds, it’s no big deal. But in my business you have to tell someone so that the next time you go to a fitting, the clothes are the right size. It’s really embarrassing to have to say to your manager, “I’m now a 6 pant instead of a 4.” Emails go out, and they cc the agents: “Jenna would like everyone to know that she’s now a 6 pant.” This is why actresses obsess about their weight. It’s not a private affair.”
Redbook: You’re a newlywed. Has your idea of The One changed?
JF: “In a way, yes. After my divorce, someone said to me, “Finding love is not as hard as picking the right person to spend the rest of your life with.” It was Paul Lieberstein, the executive producer of The Office; he also plays Toby on the show. I held on to that advice when I was searching. I’d start to fall for someone and think, But that’s not a good match. The fluttery feelings aren’t enough. When I was younger, I thought you married the person you fell in love with the most. But as [my ex-husband and I] learned what we wanted, I realized there was a whole other set of criteria. You have to ask, Do we have the same goals?”
Redbook: What was it like to date after your divorce?
JF: “I thought I’d go wild with freedom, but instead I pretty much did what I did in college–stay home with my cat [laughs]. I didn’t want to waste time flitting around. I remember going out with one cute and funny guy. I thought, We could have a really fun eight months, but that’s eight months I’m taking away from finding Mr. Right. I can’t afford that. So I ended it.” “In the midst of all that, I was having weekly script dinners with Lee, and I realized, I’m looking at basically the perfect man. It doesn’t get better than this.”
Awesome news just in from people.com! Jenna will be appearing on the cover of the March issue of Redbook! From People:
Jenna Fischer Wants Kids More Since Becoming an Aunt
Jenna Fischer has babies on the brain.
That’s not too surprising, considering her character, Pam, on The Office and her sister Emily both had kids recently – which got Fischer thinking more about becoming a mom herself.
“I already wanted kids, but even more so now,” the actress, 36, tells Redbook in its March issue, on newsstands Feb. 15.
Due to a stroke of luck, Fischer enjoyed plenty of quality time with her niece as a newborn, and was hooked. “When Cecelia was 3 weeks old, Pam was on maternity leave, so I had a whole week off to spend with her,” she says. “I took charge of the night feedings. It was so awesome: Every night at 9:30, I’d say, ‘You guys go to sleep now.’ I wanted CeCe all to myself. We really bonded.”
Fischer doesn’t say when she and her husband, the writer Lee Kirk, might have kids of their own. But she does talk about finding Kirk after a period of dating following her divorce from first husband James Gunn.
“I thought I’d go wild with freedom, but instead I pretty much did what I did in college – stay home with my cat,” Fischer says of dating, with a laugh. “I didn’t want to waste time flitting around. I remember going out with one cute and funny guy. I thought, We could have a really fun eight months, but that’s eight months I’m taking away from finding Mr. Right. I can’t afford that. So I ended it.”
It turned out the right guy was there all along. “I was having weekly script dinners with Lee, and I realized, I’m looking at basically the perfect man. It doesn’t get better than this,” she says.
One thing Fischer says she’s learned about marriage – that falling in love isn’t enough to make it work.
“I’d start to fall for someone and think, But that’s not a good match,” she says. “The fluttery feelings aren’t enough. When I was younger, I thought you married the person you fell in love with the most. But as [my ex-husband and I] learned what we wanted, I realized there was a whole other set of criteria. You have to ask, Do we have the same goals?”