She talks a little about life after Gilmore Girls and goes on to spill some beans about her upcoming projects:
“Well this movie I’m doing right now is called Laws of Motion. It’s an independent film that the playwright Craig Lucas is directing, and Hilary Swank is a producer on it and has a supporting part in it just to lend her name to it. And that’s really cool, actually, and inspiring to see an actress who has a company who is helping get stuff made because she believes in it. It’s the story of a dysfunctional family and Matthew Perry is my husband and we have sort of a quiet marriage that is in trouble and his brother and sister come to stay with us to disastrous results. And it’s just kind of a dark comedy but it’s a very conservative, preppy, shut-down character who is just trying to be nice to these people who she thinks are freaks. And so that’s a cool kind of different place to be. Then the next thing is I’m doing a wife world tour. I don’t know if you could tell. I’m playing Greg Kinnear’s wife in a movie about the man who invented the intermittent windshield wiper and it’s based on a true story. It’s a really great story because he felt that his patent was stolen by the car companies and he in real life spent his life not necessarily fighting for money, which he ended up getting quite a bit of, but fighting for the rights of inventors. And he’s a real figure among inventors as someone who really stood up for their rights and it’s like an amazing part for Greg. And in that one I have five kids.”
The Greg Kinnear windshield-wiper movie is tentatively called Flash of Genius, from first-time director Marc Abraham (who was a producer on Air Force One and Children of Men and lots of other things).
Lauren, if you’d like to do some after-the-fact research, I’d love to have five kids with you. (Ava Claire and Chloe Marie and Katie Anne and Emily Kay and little
Mean Joe Green Ben Jacob would certainly be lucky to have you as a mommy, and don’t even get me started on how lucky their daddy would be.)
Just think about it. I’m a good cook and I’ll make you laugh and I’ll play with your hair and I’ll rub your feet!