'Something Borrowed' premiere: Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin get a little gushy [Video]
If there's one thing that Hollywood seems to love, it's a good ol' romantic comedy about a wedding — something we were reminded of at the premiere of "Something Borrowed" in Hollywood on Tuesday night.
With offerings such as "Bride Wars" and "27 Dresses," the industry has in recent years churned out a string of nuptial films that have resonated at the box office. "Something Borrowed," an adaptation of Emily Giffin's bestselling novel, will try to follow in that tradition when it hits theaters Friday.
But why do audiences generally respond so positively to movies about marriage?
"Not to sound too gushy, but weddings are really fun. They're super romantic and super thrilling," star John Krasinski surmised Tuesday at the film's Hollywood premiere. "There's something about weddings that bring friends together, brings family together and hopefully brings out the best in you — and sometimes not. I think people can really feed off that energy."
Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Kate Hudson's best friend in the movie, said she believed people responded to films about weddings because they inspire self-reflection about one's own relationships.
"It's a moment of such immense life change, and it's a commitment that has to be approached with real self-analysis and assurance," she said.
But "Something Borrowed" isn't your average film about the high-jinks that can ensue in the time leading up to a wedding, Hudson insisted.
"It kind of asks questions that are a little more serious than you would get in a normal [romantic comedy]," she said. "I think it's really relatable and a definite conversation piece — which is, 'Is it OK to cheat if you love somebody?' "
As for her own thoughts on that issue, Hudson wouldn't offer much.
Cast members Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey and Ashley Williams hit the red carpet too, as did director Luke Greenfield, "Something Borrowed" author Giffin, also-very-pregnant screenwriter Jennie Snyder and singer Natasha Bedingfield, whose "Little Too Much" is used in the movie.
Also spotted: Kristin Cavallari, Quinton Aaron, Courtney Davies of "America's Next Top Model," Ellyn Daniels, Kym Jackson and Stephanie Jacobsen, who appeared with Egglesfield in the CW's revamped "Melrose Place." Click the pic above to see more photos from the red carpet.
— Amy Kaufman
Photo: Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson at the "Something Borrowed" premiere at Grauman's in Hollywood on Tuesday. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press.