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'Bridesmaids': How they orchestrated the bridal shop scene [video]

November 17, 2011 |  5:42 pm

Your 20s are not an easy decade to navigate when your friends have begun moving on with their lives yet you're left adrift.  "Bridesmaids" co-writer Annie Mumolo used those emotions as the core for her blockbuster comedy, which she co-wrote with the film's star, Kristen Wiig, over several years.

Mumolo and producer Judd Apatow discuss how in serving that emotional turmoil, they felt they needed to orchestrate a big transgression in order to splinter the deep friendship at the core of the film. That event? The now-iconic bridal shop scene.

In this clip from The Envelope Screening Series with the cast of "Bridesmaids," Apatow and Mumolo reveal the various versions of that scene that had been considered -- from an "explosive" ending to a slow slide of disgrace.


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