Thoughts On Delivery Man With It’s Stars Chris Pratt & Cobie Smulders! #DeliveryManEvent

I solely received travel accommodations and the opportunity to attend this premiere from Disney. All opinions are my own.


Hey All!

As you all know I recently had the opportunity to attend the Delivery Man Movie Premiere and take some time to chat with some of the main cast. I hope you all got the opportunity to check out my Vince Vaughn Interview as it was such a fun experience. In case you haven’t seen any of my previous posts here is a little info about the film:

David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) has always led a simple life. A delivery driver for his family’s meat company, he is seemingly content existing in a state of perpetual mediocrity. While David has a good heart, charming everyone he comes in contact with, he is immature, unfocused, in serious debt and in desperate need of some sense of direction in his life. But when he finds out he is the biological father of 533 children and 142 of them are suing to learn his identity, everything changes, and David decides he wants to do the right thing and for once, be held accountable for his actions.

Eager to learn more about some of his newly found progeny, he tracks them down and begins looking out for them.


Besides chatting with Vince Vaughn, I also got to site down with Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders (AKA Agent Maria Hill from The Avengers). Chris plays David’s best friend Brett, a fledgling lawyer raising four kids on his own. Cobie plays Vince Vaughn’s girlfriend who is pregnant in the film.

According to Pratt, “Brett is despondent, depressed, fat, at the end of his rope, and buried in the responsibility of having four children. He’s in a bad spot, and he sees the opportunity to represent David in this class-action lawsuit as his last chance to reignite his passion.”

We chatted with them both about everything from how they got involved in the film and where we can see them going in the Marvel Universe films.

We of course wanted to know how did they become involved with the film?

Cobie responded with:

I’m sure all of you know this but I’ll repeat  it anyway. It’s based on, uh, the original film is a French Canadian film by the name of Starbuck and I saw that god a couple of months before I even, uh, read the script or anything and I really loved the film.  I was really moved by the story. I really loved the characters. I really loved that it was Canadian because I’m Canadian as well and then I heard it was being redone and was kind of surprised ‘cause I thought it was such a great film.  obviously, it’s nice for it to come to America and I was also excited that Kevin Scott who wrote and directed the original was gonna do our version as well and I just thought he had such a strong vision and he had such great storytelling ability that I was really — I just knew it was gonna be a good movie.  And then I heard Vince was attached and so I started just auditioning. I just went in and auditioned and met with all the guys and convinced them to give me the role.


What was their favorite place to film? New york of course!

Cobie responded with:

“I loved shooting in Brooklyn.  We shot in Carol Gardens, we shot in Parks Slope and we shot a lot of our exteriors there.  I think my character’s apartment was there and a lot of the outdoor scenes that we shot were in Brooklyn as well and I’ve always wanted to shoot a movie in Brooklyn. I was really, really excited that we were able to because nowadays it’s usually like, Detroit for Brooklyn just to keep the cost down or whatever.  I think at one time we were looking at New Orleans but I feel that in this film, the city of New York is such a strong character in our movie and it just adds so much to it, visually and it also just made it so much fun to shoot in.  I mean you’re in Brooklyn and instead of going to get your coffee at craft service you go to like the local coffee shop and have a cup of coffee.  It just made everything just much more fun!”

We were curious to know how did being a mom affect Cobie’s role in the film?

“I mean this movie is really all about parenting. It’s all about what it takes to be a parent so I automatically connected with that at the same time, you know.  I was pregnant in this film, not in life but I had the fake belly on and I remember just crazy emotions that come into play when you’re pregnant and I think that one of the things that I know I crave and I think that pregnant women do crave is stability. You’re in this situation where especially if it’s your first child, a lot of things are unknown and in terms of this movie, the character of Emma, she has a very unreliable partner so she’s just sort of trying to figure all that out.”

Chris also wanted to share his thoughts as he’s a relatively new dad:

“Well for me, my son had just been born when I was doing this movie. I think he was maybe two months old.  So for me I wasn’t necessarily able to relate to my character’s journey as a father in this movie ‘cause he’s like so overwhelmed with the idea of being a father.  I was still finding every little tiny thing endlessly fascinating about my own son. But I did miss him a lot and so like they were moments in the performance where I needed to just stare off into space and think about something that bummed me out.  The fact that I was away from him was something that I could go to if I needed to so that was, that was my way out.”

If you see the buff Chris Pratt in the Guardians of the Galaxy posters and trailers, be prepared to see him more resembling a worn down dad in this film. We had to know how he gained so much weight for this role and this is what he had to say:

“Well, I really applied all of the principles of losing weight and just reversed them.  I had just come off from a movie where I had gotten in good shape. I did this movie, Zero Dark Thirty and I got in good shape for that. In a way like how a lot of people lose weight I just crash dieted and worked out and starved myself until I was skinny.  So by the time I was done with that movie my body was really ready to gain weight, rapidly.  My wife was in the last third of her pregnancy and so a good 20 pounds of that was probably just sympathy weight and gaining weight alongside her as we indulged in things that we don’t normally eat. I had a meeting with the director and I saw the original movie. The actor who played my role in the original, really brilliant actor, and part of the charm was that he was a bit of a bigger guy and I thought that this is really great.  It’s a role where I can gain a lot of weight and I’ve always wanted to do that. I’ve done it before once and I really wanted to do it again and see if I could really push it this time and so I did it.  Everything you think, you know, minus any guilt. It was really great.”

Being on the diet that I’m on I wanted to of course know how long it took to lose the weight for Guardians of the Galaxy.

“I wish it could have been immediate but it took a long time. It took about seven months or eight months to lose it.”

We changed gears from weight loss to find out what was it like working with Vince?

Cobie:   “I loved working with Vince. I think he’s everything that you would kind of expect him to be. Super funny and super quick.  Going into this movie I was very intimidated because he’s sort of known for his amazing improv and I was very rusty. When I came to this film and met him, he was so supportive and he was so very considerate and very charming. He really goes out of his way to put everyone at ease on set ands set the tone for everybody, so it was pretty great.”

Chris:  “I feel the same thing. I mean he’s beloved by people and his fans because he just seems real. You know, he seems like a regular guy and I think that he’s everything you would really hope that he would if you’re a fan of his. He’s not like some Hollywood A-hole. He’s no nonsense when it comes down to doing work. He does work and makes sure everyone around him does good work and that’s important as the captain of the ship. But at the same time, charming, caring and you know, he’s polite. He’s polite to everyone from the people who are his weight staff, restaurants to fans and strangers on the street who approach him, who like him. He always gives a little bit of himself to people, so he’s really everything you’d hope he would be.”

The last question of the day was will we see either of them in Avengers 2 or doing any crossovers for Guardians of the Galaxy. I know I was curious to find this out being the geek that I am!

Cobie:     “I’d be so stoked if we did. Wouldn’t you be so stoked?”

Chris:     “It’d be like how did that happen?”

Unfortunately they had no idea if this would happen, but it seems like they just weren’t allowed to share any details. We’ll just have to wait for the movies folks.

At the end of the interview they were kind enough to take a group shot with us. It was so much fun to get to meet and chat with these talented stars of some of my favorite movies and tv shows.


I highly recommend you run out and see Delivery Man today! It’s truly a touching yet funny film.

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