The satirical war movie, War, Inc., written and produced by John Cusack also stars Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, Joan Cusack, Sir Ben Kingsley and Dan Akroyd. iVillage had the chance to sit down with Marisa and Hilary at the Tribeca Film Festival, which was screening the film.
I have a great affinity toward both Marisa and Hilary. I was a camp counselor when The Lizzie McGuire Movie came out, and thanks to my campers, I not only have every song from the movie memorized, but I have dances made up for each of them too. (Yes, I just admitted that to the world.) I've also loved Marisa Tomei ever since I was little. I memorized her lines from My Cousin Vinny and I even have a VHS tape (old school, I know) of her movie Untamed Heart. So you can only imagine my excitement when I found out that I'd have a chance to interview both of these ladies.
Marisa Tomei ended up being much more subdued than I expectedâ€”I probably still envisioned her as the outspoken Mona Lisa Vito from Vinnyâ€”and Hilary Duff was cooler than I could have hopedâ€”she completely came off as a normal, down-to-earth 20-year-old.
Let's start with Hilary. She really did seem like every other 20-something girl I know. She wasn't stuck up or overly egotistical like you might expect. The best part of the interview was when her cell phone started to ring. She couldn't stop apologizing and kept saying how sorry she was. It was such an honest and real reaction. (Side note: her phone looked like something from the year 2075. I had no idea that phones could look so high tech!)
Hilary also gave a brilliant response when asked what advice she'd give to Miley Cyrus about the racy Vanity Fair photos. At first Hilary tried to stay away from the question, but she ended up making the point that if Miley wanted to do the photos, she should own it. "I feel like everyone takes their own path," Hilary said. "People are pressuring you to do something but if you wanted to do it that's a different story, and I don't feel like I'm to comment on whether that's what she wants to doâ€¦ It's not something I would choose to do, but if she did, then that's fine. I don't know how her fans would feel about it, but maybe she doesn't mind."