Unless you're entertainmently challenged -- and you aren't if you read the Daily Blabber! -- you know that Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are starring in a little movie called The Break-Up, which opens today. And it was while making this movie that Vaughniston -- as they are now known in the world of pop culture -- hooked up. Although they prefer not to discuss their relationship, they both talk around it while being grilled in interviews. And that was the case when one of iVillage's reporters hit the Break-Up junket. Here's what Vince has to say about Jen, relationships, sequels and more…
Was it a particular breakup that made you want to write this?
Whenever I got scripts for romantic comedies, they always had some bizarre subplot that really didn’t have anything to do with relationships -- like if you don’t marry the girl, you will not inherit the family fortune. Or "I have to write an article for a paper and oops -- I really did fall in love with the girl. What do I do?" I always felt that relationships were odd enough as they are.
I actually had the idea 10 years ago because I loved the movie The Odd Couple. As I got older, I realized a lot of people were buying places together because they didn’t want to spend money on rent -- they wanted to have ownership and make their money work for them. And I had friends who ended up in that position, where they were no longer wanting to date the other person and were not married but no one could afford the place on their own. So it seemed modern in that.
It wasn’t based on any one relationship, but there are elements of relationships that I had. And I thought there was stuff that was very universal -- like not remembering to bring home 12 lemons and having the argument be about the lemons but really about so much more than the lemons, but that being the vehicle to discuss stuff.
The chemistry between you and Jennifer jumps off the screen…
What are you alluding to? Where’s my publicist! [Laughs]