The comic and musician may have filmed a mockumentary, Paper Heart, featuring a budding romance with Cera (Year One). "OK, she's laughing as she says this."That's a rumor. The film also has a fictional account of Charlyne, who wants to know "what love is," meeting this cute, sensitive guy named Michael Cera and maybe falling for him.
She may be a part of a generation that Tweets its secrets and is all over You Tube. There's no contract that you sign when you become an athlete or singer or writer that says, 'I give up all my privacy. I don't know WHY people want to know stuff like that. Not to go all Tom and Katie on her."I was a two-timing slut. "Contrived" shows up in many reviews, even the positive ones. Louis Post-Dispatch."About half of the movie is 'real,'|" Yi says.
And I met people with awesome stories, and I was like: “There’s so many movies about love that are fiction, what if we made a movie actually capturing true-love stories?
” And I came to Nick Jasenovec with the idea, and he was like, “Oh, you should be on camera, because you’re skeptical, and it’d be funny to see it through your eyes.” I was like, “I don’t know about that.” “Oh, what if you fell in love? ” One, I’m really uncomfortable to be on camera, and two, I don’t know about dating in front of a camera for the purpose of a documentary. I was like, “That was awesome.” [Laughs.] JJ: There’s a certain cheesiness that I think Jasenovec wanted to…
I thought he was all dark and mysterious and he had shadows under his eyes.
You're probably thinking, "Is this how Charlyne really is?
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Apparently, we all totally missed what must have been Hollywood's most offbeat couple a few years back.
Along the way, Yi meets Jasenovec’s friend Michael Cera, and romance ensues. We didn’t tell anybody to do anything, we didn’t stage any of the bits. CY: Well, originally it was going to start off as a documentary, and then we kind of came up with the idea of creating this fictional thing.
Thus the film is part interview segments (sometimes aided by puppets) and part footage of Cera and Yi’s adorably strained courtship. Club sat down with Johnson and Yi—whose credits include a stint in Knocked Up—to discuss the film’s deafening Sundance buzz, love stories, and the pair’s penchant for pulling the wool over viewers’ eyes. But we were hoping, I guess, that if someone didn’t know going in what was real and what was not, maybe they would be more invested with the love story, and feel something more. When it’s over, we wanted everyone to be like, “All right.” CY: “Okay, you went for the ride, I hope you enjoyed it.” JJ: Hopefully you liked it enough, and hopefully the documentary affected the—you actually cared more about Charlyne and Mike, because you thought maybe it’s real. AVC: How did you reach the decision to meld the documentary with scripted material?
Singer/actress Charlyne Yi is using comedy to help get over her split from longtime boyfriend Michael Cera - laughing with late night TV audiences while she performed a "sad" song about their break-up.
Yi is still recovering after her actor beau of three years dumped her last month, and took the opportunity to open up about their split on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien on Monday night. and try to win him back." However Yi, who did not mention Cera by name, was quick to get a belly-laugh from viewers after her heartbroken opening.