LOS ANGELES — Actor Jason Lee had plenty of kind things to say about his co-stars Selma Blair and Julia Stiles at the “A Guy Thing” premiere Tuesday. Christina Applegate, Michelle Trachtenberg (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and cast members like Larry Miller and Shawn Hatosy also turned out to Mann’s Bruin Theater in the Westwood neighborhood to take in the romantic comedy, which opens nationwide on Friday.
“They weren’t ’too caught up,’ as they say,” Lee said of the two girls he shares the love triangle with in the flick. “They let it all go and were willing to have a good time, which I appreciated. They were willing to kind of lay it out on the line. And they weren’t afraid to look goofy on camera, which I really respected.”
In “A Guy Thing,” Lee plays a guy who finds himself in bed with his wife-to-be’s cousin (Stiles) the morning after his bachelor party. As the wedding draws near, he relies on a series of white lies to keep his fianceé (Blair) from learning the truth.
“Would I carry out a lie for that long?” Lee wondered on the red carpet. “Probably not. I would like to think I’m somewhat of a nice guy who would do the right thing in the end.”
Though “A Guy Thing” has yet to hit theaters, Lee is already working on other projects. He’s currently shooting an independent film called “I Love Your Work,” a dark comedy in which he stars as a stalker alongside Giovanni Ribisi (“The Mod Squad”), Franka Potente (“The Bourne Identity”) and Christina Ricci (“Sleepy Hollow”).
Lee also shot a cameo for filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Ben Affleck/ Jennifer Lopez comedy, “Jersey Girl.” Smith gave the former pro-skateboarder his big break with “Mallrats” in 1995 and has said very publicly that he would love for Lee to star in “Fletch Won,” based on the same series of novels that inspired Chevy Chase’s “Fletch” (1985) and “Fletch Lives” (1989). What will it take for this project to actually happen?
“Ask Kevin,” Lee said.