Leaving the grand comedy fraternity of "Saturday Night Live" is not an easy thing. Fortunately, Gisele Bundchen was there to ease the transition for Jimmy Fallon on the set of "Taxi."
"There's a lot of very hot people in this movie," Fallon said during an exclusive tour through the set of "Taxi," which opens Friday. (You can check out more from Fallon's behind-the-scenes tour, as well as a clip from the film, here.)
In addition to model-turned-actress Bundchen and comedic heartthrob Fallon, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Esposito (TV's "Spin City") are also along to pretty up the scenery and keep the action and comedy rolling in this Stateside remake of a 1998 French hit.
The film's premise — Fallon's inexperienced NYPD officer turns to Latifah's brash, lead-footed cab driver for help in stopping a series of bank robberies — meant lots of time for those two in the close, comfy confines of the front seat of a yellow cab, which was just fine with Latifah.
"I guess if you're going to spend 20 hours in a cab, he's a good person to be with," the actress said. "He kept me laughing the whole time, and I'm just as silly as him. We just had a lot of fun doing it."
The two do manage to get out of the cab every now and then, which meant Latifah got to try out her action chops a bit. "It's not often that I get to do stuff like this," she said. "It's always better when you can be a little more physical. It helps the days go by a little quicker when you're actually doing something with your body, not just all mental and all emotional stuff, so I love this. Plus I get to drive all fast and do things I can never normally do."
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