BEVERLY HILLS — Zach Braff is pleased with the popularity of “Garden State,” but it’s the surprise success of the soundtrack that has him over the moon.
“I love it,” the “Scrubs” star said recently. “I am just so grateful. [The Shins, who have two tracks on the album] are my favorite band and the fact that other people [are getting turned on to] them, it’s great.”
The nearly platinum “Garden State” soundtrack, which Braff executive produced, won a Grammy in the soundtrack category at Sunday’s ceremony (see “Kanye Steals The Show, But Ray Dominates Grammy Winners’ Circle” ). And artists like the Shins and Cary Brothers are using it to launch their careers, performing their respective tracks on the talk-show circuit.
As for Braff, he will definitely be involved in the soundtrack for his next movie, whatever that might be.
“I definitely have a couple ideas in the works,” he said. “I need a little break, though. It’s been a little crazy time.”
That break, however, won’t keep Braff away from film work. He’s voicing the title character in the upcoming animated movie “Chick Little,” and in April he’s filming “The Last Kiss” with Rachel McAdams of “The Notebook” fame.
“It’s kind of about being in your late 20s and being confused about whether you want to settle down or keep dating lots of different girls,” Braff explained. “There’s a lot of people turning 29 and they understand.”
Visit Movies on MTV.com for more from Hollywood, including news, interviews, trailers and more.