Phoenix: The show revolves around Big Oil in Texas, and it doesn't portray it in a particularly favorable light. Any kind of social commentary going on there?
Wolk: Well, it was written before the BP oil incident. But what the group of writers will decide to do with it...Well, they're in the writer's room right now, right? It will be interesting to see what they do with that. We were just saying today, we just did a radio thing, and we were just saying that, you know, we should send sound bytes to their [the writers'] moms, we keep saying how smart they are. But they are really intelligent and I do think that they're going to do something. They're not going to ignore it, let's put it that way. Whether or not they take that theme of what's been happening currently and put it one hundred percent in the show, we can't say, but it won't be ignored. We're very relevant. It would be ridiculous not to.
Mumford: And as far as the big oil stuff, that doesn't have to do with the oil spill, just with big oil corporations. I think that it's the reality of America. There are a lot of really big corporations and the fact that the show's dealing with that in a way that will be an archetype, will be really interesting. We'll be able to really play with and finesse the subtleties of that.
Phoenix:James, I understand that you have a movie coming out with Kristen Bell.
Wolk:You Again. It's a romantic comedy. I'm getting married and my fiancé and my sister are enemies from high school. So I bring my fiancé back home to my small town, so hilarity ensues because Kristen tries to ruin the wedding. And she's hilarious in it, she's wonderful in it. And Betty White is in it, Jamie Lee Curtis is in it. It's like a cast of power women. Sigourney Weaver is in it.
Phoenix: A lot of estrogen flowing around the set.
Wolk: There is a ton of estrogen. And a lot of Luna Bars on set. [Mumford snorts.] I don't know! What do I know? But no, some awesome, awesome women. Betty White was a ton of fun.
Phoenix:Yeah, she's pretty awesome.
Wolk: She's like the It Girl at 88! The It Girl of 2010.
Phoenix: I hope I'm still chewing solid food at her age, much less hosting SNL.
Wolk: Yea, she was awesome, she never sat down the entire time we were on set filming. We had really late shoots, she never said oh I have to sit down, she was just hanging out with everyone. She was amazing.
Phoenix: I love how saucy she is.
Mumford: Totally saucy.
Wolk: Oh, she's saucy.
Phoenix: So, Eloise, are you interested in getting into film?
Mumford: Oh, definitely. We're signed on for this right now so this is taking up a lot of, well, us. But yes, I'm definitely interested in that.
Wolk: She will. She's awesome.
Mumford: I'd like to do a period piece. [Laughs] I was just talking about revolutionary history earlier, I would love to do some sort of corseted, running across a field, thing.
Wolk: Well, you're in the right city for it right now.
Mumford: Yeah. They're stories that need to be told.