Q&A: Rashida Jones and Will McCormack from Celeste and Jesse Forever

In Celeste and Jesse Forever, Rashida Jones plays Celeste, a hard-working trend forecaster running her own media company. Her ex is Jesse, an underemployed graphic artist. Driven career woman and irresponsible man — we've definitely seen that formula before. But Celeste and Jesse Forever, written by Jones and her good friend, actor Will McCormack, aims to subvert the typical romantic comedy rather than hit all the clichés. Celeste and Jesse continue to be best friends, hanging out every day, sharing inside jokes and goofy voices. When Jesse gets into another relationship, thankfully, Celeste doesn't end up on the couch with a tub of ice cream. She doesn't have to lose her job and become ridiculous — the fate of many smart women in rom-coms. Instead, McCormack and Jones wrote Celeste as someone who thinks she can outsmart heartbreak.

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