Kelly & Michael: Laura Dern
Laura Dern came out to talk to Kelly & Michael. Michael called her one of the greatest actresses of our time. Kelly said she makes her so happy.
Kelly & Michael: Laura Dern Kids
Dern has a 12-year-old boy and a nine-year-old daughter. He’s a skater and musician. He loves movies and she’s an avid reader and is obsessed with all things artistic. Kelly wondered if they’ll be artists. She has such an artistic family. Their dad’s a musician. Her parents are actors. She said they should do something different, like be a vet.
Dern’s been acting for four decades. How does she balance it all? Dern said she needs their help; she has no clue. Dern feels terrible because she doesn’t know what’s going on. She didn’t even know it was summer. Kelly said that the kids are the ones to plan it out. Dern said it’s hard to plan a trip because none of them know when they’ll have time off anymore.
Kelly & Michael: Laura Dern Acting Dynasty
Dern comes from an acting dynasty. Her dad’s Bruce Dern and her mom’s Diane Ladd. Dern collaborated with her mother. She’s worked with both of them. She worked with her on Enlightened. It’s over, but she loved it. Dern talked about how much her dad loved talking to Kelly & Michael on Oscar night. He always talks about football. Today’s his birthday! They’re the first stars to ever be honored with triple stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Kelly & Michael: The Fault in Our Stars Book
The Fault in Our Stars is about cancer, but it’s also a love story. Dern talked about how great John Green and the book is. Her kids read it. Her son’s whole class read it. It’s a YA novel, but everyone’s read it. Dern said that Green created a voice for a generation, but also the love between parents and children.
Kelly & Michael: The Fault in Our Stars Review
Kelly said that finding out your kid is sick is the most terrifying thing a parent could hear. Dern said it’s painful, but Green gave a voice to an irreverence toward the disease. The movie is about gratitude for each day. It also has humor. Everyone’s sobbing and laughing. Shailene Woodley said it’s about getting the most out of your life no matter how short it may be.
They played a clip of The Fault in Our Stars. Dern’s character helps her daughter, Shailene Woodley’s character, get ready for a big night at a fancy and romantic restaurant. She had a special gift for her. It was a beautiful dress. She’s okay with her daughter dating. The Fault in our Stars will be in theaters on June 6 2014.