Today Show: Zach Braff & Betsy Wolfe Bullets Over Broadway
The Tony Awards are coming up and there’s one play that’s up for six of them: Bullets Over Broadway. The play is set in the 1920s and it’s about a young writer who needs capital to bring his play to life. He accepts an offer from a mobster, causing lots of hijinks. Zach Braff, who plays the writer, and Betsy Wolfe, who plays the writer’s girlfriend, both came by Today to talk about the film.
Today: Zach Braff & Betsy Wolfe Woody Allen
Zach Braff said that when they sat down for the table read with Woody Allen, there were lots of awkward silences. Woody Allen is a shy man and the two of them were really shy in front of them.
Betsy Wolfe said that the first day, Woody Allen gave her a compliment and Zach Braff touched Betsy Wolfe’s leg to and whispered, “Woody Allen just gave you a compliment.” Betsy Wolfe said all she could think was, “Zach Braff just touched my leg.”
Today Show: Bullets Over Broadway Performance
Then Betsy Wolfe and Zach Braff performed a number from the hit musical. I’ve never seen the musical, so I have no idea how this performance compares to other renditions of the play. But the scene was well-constructed. Zach Braff’s character goes to tell Betsy Wolfe’s character that he’s fallen in love with someone else, but he gets a big surprise when she reveals that she’s been seeing his friend. Zach Braff’s character is upset because his friend is a communist. “Worse, he’s a vegetarian!” he declares.
Then Betsy Wolfe sang a song about how much she liked his loving and the way he treats her. She’s really happy with this new guy and goes on and on about him in the song. Zach Braff’s character isn’t very pleased with any of these information. The scene is half the two of them being happy for each other and arguing with each other. It’s a really nice scene that makes me wonder how the rest of the play goes.