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April 4, 2012

‘The Prudish United States Went Nuts’

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Publicity photo of the cast of the television program Charlie's Angels. From left: Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Kate Jackson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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One of the stories to emerge from the production of This Means War has been the loose-tongued verbal agility of one of its stars, Chelsea Handler, and the headaches this has been causing for the American censors. Is this true, or just one of those hype-builders people use to build attention around an average film?

Director McG – known for his high-octane, kaleidescopically colourful romps such as Charlie’s Angels and TV’s Supernatural – assures me Handler is indeed proving an obstacle:

“We’re still not there,” he laughs, commendably cool for someone with millions of audience dollars hanging over his head.

“Chelsea’s so filthy with her vernacular. Every day we’d be ready with the page, ready to take advantage of her singular brilliance , and I’d tell her what the scene was about, and the two of us would have a ball doing it…

“Her worst line, I think, was: ‘Well you need a better excuse, »

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