Mary Steenburgen is playing a lot of funny moms these days, including in the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly comedy, Step Brothers, coming out this month and the holiday comedy, Four Christmases.
"In Four Christmases, both Vince (Vaughn) and Reese (Witherspoon) have divorced parents and they finally after years of avoiding everyone's home at Christmas have to go to all four Christmases," Steenburgen explains. "My house, I'm her mom who goes through boyfriends like crazy, and each time I have a new boyfriend I become completely like whoever that boyfriend is. So every time she doesn't know who she's coming home to."
"My current boyfriend at that time is Dwight Yoakam, who is a pastor at a New-Agey church with a Britney headset and dry ice," she continues. "I'm completely his groupie. Just an absolute devotee. So that's who Reese has to come home with her."
Sounds funny, indeed.
Mary Steenburgen can next be seen in Step Brothers, opening on July 25.