Rashida Jones’s Sundance / GQ Photo Diary
(Co-Starring Aziz Ansari. And Drake. And Andy Samberg. And Elijah Wood.)
So yesterday we shared GQ all-star Alison Brie’s Instagram diary from Sundance. Today we bring you fellow GQ favorite (and Parks and Rec co-star) Rashida Jones's photo diary from the wintry climes of Park City, Utah. Jones was in town to support her (well-received) romantic comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever, co-starring yet another GQ honor roll memeber Andy Samberg, about a married couple who decide to divorce because they’re better off as best friends than lovers. Enjoy.
With her new film Our Idiot Brother arriving in theaters, we figured it was high time to share an outtake from our shoot with Miss Jones earlier this summer. Speaking of the movie and Rashida’s role in it, here’s a bit of trivia she shared with GQ’s Devin Gordon during their talk: those big aviator glasses she wears onscreen were a tribute to GQ’s all-world creative director Jim Moore, who rocks the same pair. Oh and click here for more Rashida photos.
[Photograph by Alexi Lubomirski]
In this summer’s comedy Our Idiot Brother, there is a hot lesbian make-out scene between Rashida Jones and Zooey Deschanel. This is very likely to be the only fact you will remember from this article. There will be several more facts to come—in due course, we might touch upon Jones’s Harvard degree, her volunteer work with Michelle Obama, her celebrity parents… But after a spoiler alert like that, the rest of this stuff is bound to read the way Charlie Brown’s teacher talks. So perhaps this is a good time to slip in some caveats. To begin with, the make-out scene in question occurs at the family dinner table (not, alas, on the dinner table), and the table is filled with relatives, including one slightly panic-stricken mother. Most distractingly, Jones is wearing a pair of ginormous eyeglasses that look like something a Brooklyn graphic designer swiped off the Unabomber’s face. And yet. Chalk it up to the limitless capacity for the male mind to block out distracting mise-en-scène, but the sequence is still pretty hot. For Jones, it was a personal milestone of another kind: “I feel like I’ve come a long way from my first job, when I had to get mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from Rip Torn.”