"At The End Of The Day, No Matter What Goes Down, You Need A Buddy"

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Guest Star: "At The End Of The Day, No Matter What Goes Down, You Need A Buddy"

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 2:50PM

Written by SOHH for Paula Garces

[As hip-hop continues to produce powerhouse bonds such as Jay-Z/Kanye West, Lil Wayne/Drake and Gucci Mane/Waka Flocka Flame as of late, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas actress Paula Garces gives her take on why bromances are crucial.]

I'm a fan of buddy comedies and I feel like Harold & Kumar is definitely a throwback and homage to those comedies like Cheech & Chong and Wayne's World. People like Dan Aykroyd [The Blues Brothers] and used to make those movies all of the time.

The original "Saturday Night Live" cast, all of those people used to always make those buddy films and yes, they were stoner films but I see that [at] the end of it, the real message is you need a friend. At the end of the day, no matter what goes down, you need a buddy. You need a friend to hold it down for you.

Right now, we're living in a world where the reality is that most of the news and most of the entertainment that we see is violent, horrible, sad and depressing. So when a movie like Harold & Kumar comes around, I think it's good because it gives you a relief.

You understand, there's Harold & Kumar parties, there's people who just watch them over and over again, there's jokes that maybe they really identify with in the movie. Like I said, we make fun of some pretty big ideals and religion but it's really not from a bad place. It's from a good place where we're saying, "Look, relax guys. It's really not that serious. Let's just laugh for a while, even if it's for a hour and a half. And then you can go back to your realities. Or not."

Paula Garces drew Hollywood's attention when she top lined Paramount's 2002 teen sci- fi adventure Clockstoppers starring opposite Jesse Bradford. In 2004 Ms. Garces was next seen opposite academy award winner Tommy Lee Jones in the Revolution Studios feature Man of the House and in New Line's hit comedy Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. In 2008 she reprised her role as "Maria" in the hit sequel Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. The third time is definitely a charm as Paula recently wrapped her infamous role as "Maria" in the third installment in 3D of the hit Harold and Kumar movie franchise.

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