Rashida shares some of her "Fall Favorites" in Allure's October issue.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Rashida Jones and Body Confidence
From Health magazine
Television star Rashida Jones, currently on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, talks about body confidence, funny guys, and what she learned from famous parents Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton.
My go-to feel-good food is … pizza.
To me, body confidence starts with … not listening to anybody else.
I think my best feature is … probably my legs. They are exactly like my dad’s. They always look muscular, even if there’s not a lot of working out going on.
My biggest health regret is … not being old enough to aerobicize in the 80s.
My most embarrassing Halloween costume was … when my sister forced me to be the angel to her devil. I wore an opalescent white unitard and a tutu. I was 13 and chubby. Not a good look for me.
The best advice my father ever gave me: Live life out of love and not fear. That is my compass when I make decisions.
The best advice my mother ever gave me: Cultivate your mind because it is an appreciating asset. The more you work on it, the better it gets. Your looks are constantly depreciating, so why invest any unnecessary worry into them?
My happy-life motto: The lows are inevitable, so it’s up to you to create the highs.
My ideal guy has these qualities: confidence, a sense of humor, unconditional love, and a big brain.
My favorite cheap stress-buster is … a long drive with the windows down, like a happy dog.
When I hit that afternoon slump, I usually go for a: A disco nap. Or a PIZZA.
When I want to indulge …. I EAT PIZZA. (I like pizza.)
I hate exercise … more than anything when I am on my way to the gym. I love exercise more than anything as soon as I leave the gym and for the rest of the day.
What puts me in the mood to exercise: Watching “So You Think You Can Dance”. Those dancers are ridiculously strong and amazing. It makes me want to move my body (in a much less graceful way)
My favorite workout is: Dance class or spinning. Fun and efficient (respectively)
Playing a nurse on Parks and Recreation has made me: Wish I could only wear scrubs, always. So comfortable.
What always makes me feel glamorous is: Red lipstick and Christian Louboutin heels.
The drugstore beauty product I love: Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Shea Butter Body Butter
My favorite music to relax to is: Anything Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway or Stevie Wonder.
When I need a good laugh, I: Go to work. I am so lucky, I get to work with some of the funniest people on earth.
My biggest health regret is: Not being old enough to aerobicize in the 80’s.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Rashida in the 15th Anniversary Special Issue of InStyle (September 2009)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Rashida Jones and Chris Messina are getting monogamous.
The emerging stars will topline "Monogamy," an indie romantic comedy that marks the scripted-feature debut of "Murderball" co-director Dana Adam Shapiro.
Described by filmmakers as a "cautionary tale about sex, photography and fear of marriage," the film will center on a young couple's relationship and its trials. Shapiro wrote the script with Evan Wiener.
The movie is expected to unspool on the fest circuit in early 2010.
Shapiro is producing with Jeff Mandel, who also produced "Murderball," as well as Randy Manis, the former ThinkFilm exec who helped release and exec-produced the doc. Tom Heller ("Precious") is also producing. Production on "Monogamy" started this summer in New York.
Shapiro earned acclaim for "Murderball," his story of wheelchair-bound athletes training to compete in the summer Olympics; the pic, which he directed with Henry Alex Rubin, won several prizes at the Sundance Film Festival and was also nominated for the best documentary Oscar.
The Untitled Entertainment-repped hyphenate is also attached to adapt and direct an adaptation of his novel "Every Boy" for Plan B Entertainment and is on board to write "Holler," a racial drama that's set up at Screen Gems. The ICM-repped Wiener co-wrote "Wild Child" with helmer Larry Clark, and is also set to stage his play "The Eichmann Disguise" in New York.
The UTA-repped Jones most recently starred opposite Paul Rudd in bromantic comedy "I Love You, Man" and will star in divorce dramedy "Celeste and Jesse Forever," which she co-wrote with Will McCormack and recently sold to Overture.
The WME-repped Messina has had a number of character turns on the big and small screen, including shows such as "Six Feet Under" and pics like culinary comedy "Julie & Julia." He's next set to star in "Greenberg," Noah Baumbach's drama toplined by Ben Stiller.
By Steven Zeitchek
Sept 1, 2009