Heather Graham – Judy Moody Movie

When Heather Graham skated onscreen in the movie Boogie Nights, I knew she would become a big star. She just has that “It” factor. Later she appeared in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Swingers, Bowfinger, Six Degrees of Separation and the smash hit, Hangover. I met with Graham in Beverly Hills to find out more about the beautiful, blue-eyed actress.

 JW: What is your favorite thing to do on weekends when you are not filming?

 HG: Saturday mornings I love to hang out in Venice and attend a Yoga class. My favorite class to take is Vinnie Marino’s at Yoga Works on Main St. Marino is one of the most popular Vinyasa flow teachers in Los Angeles. He uses a blend of music and alignment and leads workshops and retreats throughout the world.

After yoga, I grab a bite at a nearby restaurant in Venice.

 JW: Aunt Opal in the movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a bit like an off-beat Mary Poppins. What was your favorite part of the role?

 HG: Opal is very childlike, artistic and a free spirit. She lives in the moment and likes to have fun. I loved the wardrobe she wore and wanted to take many of the pieces home with me. The dancing sequence with Jordana (Judy Moody) was a lot of fun. We had a good time dancing on the table.

 JW: What a difference it was for you finishing Hangover and then working on a movie with children. What was it like working with kids?

HG: It was a lot of fun. I adore my friend’s kids and wanted to do something that they could see me in. Jordana and I did yoga together in our trailers to get acquainted. I also decorated her trailer for Halloween. Since she is from Australia, they don’t celebrate Halloween. I also took her to Toluca Lake to go trick-or-treating. They decorate the houses there to look like movie sets.

JW: I understand you are an avid traveler. Where are some of your favorite places to visit?

HG: Tibet is very spiritual. Mexico is fun for some rest and relaxation. I love the sights in Italy and really enjoyed Morocco.  Also, I love going to Cambodia. I do charity work in Cambodia as an ambassador to Children International and sponsor kids. It’s a non profit humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities. 

JW: Are you reading any good books right now?

HG: I just finished Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and I adore the Hunger Games Trilogy.

JW: What projects are you working on next?

HG: I recently finished three films: The Flying Machine, Cherry with James Franco and Fortune with Kim Basinger, Catherine O’Hara.

My prediction was right.  She is a gorgeous actress with a beautiful future.