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The film stars Gadot and Hamm as two undercover spies who move in next door to a boring couple played by Galifianakis and Fisher.
“It was always who was going to make whom laugh first, who is going to have the best punchline, who is going to break the take because they burst out laughing,” Gadot told The Hollywood Reporter.
While Hamm plays a spy who is trying to save the day in the film, he revealed to THR that he once saved the life of his real-life neighbor offscreen. “My neighbor here in L.A., one weekend I heard this ruckus next door, and I looked over this wall, and he had fallen off of a ladder and thrown his head onto the driveway and was bleeding all the way down the driveway. It’s this 90-year-old man. I was like, ‘What happened!'”
And that’s when Hamm kicked it into hero high-gear. “I just [jumped] over the thing and I’m thinking, ‘Cub scouts, what do you do?’ I got him untangled from the ladder and all of the tree branches off of him, and I undid his collar and I put some stuff on his head to put pressure on it,” he said. “He didn’t speak English so I was having a hard time explaining to him, ‘Breathe, breathe, breathe.’ And the ambulance came and took him away. He was fine, thank god, but it was terrifying. I have very good relationships with my neighbors. They like me a lot.”
While Hamm gets the approval from his neighbors (after saving a life), his co-star Isla Fisher told THR she is idolizing one of hers. “I actually live next door to Eric Idle! Growing up I was just the biggest Monty Python fan, and I remember he once sang, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and it was just an epic moment in neighbor history!”
The film is one for everyone, Hamm told THR, “The good thing about this film is there’s really something for everyone. It’s a family film. You can bring your kids, you can bring your cousins, nieces and nephews. It’s not like, ‘Earmuffs! You can’t see that!”
And such comic relief seems to be a needed distraction from the 2016 presidential election. Hamm opened up about Trump’s recent offensive comments against women: “There’s nothing to say. It’s unbelievable. I can’t at this point understand it.” And what does Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, think of Trump? With a smile Gadot joked to THR, “Who?”
Also in attendance at the premiere was the film’s director, Greg Mottola, Fisher’s husband Sacha Baron Cohen, Martin Short, Larry David, Jack McBrayer, Maribeth Monroe and Matt Walsh.
Keeping Up With the Joneses hits theaters Oct. 21.
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