Interview: ‘Cobie Smulders’ Talks Her New Movie, How I Met Your Mother And Marvel Movies

* Editors note her cell phone cut our a few times during the interview

In 2016, Smulders starred as the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Paramount’s Jack Reacher 2, which grossed over $150 million worldwide. The year prior, she starred in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide. This was a reprisal of her role as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, who is the second-in-command operative, alongside Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) from The Avengers, which grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which grossed over $710 million worldwide. She will continue to pay Maria Hill in Marvel’s Avengers universe.

In 2017 Smulders starred in Ryan Eggold’s Literally, Right Before Aaron, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and the action comedy Killing Gunther, written and directed by Taran Killam and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In recent years, Smulders has had several films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2015, she starred in Clea DuVall’s Intervention and the previous year she starred in Andrew Bujalski’s Results opposite Guy Pearce, and Kris Swanberg’s Unexpected. Her other film credits include: The Delivery Man, They Came Together, Safe Haven, Grassroots, The Slammin’ Salmon and The Long Weekend.
On television, she was most recently seen in Netflix’s Original series Friends From College opposite Keegan Michael Key. The half hour ensemble comedy was created by Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanc and began filming its second season in spring of 2018. She also played a cameo role in Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Smulders is well known to audiences for her role as Robin Sherbatzky on CBS’s hit show How I Met Your Mother. The show has been nominated for an Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy Series, a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy and a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Show: Comedy. Her other TV credits include a starring role on the ABC drama Veritas, and the critically acclaimed Showtime series The L Word. On stage, Smulders recently starred with Kevin Kline in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter on Broadway. She previously performed in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Off-Broadway hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Karen Carpenter, the play was based on Ilene Beckerman’s 1995 book about clothes and the memories they trigger. Smulders’s other theatre credits include Singing in the Rain, Grease, and Women And Wallace.

ALRIGHT NOW – Gravitas Ventures
IN SELECT THEATERS AND AVAILABLE ON VOD AND DIGITAL HD: September 7, 2018
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Jamie Adams
CAST: Cobie Smulders, Noel Clarke, Jessica Hynes, Griffin Dunne, Daisy Haggard
GENRE: Comedy, Independent, Drama
DISTRIBUTOR: Gravitas Ventures

SYNOPSIS: ALRIGHT NOW follows Joanne (Cobie Smulders, “How I Met Your Mother”) a rock musician who drunkenly enrolls in college after she breaks up with her boyfriend and her band falls apart. Convinced she will give the youngsters a run for their money, Joanne is shocked to discover that no one knows who she is and they could care less about her rock star past. Completely improvised and Directed by Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets), ALRIGHT NOW is a feel-good comedy about love, life and the search for new beginnings.

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