Alison Brie may play a singleminded singleton hell-bent on finding the perfect husband in "How to Be Single," but it's a far cry from her own approach to matrimony — until recent developments in her personal life, that is.
"I've never really wanted to get married, so it was not something that I was ever stressed out about. It was not a priority for me," she says. "The guys were always kind of around because I didn't care about them so much. I've not had trouble dating, it's just marriage was never a priority for me, and I may have just been fine never getting married except that, you know, I fell madly in love and then thought, 'Oh, I guess I could be married to you.'"
That falling madly in love happened with Dave Franco, her fiance and the younger brother of James Franco. And happily, their courtship and relationship bear little resemblance to the hell Brie's character puts herself through in the film, which sees her testing out an algorithm she devised to game the online dating system.
"We did not meet online. I've never done online dating," she says. So was it at a bar, then? "Not quite, but it's pretty close. We met at a restaurant, through a mutual friend, in New Orleans at Mardi Gras. At that time I consider the whole city a bar, so sort of."