I feel like catfishing has remained one of the top dating app and internet crimes you can commit. How did you feel about the catfisher winning out in the end?
Initially if you were to get catfished, your instinct is to run, but in this case, she was forced to stay. Because she was forced to stay, she had the time to get to know him better and in doing so, fell in love with him. My mom told me once, “Beauty fades, but dumb is forever.” If you’re with the wrong match, the beauty will be gone at some point, and then you’ll be stuck.
Not to say that Josh isn’t beautiful. What’s so great about this movie and so different than other rom-coms is that you really don’t know until the very end who she’s going to end up with, because they’re both great catches. One may be a catfish catch, but the other one is the wrong match for her.
Every character in this movie has very strong feelings about Christmas movies. What’s your favorite?
I’m a weirdo. I love The Grinch. Something about it just gets me in the Christmas mode. And then, of course, my first favorite Christmas movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’m obsessed with that movie.
So you fall on the Christmas side of that debate over the Halloween side.
It can be both and should be watched twice a year.
The big movie debate in Love Hard is whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. What do you think?
I disagree with my character. I don’t think it is. There are Christmas elements to it, but when I think of Die Hard, I think of Bruce [Willis] being shot at and shooting at people and, like, evading death. It doesn’t remind me of Christmas at all.