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Alyson Hannigan
American Pie: The Wedding
Written by Alana Lee
updated 11th August 2003




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Alyson Hannigan made her acting debut in "My Stepmother is an Alien" before going on to make a handful of TV movies. She later landed a regular slot on popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, fitting it in between two slices of "American Pie". In "American Pie: The Wedding" she says 'I do' to Jason Biggs.

What persuaded you to come back for the third film?
I am thrilled with the development of the character. To be honest, I thought she was a one shot deal. After the first film, they talked about a second film, and I thought Michelle wouldn't be a part of it because she kind of left at the end of the first movie. But then I got this script for the sequel and Michelle was still a very big part of it, and now here we are again.

Do you think "American Pie" fans are going to buy into Jim and Michelle getting married?
I think people are really going to root for them to get married. It's such a sweet relationship, and they're each so traumatisingly odd that I think they just deserve each other. You know, they're just so perfect for each other.

What's your favorite moment from this film?
I got my first scene with Eugene Levy [who plays Jim's dad] and it was just the most thrilling moment of my career. He's just brilliant.

These films are famous for pushing the envelope. Any worries that this one may go too far?
You know, I think our fans expect it, and you do have to raise the bar. The thing with these movies is that there's so much heart to them. There's definitely an element of raunchiness, but you genuinely care about these characters. You root for them. They're genuinely trying to do the right thing. They're just clumsy.

"American Pie: The Wedding" is released in UK cinemas on Friday 15th August 2003.






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