Apatow says Mann is instrumental in helping shape the script -- especially from a woman's perspective. I’ll say, ‘Are you comfortable doing a fictionalized version of how we feel about this time in our lives? "And I’ll start telling her some of the story and then she starts pitching me Debbie’s point of view and scenes.
A lot of the scenes in the movie are Leslie standing up for her character so it’s balanced.
Prior to his television career he worked as a DJ in nightclubs in Edinburgh and Newcastle becoming resident at the Blu Bambu club.
Leslie is also known for a celebrity sex tape he filmed of his girlfriend, Abi Titmuss, having sex with another woman, which was originally a home movie but was made public.
THR Cover: The Angsty Existence of Judd Apatow In that most recent scenario, Apatow saw the tables turn.
The veteran director likes to recycle a close cast of friends and family in his films, including wife Leslie Mann and their two daughters -- all three of whom starred in his latest comedy, .
Having them in his films means that he immediately has an intimate working relationship with his actors, providing a rare dose of authenticity.
He spent his early years in the church choir and studied music on leaving school and worked as a DJ in Copenhagen.
His first television work was on Yorkshire Television when he hosted Music Box's all-night music show, Formula One, in 1989.