“Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli dished with “The Guilt Trip” star Barbra Streisand on why she took the role.
In the comedy, Streisand plays an overprotective mom who drives cross-country with her son (Seth Rogen). The actress’ real life son, Jason, read the script and talked her into taking the role. Barbra explained, “He said, ‘Ma, I think you should do it.’”
It was a dream come true for screenwriter Dan Fogelman, who based the story on a road trip he took with his mom, who died of cancer before filming began. Fogleman said, “My mom would be a woman on fire right now. She would be chasing down Barbra Streisand right now, probably get kicked out of this premiere. I'm really proud of the movie.”