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Rumer Willis takes on movie role

June 27, 2008

willis-2.jpgShe grew up the daughter of two of Hollywood’s A-list stars and now Rumer Willis, whose parents are Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, has joined the “family business” in a new comedy movie, “The House Bunny,” which debuts in theaters in August.
Willis, 19, has rarely appeared in films or on TV, and on Thursday, for the first time, she faced movie news reporters asking her about her role in “House Bunny,” in which she plays a member of a college sorority with a new ”house mom” (Anna Faris) who was a Playboy bunny.
Willis said she grew up hanging out on movie sets and on the periphery of production crews, and she always felt more like an “accessory” than part of the movie. “It’s been cool and different,” she said about acting. “It’s very different to be an accessory then actually do it (acting) because all the responsiblity is on you.”
willis-4.jpg“I always wanted to be part of the family business,” she added. “Growing up I would sit in a trailer and hang out. I’ve been in press junkets before, but never been the one sitting behind the table” answering questions.
Asked whether she felt like she  fit in with the young Hollywood scene when she was growing up, Rumer said she didn’t think so. In fact, she said she felt like a “big dork” as a kid. “There’s been a lot of pressure from everywhere to look a certain way and dress a certain way, and I don’t think that I entirely fit the convention.”
Because the film revolves around a Playboy bunny, the women stars were asked if they’d ever been offered an opportunity to be a centerfold model. Rumer chimed in: “If people want to see us in skimpy outfits they should just see the movie.”

Rumer may be a newcomer to movie acting, but that last quote was spoken like a true Hollywood star with a film to promote. 

(Reporting by Syantani Chatterjee)


I watched her mother from “BLAME IT ON RIO” and knew in a first scene, she would go places in Hwd. so let’s see if ‘offspring’ can measure up and do the same thing. I’m watching to see if my opinion will be the same for daughter. She looks like Mom so there should be some “gift” somewhere inside waiting to burst out. Good luck.

Posted by diane | Report as abusive

wow, that first pick of her looks good, she should cover up the rest of her face with her hair and then she would look great. the girl is beyond ugly…..rumer, be grateful mommy and daddy are actors or—were in moms case, because nobody would give your ugly mug a 2nd look w/out them. she just proves that Hollywood is alive an well with nepotism.
She is a prime example of it.

Posted by Ashton K. | Report as abusive

Rumer – you have the looks of both your mom and dad. You’re a lucky gal having talented parents. Make them proud as they have made you proud of them. Hang strong and make your own name !!! HUGS

Posted by Cathie | Report as abusive

She -does- have her parents’ looks. Unfortunately, that consists of her mother’s hair and her father’s chin, about as much modesty as any privileged child can muster and probably less acting talent than any agent would ever sign up for if he didn’t know her lineage ahead of time.
Oh well, I’m sure the other daughters are gorgeous charming people. Well, they could be charming at least.

Posted by Ian Smith | Report as abusive

Man!! You guys are so cruel! I think she looks absolutely stunning in the bottom picture. Very Dita Von Teese Burlesque style. Perhaps we should see the film before slamming her acting, both her parents are undeniably major stars and Rumer should be given the chance to shine by herself. Good luck girl! Although if she’s anything like her father then all the critism in the world won’t deter her from following her choice of career.

Posted by Rebecca | Report as abusive

For those of you who want to slam this young lady..get a life. Not every actor has to be your idean of beautiful. She is lovely. She may have talent. Who could have imagines that American Idol finalist, who did not win by the way, would star in movies and on broadway. Go Rumor girl!

Posted by Heather | Report as abusive

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