Judy Greer was in Toronto Monday to talk about her delicious new memoir, I Don't Know Where You Know Me From.
The book (subtitled, Confessions of a Co-Star) is in stores today.
Just before Greer got here, it was announced that she has a role in the upcoming Jurassic World, the hugely anticipated fourth instalment in the dino chompfest that began with Stephen Spielberg's Jurassic Park in 1993. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) directs from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Spielberg will produce the feature, which takes place 22 years after the original.
Greer joins Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan and Vincent O'Onofrio in the cast.
As for the terrifying extinct creature rumoured to be at the heart of the movie? Like everyone else in the 2015 release, Greer's lips are sealed.
"I'm not doing that film until the end of June," said the actress, "and basically, what I do with my life is I don't think about something until I have to think about it. I'll get excited about it, but I don't have to worry about it until the beginning of June."
Greer is in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of The Apes, and about a dozen other TV and movie projects, including, she says, "An independent movie for Paul Weitz in May, which hasn't really been announced yet, but no one told me not to say it."
As for her new book, Greer says there's a strong Toronto connection.
A book agent called her to propose the idea. "And I was sitting in Trinity Bellwoods Park when I got the call! I love being here and it really does feel as if this is where my book was born, because I was here shooting Carrie when it happened."
The agent advised Greer to read a batch of books and essays, just to see what appealed to her.
"So I just walked over to Chapters and got all of Nora Ephron’s books, and Mindy Kaling's book and Rachel Dratch's book, and I sat in my Toronto apartment and read them all. And I started to think maybe I could do it."