In the upcoming comedy How to Be Single, Rebel Wilson’s professional party-girl Robin helps her newly uncoupled friend Alice (Dakota Johnson) navigate the perilous landscape of dating in New York City. (Who knew Pedialyte could cure a hangover?)
“While my character is fiercely independent, Dakota’s character has just come out of a long-term relationship and is showing all the signs of codependency,” Wilson explains. “Robin takes Alice under her wing, so to speak.”
The film hits theaters on Feb. 12, but despite the Valentine’s-timed release, the stars say audiences should expert more raunch than romance. “It is rare these days to have the main character in a film about being wild and partying and dating be a woman,” Johnson says. “So that was an exciting endeavor.”
Directed by Christian Ditter (Love, Rosie), How to Be Single is based on Liz Tuccillo’s book and also stars Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, and Alison Brie.