3 August 2013   No Comments

I’ve added two production still photos of Jayma in The Smurfs 2.
Make sure to check out the movie, in cinemas now! Click here for worldwide release dates.


MOVIES > [2013] The Smurfs 2 > Production Stills

3 August 2013   No Comments

Check out a short clip of Jayma on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!

I’ve added a photo of Jayma on the show to the gallery.

PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2013 PUBLIC APPEARANCES > [July 24]: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

1 August 2013   No Comments

SheKnows smurfs with Glee actress Jayma Mays

This Glee actress is moving on with her career by appearing in a feature film and new TV show. We caught up with her to find out what it was like channeling Audrey Hepburn in the City of Light.

SheKnows: Tell us how The Smurfs were first introduced to you.

Jayma Mays: It’s kind of a funny story. I grew up with The Smurfs because my mother loved The Smurfs. She would plop me down in front of the TV every Saturday morning because secretly, she wanted to watch them. This is the way she manipulated me when I was little. [laughs] In spite of her, I would always say that Gargamel was my favorite, even though I secretly love The Smurfs as well. I was as rebellious as a 5-year-old can get.

SK: The Smurfs 2 was shot in part in Paris. Had you been there before?

JM: This was my very first experience going to Paris. It was amazing getting to go as a working actor. My husband was able to come and we had a few days to walk around and see the city, eat amazing food and see beautiful buildings. It was so special. I’m so thankful for so many things. We were in Paris for a couple of weeks, though most of the film was shot in Montreal, which is another city that I’ve completely fallen in love with.

SK: So what did you eat in Paris and Montreal? Did you love the food?

JM: It’s a lot of heavy food, a lot of foie gras which I know is a food not everyone is okay with eating, but in Montreal, I felt like they put it on everything, like even your cereal in the morning. There was a lot of very heavy, rich food and a lot of meat but also baguettes and croissants and amazing coffee. What was so great in both Montreal and Paris was that people were eating out all the time. You go out in the evening and the streets are full of people having wine and coffee, and the social life is integrated with people eating out. It’s just fantastic.

SK: We have to ask, what’s the difference between craft services in the States versus craft services in Paris?

JK: We’ve been very fortunate to have great craft services in the States, so I’m trying to remember what we had [in Paris]. I would usually come [to work] in the morning stuffed from dinner the night before because we would eat out almost every night. We tried to squeeze in every experience of dining out we could while we were there. In Montreal, our craft services guy was great — he would make little pastas and special sandwiches for me with mozzarella and really quality ingredients.

SK: In the film, you channel Audrey Hepburn. Had you been a fan of hers?

JM: Definitely!  Breakfast at Tiffany’s is iconic. I felt a lot of pressure, to be honest, even though it was a comedy. When they put you in the little black dress and try to find the hat that fits you, there’s a little pressure involved, but it was really fun. I guess from an acting point of view, we were trying to figure out how much Grace should be like Audrey, because she’s not an actor, so should she be kind of good at it? Or kind of not good at it? Or maybe this is a hidden talent she has? It was a little tricky. And we actually shot those scenes in Paris and I got to walk down the street in the Plaza Athénée in this amazing outfit — I felt really special that day.

SK: Changing gears a little, is this your last season on Glee? How do you feel about moving on?

JM: I’ve got two or three episodes left that I’m allowed to do and that will be it. It’s kind of a bittersweet situation. I obviously feel really, really sad that I’m only going to be playing Emma Pillsbury for a couple more episodes. But I feel that the next job is going to challenge me in a different way and I think you kind of have to challenge yourself as an actor, so I’m trying to look at the positives, not the negatives. I’m definitely going to feel a little bit sad playing her for the last time. I’ll miss her.

SK: Tell us about your new TV show, The Millers.

JM: We start The Millers in a couple of weeks. Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale play my parents and Will Arnett plays my brother. In the pilot, you find out my parents are getting divorced. My father moves back in with me and my mother moves back in with Will Arnett’s character. It’s kind of dealing with being children of divorce in our 30s, a reversal of kids moving home. I’m really excited!

SK: We’re excited for you, too!


31 July 2013   No Comments

Cory Monteith: Glee’s Jayma Mays Remembers the Late Actor

The love for Glee star Cory Monteith continues to pour in from Hollywood.

Not only did Lea Michele break her silence about the death of her boyfriend earlier today, but Jayma Mays was also remembering him when we caught up with her yesterday in L.A.

There are “so many things” to remember about Monteith, Mays said at The Smurfs 2 premiere. “He was such a fun guy to be around and I have nothing but amazing, wonderful memories of working with him.

“I have those memories to always take forward with me,” she added.


31 July 2013   No Comments

I’ve added MQ screen captures to the gallery of Jayma on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from last Wednesday.


SCREEN CAPTURES > TALK SHOWS > “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” 07-24-2013

30 July 2013   No Comments

Jayma attended The Smurfs 2 Los Angeles premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California (July 28).

PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2013 PUBLIC APPEARANCES > [July 28]: “The Smurfs 2” Premiere

17 July 2013   No Comments

Jayma is set to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 24. Make sure to watch Jayma next on the show Wednesday!


16 July 2013   No Comments

Wishing Jayma a happy birthday!

13 July 2013   No Comments

Jayma attended The Smurfs 2 photo call at the Eiffel Tower Bridge at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (July 12).


PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2013 PUBLIC APPEARANCES > [July 12]: “The Smurfs 2” Photo Call

29 June 2013   No Comments

CBS has found a new sister for Will Arnett.

Glee‘s Jayma Mays has been cast to replace It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Mary Elizabeth Ellis in the network’s freshman comedy The Millers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The multicamera comedy from Raising Hope‘s Greg Garcia revolves around a recently divorced guy (Arnett) whose life is complicated when his parents divorce and his mother (Margo Martindale) decides to move in with him, while his father (Beau Bridges) moves in with his sister, Debbie and her husband.

Mays will take over the role of Debbie, Nathan’s sister. Ellis played the role in the pilot opposite Michael Rapaport, who also is being replaced. The duo exited the series in May, shortly after the comedy was greenlighted at CBS. Debbie is described as a married mother of two who is stunned when her parents split and makes sure her clueless father isn’t coddled in a bid to see him return to married life.

For Mays, the role marks her first series regular role since she was bumped to recurring on Fox’s Glee, where she plays OCD guidance counselor Emma. In addition to her Glee role, she guest starred on FX’s The League and How I Met Your Mother. A Glee spokesman confirms Mays has been cleared to appear in a few episodes, so the actress likely will return to the Fox musical as Matthew Morrison‘s new wife.

Mays is repped by UTA and Framework Entertainment.

The Millers premieres Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS. Check out a preview, below.