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Ga Ga: Maya Rudolph Gets Her Starring Chance with John Krasinski in Dave Eggers Flick Away We Go

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Former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph is finally getting her first starring role in a major movie in the dramedy Away We Go (opening Friday).

Starring opposite The Office hottie John Krasinski, Rudolph (who is expecting her second kid with director Paul Thomas Anderson) plays Verona, a mom-to-be traveling across country to find the perfect place to raise her baby.

“I heard that it was written with me in mind, but I didn’t know Dave and Vendela, so I couldn’t ask them,” she says of the film written by authors Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida and directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (he’s married to Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet).

“It was pretty thrilling to see that these two incredible writers wrote this beautiful thing with you in mind,” she added.