Ari Graynor Is Very Serious About Karaoke


Listen up, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, and the rest of the cast of Five-Year Engagement: You're not the only currently shooting movie to rock things out at karaoke nights. At the Passione party at Da Mikele last night, Ari Graynor told us that she recently karaoked her butt off with her Jesse and Celeste Forever co-stars Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, and Emma Roberts. "Emma destroys," Graynor said. "She really owns the karaoke night." What songs did she do? "What song didn't Emma do? She was the MVP in my book of that particular karaoke experience ... Rashida really held it down, too. I don't mean to put down Rashida's game or Andy's game or Will McCormack's game. It was strong, people really brought it. It was nonstop for many hours. We pretty much went through it all." Graynor divulged that her opening go-to song is always Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," which she typically follows with the show-stopping "Midnight Train to Georgia." (Interjected her friend Katherine Waterston: "She makes people cry.") "I get really focused, I get a good sway, and I really go for it," Graynor admitted. "I think it's fair to say it's easy to get intimidated at karaoke. Everyone wants to do their best, no one wants to be embarrassed, but once the mike is in your hand, you just lose all control."