‘Community’ Finale: Alison Brie Previews ‘A Fist Full Of Paintballs’

by | May 5, 2011 at 6:38 AM | Community, Finales 2011, TV News

What do paintball, westerns, Josh Holloway, and a cliffhanger have in common?

All are part of the much-talked about two-part finale of the little show that could, NBC’s “Community,” which airs Thursday, May 5, and continues next Thursday, May 12. “It’s sort of a Western,” says Alison Brie, who plays Annie. “It’s a bit of a [Quentin] Tarantino-type western nod as well, so I think you have some of that cool badassery, mixed in with the old style western stuff.”

Here’s what else we can expect, according to Brie:

A “Modern Warfare” Redux? “No, it’s different. The stunts were a bit different. First of all the costumes are extremely different, and I think also just because of the types of movies that we’re spoofing, our whole attitude and demeanor is much different. When you watch a western they – things move a bit more slowly and there’s that swagger that you kind of take on.”
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A Scantily Clad Annie: “I certainly was wearing a lot less clothing than I usually wear, but still sort of taking on that cowboy attitude. So that was really fun and interesting. Bloomers and sort of corset vests are the main players in my outfit, and there’s not much else to it.”

What’s Up With “Lost” Hottie Josh Holloway? “It only took us about 20 minutes before we just jumped right into like, ‘So, what were you drinking when you were drinking those Dharma beer cans?’ He plays a bit of a mysterious character. I got to do some action scenes with him, and also a bit of a flirtatious scene that we had together. I guess it was going really well and they ended up adding some lines and adding some moments for Josh and me later in the episode or later in that scene, and that was exciting for me. I was like, ‘Yes, chemistry with Josh Holloway! Nailed it.’

The Biggest Cliffhanger Ever? “There is really a lot of emotional stuff going on in these last couple episodes, and there’s a bit of a cliffhanger at the end. I’m not sure people will know which way it’s going to go. I may not know which way it’s going to go. The biggest cliffhanger is going to be at the end of the second episode. Really, it – I mean, it’s a big [one].”

More Guest Stars: “You’ll see all of our regular sort of co-star people like Leonard and Fat Neil, and people like that sprinkled throughout the episode and in roles of varying sizes, and yes, Anthony Michael Hall came back as well.

“A Fist Full of Paintballs” airs tonight, Thursday May 5 at 9 p.m. ET and “For a Few Paintballs More” airs next Thursday, May 12. Set your DVR to record by clicking here.