Uma made a name for herself in Hollywood with roles in independent films and action flicks like Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. In My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Uma tests out her comedic chops as Jenny Johnson, a superhero who uses her powers to get back at an ex-boyfriend, played by Luke Wilson.
"I just love doing comedy," she says. "My first love is drama, but comedy is becoming this passion. … When you're at work and you're, like, 'Oh, I know what I'll do next. I'll bash my head into the refrigerator—that will make it work.' I never had that as a career option before."
After surviving a public breakup, Uma says she needed to laugh again. At the screening of My Super Ex-Girlfriend, she even surprised herself. "I am the most self-critical person," she says. "I usually get extremely uptight, and it's really, really unpleasant for me to watch [my] movie the first time…if I ever watch it. And I was really laughing!"