Lawson plays Tess Harper, a bright and resourceful young doctor, who can seemingly handle any problem, but her own.Unbeknown to Tess, the bride (Christine Chatelain), who is her best friend, has an ulterior motive, so during the week leading up to the wedding, Tess and Michael (Greene), the best man, are paired up to save the event from one impending disaster after another.Other film credits include Pleasantville, Nice Guys Sleep Alone and Cleaner.
I think it’s a common tale — well, at least in movies — that the girl who has it altogether in the work world, can’t seem to get her personal life together, or the girl who can take care of everyone else, manages not to take care of herself.
I think that there’s a reason that that’s a common tale in movies.
It was not scripted, it was nothing we rehearsed, nothing that we said, like, “Hey, let’s improv here at the end and do a little something different.” It just happened, and from that point forward we were like, “Let’s keep doing that.” It was really fun and it really established our characters early on. I think that in our lives we can have many things that we’re good at, and we can study, and we can have all of our ducks in a row, but the heart is something different.
How can Tess, who’s such a bright woman and such a great doctor, be so clueless about bad boyfriend Dex? So I think our minds and our heart they can play tricks on each other.
In late 2014 and early 2015, she had a supporting role as Miss Mc Martin in the 12th and final season of Two and a Half Men.