“Little Fockers” – the third installment of the Focker comedies starring by Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, and Teri Polo — will be rolling the beginning of September, a couple of months later than initially planned, with rehearsals to begin next month or August. The delay, according to Polo, has to do with Stiller’s crowded work schedule on another project.
What does she think of the script? “We’re not seeing the script ’til we start shooting, basically,” says the lovely actress, who just turned 40. “They’re working on that as well.”
For Polo, the “Fockers” films – also starring Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, and Owen Wilson — are “a dream job…it’s an honor to be part of this.” It also happens to fit well into her personal life as the mother of two. “My daughter is young enough, she can come on the set,” she says of two-year-old Bailey. Her son Griffin, who turns seven this summer, “came onto the set of ‘Meet the Fockers’ with me,” she recalls. “It’s being shot in L.A. so I really don’t have to break away from them. It’s nice to have a little bit of normalcy, then a little bit of abnormalcy.”
The actress also lucked out, schedule-wise, she says, in the production of NBC’s July 26 and Aug. 2 “The Storm” mini series with James Van Der Beek, David James Elliott, Treat Williams and John Larroquette. “I’m in the beginning of the movie, hunting down what’s going on and hunting down the bad guys,” says Polo, who plays “a very feisty, ornery personality” in the mini. “The weather only gets really bad when I’m out of the picture.”