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Diablo Cody on 'Jennifer's Body' Failure: 'I Own It'

Diablo Cody  Visits Fuse TV
Writer Diablo Cody appears on 'Let It Rock' at fuse Studios on September 15, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Diablo Cody won an Oscar for Juno, but she knows all-too-well that not every movie can be a winner. Case in point? The anemic box office take for her summer horror flick, Jennifer's Body. But at least she's willing to own up to it.

Megan Fox and Diablo Cody at the premiere of Jennifer's Body. (Photo Agency)
In an interview with New York magazine, Diablo admits that she was disappointed with the movie's performance, and while the marketing wasn't quite right, she takes full responsibility for the stinker.

"I’ve said it before, but the movie was marketed exclusively to guys, and there’s obviously a huge female audience out there," she said. "Look at how Dear John just did. Those girls went out to see Amanda [Seyfried]; Amanda wasn’t even on our poster.

"I don’t like to lay blame, though. I own it, I own my failure. I hate it on American Idol when they do a horrible performance and they come onstage and go, ‘Well, I had fun.’ I think that’s bulls--t. If you failed, you didn’t have fun, and I did not have any fun."

Diablo is hoping for a better reception the new season of her Showtime show, The United States of Tara. She says for her next movie project, she's looking to do an adaptation of the teen-centric Sweet Valley High books.


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  • Diablo Cody in HBO Luxury Lounge In Honor Of 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Day 3
  • Diablo Cody in HBO Luxury Lounge In Honor Of 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Day 3
  • Diablo Cody in HBO Luxury Lounge In Honor Of 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Day 3
  • Diablo Cody in HBO Luxury Lounge In Honor Of 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Day 3
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