What was the process like for filming the musical numbers?
JF: Well, we recorded in my studio. And then when we got onto the set it was sort of like shooting a music video. The music is playing on the speakers and you do several takes of it, and then they make the magic.
Wait. You have a recording studio in your home?
JF: I do. What's interesting about that studio is that I've had it for years, and "Gold Digger" came out of that studio. Ne-Yo and Flo Rida came out of there. A kid named Ed Sheeran slept on my floor for six weeks and did his album in that studio. So when you get that type of luck, you keep going there.
What is your favorite song from the film?
JF: Probably "Tomorrow" or "Hard Knock Life." I took my daughter ice-skating, and all these kids ran up saying they can't wait to see Annie and [they were] singing the songs. To be a part of something like that is really surreal.