Jane Lynch, John Morrison and The Miz Interviews
Well, the script was really good for one of these crazy
This one wasn't written for a guy like some of your roles. This one was written for you.
Jane Lynch: "But you know what? I heard David [Wain] telling the story in a press interview saying that it originally, before they thought of bringing me on, it was a guy. And that happens a lot for me as you brought up. It does."
Why does that happen so much?
Jane Lynch: "I think it's… I don't know. I think it's because I do authority figures and in your mind you always go to a guy first. And so it's kind of nice when they'll shift and go, 'Wait a minute…' I have very good agents too who will call people and say, 'I know you're going for a man here but would you consider reading Jane.'"
How much did you actually stay to the script in this one?
Jane Lynch: "Well, the script was really good for one of these crazy ensemble comedies. They're usually skeletal and there's not as much meat on the bones. But this had some really great dialogue so we used that as a jumping off point. At least for me I used that as a jumping off point because it was just really good. And then we would, because it's an R-rated and we knew it was going to be R-rated, it kind of releases you creatively and psychologically. You can take it to crazy places. Sometimes it ends up being in the movie and sometimes not. But it's always good to push that envelope, just to see how that feels."
That's the joy of DVDs now, right?
Jane Lynch: "Yeah, I guess you're shooting movies now with scenes for the DVD, which is kind of neat."
So your character used to be really a drug addict or something and now she's reformed?
Jane Lynch: "Right. And I have this sense that Gayle's story of her sordid past is actually like the old fish story that started out like this and got bigger and bigger. I think it's almost completely apocryphal at this point. I don't know how much cocaine she did, but she really prides herself on being that Phoenix that rose from the ashes. But I don't know how hot those ashes really were. She might have made it all up."
Isn't it refreshing that R-rated comedies are so accepted now?
Jane Lynch: "Yeah. And the great thing about the genre – I think it started back with Anchorman - it can be a $20 or 30 million movie, that's a lot of money but in terms of movies it's not that… What it means is that we don't get rich, and that's okay. But I think they like to make them because they get a big return on their dollar, so it's a good thing to make. And we're all willing to work for almost free – just show up."
"What I love about this particular film is that these guys, they're kind of like immature guys without any direction in their life and they're kind of doing that man-child thing, and they finally at the end of the movie come to a place where they care about something more than just themselves. They really step up, and it's really nice to see that."
So you play Augie's [Christopher Mintz-Plasse] girlfriend?
Allie Stamler: "I do."
Does that mean you dress up in costume too?
Allie Stamler: "Maybe… Yeah, I do."
So how much did you know about these fantasy games beforehand?
Allie Stamler: "Zero. I really had no idea and I learned as I went through it. I had no idea though."
You didn't go and research it, actually go out in the park and play with people and act like you were part of the medieval times?
Allie Stamler: "Not at all. And I feel like, I mean definitely without this movie I would never had done it. So now I can say I did so it was a learning experience."
The Miz: "You can also watch WWE's ECW which we are feature on on Tuesday at 10. 9 now, we actually changed it. Also we have shows on Smackdown, my new network which just started from 8-10."
John Morrison: "Monday Night Raw on USA network."
Do you guys ever sleep?
John Morrison: "Absolutely not. We didn't sleep last night. We came straight from Laredo. We did our show last night in Laredo, drove to Corpus Christi, flew here and then didn't sleep and came straight here."
The Miz: "We actually worked out. "
John Morrison: "That's why he's got the jacket on. He doesn't want to take away from the movie. We're here today for Role Models at About.com so if you have any questions now…"
I do. You guys, I am not a wrestling fan - sorry about this - so tell me why I should be.
The Miz: "Here's why you should be. It is the ultimate thrill ride. Have you ever been to a rock concert? It's kind of like that. It's the feeling that you get, the emotions that evolve. It's storylines. It's guys with their shirts off. Imagine this package with the shirt off."
John Morrison: "Three reasons. It brings families together. It's something you can share with your entire family. You can bring your whole family. That's the best reason. The second best reason is The Miz. But the greatest number one reason of all time is John Morrison. Right here."
The Miz: "I beg to differ. I think…"
John Morrison: "He's entitled to it. But I think I've got a broader appeal. You can look it up on About.com and see who is more searched for."
The Miz: "You can do that. You can do that."
John Morrison: "That's a project. About.com, The Miz or John Morrison, who has got more hits?"
The Miz: "Who would you rather see on WWE?"
John Morrison: "Now it's out there to you, the viewer. Check it out."