Keir O'Donnell and Adam Ferrera - Paul Blart: Mall Cop
According to Keir O'Donnell you can get a good amount of movement on Segways but you can never
Keir O'Donnell: "Kevin was amazing. I always admired his work from King of Queens and everything. I remember the first time I showed up and I saw his moustache I was like, 'Is that real?' It's like unbelievable. He just brings such an endearing quality to all of his roles, but especially this one. This has such a sweet quality to it. That, mixed with the moustache and the Segway and everything, you just get who this guy is immediately. And then from then on, it's sort of this really cool action comedy where he sort of starts to kick some ass and take over the mall that he works at. So it's cool."
I haven't seen it yet but it looks like you're playing his apprentice. Is that what it is?
Keir O'Donnell: "It's definitely... I play his trainee who's sort of like the bored guy, but I definitely have a solid twist to my character which you've got to check out the movie. It's a very cool twist. The first time I read the script I was like, 'Okay, I know what this is.' And then I was like, 'Oh…' I was surprised myself so hopefully it will surprise other people."
So tell me about riding these Segway things. Was that cool?
Keir O'Donnell: "Unbelievable. We went through Segway training, Kevin and I. It takes just a little bit and then once you get the hang of it, you can really get cruising on those things. What I always say is that you can get a good amount of movement but you just can never look cool on those things. That's the only problem."
But can you go really fast?
Keir O'Donnell: "You can get cookin' on the Segways. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I think they go up to 20, almost 30 miles an hour or something. They can get dangerous. Once you hit something, it will spin out of control. Kevin bit it a couple of times."
Do you own one now?
Keir O'Donnell: "No. I considered getting a Segway. But, again, you can just not look cool on those things. So it's like I don't know where I would go except like around in my own apartment until my friends came over. It's like, 'No, nothing…I wasn't doing anything.'"
You just wrapped a bunch of movies. You've got a bunch coming out in 2009. It's going to be busy.
Keir O'Donnell: "A bunch of stuff coming out, yeah. I just did this TV show, Sons of Anarchy, on FX and I have another movie, When in Rome, coming out so yeah, it's been a good last year."
When in Rome looks interesting. Who do you play?
Keir O'Donnell: "You know, I play one of the suitors. It's Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, a great cast. Will Arnett, Dax Shepard, Danny DeVito… It was unbelievable. We shot in Rome. It was such a blast."
You actually got to shoot in Rome?
Keir O'Donnell: "Shot in Rome and New York. I was like, 'Is this a prank phone call? Yeah, I want it. Let's go.'"
Adam Ferrera: "This is a great movie. Have you seen it yet?"
No, I haven't.
Adam Ferrera: "You must go see it."
Why should I see it?
Adam Ferrera: "First of all, I'm fabulous. And Kevin James is in it, too, and it's a lot of fun. If you're a fan of Kevin's, it really is a Kevin James vehicle. He rides a Segway; he's a physical comedian, and he saves the day. If you like that kind of stuff where the hero wins, go see this movie."
And it's PG so the whole family can see it.
Adam Ferrera: "The whole family can come and see it. The kids can come, the parents are going to laugh, so it's really a smart pick for your movie-going dollar."
What do you have coming up next?
Adam Ferrera: "Rescue Me with Denis Leary. Our new season begins the end of March. And myself, Denis and Lenny Clarke are going on tour, a stand-up tour, to support the launch of the new season so that should start the end of March as well. I think we're doing like 11 cities."
Do you like that?
Adam Ferrera: "I like it, doing traveling with Dennis, just being with someone because stand-up you're just alone. So just being with a group of guys and traveling is a lot better because I can't be left unattended. It doesn't work well."
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