Video:Horrible Bosses Cast Interview-Bateman, Sudeikis, and Daywith Rebecca Murray
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day are the victims of horrible bosses in the Warner Bros Pictures' film, 'Horrible Bosses.' Together at CinemaCon, the threesome talked about working together and improvising on the set.See Transcript
Transcript:Horrible Bosses Cast Interview-Bateman, Sudeikis, and Day
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies on Warner Bros Pictures' 2011 CinemaCon Press Line.
Horrible Bosses Cast - Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day
[Just prior to our interview, Jason Bateman had taken the gum he'd been chewing out of his mouth and put it on Ryan Reynolds' wrist. Reynolds then proceeded to pick it up and start chewing it himself]
I can't let this go. You just put your gum on his hand and he put it in his mouth.
Jason Bateman: "Well, we swap a lot of fluids. We're not afraid."
Director Seth Gordon was saying he really let you play with this. How much of your own stuff did you throw in and how much did you stick to the script?
Jason Sudeikis: "It's hard to quantify."
Charlie Day: "I've had that question on anything that I've ever done. It's not a math equation, so you can't really put a number on it. But we riffed on things and we did things as they were written. There's a lot of both."
Jason Bateman: "You can never sort of get a hard number on the ratio, but it's just if a script's really well written in a comedy, it kind of lends itself to actors kind of putting a... Depending on how we are going to play our characters, certain words might work better. But for the most part the script was amazing and the reason that we did this, so we didn't need to go in there and try to fix it. Of course, we're not writers so why would we even try to?"
Charlie Day: "I'm a writer."
Jason Sudeikis: "I'm a writer too."
Charlie Day: "I write a television series."
Jason Sudeikis: "And I write on SNL. I have for eight years."
Jason Bateman: "What I mean to say was...is this...let me finish."
Charlie Day: "I'm on season seven, sold into syndication. Go ahead."
How easy was it for the three of you to riff? Was the bonding automatic?
Charlie Day: "It was easy. It was really easy."
Jason Sudeikis: "It was fairly effortless."
Was it? Even bringing this new guy in? You guys are used to each other.
Charlie Day: "Apparently, he's got some experience."
Jason Sudeikis: "I've spent more time probably with him in the span of his career than I have with this guy. You've been working since you were a lad."
Charlie Day: "I've been watching him...I've seen him in a couple things."
Jason Sudeikis: "And he just does the same thing all the time so you just kind of get used to it."
Jason Bateman: "It's true."
Jason Sudeikis: "What you do is you watch his movies and you mute it when the other person talks and then you say it, and then you hear what he'd say."
Jason Bateman: "You know what I learned on this film was not to look in the camera. Nobody ever told that. I kept ruining..."
Charlie Day: "I told him, 'Hey, little thing - and I haven't been nowhere near as long as you - don't look directly into the camera and they can use that footage.' Normally they spend millions painting his eyes looking to the left, painting his eyes looking to the right."
Jason Bateman: "No one ever thought...They didn't want to hurt my feelings and tell me that."
Charlie Day: "This is the first movie with your eyes."
Jason Sudeikis: "One of the most easily direct-able persons I've ever met. He just picked right up on it."
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