Video:Jay Baruchel Interview - The Sorcerer's Apprenticewith Rebecca Murray
Jay Baruchel's having an impressive year, with starring roles in a romantic comedy, an animated film, and Disney's big-budget adventure 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice.' And it was 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' Baruchel ventured to WonderCon to chat about.See Transcript
Transcript:Jay Baruchel Interview - The Sorcerer's ApprenticeRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2010 WonderCon in San Francisco.
Jay Baruchel – 'Dave' in The Sorcerer's ApprenticeCould you have a busier year?
Jay Baruchel: "You know, it's a good problem to have. My progress in the video game career I have going has taken a hit, but aside from that, you know… No, it's good. Busy hands are happy hands. It's a lot easier when you like the things that you're out supporting and promoting."
You like this one a lot - why?
Jay Baruchel: "I love this one just because this is the kind of movie I grew up loving, you know? To me, it's so got so much different… It's got Indiana Jones and it's got Excalibur in it. I mean, it's got so much fun stuff in it. It was just your quintessential big, epic, family summer movie with crazy special effects and stunts and set pieces, and an epic story between good and evil. And it's just like I'm a sucker for this stuff."
Jay Baruchel: "Oh, very much so. And also, I was chomping at the bit to get the chance to shoot energy out of my hands and fight bad guys and stuff."
Shoot energy out of your hands? What is this?
Jay Baruchel: "Oh, yeah. We conjure…we're sorcerers so conjure these things called plasma bolts, which is like a kind of little ball of concentrated energy and we shoot them. There's like a whole shoot-out at the end of the movie."
So now when you see people you don't like, you're doing it on the street?
Jay Baruchel: "Yeah, it's that or the bird. The bird still works. The bird's a classic – an oldie but a goodie."
Working with Nicolas Cage, how was that?
Jay Baruchel: "Unbelievable. Such a generous, caring actor. Such a lovely, compassionate man. Super professional, always on time. And we're just kind of kindred spirits. We're both oddballs that march to the beat of our own drum, so I enjoyed working with him and chillin' with him equally."
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