Video:Michael Copon Interview - Night of the Demonswith Rebecca Murray
Michael Jackson passed away on June 25th, the same day as the LA premiere of Universal Pictures' comedy movie, 'Bruno.' At the premiere of 'Bruno,' Michael Copon chatted up his upcoming film 'Night of the Demons' and talked about Jackson's passing.See Transcript
Transcript:Michael Copon Interview - Night of the DemonsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the American Premiere of Bruno.
Michael Copon - Night of the Demons
Michael Copon: "Night of the Demons was so so so fun. It was my first time in New Orleans, first off. My friend said, 'You've got to go to New Orleans.' I was like, 'All right, I'll check it out.' Went there, loved it. I didn't want to leave. I loved it. The architecture is so different from any place in the United States. And, you know, the city has so much culture. I was really surprised. And filming there, I filmed with Drac Studios who just won the Oscar Benjamin Button did all of our make-up. They're awesome. Harvey [Lowry], love you guys. They're my partners as well, I love them. They did all of our make-up. I mean three hours of this demon make-up."
What's it look like?
Michael Copon: "I'm not supposed to say exactly because they did model it after something the horror audience would know. I'm sure everyone in the horror audience would be so excited to know what they kind of like emulated the demons to look like. So it was fun. I wore these contact lenses that cover my entire eyeball. This thing covered my entire face. Nails... So halfway through the film I turn into a demon. I did all of my demon stuff so it was really cool to kind of play that character but also play my character, Dex. But it was so much fun. I had a great time."
Which one was more fun? Did you like being the demon better?
Michael Copon: "I'm going to be honest - when I was actually acting like a demon, it was fun. It was a lot more fun than playing a normal role but the preparation and sitting in that costume all day was the worst thing I ever encountered. I sat 12 hours one day in that costume. One eye was covered and it's all taped to your face so you can't move. If you're claustrophobic, do not wear demon make-up."
Did you just listen to your iPod or what did you do?
Michael Copon: "Yeah. I would turn on my music and just listen to all my music that I had just to calm me down and just like, 'Oh, let me get through this.' But it was fun. I worked with Edward Furlong and Shannon Elizabeth. It was awesome. Diora Baird, she was great. Like all of them - Monica Keena... It was a great cast. We're all like up and coming people as well so it was fun to work with everyone."
What else have you got going on?
Michael Copon: "Well also my show, Beyond the Break, with Kim Kardashian playing my girlfriend. It is on the end right now. I'm working on my album right now, which is really exciting. This is the first time that I'm actually coming out with my album. So this is a big year."
"And I'm wearing this jacket in tribute of Michael Jackson. This is something he kind of would have spiced up. He really impacted my life. Like, I can't even express how much he influenced me to be in this business. I mean my prayers and condolences go straight to the family. Everyone in the world is talking about Michael Jackson. I got text messages from London, Paris, everyone, Canada. 'Have you heard about Michael?' I'm like, 'Yes.' Just to see what he did to the world... That's what I tell people - people do all this amazing stuff for the world, but one wrong thing - people always want to pick that one wrong thing. And now look, I think people are realizing maybe we shouldn't have. I believe Michael always intended to be good. He completely changed my life. I don't think that he intended any wrong. And he completely stole my heart as an artist, as a leader, just an entrepreneur in this world to help change this world. My prayers go to [his family]. I'm just so sad he's gone."