Video:Russell Brand, Kali Hawk Get Him to the Greek Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Russell Brand's back playing rock star Aldous Snow in 'Get Him to the Greek,' the spin-off to Universal Pictures' 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall.' Joined at the world premiere by the rest of the cast, including Kali Hawk, Brand talked about his new film.See Transcript
Transcript:Russell Brand, Kali Hawk Get Him to the Greek InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Universal Pictures' Get Him to the Greek.
Russell Brand - 'Aldous Snow' in Get Him to the GreekIf you knew you were going to play again, would you have done anything differently?
Russell Brand: "Yes."
What would you have done?
Russell Brand: "If I'd known I was going to do him again, I'd have [said], 'Let's give him a much more colorful history. Let's say he grew up in the circus or in a network of tunnels underneath the earth, like let's make him part albino and he's got special powers. He can spray stuff out of him."
Russell Brand: "Maybe. Maybe Spider-Man. I feel like the opportunity has been wasted. But it's not too late for us to tell people...Yeah, in this film I basically play a rock star who's a bit like Spider-Man I suppose in many ways."
He climbs buildings.
Russell Brand: "Yeah, he climbs buildings, he sprays jets of white fluid like Spider-Man."
Was it fun to sing again?
Russell Brand: "I like singing. 'Bangers and Mash' that was written by Jason Segel, my friend."
Kali Hawk - 'Kali' in Get Him to the GreekYou get to play Sean Combs' assistant. What do you actually call him on the set?
Kali Hawk: "Sometimes I didn't know. But the director would call him Sean, so then I would just mimic whatever he would."
This movie is full of ad-libbing and guys who never go by the script. Did you go by the script at all?
Kali Hawk: "I mean I tried to, but the script would change. A lot of times you just want to capture that lightning in the bottle, so if something's going someplace good... I mean, Nick Stoller was the kind of director who would let you go there."
And you'd worked on Couples Retreat where they also didn't stick to the script so you had good training for that, right?
Kali Hawk: "Yeah, yeah. It definitely helped working with someone as great as Vince Vaughn before moving over to a Judd Apatow film. I should send him a thank you card. 'Thank you, Vince!'"
You're also in Trivial Pursuits, which sounds like a funny synopsis for a movie.
Kali Hawk: "It's actually kind of based on people who are obsessed with the game, these weird kind of scholastically-inclined kids who just won't stop being trivial."
Did you meet any of those type of people?
Kali Hawk: "No, but where we shot in Ann Arbor, Michigan, there are actually bars where they have Trivial Pursuit tournaments. People go there not really to drink but specifically to out-trivialize one another."
Are you good at the game?
Kali Hawk: "I've never played it. I don't know. I've never played it."
How do you star in a movie that's about that, and not play the game?
Kali Hawk: "Just my rebellious nature...I don't know. I mean, my character doesn't play Trivial Pursuit. She works at a main bar where the three main guy characters come and play it often. So in a way she's kind of the anti-tournament gal."
So it was perfect that you didn't play it.
Kali Hawk: "She's too cool for school, that's what I like to go for when I choose my roles."
Were you a fan of Forgetting Sarah Marshall?
Kali Hawk: "Absolutely. There was a fun moment with Nick Stoller when we were on set and he's like, 'Yeah, you know, just thanks for being a part of this movie,' like I was doing him some kind of favor. I was like, 'Are you serious? I saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall five times in the theater, okay? So thank you for having me.' He was like, 'Really?' And I'm like, 'Yeah, dude. I paid every time. It wasn't like I snuck in. I came back again.' I still love that movie."
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