Andy Samberg Covers Out Magazine
The 30-year-old funnyman describes the comedy as “a dude-on-dude romantic story that straight guys can feel comfortable watching.” The flick stars Paul Rudd as a guy on the verge of marriage who ends up on an accidental date with Andy, who plays a gay character who only sleeps with straight guys. A het hunter, if you will.
Andy says, “No-one is going to look at my character in I Love You, Man, and say, ‘It’s funny because you’re a straight guy playing a gay guy.’ It’s funny because the character is funny.’”
And responding to criticism that Saturday Night Live has resorted to gay stereotypes, Andy claims the source of humor is not homosexuality, but in the fraught relationship straight men have with it. “It’s bro-gay,” he says, “which I just love because dudes that are bros and super antigay are the ones who need to get it the worst. They’re the ones we have the most fun f—ing with.”
To check out the full feature and a behind-the-scenes cover shoot video, visit Out.com. I Love You, Man opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 20.