Joel McHale - JustJared.com Exclusive Interview
Here is what the 39-year-old Spy Kids: All the Time in the World actor had to share:
Just Jared: Tell us about your new film.
Joel McHale: “Robert Rodriguez wanted to have a meeting and I obviously jumped at that meeting. If I had won some sort of auction item where I could hang out with Robert Rodriguez I would have bought that! Of course I jumped at it, he pitched me the story and I couldn’t say no. All the time stopping stuff in the film I loved. Having Jessica Alba play my wife, I’m sure was some sort of huge mistake (laughs) because someone who looks like her couldn’t be with me, but then again, my wife is beautiful, so I tricked her. Jeremy Piven I am also a huge fan of, and then the rest of the cast was crazy.”
JJ: What’s your favorite Robert Rodriguez film?
JM:”Sin City is one of those movies in like the beginning of the new way of make movies. El Mariachi is a masterpiece, he pretty much invented Mexican fable storytelling, he instantly invented this genre or brought it back. I loved Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.”
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JJ: What is it like to work on Community?
JM: “It is thrilling to be on that show and we just added John Goodman to be the new Vice Dean and Michael K. Williams from The Wire – he is our ex-con Biology teacher and he is hilarious. Get ready for some good times!”
JJ: Tell us about your upcoming movie Ted with Mark Wahlberg.
JM: “It’s done! That was so fun! Seth MacFarlane is a genius and he wrote the script that has the same joke style as Family Guy, but it’s live action and has Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Seth is a great director and does a great job on telling the story of the characters. It’s rare that I read a script and laugh out loud.”
JJ: Has The Soup had any backlash with people that have been joked about on it?
JM: “I know the Kardashians don’t like me. No one has said ‘how dare you,’ reality stars without exception have come up to me and have said ‘Thank you for making fun of me.’ We made so much fun of Jake Pavelka, and he responded by coming on the show. With the Kardashians we’re not allowed to say they have a sex tape anymore because the network flips out. Tyra Banks was the only one that tried to make us not feature her show on ours, but then she changed her tune, and then she went off the air, much to our great disappointment.”
JJ: What shows are you looking forward to make fun of on The Soup?
JM: “Dancing with the Stars is the show that keeps on giving. I also love Hoarders and My Strange Addictions, I like all the weird shows.”