Josh Brolin gabs about being a "badass" in "Jonah Hex," working with Megan Fox and if a sequel is in the works!
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Kristina Guerrero: First of all congratulations on your new film.
Josh Brolin: Thank you!
Kristina Guerrero: Uhm, you were quite the bad ass in this film, I have to say.
Josh Brolin: That seems to be the word that’s going around.
Kristina Guerrero: Bad ass?
Josh Brolin: It’s a good word, you know?
Kristina Guerrero: Yeah.
Josh Brolin: Yeah, it’s a good caller word.
Kristina Guerrero: So, when they call you like ‘bad ass’, here’s a role for you. It’s going to be bad ass.
Josh Brolin: Well, it depends on how you use it when you said ‘bad ass’ and you said ‘badass’. So, I like badass better than bad ass ‘coz bad ass could mean like I had a big ass.
Kristina Guerrero: Yeah, that’s a bad…
Josh Brolin: Or that I have an ass that’s not very attractive. But I like badass.
Kristina Guerrero: Put them together?
Josh Brolin: Exactly.
Kristina Guerrero: Okay. Tell me about Jonah Hex.
Josh Brolin: What about it?
Kristina Guerrero: Just, who is he? Who’s Jonah Hex?
Josh Brolin: He’s a bounty hunter who’s an alcoholic, who’s going around just trying to survive.
Kristina Guerrero: How many comic books did you have to read to be able to get this character just right?
Josh Brolin: I don’t know how many I read. I probably read maybe 20, 25.
Kristina Guerrero: Really?
Josh Brolin: That’s not very many. But you know, I have my son sketch my characters a lot of times.
Kristina Guerrero: Yeah, I read that.
Josh Brolin: So, this was kind of, I was used to doing that. So, this was like him having done his job.
Kristina Guerrero: So, he kind of makes you a comic book character in every role that you do?
Josh Brolin: Exactly, sort of. I mean, like Ryan House, he did. And for some reason, he made my stomach really big. So, I thought, “Well, there we go.”
Kristina Guerrero: Well there we go (laughter). That was awfully kind of him to do.
Josh Brolin: Yeah, I know. I don’t know why he did that.
Kristina Guerrero: Uh, your love interest in the film, Megan Fox, is pretty amazing. And she’s pretty hot.
Josh Brolin: I liked who she was. And I liked reading about her in the press. And I wanted to meet her. And I wanted to see because there was no, we could’ve gone any age with it. We could’ve gone; either we’re a lot of different people that I was thinking about. So, she was one of several people that I met. But I always felt like she was the best one because there was this great kind of interior rebellion. But also, a real understanding of like, “Okay, all this hype around me and the fame around me is exactly that but I have to keep my integrity. And I don’t have to take any of this stuff seriously.” And I liked that about her. She seemed to have this kind of real greedy aspect to her that I thought was perfect for the role.
Kristina Guerrero: So, outside of what you read in the media and what you read in the press, what kind of person is she? How would you describe Megan Fox?
Josh Brolin: She’s a scrapper man!
Kristina Guerrero: She’s a scrapper?
Josh Brolin: She is.
Kristina Guerrero: Did she try to go at it?
Josh Brolin: She’s a scrapper.
Kristina Guerrero: She’s a title thing.
Josh Brolin: I mean, we’re just at the press conference and so she asked me if I highlighted my hair. You know, that takes balls.
Kristina Guerrero: Did you?
Josh Brolin: No.
Kristina Guerrero: No (laughter).
Josh Brolin: Of course not.
Kristina Guerrero: We’ll talk about the special effects and the makeup.
Josh Brolin: It wasn’t special effects. It was all makeup. It was all practical makeup. Now, it was three hours a day of prosthetics.
Kristina Guerrero: Three hours? Now, you feel our pain my friend.
Josh Brolin: Everyday and 20 minutes taking it off. And then there was no eating while I had the prosthetic on because I had mouth piece. So, all these were, you know, fake. There was this kind of fitted tooth thing that I had to put in. So, I couldn’t eat anything. So, I’d eat as much as I could in the morning and then we go 14, 16 hours without eating. And then I would eat tons of food before I fall asleep. I lost a lot of weight.
Kristina Guerrero: You lost a lot of weight?
Josh Brolin: Yeah, which I don’t know if that’s such a bad thing.
Kristina Guerrero: So, you think the sequel in the making?
Josh Brolin: Listen, we’ll see how it does in that. But I think the finish product is a lot of fun. It’s a great escapist movie. I’m really proud of it.
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