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Get Him to The Greek: On - Set Interviews
Eric: Hey IGN, this is Eric and I'm coming to you from the set of the new comedy Get Him to The Greek. Well, I got the chance to talk to Director Nicholas Stoller and stars Jonah Hill and Russell Brand. Here's they had to say.
Nicholas Stroller: The movie is about; it’s a Russell Brand playing the same character they’ve played and Sarah Marshall, Aldous Snow but he's falling off the wagon and he's now a drunk disaster. And Jonah Hill plays a young music executive.
Jonah: And I feel I'm going to loose my job, so I kind of pitch this idea that Aldous Snow, who Russell plays -- does this ten year anniversary show of his show at the Greek theater which was like a monumental event. He’s kind of falling off the wagon and gotten into drugs. Get back into drugs and alcohol and I'm the one who kind of resurrect his career a little bit. So I have 72 hours to get him from London to the Greek theater in Los Angeles.
Russell: He's really like speckled in drugs. He’s in terrible career doldrums and it takes the optimism of Jonah Hill’s character to rescue him.
Eric: So what its feel to be working with these guys again?
Russell: It’s like an incredible privilege but I'm also in a lot of pressure like perhaps say you had sex with, I don’t know maybe Pamela Anderson. You think on one hand “Oh this is nice but it never envies me. I've seen photographs of Tommy Lee’s genitals.
Nicholas: The first Sarah Marshall table read when I saw that Jonah and Russell had like amazing chemistry. I just thought they are hilarious and immediately I was like, we have to do a movie with the two of them if I'm allowed to make another movie after Sarah Marshall. That seems like a fun duo.
Jonah: I think Nick when he first came to me with the idea, he was like -- before he read anything, he was like I think even Russell have really funny chemistry because he's so bizarre in his look and behavior and you're sort of normal like –not that I’m forgetting Sarah Marshall but I think I'm shockingly to a point where you might said Blunt in real life.
Eric: How about singing? Are we going to hear too?
Russell: Yeah. I've only recorded to like an album. I've done about 15 tracks. I’ve been under low pressure. I recorded at a place called the Village which is where the stones with Angie go at soup drained on the chronic there, Snoop Dogg, done doggy style there. And my friends from the band Oasis, record their stuff there. And I called them out and I said I recorded in the studio I used to be in and they went —don’t tarnish those sacred dreams with your fin riddy feminine voice.
Eric: Wow. And you're response was?
Russell: I told them to F.O.
Eric: And you’re shooting all over right? London -- visiting in Vegas.
Nicholas Stroller: We shot in Vegas the first week then L.A. we've been in LA now for a number of weeks. And we’re going to New York, upstate New York and little finishing in London.
Eric: Any real life craziness in soon of any of these locations?
Russell: Yeah. One day, Sean, P. Diddy with whom we are working when all of the sudden he gorge himself from the fruits and made himself be sick all over my legs. And said, this is the worst accesses of a hip-hop community all in one act of bulimia.
Eric: Of a fruit.
Russell: A fruit in bulimia.
Eric: Sean Combs and he’s in the film as well.
Eric: What it’s like working with him?
Jonah: He is great. I mean he is clearly very intelligent guy. He's got very far in his life and career and he's really shockingly funny in the movie. I mean not shockingly just because he kind of has this tough sort of hip-hop image and I think he's very like shockingly aware of what's funny about his own persona and what's funny about the business that he's in. and he has incredible mind and people are going to be very surprise of how funny he's stuff is in the movie.
And he to me, he steals the movie and he's so funny.
Russell: Do you know people that they’d find this sort of exciting and you want to sort of sized up to him. But he’s god right because a lot of time, when we’re improvising stuff on what I do, I don’t mention this but I say stuff that I would like to say to him in real life. And say it in the scene.
Eric: Right. And you get it out of the way.
Russell: Get out of the way.
Eric: And his reaction has been?
Russell: He doesn’t want to work with me anymore and then we have to use stand in from the shooting.
Eric: Tell me about the scene that we were just watching you shoot because it was pretty crazy.
Jonah: Yeah. this is a scene -- this was one of the first scenes that we talked about Nick and I was the scene where he forces me to show off a balloon filled with narcotics of my butt before we go on a plane flight. And then Puff Daddy actually had the idea that, Sean Combs have the idea to that as long as I had it inside of me. I was in the power position with his idea, so I keep it as long as possible. Then finally, he forces to me into the bathroom and grabs it out with his hand. So my dream was finally come true to get fisted in a movie. It’s just happened.
Eric: And by Russell Brand of all people.
Jonah: Exactly. At least it’s by Russell Brand and not some stranger.