Compiled by: Jack Foley
Q. The 'chocolate truffle' scene is probably going to haunt
you for the rest of your career. While watching, I could see several
people look away in horror. It must have shot through your head,
while filming, how horrible this would have been had it not been
a 'stunt double' you ate?
A. Yeah [laughs uneasily]. What's your question!? No, I remember
reading it and thought it was pretty gross. I didn't even know
whether it would come across as funny, but the other actors in
the scene were so funny, and all the improv, and I liked the scenes
leading up to it (they went well)... but it was play dough and
chocolate; which didn't really taste like chocolate. In fact,
it tasted like shit! My eyes were really watering and it was a
day I'll never forget, I guess.
Q. That was superb acting, the way you managed to hold that
piece between your teeth?
A. I think that was take 100. It got stuck in my teeth.
Alison: What really put me off, was Eddie's reaction to it. It's
so cool, cos it's just exactly what you want to do and you know
Q. After three American Pie movies, what would you say is
your most memorable gross-out moment, or the one moment that fills
you with the most kind of cringe?
A. I think it was drinking the semen. That stuck with me for
a while. What about you Jason?
Q. What did they use for that?
A. Egg white.
Q. Last time you were all in, you said it was highly unlikely
that there would be an American Pie 3, because you thought it
would be when they all got to a certain age, and would require
the services of Viagra. So, are you already on Viagra, and do
you see Pie 4 moving at any time?
Alison: He's on it right now!
Seann: No, I'm not on Viagra right now! And it's like Jason
said, the script was so funny. I didn't think that we would, because
we were so fortunate that the first two were so well-received.
But the script was just really funny, and it made sense.
I thought that we had an opportunity to really do a comedy trilogy
and tie them all together and finish off with a bang.
It also just seemed like so much fun, particularly as the character
had more to do, and interact with other characters. There was
a different energy, so there was a great opportunity.
Q. Where do you see Stifler in ten years' time?
A. Dead [laughs]. I don't know. In an insane asylum.
Q. Did you shed a tear, or how did you commemorate the last
scene that you all shot?
A. There was the scene where, the one time you see Stifler react
to people calling him a dick, and he was driving in his car...
and I remember, the only reason I have a career is because of
these guys, and everyone involved. And this character, it's the
one time you kind of see him acting a little human, and it was
remarkable, because all of the people from the town were out there,
watching us, and you just see how big this thing has become.
I was driving home and I felt kind of sad, but then I got excited
because I knew we'd be doing this again [junkets], and we'd go
on a whole new adventure. But, like Alison said, I'm sure when
it's over, I'll go home and have a nervous breakdown.
Q. One of Stifler's more memorable scenes in this one is the
dance-off. Are you classically trained? And how much training
was needed? Were you comfortable doing it?
A. Well, I travelled the world, going to a lot of different
gay clubs.... I practised for about a month, a couple of days
a week, cos I really can't dance at all.
We didn't show anyone until the day we started shooting, and thank
God they liked it. But I really couldn't walk for about a week
afterwards, my legs were really tired.
Q. What has the transition been like, from being a comedy
star, to an action star?
A. I don't really know what I'm doing in either genre. But
I liked action a lot, it was fun. It was actually a little more
difficult, because sometimes the scripts are a little more difficult
to tell the story.
But it didn't really feel like a transition at all, because there
is a little bit of comedy in each.
Q. And what was your experience of working with The Rock?
A. Oh, great. He's a great guy. The movie is going to be awesome.
He blew me away, and Christopher Walken was great in it. It's
a little bit like Midnight Run, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance
Kid, in that sort of tone.
Q. Do you think you'll do both from now on?
A. I would love to do more action, it was a lot of fun. But
I like doing comedy, too, so it's whatever comes my way.
Q. What are you involved with next? What's on the horizon?
A. The Rundown, with The Rock, in September, and a remake
of a French film, which I'm producing, and will star in as well...