Compiled by: Jack Foley
On taking things to a new level
Now, you have, I think, two of the most prolific actor-comedians
in the business. And Will has gone on to be nominated for an Academy
Award. Martin's had some very successful films in the marketplace,
uh, as a comic and an actor. And they, their craft level, of course,
with age and with experience, has risen even beyond the first
time we worked with them, and they were amazing the first time.
So, you're getting two young - still young performers, who are
at the top of their game.
On Martin and Will's relationship
Will would come up with wonderful ideas for Martin's character
and vice-versa. There was never a selfish moment between the two
of them. And it's really a pleasure for a director, or a producer,
to sit in a room with such gifted performers and watch them, um,
just come up with wonderful bits and wonderful dialogue and embellish
their characters, embellish other characters and make the movie
so much better than what we had on the page.
And we had a pretty good script going into it. I mean, we were
always trying to make it better, and they certainly added a whole
other level of humor during the filming of it, and during the
On Marcus and Mike's relationship
Martin is, is at a place where his kids are growing up - they're
getting older - and he's getting older. He wants to have a little
more time at home. And when you're in, in this really specialised
unit, you're on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
He wants to see his grandkids, you know, he wants to make sure
And Will is still very single and still having a good time, and
hasn't made any commitments. He is still, you know, always pushing
the limits when he's on a case and has, has, uh, the testosterone
still pretty flowing and still breaks down doors and, you know,
asks questions later.
Martin is just kind of saying, 'Wait a second,' you know, 'I wanna
live a little longer so, we gotta calm down a little bit', and
Will's not willing to compromise. So, it kind of strains the relationship
a little bit.