Compiled by: Jack Foley
With Joey Gaydos Jr., Caitlin Hale, Kevin Clark, Maryam Hassan
Q. Please tell us, what have your musical influences been
so far, and whether you prefer music or movies as a potential
career in the future?
Joey: Jimi Hendrix, of course, Zeppelin, Yes, The Who, and
people like that. I really just like all these bands with great
And for movies or rock music, it's a tough choice, but I guess
rock always; music definitely.
Caitlin: I would have to say Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys,
and whether movies or music, I kind of have to think movies.
Kevin: Inspirations... well my favourite bands are, I like
all the old stuff as well, so I'm not going to repeat all of it.
And I like some of the heavier stuff too, like Metallica and some
of the newer stuff. And bands with great drummers, like The Foo
Fighters, with a great drummer/musician like Dave Grohl, and Green
Day and a whole bunch of bands like that.
As for movies or music, I would probably say music definitely,
because I love the acting, but the audition process is kind of
hard, and, also, music is just my passion.
Maryam: Umm, I like r'n'b and hip-hop, Aaliyah, Alicia
Keys, Sean Paul [laughs nervously]
Jack Black: You're not going to ask me the same question?
Simon & Garfunkel, Black Sabbath...
Jack: And Abba [sarcastically]. Thank you, for reminding
me. It was Take A Chance On Me, [singing] 'take a chance, take
a chance'; that was my first song that I enjoyed. I'm sorry, what
was your question?
Q. Maryam, what was the coolest thing about working with Jack
Black. And feel free to embarrass him?
A. The coolest thing working with Jack Black was working on
the set and playing games with him.
Q. Kevin, what kind of stuff do you think you learned from
making this movie?
A. Probably buying my way into stuff!!
Jack Black: Buying your way into stuff!!! [Looks in mock
A. That was probably the wrong answer [looks embarrassed]
Interviewer: There's no wrong answer, only wrong questions.
Kevin: Well, anyway, probably just the fact I was both
a musician and an actor in this movie. And use that as where to
go. If I do another movie, I'll be known as an actor turned musician,
but if I go into a band I'll be known as a musician who happened
to be in a movie. So it's helped me to make decisions about what
I want to be doing. I'll probably use this as kind of a demo.
Q. Caitlin, are you the youngest of the group? Was it nervous
A. Yes, this was my first movie, but I had done a little bit
of acting before, going to auditions, but it was cool working
Q. Joey, are there any teachers where you go to school that
are even moderately like the guy that Jack plays in the film?
A. Not at all, no. Mostly they're just tight-laced women [laughs].
Interviewer: You may want to rephrase that Joey, as there
are a lot of women here!
A. Not everybody's like that, of course. But not anybody
like Jack, no. I had a music teacher who I didn't really like,
because when he was going for a band, he asked for people to play
instruments, and when I said, well what about guitar, he said,
no, a guitar is not an instrument for a band, and stuff like that.
Q. What did you all get from working with someone like Jack
Caitlin: Jack taught me that it wasn't always about work,
to improvise a bit and to be yourself. To be a kid for as long
Joey: I really admired how much work he put into his acting,
because he really is just like that. He can really make anybody
laugh, I mean if you're sitting in a room with him, you're almost
guaranteed a laugh sometime, or another. He's really funny.
Kevin: He was always playing games with us and stuff. And
he's just so great, because he's like one of us; he's just a kid.
He inspired me that maybe I shouldn't try to act older, because
sometimes I'm the oldest and I would try and be acting older than
the others, but then, like Jack, he's the oldest kid of us, and
he'd be acting younger than some of us.