This was more of a cartoonish thing for me and it kind of took me back to SCTV, in a way, where the characters are just a little broader and you can have that kind of fun going a little over the edge.
I can`t do comedy that is cutting and vicious. If I knew I`d said something that was going to make someone feel bad, well, that supersedes everything.
I am the common man. I`m polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That`s my lifestyle, and that`s what I try to bring to characters.
I don`t believe I`ve ever played a hip dude. I don`t think I would have the wherewithal to do that.
In ten minutes, I`m thinking, `OK, you know what? I love these guys. They`re really smart, they`re really good, they`ve got a good sense of comedy, under their guidance, I think maybe this could come out OK.` But I didn`t like the part.
The greatest thing about doing this movie was that Chris and I both were involved in folk music in the `60s. I had a group, but I don`t think it was at the same level as Chris, because he`s an amazing musician.
We went through all the scenes and they became kind of funny and they expanded a little bit and because it seemed to be working so well in the movie, they added a couple of things later on in the movie and that`s how it turned out.
At the end of the day, the numbers that we`re hearing are not going to be totally correct or not correct at all.
I think I`m the only actor in the history of film who got to slap Sam Jackson on the face and butt and lived to tell about it.