It was, perhaps, our biggest webchat ever. Six members of the American Pie: Reunion cast descended on the Empire office to discuss their latest film, and proceeded to take the mickey out of each other, discuss the appeal of '70s porn and generally behave just as one might have hoped after seeing them onscreen. Here, for your amusement, are Eugene Levy, Jason Biggs, Jennifer Coolidge, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Thomas Ian Nicholas's answers. And if you're wondering whether they're joking at any point, the answer's yes, they almost certainly are.
aotearoa says: I'd like to ask everyone whether they have a favourite unscripted comedic moment from the series, and if it made it into the final cut?
Thomas: My favourite moment is in American Pie Reunion is when Stifler sticks his fingers in Kevin's mouth because it wasn't quite scripted that way, it was just a bit that Seann and I did to make the crew laugh.
Eddie: Because I watch myself on the internet all day, today I was watching the pact scene, and I saw me giggling at you (Jason) right there in the movie. You're saying something not even that funny, and I'm laughing behind my glass. So my answer would be every moment that I break out laughing in American Pie - which is a drinking game, by the way: every time that Eddie Kaye Thomas corpses, you drink.
Thomas: There's another drinking game, actually. Just take a shot every time you hear Kevin's name - it's said more than anyone else's. If you can make it half way through the film you're my hero!
Eddie and Jason: Shut up, Thomas!
Jason: Eddie wants me to answer that one of his improvs is my favourite, which I will because he has very low self-esteem and needs lots of love and attention. So in the first American Pie during the internet scene when we're watching Nadia strip-tease back in my house and I'm with them, and Eddie improvs this line, and says, "Get out of here!" and we laugh about it. That won't translate written down, but it was very funny.
Eugene: There were moments at the party in the new one, between Jennifer and I, that I remember being very funny. I can't remember a specific line, but I do remember thinking, "Boy, this is really funny." None of them made the cut.
Jennifer: I was getting very sick between takes on no 2, during the scene when I was in the car smoking endless cigarettes. Between doing dialogue with Eddy, I would throw up in the bushes, go back and do it again. I smoked something like 20 cigarettes in a row. For the new one they said I couldn't smoke. I can smoke pot but not cigarettes, according to certain studio executives.
Jason: Eddie was the easiest to get signed on. That's a joke.
Thomas: I think the toughest part was coordinating everyone's busy schedule.
Eddie: Jim's gimp suit? Isn't that what you're wearing in this one?
Thomas: I would say, it wasn't Stifler's Pale Ale, it was Kevin's.
Eddie: Lubed flutes.
Jason: There's a market for those.
Jennifer: I want to go to Japan and do one of those huge whisky commercials. I want to repeat that. I want to go to Japan and do one of those huge whisky commercials. Hello, Japan!
LinzyLennon says: Hey, what do you guys think of the American Pie spin-offs like Band Camp, Naked Mile etc?
Eddie: We got to watch them when we were shooting American Reunion, and there was some funny stuff in them. Especially Eugene Levy!
Eugene: I'm in them but I've never seen them.
Jennifer: I haven't seen them either. I also think that Eugene's answer is hilarious.
Jason: There are similarities. I feel great, I feel like we have influenced a lot of these new movies, but we were influenced by a lot of movies in the past. I know our writer Adam Herz, the original creator of the series, he grew up on the Porky's movies. I remember him saying that there hadn't been something like that for our generation. So it's kind of flattering. I do feel we've kind of influenced some of these current projects.
Eugene: Hello! That is SUCH bullshit. Though I actually did meet Tom Cruise, at a show, and he couldn't be nicer. He gave me a big hug. And I was kind of scared...
Jennifer: ...of the Scientology?
Eugene: *takes a sip of water*
Mena: Some of us have worked together with one another on other projects or kept in touch over the years. Hollywood can be a small town!
Eddie: Not so much, PJPie.
Jason: Eddie was in my wedding but he wore the wrong suit.
Eddie: I'm joking; we are friends.
Jason: We popularised it though.
Eddie: I'm getting there! It was in the zeitgeist before the movie, but I am proud to have brought to light what was on everybody's mind but people were afraid to say.
Thomas: What do you mean we didn't invent the term MILF?!
thegrumble says: What's everyone's favourite sandwich?
Eddie: Corned beef, Russian dressing, coleslaw. On rye. Preferably from Katz' Delicatessen.
Thomas: A Rueben, and if you know what that is, you're cool.
Jason: Eddie introduced me to Katz'; I'm a pastrami guy though. I like a nice fresh meatball sandwich on toasted Italian bread.
Eugene: My favourite sandwich is egg salad. On egg bread.
Jennifer: Peanut butter and jelly. That's hard to beat.
Jason: Seann is nothing like his character. Yeah, mature, with worldly interests...
Eddie: Mena's exactly like Heather.
Mena: Seann is the most opposite, he's a sweetheart in real life. Chris is the most like his character.
Jason: Seann didn't want to be here for his fans. Seann doesn't appreciate his fans.
Jason: Cobie Smulders is in the Avengers, so whatever character she is, because she's cute.
Eddie: Hulk, maybe.
Thomas: Iron Man.
Jason: And they ultimately dictate it, so if they want it, there might be more.
Thomas: Anything is possible in regard to more Pie, but for now this is the last slice.
Eddie: I miss the '70s when I wasn't alive and there was actual porno in the movie theatre. Now you have to watch it on the internet.
Jason: Like Boogie Nights; it was quite cool when they shot it on film...
Eddie: And you had to masturbate in public.
Mena: Yeah, that's why Universal had to turn it up a notch and Jason had to show his penis.
Jennifer: I've no problem with sex in cinema. Sometimes I get tired of some unflattering naked person, but as long as they're having sex it's somehow acceptable. When it's just nakedness and they're out of shape, I get turned off.
Eugene: I'll agree. I think there is something about the human body that dictates whether or not you should wear clothes. I would never in a million years do a nude scene. The guy who goes naked in Borat runs a sandwich shop in Hollywood. But I would never buy one.
Jennifer: Yeah, because he probably uses a lot of meat, and I don't eat meat. I've heard he double-dips the sandwich in grease.
Eugene: I don't care what he dips it in. I just don't want him to sit on it.
Thomas: No, I think that each character in the American Pie films represents all the different cliques in a high school setting.
Thomas and Mena: Yes!
Eddie: 100% yes.
Thomas: I think now that we're older we are much more immature.
Eddie: Are we filthbags? 100% yes. Jason has been mimicking masturbation for the past four minutes.
Eddie: Dumb And Dumber. Super Troopers.
Thomas: Jason likes the movie Free Willy.
Jason: And The Karate Kid. Marx Brothers, anything.
Eddie: Day At The Races.
Thomas: My favourite film is The Shawshank Redemption.
Eugene: Godfather 2. I've got a lot of favourites, but if I had to pick one to watch over and over again, it would be that.
Jennifer: Waiting For Guffman. I want to stress that I'm NOT in that movie.
Jason: ...a whole lot of pussy?
Eddie: Less than I hoped.
Mena: I wasn't invited to be part of the third film. They completely changed my life!
Thomas: For me, it transitioned my career from being a kid actor into a young adult so I'm very thankful.
Eddie: Get more pussy.
Thomas: When Stifler sticks his fingers in Kevin's mouth!
Eddie: Oh, the Vespa in American Pie 1. I wasn't able to get the Vespa into first gear, so the directors left me stalling it out in the movie. When Jason, Chris and Thomas laugh, that's a real laugh.
Jennifer: The last film I did, I did a bunch of really stupid things, which were not funny. And I heard they're in the movie anyway. That's the big risk of improv. You say something you're not even proud of, and it ends up in the movie.
Jason: Shut up, Thomas!
Mena: You suck Jason!
Marilyn says: Did Seann actually read the Twilight books?
Eddie: If Seann cared about his fans, he'd be here to answer that question.
Mena: Yes, they're his favourite.
Eddie: Mena, are you single?
Mena: Eddie, wouldn't you like to know! Keep freezing your jeans, you freak.
Eddie: I agree. Jason will never have anything above it.
Thomas: If I retired now I wouldn't have a choice in the matter!
Mena: I would like to always be remembered for my performance in the Rice-A-Roni commercial.
Eddie: No, I haven't done press with you for four movies!
Eugene: Awkward? Maybe the last scene in the movie. There's nothing visually explicit about it, but it's an odd situation for two friends to find themselves in. And I wish I could be more specific, but you have to see the movie first.
Mena: What's the cinnamon challenge?
Jason: I'll do it!
Eddie: YouTube it, it's hilarious.
Jason: Pecan, strawberry, but mostly whichever one I'm alone with.
Mena: Pumpkin's good! I like apple and blueberry.
Jennifer: Hair pie.
Jason: Sell some tickets, will ya Eddie? Yes, 100%
Jason: No, but I'm thinking about signing a deal. I'm in talks right now.
Mena: I was sent a picture from someone on twitter showing a stolen image of mine on a magnum sized condom box in Asia.
Eugene: The weirdest thing I've done? I don't do weird things.
Jennifer: I sat on a Coke bottle on the subway once.
Eugene: And you think that's weird?
Mena: Seeing Jason's penis in American Reunion.
Jason: Right answer, Eddie. Right answer, Mena.
Thomas: The tongue tornado...
Eddie: I don't think people would let us into their party. They'd be like, who is this weird guy, crashing our party?
Jason: And Eddie'd be like, I'm Eddie Kaye Thomas, I'm here for some pussy!
Eugene: I don't do Bill Murray.
Thomas: Stifler as well.
Eddie: Good question... MILF guy number two.
Jennifer: Or Jim's dead mother.
Eddie: Or the assistant coach on the lacrosse team. The "Culmination" coach guy.
Eugene: Stifler, or Blowjob Lipski. See the new movie.
Jennifer: I do a killer Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin.
Thomas and Mena: : You're all amazing, thank you for your support. Hope you enjoy the movie!
Eddie: BYE EVERYONE!!!!11!!
|Home | News | Blogs | Reviews | Future Films | Features | Interviews | Images | Competitions | Forum | iPad | Podcast | Magazine||Contact Us | Empire FAQ | Subscribe To Empire | Register|
|© Bauer Consumer Media | Terms And Conditions | Our Data Promise To You | Bauer Entertainment Network|
|Bauer Consumer Media. Company number 1176085 (England). Registered Office: 21 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DY|