Bad Grandpa är det bästa från Jackass på många år, med en ny tappning av situationshumor och oskyldiga stackares reaktioner. I spetsen går som vanligt Johnny Knoxville ackompanjerad av nioårige Jackson Nicoll, en redig debutant som är minst lika fräck som sina äldre kollegor.
Missade du filmen på bio så tänkte vi fresta med några bilder från en av alla makeup-sessioner som Knoxville fick lida igenom (fast han ser inte ut att lida) för att bli den gamle elake farfadern. Ett sminkjobb som verkligen övertygar, blev oscarsnominerat och är en av anledningarna till filmen fick ett högt betyg här. Läs recensionen. Som bonus lägger vi med en generisk intervju från 20th Century Fox, där Knoxville pratar om både hur roligt och frustrerande det vara att spela in.
Johnny Knoxville’s förvandling till “Bad Grandpa” i tre steg.
Johnny Knoxville berättar om Bad Grandpa.
Q: Your new movie “Bad Grandpa” is really funny. Do you ever find it difficult not to laugh when you shoot some of the scenes?
JK: When I first started doing pranks I giggled a lot. Even though I am not feeling very funny at the moment. Too many things can go wrong.
Q: Some of your stunts look and feel very dangerous. Do you ever have a feeling of fear?
JK: I never go into these things and not be scared. I am not very smart but I am bright enough to be scared. Sometimes I go into these situations a little bit more cavalierly than I should.
Q: Do you ever hesitate to do a certain scene?
JK: The performer in me sometimes says, I don’t want to do this, and then the producer kicks in and says ‘we need the footage’.
Q: Do you feel that this movie turned out the way you wanted it to turn out?
JK: I am so happy we did this movie. It turned out so much better than I ever thought. I am very proud of this film. Our ignorance helped us to make the movie.
Q: What were some of the challenges to make this film?
JK: I had to go through to three hours of makeup every day. At first when we started it was four hours. And that’s a big chunk of your day.
Q: What else?
JK: We had to travel a lot too. And we had hidden cameras. It was not easy to shoot. On our first trip the hidden cameras sucked. The first couple days I was angry because I felt we weren’t doing a good job. But it got better with time.
Q: Describe to us how you found this character “Irving Zisman”?
JK: We started doing the old man on the TV show. I was psyched to do it. When I did the show at first I could go out and prank people. But after a while I couldn’t do it anymore because people recognized me too much. As Irving, I was able to do it again.
Q: What is it about Irving that makes him so special for you?
JK: As an old man you can get away with murder – literally. One day in Charlotte I actually had four guys helping me to dispose of what they thought was a dead body. Two dug out a shallow grave, and they helped me carry a body and threw them in the hole.
Q: Is the footage real or is it staged?
JK: No, it’s real. But we do have to ask people afterwards to sign a release form.
Q: How important is it that you plan your scenes out way ahead of time?
JK: When we shot inside a business, we would ask the owner for permission and tell him that he can’t tell his employees what we were doing.
Q: And do you plan way ahead of time who you are pranking?
JK: We try to be smart about who we prank. We won’t do anything in front of a kid with a skateboard because we know that he most likely will know who we are. We try not to do anything in front of Jackass fans. They will recognize my voice.
Q: There is a scene where you run over a bunch of motorcycles, did you actually do that? And how did you deal with the bikers?
JK: It’s illegal to actually hit anyone’s motorcycle. We had stacked a row of bikes out there before the bikers arrived. So, we didn’t smash their bikes, but they thought we hit somebody’s bikes. And their reactions were really great.
Q: Did anybody ever get angry with you?
JK: Two ladies in a grocery got really angry with us. They quit their job that day. They were really mad. And we shot a scene at a beauty pageant. There was a scene with a father. He is still angry. That will never be seen.
Q: Did you save anything for the DVD?
JK: Oh, yes, we sure did. There is plenty of stuff from the burial scene in the backyard for example. Did you know that it’s legal to bury a body in the backyard as long as he died from natural causes and you have a special permission?
Q: Do you ever feel sorry for the people you prank?
JK: I never go at them that I have to feel sorry for them. We are not trying to be mean. We are just doing crazy stuff in front of people. Sometimes I do worry about the people. We pranked a lady at an estate sale. And she looked like she was having a heart attack. I just had to calm her down, but then I wound her up again.
Q: What was a scene in “Bad Grandpa” that was borderline even for your taste?
JK: We pranked a funeral. And I was wondering how they were going to handle it. We did that twice. And I was wondering how we were going to get a release from them. But they were so relieved that what they just witnessed was fake, that they celebrated and signed the release form immediately.
Q: How did you find Jackson?
JK: He was in a movie with me called “Fun Size”. The day I came back from that movie I knew the kid was perfect for this film.
Q: Having a kid on set, is there another tone?
JK: Yes, we had to look out for him. I had to remind him to keep his childlike tone. There were a lot of restrictions. We didn’t want him to be in physical danger.