Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bill Hader Talks Les Grossman Movie

From In Touch -

Bill Hader can’t wait to again be abused by Tom Cruise! The Saturday Night Live actor is looking forward to reprising his Tropic Thunder role of Rob Slolom, the long-suffering assistant to Tom’s burly, bald studio executive character Les Grossman, in the movie’s upcoming spin-off. “I love getting yelled at by him!” Bill told In Touch at the premiere of FX’s new comedy Louie at Caroline’s in New York. “Having to take that much abuse is pretty funny. It’s on a Mr. Smithers-Mr. Burns [of The Simpsons] level!” 

So will the movie be a prequel explaining how Les got fat and learned how to freak-dance or pick-up where Tropic Thunder left off? “It could be set on another planet for all I know!” says Bill. “I know Mike Bacall, the guy who’s writing it, and they have all of those ideas. He’s an insanely talented guy — he wrote Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World with Edgar Wright and a great drama called Manic [with Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt], which Michael also starred in. We could be seeing some addiction and some weird stuff — but the dancing scenes are pretty mandatory!” 

Bill is looking forward to the project not only as an actor, but also as a fan of Tom’s. “It’s just great watching Tom — even doing those characters again for the MTV Movie Awards was so much fun,” says Bill. “He’s such a hard worker — and funny, improvising lines — like when [Tom as Les] yelled at Jaden Smith and Will Smith said ‘Come on, man, he’s only 11 years old!’ and Tom said. ‘I don’t care if he’s TEN!’ Tom came up with that — on top of everything else, he’s really funny.    

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