Sound Bite: Ben Stiller / Chris Rock – old lady being beaten up
Stiller – Well I don’t think you see old ladies being beaten up in movies enough, you know.
Rock – Not enough.
Stiller – At least not in a graphic way, and I think this film really sort of gives you a chance to live out those fantasies. Yeah no it is you know it was fun to sort of having done the first one to see what worked in the first one and what we wanted to sort of try and play off and discover the characters in the processes of making the first one.
Sound Bite: Ben Stiller / Chris Rock – a plane crash can be scary
Rock – It can be. (talks) This is the happiest plane crash of all time.
Stiller – Right now we’re selling the movie in a great way, there’s plane crashes, old women getting beaten up. It’s fun for the whole family.
Sound Bite: Ben Stiller / Chris Rock – the message of his character trying to stand out differently
Stiller – Yeah I mean I think that’s what’s sort of uh you know the part of these movies is the idea of friendship and also family and have friendship versus family because like you know Marty and Alex have this friendship but Alex’s family and his discovering his family sort of challenges that because Alex is sort of in that world and then Marty’s figuring out his own thing.
Rock – Yeah you know it’s trying to stand out and fit in at the same time, it’s kind of like being an artist in general, you’re trying, you’re attracted to things because they’re you know because me personally I’m always attracted to new ideas but at the same time you want to be included, like you notice every time you’re not included. “Hey how come they didn’t call me?” You know like…
Stiller – All the time.
Rock – All the time you try to be different, different the moment you don’t get called.
Sound Bite: Ben Stiller / Chris Rock – is their brand of humor in there or is it just their inflections
Rock – I don’t know I think they just tried, I mean, I don’t think they hired either one of us to be other people, you know what I mean. You’re Daniel Day Lewis, they want you to act like this crazy oil guy, but Ben Stiller or Chris Rock, people kind of want…
Stiller – Also yeah you know you want to bring your own thing, because there’s a lot of, we sort of like do the lines and play around with it, and you’re in a booth so you can just try things so we can just sorta, you know there’s a lot of just goin, “What about this? What about that?” I mean Chris comes up with just so much stuff.
Sound Bite: Ben Stiller / Chris Rock – the only time they get to work together is during press?
Rock – We worked one day, we did one session together.
Stiller – Yeah. (talks) I believe it’s the scene where you uh were you know where I can’t tell you apart and you get offended.
Rock – Okay.
Stiller – I think so. I think that’s what it was. This was 6 years ago. You have to understand it’s a long process.
Rock – A while while back.
Sound Bite: Ben Stiller / Chris Rock – a 3rd movie?
Stiller – Well I’ve got some time open in my calendar in 2020, so. (talks) We’re lockin the press junket right now. (talks) Well this one was 3 years, right? It’s like 3 years.
Rock – It was hard, I had to lose weight before I… (talks) Yeah I packed on some pounds.
Stiller – Had to get back in shape? Yeah yeah. I think they put it on the fast track 3 years.
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