Eddie Izzard and Jennifer Coolidge Exclusive Video Interview – IGOR

     September 18, 2008

I need to start by saying Eddie Izzard is awesome. While I’ve not seen a lot of his work, after getting to talk with him at the press junket for “Igor,” I’m going to support anything and everything he does.

And why would I do that, you ask?

Because unlike a lot of celebrities that are serious and stiff, Eddie let the interview you’re about to watch go almost completely off the rails, and he kept the train running and had me laughing a lot.

You see, when I walked in, Eddie and Jennifer were getting their make-up touched up, so we had an extra minute to talk. They asked me about the websites name and somehow we got talking about the experiment going on now that has Collider in the title. And when we started talking about it, Eddie knew a lot about what was up and he was explaining it to Jennifer. Cut to the beginning of this interview.

But before getting to it….here’s a bit on the reason why I got to speak with them….

Opening tomorrow is “Igor,” and it’s another animated film aimed at families. But while most animated films are bright and sunny, “Igor” has taken a road less traveled. You see, unlike most animated films, “Igor” is more of a monster movie, and it’s definitely been influenced by Tim Burton.

The movie takes place in the land of Malaria, and it’s the story of one Igor that’s sick of being a lowly lab assistant. When his cruel and bossy master dies a week before the annual Evil Science Fair, he finally gets his chance to prove he’s much more than just an Igor. With the help of two of his experimental creations – Brain, a brain in a jar who’s a little light on brains, and Scamper, a cynical bunny that can’t die, Igor embarks on building the most evil invention of all time, a huge, ferocious monster. Unfortunately, instead of turning out evil, the monster turns out as Eva, a giant aspiring actress that doesn’t have an activated evil bone. And if that wasn’t enough, he and his band of misfits uncover an evil plot that threatens their world. Now, they must fight to save it and prove that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

And now, here’s the interview. A big thank you to Eddie and Jennifer for being so cool.

Eddie Izzard and Jennifer Coolidge

  • We started off by talking about the big experiment that has the word Collider in the title. The interview starts towards the tail end of our conversation
  • While I’m sure the studio wanted us to talk about the movie…
  • After about two minutes…I ask how much fun is it to play the villains in an animated movie. They go off…

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