Judd Apatow Exclusive Video Interview – PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

     August 5, 2008

When you get a chance to sit down with super producer Judd Apatow for 4 minutes… you immediately realize you don’t have enough time. After all, you could spend the entire interview talking about “Freaks and Geeks” or “Undeclared,” or you could just talk “40-Year Old Virgin.” And besides those projects…you could justchat about his films from this summer like “Step Brothers,” “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” and his latest, “Pineapple Express.”

As I said…4 minutes isn’t even close to enough time with this wizard of the cinema. So while I had a million things that I wanted to ask…since he had been doing so much press the last few weeks and he’d just been at Comic-Con, I decided to ask questions that he hadn’t heard before. While I could’ve asked the safe questions like how was it working with James Franco again or something about Seth Rogen…let’s be honest…you’ve heard them all before.

So I decided to ask something I’d not heard in any other Judd Apatow interview…

I asked if there was any chance of getting a character from “Freaks and Geeks” or “Undeclared” to make an appearance in any of his upcoming movies. Whether that be a walk by, or just a quick nod to the audience…could it ever happen.

Thankfully, he hadn’t heard the question before and as you can hear him say…he seemed to be enthusiastic about the idea! So if you see someone from “Undeclared” in one of his upcoming movies…remember this interview!

And one final thing before watching…the week before I did this interview I was hit in the head at Comic-Con. So let’s just say I wasn’t all there when I sat down in the chair and started asking questions. While it mostly came out fine… the opening question sounded a lot better in my head…

Once again, “Pineapple Express” hits theaters tomorrow. I absolutely recommend the movie…but only go if you want to laugh a lot.

Judd Apatow

  • True or not true – he got a mattress filled with money from Sony

  • When is team Apatow holding auditions for other actors

  • Another true or not true question…the fake weed in Pineapple Express wasn’t so fake…

  • Is there any possibility of doing an homage to Freaks and Geeks or Undeclared in any upcoming movie

  • What was Comic-Con like for him this year and what’s it like to walk into Hall H with 7,000 fans screaming

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