Rainn Wilson Talks HESHER, SUPER, GALAXY QUEST, and His Jay Roach Produced Renaissance Fair Movie

     May 11, 2011

Rainn Wilson Hesher interview slice

With writer/director Spencer Susser’s Hesher getting released this weekend, I recently got to sit down with the cast and Susser to talk about the film.  Before going any further, if you haven’t seen the trailer, I suggest checking it out here.  While the summer is filled with huge explosions and movies that cost hundreds of millions of dollars, I promise you…none of them feature a main character as crazy as Hesher.  Playing the lead is Joseph Gordon-Levitt and it’s an awesome performance. The film also stars Rainn Wilson, Natalie Portman, and Devin Brochu.

While I already posted my video interviews with Susser and Gordon-Levitt, I’ve got one more and it’s with Rainn Wilson.  During the interview we talked about the positive response to Super, what attracted him to Hesher, what was it like on set, and we also talked about what’s the last video game he’s played, does he ever get recognized from being in Galaxy Quest, and what is he working on now.  Hit the jump to watch.

Rainn Wilson

  • :15 Talks the positive response to Super
  • 1:01 Does he get recognized from Galaxy Quest often?
  • 1:24 What’s the last video game he played?
  • 1:53 Talks about what attracted him to the role in Hesher. Says when reading the script, he didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
  • 2:48 Says it was an immediate “yes.” Talks about meeting with the director.
  • 3:27 Talks about what it was like on set.
  • 4:28 Talks about future projects he’s writing. Wrote a comedy set at a Renaissance Fair that Jay Roach is producing with Neil LaBute directing.



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