F@*% him, what is that? Stepping on MY territory! I found [him] irritating because he’s like the coolest guy on Earth, and the greatest rock musician, and writer, and performer you’ve ever seen – and ALSO funny? He could do what we do just in his sleep – as an afterthought.
Looks like star John C. Reilly feels the same way:
He was in “Cold Mountain,” he had a small part in that. But he really hung with the improv. We did this one take where all we did was talk in kind of what I call pigeon English. All this kinda country talk where only he and I can understand each other.
Reilly also talked about the casting process and how Jack, despite his vast reserves of what scientists call “brilliance,” wasn’t their first choice:
It was the toughest part to cast. You’d be amazed what scaredy cats there are among actors. You say, “You wanna play Elvis?” “Oh, I dunno, man, you know, that’s a lot, everyone knows who Elvis is.” So what? It turns out the guy with the biggest balls is Jack White.
I simply can’t wait for this film. Apatow + Jack White has to equal a winner!