There are moments in life when you think, Oh my God, is this really happening? Am I actually doing this? Is this how I’m going to be remembered for the rest of my life? This was one of those moments, and unfortunately for me, it was very real, I actually did it, and it’ll probably be how I’m remembered for the rest of my life.
I’ve done material about evolution before, and in Australia and in Britain, it barely raises an eyebrow, it’s just worth a chuckle. But in America, it’s quite contentious to do comedy about evolution, you know, it gets a gasp. It’s the equivalent of doing material about fisting anywhere else. It’s quite confronting for them.
“It was like I woke up when she came in. She was the last person to screen-test, and I was so bored of it by then that I was mucking about—I’d been pretending I was Tom Hanks or Seth Rogen. And then she came in, and it was like diving into white-water rapids and having no desire to hang on to the side. Throughout shooting, it was wild and exciting. I couldn’t help but try to stay with her, keep pace with her, and not let her get away. [Laughs] Like an animal preying on a smaller animal, but a wily smaller animal.”
I grew up in Kentucky, but I did not grow up like that. I had heat, and I didn’t have to shoot my dinner or anything. (i)
“I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it. But that’s not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears.”