*Marlon Wayans and Jaime Pressley, who co-star in the new “A Haunted House2″ film which opens nationwide on Friday, April 18, sat down with EURweb sister site editor (EURThisNThat), DeBorah B. Pryor, to talk about the film. HH2 is the sequel to last years’ box-office hit, “A Haunted House,” which surprised everyone with its $18M opening weekend and $40M domestic overall take.
At the interview, which took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Wayans is his usual hilarious self, sharing insights on what drives his unusual comedic acting, and where some of his best material comes from.
In the 1st clip below, one experience in particular shows the comic and the editor sharing one of the weirdest stories you’ve ever heard; about something that happened to both of them. Its so weird, even Wayans himself has a hard time containing his laughter.
“You even said that at a funeral you could really find something [funny],” says Pryor. “That’s where we get our biggest laughs, me and my brother,” Wayans responds. “One of our cousins died on the toilet, oh god, we laughed so hard thinking about what kind of turd was he trying to get out that made him die.” DeBorah adds, “You know, I’ve never heard anyone else say that. I happen to also know someone who died on a toilet.”
“Are you serious? What is it about the toilet?” Wayans laughs.
In clip #2 below, Jaime Pressly speaks on her and Wayans’ long-time friendship; how she came to be his current girlfriend (replacing Essence Atkins character) in the film, always trying to one-up each other in comedy, and what its like playing the “typical white girl” role in the film as they poke fun at stereotypes. Atkins plays a smaller, yet memorable role in HH2.
Pryor also asks Pressly how, as someone who hates doing love scenes in films, she got through the very intense one with Marlon in this film.
Michael Tiddes returns as director and Rick Alvarez and Marlon Wayans return as screenwriters. “A Haunted House 2” opens in North American theaters today (04-18-14).