Back in December myself and several bloggers had the wonderful opportunity to visit the set of the new movie, Delivery Man, which will be in theaters this November 22, 2013.
It was a chilly winter day but we didn’t mind. The hustle and bustle of the set and the anticipation of being able to talk with two of the film’s start – Vince Vaughn and Cobi Smulders, kept us “warm”.
I have to admit I was really looking forward to meeting Vince Vaughn. I’ve enjoyed almost all of his films. Admittedly there are a few “duds” in the bunch, but films like Wedding Crashers, Four Christmases and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story were fun movies. Did you know he was even in The Lost World: Jurassic Park?
I had a feeling the Vince was a really nice, fun loving guy who was funny in real life too. I wasn’t wrong at all. In fact he’s very sweet and friendly. Talking with him was like chatting with a long time friend. He didn’t come off as a “celebrity”. Sometimes celebrities seemed “bothered” to chat with fans. That was not the case with Vince. He was very down to Earth and genuine.
Vince is a bit camera shy so we don’t have a photo of him or a group shot. :-(. That is unfortunate.
I have to preface some of the Q&A by saying we were on a New York City street, so parts of the interview are “unintelligible”, meaning it was hard for the transcriber to make out what Vince was saying. My apologies for that.
There was one question that was asked that the transcriber could not make out. I was going to omit Vince’s response but I thought it was worth sharing.
VINCE VAUGHN: You know I love the concept, and I think being a new dad, I was really right for it because I think the fun of the movie. When he was younger, he kind of donates a lot to a sperm bank. As sort of a young guy, he’s like “Oh I can make a couple bucks”, but he don’t really think of the consequences at that age. And now all these years later it’s like four to five hundred kids want to meet him. They’ve overused his donations, if you will.
So the concept in itself is funny. But then what became interesting was because of the number of children, they can each play out in different circumstances so I think he gives you all of your hopes and fears as a parent, each kind of kid can represent that. One could be doing [UNINTELLIGIBLE], one could be getting challenged with problems in life. One’s hurting, one’s this, and so to all these different kids going through a unique experience, sort of as a parent I think what you try to daydream about and stay positive about.
Like your fears that your kid would get caught up in this, or have this experience, or would, you know, lose your self-esteem, or your hopes would be they would love to do something, or find somebody that they care about, or that they, uh, you know, get passionate about things in life and are engaged. So it was a real fun way to find out, I think, sort of, in a real tangible way, what all goes through your mind when it comes to your particular child.
Q: What kind of research did you do for this?
VINCE VAUGHN: Yeah, you know, I just looked up a lot of stuff and information about things. But I think I really tapped in a lot to what I was going through. I mean my baby was [INAUDIBLE] and you also have all of those wonder and worry going through your body about what’s [INAUDIBLE]. I think I’ve just really kind of played and acted this role [INAUDIBLE].
Q: How has it been filming in New York?
VINCE VAUGHN: It’s so incredible being here. It’s great. It lends itself because having that many kids who are all involved in different lifestyles and involved in different things, it lends itself well to this kid lives in this neighborhood. Or this kid [INAUDIBLE] this and that. So it leads you to some unbelievable destinations that would have all these little [INAUDIBLE].
There was a bit more Q&A with Vince but it was hard to make out the questions and the answers due to the noisy New York City street.
I think the whole concept of the film is interesting. Imagine knowing you sired 500 children? That is crazy! As a parent it’s also hard to imagine how you can help guide that many children and be there for them when life doesn’t treat them kindly. You want what is best for your children. I’m not talking about a financial investment (we have a hard enough affording two children let alone over 500!). I’m talking about an emotional investment.
They could have easily made this film into a drama only. I’m glad they made it a “dramedy”. I also think that Vince was a great choice for the role of David Wozniak. Vince has proven that he can pull of comedic roles and more serious roles.
Check out the film’s trailer.
The film opens in theaters on November 22, 2013.
If you would like to keep up to date on the film you can follow it on the various social networking sites.
The theme song in the trailer is very catchy too. It’s called The Best Day of My Life from the group American Authors.
Are you going to see Delivery Man when it’s released?
*I was not compensated for this post. I was given the opportunity for a set visit. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.