1) Why 3D?
3D is usually saved for action movies. Never seen a comedy given this sort of deal. Not gimmicky. Think about the last good comedy you saw in 3D? You can’t! They don’t exist. So, I guess we’re trying to blaze the trail.
2) What was it like working with Wafflebot?
I loved Wafflebot. He’s just so cute. People like robots. I like robots, who doesn’t?
3) Do you plan on returning to government work?
Would love to. The plan was two years spent working in the Obama Administration. Then return to acting. I would love to work on re-election campaign. Sort of a two years acting, then politics. Back and forth, as I fulfill my goals.
4) This third film featured less Neil Patrick Harris. The result was that more of the plot advancement was thrust upon John Cho and yourself. How did that make this film a little different?
By the time this film starts, it’s been six years since NPH was shot at the Texas whorehouse. NPH has always function as a plot device of sorts in these movies. When he appears to Harold and Kumar, he basically doesn’t take away from the guys. He gives them a chance to slow things down and think about where everything’s going. So, I don’t feel that it’s that different.
5) What’s your favorite Christmas movie?
The writers knew that my favorite Christmas film was “A Christmas Story”, so building from there we worked it into the film. From that point, we extended it to include the infamous dick pole scene that involves Harold and Wafflebot later in the movie. I was also a big fan of those old Holiday Claymation specials.
6) One last question before we go. Were you a little sad that you didn’t get to work more with Danny Trejo?
We did share a brief scene at the end with Wafflebot. So, I feel that it worked out for everyone.