Vince Vaughn On How He Prepared for ‘Wedding Crashers’ By Spending His Whole Life Being A Pretty Shitty Guy
For a regrettable period in the mid-2000’s, few movie actors were enjoying more commercial success than Vince Vaughn, for reasons that, in retrospect, are difficult to explain. His best work, however, occurred on the set of the weirdly Marylandian rom-com Wedding Crashers. We sat down with him to talk about how he spent his whole life preparing for Crashers by being a generally shitty and detestable guy.
Plot Twist: Were you picked to do Crashers from the very beginning, or did they audition other Trumpy, neocon pieces of shit?
Vince Vaughn: I know I was one of the first considered. In the end, it was between me, Clint Eastwood, and Jon Voigt. They went with me because I give off the same disgusting energy as those guys, but I’m also younger than they are.
PT: How much of yourself did you see in your character?
VV: Within five minutes of picking up the script, the character of Jeremy quite literally leapt from the page into the lap of a cute, 22-year-old make-up artist – so I connected with him right away. His proclivity for regarding women as objects was something that resonated deeply with me.
PT: Which experiences in your life would you say have helped form the actor you are today, and what are their case numbers in the judiciary search?
VV: Nothing from the past really comes to mind, but I will say there have been moments since the movie where I felt as though I really sent a message. Like knowing everyone saw me shake hands with the Don? That reassured me that the lessons I learned from Crashers are ones I have kept with me.
PT: Lastly, is Owen Wilson kind? If so, why do you think he was kind to a shitty guy like you?
VV: Owen is just about the nicest guy you could ever meet, and despite his most strenuous and oftentimes expensive efforts, we still chat from time to time.