Seann William Scott plays a character in “Goon: Last of the Enforcers,” who is similar to Stifler, the role he made famous in the “American Pie” franchise. But the actor, now 40, embraces the fact that he plays the stereotypical Idiot often, and says he doesn’t care about being typecast.
“I did four of those movies, so I clearly embraced it,” Scott told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell of his “American Pie” appearances. “I love that character so much and I don’t really know if I set out to play those kinds of guys. But as I was reading scripts or I got offered parts early on, I thought, ‘I don’t care about being typecast.’ Those characters are so much fun. I’d rather be that guy than more of, like, the straight guy. So, maybe I typecasted myself. I don’t really care.”
Scott is back to star as Doug Glatt, a physically superior jock who is not the brightest guy, in the sequel to the 2011 sports comedy film. Directed by Michael Dowse and written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, this time around, Baruchel made his directorial debut with the film. Why the team decided to make a sequel is an easy answer for Scott.
“Because it’s awesome?” he said. “I think the first movie was a huge opportunity for me. Even though the character is an idiot — which is similar to the characters I’ve played, but [it was a] very different part for me… When we were thinking of doing a sequel, we were thinking, ‘we have no reason to do this.’ It’s not like the first movie made $100 million, and the studio is like, ‘we gotta put a sequel out right away.’ We love the characters, we felt we could tell another story, and we could tell it the way we wanted to and Jay Baruchel and his writing partner Jesse Chabot wrote a really cool story.”
What’s in store for fans?
“Coming back, fans of the first movie will be really surprised because typically sequels aren’t very good — and I prefer this to the first movie. If they haven’t seen the first movie, then they should just shut up.”
“Goon: Last of the Enforcers” stars Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Elisha Cuthbert, Wyatt Russell and Kim Coates. It hits theaters on Friday.
Watch the interview above.