Cine Latino: 'Kick-Ass' Newbie John Leguizamo, on Playing Himself and Turning the Red Mist into the Motherf****r

Cine Latino: 'Kick-Ass' Newbie John Leguizamo, on Playing Himself and Turning the Red Mist into the Motherf****r

Aug 14, 2013

Cine Latino covers, well, all things relating to Latino culture and the movies, every Wednesday.

The masked superheroes of Kick-Ass return to the big screen this week with bigger gadgets, crazier stunts and even less tolerance for the bad guys. Joining Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz is John Leguizamo as Javier, the right-hand man to Kick-Ass' nemesis the Motherf****r (Chris Mintz-Plasse). The two go on an evil rampage, giving Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass a run for their money. A few weeks ago we got to chat with Leguizamo at Comic-Con on his villainous ways and his Alfred/Batman relationship with Mintz-Plasse.

On playing a superhero: "So when Jeff Wadlow, the director of Kick-Ass 2 called me, I was like, "Wow, I'm going to be in Kick-Ass – what superhero am I going to play? Do I have to take steroids? I'll shoot up. I don't care. Am I going to have special powers?" He goes, "No. You're going to play you." I go, "Well, that's no fun!" I thought it was going to be like Badass or Pain-in-the-Ass, Lard-Ass – I'll take anything!"

On his Alfred/Batman relationship with Chris Mintz-Plasse: "Chris and I had a Batman/Alfred kind of thing: I'm his butler/surrogate father/bitch. I'm there to make a man out of him, and I get Chuck Liddell to train him, and that doesn't work. So I get this group of villains – I don't want to spoil it but I end up being the emotional catalyst for why he goes from Red Mist to the Motherf***er."

On not having to wear a costume: "I was happy. I don't miss those days. [But] I will do it again. I'm up for something where I will probably have to wear a lot of prosthetics. I just tested the other day, and I was like, "I remember those days on Spawn. Four-hour makeup, two on fat suit, another three-hour makeup…" It's rough!"

Read the full interview here

 

While promoting Kick-Ass 2, Leguizamo took to Twitter to let fans in on his day-to-day adventures and what we discovered were some pretty entertaining tweets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

Categories: Cine Latino
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Facebook on Movies.com

The Burning Question

In the movie The Fault in Our Stars, what is the name of the character played by Willem Dafoe

  • Van Houten
  • Amphiaraus
  • Phineas
  • Tuffnut
Get Answer Get New Question

Van Houten