Saturday, March 08, 2008

As naughty as they want to be

The stars of "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" sat down for a panel today at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Here are Neil Patrick Harris and Hollywood's currently stoner-types, John Cho and Kal Penn.

Someone in the audience asked Cho and Penn if they did a lot of research for their roles, and Cho looked back at the questioner a bit incredulously. "We did a lot of blow," he said. "Then we were told that was incorrect." Laugher and a chatter about tomorrow's headlines erupted.

Penn admitted he actually did do a little research for his part. His character, Kumar, is enamoured by Doogie Howser, who off course was played to great fame by Neil Patrick Harris. Said Penn, I think I actually watched every episode. Unlike Cho, he was serious.

All hail Doogie!

PHOTO: Alexandyr Kent/The Times.


Versha said...

Very cool! I'd be interested to hear if they said anything about filming in Shreveport/how their time here was, and of course, how the movie is! Thanks for the updates, I so wish I could be there.

Alexandyr Kent said...

Check out tomorrow's article in The Times for comments about The Shreve. Without prompting, the directors had very positive things to say.