Jeff Wadlow – Episode 26

It’s the twenty-sixth episode of HAHAJK’s intimate sit-down with some of Hollywood’s well-known actors and directors or rising stars that just so happen to also be friends with On The List host Brett Gursky. This week’s guest Jeff Wadlow joins Brett to talk all about his directing career and his new movie “Kick-Ass 2”. Jeff gives Brett the inside scoop on how he landed the job writing and directing the sequel, where he came up with the idea for the script, and what it was like to work with the cast, including Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, & Jim Carrey. Then Brett and Jeff take a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about how they met in 1997 when Jeff was Brett’s camp counselor at Summer Discovery UCLA. They talk about how Brett interned on Jeff’s first movie “Cry Wolf” in 2003, which Jeff got to direct after winning the Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival. Jeff discusses his experience making that movie, which filmed in his home state of Virginia and starred Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, & Jon Bon Jovi. Then Jeff shares stories from his second movie, 2008’s “Never Back Down”, which starred Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, & Djimon Hounsou. Jeff also talks about his role as a writer and consulting producer on the hit A&E series “Bates Motel”. Last but not least, Jeff reveals what’s next for him: Writing and directing the “X-Force” movie. Be sure to check out “Kick-Ass 2” when it hits theaters on August 16th.

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