Jeff Daniels: 'Dumb and Dumber 2' will make toilet scene look lame
Jeff Daniels teased a few details about the "Dumb and Dumber" sequel after winning an Emmy on Sunday, Sept. 22.
The 58-year-old actor took home an Emmy for his work on "The Newsroom" and revealed while talking to the press backstage after his big win that he was "gonna party 'til dawn and then I'm gonna get on a plane and go to Atlanta and start shooting 'Dumb and Dumber 2.'"
"The intellectual free-fall from Will McAvoy to Harry Dunne ... imagine if you will," he joked, talking about his intelligent "Newsroom" character and his not-so-smart "Dumb and Dumber" character. Watch a video of his backstage interview in the video above.
He later added about shooting the film, "There are some things we're going to do in 'Dumb and Dumber 2' that make the toilet scene look lame ... pales in comparison. I can't divulge what, just that they've topped it."
Peter Farrelly, who wrote and directed the original film with his brother Bobby Farrelly, tweeted on the brothers' shared Twitter account on Monday, Sept. 23, "The first shot of #DumbTo is officially in the can! P."
The original film was released in 1994 and showed Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and best friend Harry (Daniels) going off on a cross-country adventure to deliver a suitcase and win the heart of Mary Swanson (played by Carrey's ex-wife Lauren Holly). The two grown men lacked any form of common sense and get mixed up in a kidnapping plot.