Vince Vaughn talks 'Delivery Man': 5 questions (Video)
Vince Vaughn takes on the role of a father to 533 kids in the upcoming comedy "Delivery Man."
In the film, in theaters on Nov. 22, 2013, Vaughn plays a character named David, an underachiever who discovers he fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic more than 20 years ago. The film also co-stars "Parks and Recreation" actor Chris Pratt and "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders.
OTRC.com recently caught up with Vaughn, where he talked about the importance of fatherhood, what audiences can expect from the film and taking on more heartfelt, dramatic roles in the future.
Watch OTRC.com's interview with Vince Vaughn above and check out five questions below.
1. Do you realize you pick roles that hit you in the heart?
"You know, I felt particularly proud of this movie. The writer and director Ken Scott really wrote a great film and what was fun as an actor is, I kind of feel like I'm returning to some of the stuff I had done younger where you get a chance to be more dramatic in the movie and have some more kind of sentimental or dramatic scenes. So that was just, for me, I felt very grateful to have that opportunity."
2. Is a full-fledged drama film on the horizon?
"You know, I'm sort of moving in that direction. The writer and director of this, we're doing, my next movie I'm filming now is with him. It's Steve Conrad who wrote "Pursuit of Happiness" wrote the script with Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco, and similar to "Delivery Man" it has a lot of comedy in it but it also has a lot of drama and a lot of tension in it as well."
3. Does anything scare you anymore when the director says "action?"
"I think it's all about preparation for me, so the more time I have to kind of ask them questions or think through my stuff and be prepared then the more fun I have on set. But I think leading into it there's always, in the beginning, there's real anxiety but you know, it's really only for me by working and preparing that you kind of get to a place where you feel like I'm ready to do this."
4. What is your view on fatherhood?
"I think it's such an individual thing. It's something that you want in life. For me, it was something that I really wanted to have. I felt I always wanted to kind of have that experience so, it was something I was ready for and I had waited on so I was really excited to be a part of that.
But I think I was fortunate that I was able to have some time to mature and do some growing up and then you get to a place in your life where you're ready to focus on that. So for me it was something that I was excited about."
5. Thanksgiving is coming up -- is there a Vaughn family tradition?
"Boy, we get together and just try not to argue, right? Try to enjoy the days and have a sense of humor and try not to pick up on any fights that could be possible."
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).