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It’s been a strange week for Nick Cannon. Ever since the tabloids revealed — and then he later confirmed — that he and Mariah Carey were headed for a divorce, the actor and one time singer has been subject of a lot of press. Among the highlights: his plan to make Amber Rose a star, questions about his net worth and $2 million shoes, and rumors about hanging with Toni Braxton.
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You mentioned you enjoyed the challenge of making this movie and I’m curious, what was the biggest challenge that you experienced while filming The Skeleton Twins?
I want to say the pace of it, but it wasn’t really the pace of it. Considering it was such a low-budget movie and we had no time, it still felt like we had time to do stuff which was great, and to explore which was nice. Craig kind of made that happen. I have to be totally honest about how cold it was. When we shot all these scenes on Halloween night, it was four degrees outside. It was so cold and I was in a dress, so that was awful.
Because of this film, a lot of people have been comparing your role to Stefon from SNL. When looking back on your career, do you ever feel there are characters that have been overlooked?
No, I never get like that. I just put something out there. You can’t really control what people think. I learned that pretty early at SNL. I wouldn’t get wrapped up — I would just say well, that was fun! It worked for me. I felt really good about it. You can’t really control what people are going to think.
Because everything is live on SNL was there a sense of freedom from being able to do multiple takes on set?
Oh yeah! Yeah with movies in general, it’s just nice to be a little more relaxed. There’s less pressure on nailing it the first time.
Was that style of taping SNL hard to shake? Did you feel the need to be on point every single take?
Not just by the nature of what we were doing and the nature of the movie because it’s different than SNL. I think because I was on SNL, it felt very limber. You’re performing all day, every day, nine months out of the year. I feel in shape, performing-wise, so SNL helps in that way. You just feel very prepared for going right in. I work with some actors and it takes them till take five — like it’s starting to gel, you know? It’s takes a while to get in and to get a rhythm going. And I think that just because of the nature of SNL, it was much easier for Kristen and I to immediately get into that rhythm.
The Skeleton Twins is in select theaters now and opening nationwide on Friday, Sept. 19. Hader will next be seen back on SNL as host on Oct. 11.
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