American Reunion opens in theaters today, introducing a whole new generation of impressionable teens to the magic of band camp jokes and pie sex. We caught up with Chris Klein at the movie’s premiere, and he told us that things on set were even crazier than in 1999. People partied, prank wars ensued, and Jason Biggs greeted him by slapping him in the nuts. That’s the spirit!
After a long nine years since the last theatrical installment (sorry, we’re not counting those four revered direct-to-DVD masterpieces), American Reunion finally hits theaters today. From what we’ve heard, the latest chapter of the American Pie franchise is gonna be the wildest yet! Although some of the gang is married with kids, it doesn’t mean they’ve mellowed with age. VH1 News hit up the L.A. premiere and managed to catch up with Chris Klein, who plays lax-bro incarnate Chris “Oz” Ostreicher in the series and offered this comparison to the original: “It’s more fun because the jokes are a little crazier, and I think us as a cast is a little bit crazier,” he told our very own Kate Spencer. “I don’t think anybody is any more mature or responsible than we were when we were 18 and 19 years old.” Phew, that’s a relief!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a whopping 13 years since the beloved original was released. Check out the gallery below to see your favorite American Pie stars, all grown up! From pie-shaggin’ Jason Biggs to band camper Alyson Hannigan, Glee-wanna-be Mena Survari to Stifler’s Mom, they’re all here! Head on down to see, and get ready to feel reallllly old…
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I grew up on American Pie back in the day, so getting to interview the cast at the American Reunion premiere was a late ’90s high-schooler’s dream come true. I grilled Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth and the rest of the Pie Crew on the red carpet and learned some important things. Mainly, that they all had horrible prom nights, skipped their own high school reunions and really love singing Journey. In other words, some stars really are just like us!
American Reunion is out in theaters tomorrow.
Chris Klein made his claim to fame in the late ’90s as a clear-skinned goof-hunk in movies like American Pie and, um, Rollerball. Now the American Reunion star is peeling back the layers of his squeaky-clean image to reveal the messy human goop underneath. “I would have died, and I think about that every single day,” the actor tells People about his struggle with alcoholism, a battle which landed him in rehab in 2010 following a DUI. “It got to the point where I was a fragile shadow of the young man that came into this business. Today, I’m the luckiest guy alive.”
While Klein has tackled plenty of demons in his journey to sobriety, the continual thorn in his side has to be the hilariously cringe-worthy audition tape he made for Mamma Mia! “I thought to myself, Wow, did I piss somebody off? Or maybe it was too good of an opportunity to pass up,” Klein joked with HuffPo about the leaked footage of his sweaty, wild-eyed performance. “I don’t know why I was in there. But I took a chance! It’s a musical — let’s see if I can give it a shot. And, you know, the way that they put it out there, it gets taken out of context and all that kind of thing. It was really a dreadful audition.” Be strong, Chris. You survived being in Rollerball, after all. You got this.
Chris Klein‘s recently unearthed Mamma Mia! audition tape has, for better or worse, boosted his profile higher than it’s been in the past couple years. And while it was fun to mock his crazy eyes and terrible singing, we feel a little bad for poking fun now that Klein has revealed that he’s entering rehab for alcohol addiction.
Klein’s rep Jaime Primak said in a statement to People magazine “After recent events, Chris was forced to take a clear look at a problem he has been trying to deal with himself for years. He understands now that he can not beat this disease alone.” Those recent events include a DUI arrest last week, which apparently was the kick he needed to get help. Klein will seek treatment at Utah’s Cirque Lodge.
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The descent of Chris Klein has gone from sad to hilarious to sad again.Ã‚Â Klein icked up on a DUI charge early this morning, after he was spotted swerving on the 101 freeway. Once a rising star engaged to Katie Holmes, the American Pie star’s career hit a speedbump after the failure of 2002′s Rollerball and he was picked up for a DUI in 2005, not long after he split with Holmes.
Hit-free ever since, Klein’ hysterically unhinged Mamma Mia! audition is probably the most-watched thing he’s done in years. Klein, who reportedly had a dog in his car when pulled over, could serve up to four days in prison if convicted again.
See photos of Chris in the gallery below.
The butterfly effect that Katie Holmes‘ marriage to Tom Cruise had on the world was greater than we ever could have imagined. Holmes’ most high profile relationship before Tom was with Chris Klein, you know, the Keanu look-alike doof from American Pie who we had forgotten about…until now. Guys, Klein has gone crazy. We’re not blaming Katie, but imagine for a moment that they stayed together and remained the world’s blandest couple, riding off into obscurity together…Well, we probably wouldn’t have this newly excavated clip in our hands.
The video above is an audition tape of Chris Klein from 2008 that has only just surfaced. In it, Klein tries out for a role in Mamma Mia! (which later went to Dominic Cooper, who is currently dating his co-star from the film, Amanda Seyfried, so obvsies that was a good casting decision) and we’re not sure if he’s under the influence of drugs, still upset that Katie dumped him, or if this is how he usually is but, folks, it ain’t pretty. Klein manically (or maniacally - potato, potahto) talks about Mandy Moore, sings his way through some Abba and freaks us out with his coke eyes. There’s really no better way to cap off your day than to watch this a few times and thank God for quality casting directors.
Well will you look at that – two people that no one cares about have broken up. Big Love‘s Ginnifer Goodwin, and Katie Holmes‘ ex-fiance Chris Klein have parted ways. The dull pair split after two years together, during which they did nothing but stare blankly at the cameras – and each other.
Normally when celeb couples break up, their pain tugs at our gossipy heart strings a bit (Hello, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey? Weep!), but we feel absolutely nothing for these too – probably because they are the closest we’ve come to creating robot-humans since Small Wonder. If they even feel any emotion about their own split, we’d be surprised. [Us. Photo: GettyImages]