Jason Sudeikis: Sudeikis & Tell
BY Brandon Voss
February 07 2011 5:00 AM ET
Uhâ€¦ not that I know of. I could throw out a couple of names for fun, but I genuinely canâ€™t think of anyone.
One of the characters you voice on The Cleveland Show, Terry Kimple, will come out as gay in a February episode and fall for another gay character voiced by Justin Timberlake. When this news broke back in August, the headlines were usually some variation of â€śJustin Timberlake Goes Gay for Jason Sudeikis.â€ť
[Laughs] Yeah, I caught that. I saw him at SNL when he came for the first episode of this season, and we hadnâ€™t seen each other since we had recorded that episode, so I was like, â€śHey, my gay boyfriend!â€ť Then we shared a tender embrace. When I first heard they were getting Timberlake to play Terryâ€™s love interest, I was like, â€śPerfect! Terry should be so lucky.â€ť
Is this a one-episode crush, or will Terry continue to be gay?
I believe heâ€™s going to be gay from now on, but it wonâ€™t dominate the storylines. Itâ€™s almost like when Ellen came out in â€śThe Puppy Episode,â€ť but then it became something that was just part of the character.
Do you have a dude-crush?
Is Kim Kardashian a dude? Can we just put a mustache on her? [Laughs] You know who I love every time I see him perform? Denis Oâ€™Hare. Heâ€™s just fantastic. But just to keep it in the Mad Men universe, Iâ€™m going to go with John Slattery. Heâ€™s a cool dude, he cracks me up, and his wife kicks ass.
SNL stars have had varying success breaking into movies. As you await the release of your two biggest film roles to date in Hall Pass and this summerâ€™s Horrible Bosses, do you feel any pressure to be the next Will Ferrell?
No, thereâ€™s no pressure there. I had a really good time making both those movies, I hope people like them, and itâ€™s out of my control now. It is weird â€” I hate saying that because actors always overuse that word to describe their career â€” but right now itâ€™s all just potential. Lucky for me, Iâ€™ve got an awesome job at SNL and a great group of friends and coworkers to take my mind off of that, so I donâ€™t feel like all my eggs are in those baskets. My folks get a kick out of it, though. When my dad, my sister, and I went to see True Grit over the holidays, there was this big poster of Owen and me up in the theater, and they got a bigger bang out of it than I did. And when I was walking with Bill Hader after work the other night, we saw the giant 40-foot billboard of Owen and me in Times Square, and I was like, â€śOh, look at that.â€ť Well, itâ€™s of Owen, and Iâ€™m popping up over his shoulder, which is totally fine.
The funniest men on SNL havenâ€™t always been the most conventionally handsome, but youâ€™ve emerged as the handsome guy who dates hot chicks. Have your looks helped or hindered your comedy career?
That question is way too complimentary. Yes, the girls Iâ€™ve dated have been super-pretty, and that I can tell you objectively. But for whatever reason, even when I look my absolute best, I just donâ€™t like looking at myself, and I certainly felt that way before I did this stuff for a living. I donâ€™t mean to sound overly modest, because I totally get what youâ€™re getting at, but thereâ€™s a part of me that thinks, Am I handsome? I donâ€™t know. Iâ€™m not James Franco, for Godâ€™s sake. Listen, Iâ€™m just glad I have all my hair at this point.
So was the unnamed inside source in that recent US Weekly item correct? Did you really do a BluePrint cleanse because you felt puffy next to January Jones [his former girlfriend] in photos?
That whole thing was kind of fucked up, because it made me look like a spokesperson. I tried it the week after I came back from Kansas City, where Iâ€™d spent my birthday and gorged so much barbeque and beer. I bought it for five days, but I only lasted three. The reason [Us Weekly] said I did it was a little goofy, but yes, Iâ€™ve done it.
By the way, I miss you and Kristen Wiig as the â€śTwo A-Holes.â€ť Please bring them back.
I appreciate that. I assume Kristen gets that as much as I do, and Iâ€™m always flattered that people still remember those characters. Unfortunately, there hasnâ€™t been enough room for them on SNL because there are so many real a-holes out there to poke fun at.
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