Thursday, May 29, 2008

Andy Samberg - Made his stache from show dogs (TRL interview)

Andy Samberg appears onstage during MTV's Total Request Live (TRL) at the MTV Times Square Studios on July 30, 2007 in New York City

TRL is Total Request Live, an MTV show where they go through the top music videos, take requests, and interview celebrities.

MTV: Looking at the countdown, what's your favorite video?

Andy Samberg: Hmm ... "Lip Gloss."

MTV: Is there a song not on there that you think should be?

Andy Samberg: Nope! [Laughs.] I mean, I love a lot of music out right now. I'm surprised that The [White] Stripes aren't on there anymore, but I guess it's not really the club music anymore.

MTV: You had your own brush with pop stardom this past year when you did "D--- in a Box" on SNL with Justin Timberlake. How was that experience and can we expect you to reprise that role?

Andy Samberg: I hope so, but I don't know when it would be. What was the process like? It was awesome! [Laughs.]

MTV: Were you surprised that it was nominated for an Emmy?

Andy Samberg: Yeah, I was very surprised. It was, like, the most shocking news I've ever gotten!

MTV: Is working on SNL something you always worked toward?

Andy Samberg: Yeah, since I was eight years old. Growing up as a kid I wanted to do it, and I lucked out.

MTV: You're also a part of The Lonely Island comedy team, who you created the SNL digital shorts and your new film Hot Rod with.

Andy Samberg: Yeah, Akiva Schaffer directed Hot Rod and Jorma Taccone was in it and all three of us worked together on it all the way through.

MTV: What was it like working with your friends on a daily basis?

Andy Samberg: It's the best. It makes it a lot easier and a lot more fun.

MTV: Tell us a little more about Hot Rod.

Andy Samberg: It's full of hilarious jokes and it's way better than that Bourne movie and I also heard that if you go see Underdog your eyes will burn out, but I don't know. I'm pretty sure that's true.

MTV: So that 'stache you rocked in the movie, is it real or fake?

Andy Samberg: I made that. I collected single hairs from show dogs, like really well-trained and top-shelf show dogs, and I took like one hair from each one. I traveled around the world and put it together so it's sort of a supergroup of show dog hair. Only the best for Paramount!

MTV: Aside from the new season of SNL in the fall, do you have any other projects coming up?

Andy Samberg: I'm doing a voice in an animated movie, but I don't know when it's coming out ... hopefully next summer.

MTV: Anything else you want to tell your TRL fans?

Andy Samberg: Um, I love them!



Anonymous said...


p.s. whats TRL??

Ed Price said...

TRL is Total Request Live. We ellaborated in the post. Thanks!


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