[Movies] Vince Vaughn Talks About His Latest Comedy Delivery Man Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.09.2013
[Movies] Vince Vaughn Talks About His Latest Comedy Delivery Man
In an interview with Coming Soon from the set of Delivery Man, Vince Vaughn spoke about the new comedy that will open on November 22. Here are highlights:
On getting the script after he became a father: "That was powerful for me because as a dad, as a parent, you have a lot of hopes and great things, mainly about your kid being enthusiastic about something that they love to do, having self-respect, being surrounded by good people and then you have a fear of them getting caught up in stuff that's maybe not as rewarding or as connected and stuff, which we all go through phases. So I think what's fun about the movie is that through the different kids, because there are so many, you play out all of those anxieties or hopes of this kid's doing well or this kid's really in a bad spot. You start to realize the difference of believing in someone or feeling like there's going to be a tomorrow can go a long way for folks that don't feel like they have that messaging in their life. I felt like as a dad, it really hit me because all those things were going through my mind of 'What's the life going to be like for these kids?'"
On shooting in New York: "That was really important for me and one of the reasons I wanted to do the movie was if we shot it here, because I felt that this story really lends itself to a place that has a lot of different neighborhoods, a lot of different lifestyles, and New York certainly has that. That's why I feel like this version of the movie is really a powerful thing because there are so many different places that you can get to that really logistically it makes sense but they're very, very different worlds that you're entering in, they're completely different worlds, so I think that's a big deal. Then of course just visually, the energy of the city is tremendous and it really infects the particulars of our family being from Greenpoint, culturally where we're located, and then also David's curiosity about the kids to travel to different places that he might not on a day-by-day basis go into."
On the film's theme of parenthood: "Well, I think it deals with the fears and hopes of what one would want for their kids, but I think it extends back past that and sort of the family of the world in a way where this guy realizes just how connected he is to so many people from so many different backgrounds and walks of life and that there's a humanity at the center of that. What I love about the character of David is that he goes in very open to some of the stuff he hasn't seen or experienced before, but he goes in there I think at our best. "Okay, this is going on in this person's life," and he is connected to that in a way, so I think it's about the family, but I think it's about life and all of us in some kind of way. At our best, I think we like to feel that we're not against each other and sometimes people are hurting and you need a little bit of support. I like the stuff he says about being a guardian angel, feeling like things can be different tomorrow for whatever is going on, so I think it takes out a bigger message without being preachy, then just that you're family, but just about human beings and life. It gives you a perspective of what really matters. You get to the place of family and them being with each other and his friend who is not his best but who is trying to do a case for whatever his reasons are. You get to learn why it matters to him. I think it speaks really to maybe some understanding and some optimism, just where people are concerned."