Seann William Scott Interview For ‘American Reunion’
In the comedy ‘American Reunion,’ all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. Written and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), ‘American Reunion’ stars Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nichols, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eugene Levy, Jennifer Coolidge, and Shannon Elizabeth. ‘American Reunion’ hits cinemas April 6th in the US and May 2nd in the UK. Look out for a more in-depth interview with Seann William Scott and the rest of the cast closer to the films release.
Although there’s a tonne of humour, there’s a sweetness to the characters reflecting on where they are in life now, as opposed to where they thought they’d be when they were wide-eyed high schoolers?
Seann William Scott: Definitely, that was a treat to play. With the ‘American Pie’ movies, there’s some intangible quality that has really struck a chord with people. And what’s great about this movie is that you get everybody back, so immediately it has this nostalgic feel to it. Then you have them in an environment that people can relate to, with their high school reunion, where people are looking forward to seeing the girl or boy they used to be with. They’re looking back and thinking, “Wow, is this really where I thought I was going to be at this point in my life?” That reflection, I think it’s a pretty universal time in people’s lives. And that to me really works in comparison to ‘American Pie,’ the first film, where people are talking about graduating High School, they’re talking about losing their virginity, going to prom, things like that.
How was it for you returning to this much loved character, Stifler, after so many years and at this point in his life?
Seann William Scott: It’s a lot of fun to play. It’s so much more fun now as well, because my sense of humour has changed – I’m weirder and a little bit more bold (laughs). What a fantastic character, to see this guy in his 30s, doing things that other 30 years olds really don’t want to see, but maybe they want to do (laughs). Stifler’s the person who hasn’t changed, but the world around him has changed. He cant deal with it, he’s still living in the High School world. That is definitely fun to play.
What was it like being with the guys again this time around?
Seann William Scott: The truth is that I never really got a chance to hang out with the guys before, all the guys, because in the first two ‘American Pie’ movies, Stifler was the guy who would pop in and out. So I was always envious of their friendship. I actually felt like Stifler in a way, “I want to be their friends,” (laughs). In ‘American Wedding,’ we didn’t have everybody, but I got closer, I had more time to hang with Jason Biggs, Thomas Ian Nichols and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Everyone has maintained that wonderful quality that they had before, while still growing up. We have different conversations now….yet Jason Biggs is still farting all the time, Chris Klein is burping all the time, and they’re still hitting each other in the balls all the time. It’s the most immature group of 32 year olds (laughs).
Now that all these characters are grown up, there’s a new set of things they’re figuring out about life compared to the other films….
Seann William Scott: Yeah. All the guys are really just trying to figure out where they are in their lives, one way or another. With Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan, their characters are married and they have a son. But I think like a lot of….I’m not married, so I don’t know for sure, but I’d assume a lot of married couples, when they have kids, their sex life can be lacking a little bit. They’re trying to figure things out. Thomas’ character is married, but he meets up with Tara Reid’s character, Vicky, and he’s dealing with the feelings he has for his old flame – a very real relatable situation for people. One of my favourites is Chris Klein and Mena Suvari. Chris’ character, Oz, he’s successful, he’s in a relationship with a hot Maxim model, but he’s always had a crush on Heather, Mena‘s character….I think that’s a really sweet one.
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