Jason Sudeikis' upcoming film, "Horrible Bosses," is rated R thanks to its plentiful use of foul language, sexual displays and all around embrace of murder. Fun stuff. But it was in his last movie, the Owen Wilson and Jenna Fischer co-starring PG-13 film, "Hall Pass," that Sudeikis is at his most, umm, explicitly personal.
The "Saturday Night Live" actor and emerging film star has a scene in the movie in which he's caught masturbating in the car. In a new interview with Playboy, Sudeikis "reveals" some very surprising facts about the scene -- apparently, his self pleasure moment was much more grounded in reality than similar moments in films such as "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
"One key difference," he joked, "is that I was really doing it. That wasn’t a part of the script; it was just something I was doing during a break in shooting. They were doing a lighting setup and they caught me. We’re actually in litigation for that whole scene."
Every actor needs his or her motivation, especially during such a moment of raw vulnerability. Sudeikis, once again, made sure that his big scene was as realistic as possible.
"Here’s a little movie-magic fun fact for you. I did all my research for that scene by going on Chatroulette, that website where guys masturbate for strangers," Sudeikis said. "My moves in 'Hall Pass' are an amalgamation of, I don’t know, maybe 20,000 different dudes. I took the facial expressions from SexHog22; I took the hand motions from GrizzlyBearDong. Those guys really know what they’re doing."
Interestingly, for all his raunch, Sudeikis isn't actually very comfortable with going full frontal nude on camera.
"It’s never been my move," he told Vanity Fair in 2010. "There are a lot of people who are very funny when they do it, but it’s just never been my thing. I think I did it only once, at the end of 'The Ten.' But then it wasn’t just me, it was like fifty other dudes."
In real life, though, Sudeikis hasn't necessarily had to resort to Chatroulette for his thrills. Between Scarlett Johansson, January Jones and Jennifer Aniston, he's had a number of A-list girlfriends. That's meant he's been in the tabloids quite a bit, but the constant attention doesn't make life much more difficult for him, he says.
"No, I don’t think so. I think it has less to do with me than with the ladies," Sudeikis reasoned. "Tabloids in general are more about the ladies than the fellas. There are exceptions, like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, but of the nine or so people who are usually on the covers of those magazines, seven of them are women. I haven’t seen a picture of me standing next to anyone who doesn’t have an IMDB page. It doesn’t matter to me if someone is in movies or on TV or not. Nice people are nice people. Pretty people are pretty people."
For much more from the interview, including talk about "Horrible Bosses," secrets of "Saturday Night Live" and more, click over to Playboy.