"Eddie the Eagle" is like the "Rudy" of Olympic ski jumping. The new movie, which opened this weekend, chronicles Eddie Edwards, who in 1988 became the first British ski-jumping competitor after virtually no professional training. As Dexter Fletcher's movie has it, Edwards was coached by a former athlete who's now become a washed-up alcoholic. Together, they master the slopes -- or at least enough for "Eddie the Eagle" to become an inspiring little comedy about barreling through adversity.
The Huffington Post sat down with the movie's three main players: Taron Egerton, the "Kingsman: The Secret Service" star who plays Eddie; Hugh Jackman, who portrays the coach; and Fletcher, the "Band of Brothers" actor who also directed 2012's "Wild Bill." See highlights from our chat below, including talk of channeling orgasms and ideal Olympic warm-up songs.