***Disclosure: I’m attended The #DeliveryManEvent . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney and myself. All opinions are 100% mine. Pictures by Disney and MomStart.***
I’ve been a fan of Vince’s since swingers. He’s always seemed like the guy who can be really fun at a party. The over the top comedy guy. In Delivery Man he shows that he’s more than the comedy guy. He sat down with us Mom Blogger and just had a casual chat about his 533 kids and working as a Dad.
Vince Vaughn: What’s happening? How are you guys? Thanks for coming last night.
Q: I have to ask: Why did you decide to take the role as David Wozniak?
Vince Vaughn: You know the director is a very passionate storyteller. I think what he is doing with this story is really unique and inspiring, because it’s not an overly obvious way in to some very kind of sentimental and universal feelings I think about parenthood and also about life. I think, acceptance, you know, accepting yourself, and all those kinda things. It starts with this kind of big concept. What’s interesting to me is nowadays movies can be just a comedy or just sentimental or just a drama, and I think the skill set that Ken has, which is very unique, is that it kind of is all of those things in one movie. So, it’s makes it a very unpredictable story. You’re not quite sure what emotion’s gonna come next. Also I think being a young father, the hopes and fears that you have for your kids really is strong in those vignettes.
There that one scene where you hear the girl’s clearly being taken advantage of. It’s heartbreaking. But then something as simple: Hey, I’, proud that my son’s on this basketball team. And so, I think it really in a unique way — even the scene with the kid where you like you give him the keys to the truck and it’s like is it not cool to say please and thank you. So in a way, it’s like all the things that you kinda go through as a parent but it’s done in a very unique way, and so it kinda cracks you open. Even with the stuff with the boy who’s in the wheelchair. What’s very moving to me about that is — which I think really liked about the character from the beginning and I think I can relate to this sometimes. I think a lot of us can, is he doesn’t know how to love that kid. It’s not that he doesn’t love the kid. He doesn’t know his value in that situation. When he first wants to leave it’s actually because he’s intimidated. He doesn’t have the self-confidence to say how do I express affection or warmth. And the woman really helps him and says, just be there. You know, just talk to him. And then it’s nice that he has that thought to go pick him up and include him, and it just starts to feel like this is just normal and this is nice. And it’s nice for the, for the boy, but it’s also I think nice for David and for the other kids, but it’s really that bridge of figuring out what’s my way in to share these experiences with somebody.
Q: You mentioned being a dad. How did being a dad affect how you took on the role
Vince Vaughn: A little bit of what I was talking about in that: you’re so cracked open as a parent to those things. You know, I had my second child. I had only my daughter on this. My second child was conceived during Delivery Man. You have your kid and you start thinking about a family and inevitably you start thinking about well, what should I do for their lives. You start seeking information about how do I parent. Temporary words versus permanent words. It just becomes a journey of figuring out what’s the best way to give them skill sets to be successful and what is the best stuff you can do as a parent. So, it just starts….you start down that journey so strongly. I think for me, fortunately, I come from a very close family, and I waited till I was older and I really wanted to be a parent when I got to be a parent. I’m very invested in it. So, I think it was very easy to draw on those kind of emotions that were running in me anyway. I think it was very much at the surface.
Q: Were you able to adlib at all like your reaction to meeting one of the new kids, or was it all fully scripted?
Vince Vaughn: It’s pretty much all scripted. There’s a couple places where I added some lines, but it was nice to go and just give a performance and work off the script. There was a couple places where we played around. A lot of the ultrasound was just sort of played, but [CHUCKLES] that’s based on my experience.
Q: So, talking about the cast, ’cause the cast was great. We spoke to them yesterday, Cobie and Chris, and they talk so highly of you and just said how sincere you are and you’re just like this great heart and you’re so not hollow, and they really loved you. So, how was it for you to work with them?
Vince Vaughn: I hate those guys. [LAUGHS] I really like them. I, I would say the same about them. I think one of the things that was so nice was that both of them are really new parents, so I had a captive audience to show my photos [CHUCKLES] to, you know. Hey, look, there’s my dog, you know. They’re like, yeah, that’s great [CHUCKLES], you know. Look at mine. So, that was fun. Chris is really sweet and sincere. You know, he’s a really nice guy and really loves his wife. It’s nice to see. And same with Cobie, and her husband’s so nice. Both of their spouses are very nice.
They’re just excited parents, so that was fun. It was fun to be making this movie with people who are at a similar stage that I was. (One thing) I liked about them is that they’re very grateful still; they’re excited to be working and doing stuff and they’re very balanced. So, that was fun to be around.
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