Vince Vaughn dishes out on “The Internship” in Maxim June 2013 Feature. the very popular star from The Lost World Jurassic park and The Wedding Crashers’ new movie ‘The Internship’ to hit theaters next month covers this issue. He chats about writing the upcoming flick and his childhood jobs.
On Google’s initial reaction to “The Internship”:
“I wrote the first draft very quickly, and then I went to Google. It was important to me that we could use the name of a company that really exists instead of coming up with a fake company. They were welcoming and willing to have a sense of humor about themselves. But they didn’t finance the movie; there was no product placement in the movie.”
On avoiding technology any chance he gets:
“I didn’t own a cell phone for a long time. I was late in the game on that. Maybe two years I got a cell phone. Once my wife was pregnant, I got one. For me I always enjoyed my time not being able to be reached. I was never in such a hurry to be on the phone. I’d see people on the phone all the time, and it starts to seem like you’re a hamster on a wheel. So I’m not a big gadget guy. when I write, I’ll do the whole thing by hand, and then I’ll put it into the computer.”
On ever having a crappy job:
“When I was in high school, I had a telemarketing gig where you sell tickets to this Lake County Sheriff’s police rodeo, and you would call and say the family package would be $20 for four. They’d say, ‘Oh, well, we’re not interested in the rodeo,” and you’d say, ‘Oh, that’s OK. Would you like like to send an orphan to the rodeo?’ and they would sometimes say yes, they would be happy to cough up $5 to send an orphan to a rodeo. We all sat around this big table, and there was an old guy running the place who would always disappear into the back room for hours with a girl. You never knew what was going on. Every week there would be new people there. Years later, I started thinking about it; I thought, were there that many orphans in Lake County? I’m not say that there weren’t, but I started to get wise and think maybe there wasn’t a rodeo. At the time I was excited to get a job, but I look back and say I can’t stand getting a call from a telemarketer.”
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