What can audiences expect from Wedding? Screenwriter Adam Herz explains, I wasnt so much afraid of topping the first two, because I didnt think of it that way. I just came at it asking, Is what follows a natural progression in the lives of these characters? Is it real? And obviously and all-importantly, Is it funny?
It'll ultimately be up to audiences to determine the answers to Herzs questions, however Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan believe the third film has a heart, is funny, and is the natural next step in the American Pie series.
Did you two grow closer from making the three American Pie movies?
ALYSON HANNIGAN: No, because the restraining order really keeps us apart.
JASON BIGGS: Yeah, and then Alexis [Denisof] finding out about the affair.
ALYSON HANNIGAN: (Laughing) He keeps saying that.
JASON BIGGS: Im all about the truth.
ALYSON HANNIGAN: But yes, definitely. Its funny how similar ["Buffy"] feels to the three movies. Usually you do a movie, its three months and then you dont see the people again until the press comes out. You never see the crew again. But this we keep coming back and its really become much more of a family as the TV show was very much like a family.
Do you miss "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" yet?
ALYSON HANNIGAN: I miss my friends. Its just starting to sink in, because last night Alexis got his script for Angel. I was like, Oh, I would have been getting a Buffy script right now. But its kind of liberating.
With Willow and Michelle youve had complete character arcs. Are you excited to let those characters go and explore whats next for you?
ALYSON HANNIGAN: I am, yeah. I will treasure both of those characters, always, and Im so grateful to have been a part of two amazing projects.
Was there more pressure to measure up this time around?
ALYSON HANNIGAN: I think theres a higher expectation level, coming back for the third movie.
JASON BIGGS: Yeah, sure.
ALYSON HANNIGAN: Because the first one, it was just like, Oh, well, this is what I wanna do. And then the second one youre like, OK, well, I hope everybodys gonna like it. You start getting a sense of the outside world. But then the third one, I dont know. I didnt have that as much as with the second one.
How do you guys fight typecasting from these well-known characters?
JASON BIGGS: I havent been trying to fight it too much. I hate when people sit down and are like, Yeah, Im going to try to break free from this character. I really think I can do this dramatic work. I hate when people talk like that. I dont know, Im just going to knock on the right doors, I guess. Im going to have to work pretty hard and persevere, because its not going to be super easy. People want to cast you in what they know you to be able to do. I love doing what I do. I always want to do comedy. I dont ever want to stop doing it, so I dont know.
Does working with Woody Allen (Anything Else) and Kevin Smith (Jersey Girl) help?
JASON BIGGS: Yes, absolutely. Woody Allen cast me off of American Pie and Loser. Those are the two films that he saw and he cast me from [them]. So in that regard, American Pie itself is helping me break the typecast of American Pie. Right? Im proud of my performances in these movies, despite the fact that theyve, to an extent, pigeonholed me.
ALYSON HANNIGAN: But its not like youre Ernest.
JASON BIGGS: Whats that?
ALYSON HANNIGAN: You know. Remember, like Ernest Goes to Jail?
JASON BIGGS: Oh (laughing). Because I thought, you know, Im a pretty earnest guy.