Justin Longs Family Supports His Career But Not Necessarily All of His Choices: My family is Roman Catholic and kind of conservative and I did this movie Waiting, which is a very hard R, kind of crude, about waiters putting pubic hair in food and stuff, just gross stuff. I was like to my mom, You really dont have to see it. She was like [in mom voice], I have to see it. Youre in it. I want to support you. Youre in it. Im gonna love it. Shes of the mentality that Im better-looking than Brad Pitt. So she saw it and it was the first time Shes been an actress and has been so supportive but she called me and said, I saw the movie and you were adorable but oh my God, it was awful. She just tore the movie apart, just hated it.
Halfway though her rant about how awful it was and crude, this and crude that, she was like, Oh, my God, your grandmother and Aunt Spud My grandmother is a 90-year-old Sicilian and her best friend Spud is like 92. They are very old-fashioned and they were on their way to see it at the one theater in South Florida that was playing it. My grandmother just got a cell phone and didnt know how to use it but miraculously she was able to answer. My mom was pleading with her, Turn around. Dont see the movie. My sneaky grandmother was like, Okay, were turning around now, and Spud was like, Whos that? No one. And they went and saw it and my grandmother was mortified. But she was like, Hes in it. Im gonna watch it. The next time I saw her, I was like, Grandma, oh God, she heard me talk about testicles and pubic hair.
Im glad to do these movies because My grandmother saw The Break-Up and Im only in like four scenes and she didnt realize it was me until halfway through the third scene. [In gay voice] Im playing very effeminate. She said to my mom, He was very good at that, but not liked she liked it. She was questioning maybe I am a little fruited. But, I love you gram.
Justin Long on His Upcoming Movies: I had a small part in the Mike Judge movie Idiocracy and thats September 1st [edited to note the release date has been pushed back]. I think in October is The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang which Im really proud of. Its my favorite movie Ive ever done. Weve played it at a lot of festivals and, at the risk of sounding really narcissistic, its the first thing Ive done where I can watch it over and over and not feel weird or get sick of it. I hope that does well. And then Strange Wilderness is in March, I think. Then thats it for me and then I go on The Surreal Life next year with Kato Kaelin.
Is it Safe for His Grandmother to Watch Any of His Upcoming Films?: I think she should be okay with Accepted and The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang has a family element. Spud, hopefully will be around to see it. I dont think theyll get that one though. Im kind of a red-neck character. Then in Strange Wilderness Im a stoner and there are a lot of references to smoking pot, weed, and she wont like that. I think Sasquatch is my best bet. Im starting to shoot a movie in August thats a very nice love story, but theres a little sexual stuff in that. I dont think theyll ever see anything I do again.