As the wedding season draws to a close, John and Jeremy worm their way into the social event of the season - the wedding of one of the daughters of the U.S. Treasury Secretary. Everything goes according to plan until John falls hard for the beautiful bridesmaid, Claire (Rachel McAdams) - something that's definitely against the wedding crasher rules.
Vince Vaughn on His Character: I kind of thought of always like the friend, the big lovable friend who kind of loves life. Like loves to eat, like a big kid. I just thought of myself as a big, innocent kid. I really do love weddings. Yes, I want to meet the girls and thats exciting, but I want to go with my friend and I want to laugh and I want to go eat cake and I want to dance and I want to make the wedding fun. I want them to have a good time at the wedding. Im not trying to ruin their wedding. I want the groom to have a good time. I like to commit in that moment like weve been friends forever and Im happy for you. Theres something almost insane about it. Why does he love that feeling of creating that in his life?
But I think hes so kind of innocent and happy, and even like how I deal with Owen [Wilson] when things go bad is like Im mad, I want to go home, the sleepovers over here. Its very much like a big child and I think that theyre forgiven for some of their shortcomings because there is such an innocence and genuineness to them. But when theyre forced to respond to some of their ill behavior, they do ultimately change and evolve. But yeah, it was more kind of that big, lovable friend and hes just kind of like a big kid.
Vince Vaughns Take on Weddings: I do like weddings, even more so now because its all perspective, isnt it? If you look at it from the good side of it, theres something really fun, there is something optimistic - if only for that night. Even the most sarcastic people dont really say, This is never going to last. That night, theres something kind of hopeful. So I like the optimism of a wedding. And the coming together of families and within one family, people who havent seen each other in a long time. Its a celebration.
Changes to the Wedding Crashers Script: The writers wrote a great script and the concept was great, but me and Owen did customize a lot of the lines and do stuff. A lot of it we had done, or we would do prior to shooting. It wasnt like we would make up the lines as we shot. We would sit and write, come up with stuff prior to shooting the scenes.
On His Reaction to the Dinner Table Scene: Its one of those scenes that you dont know. This could be really funny or this could be really not funny. So you just have to go for it. Theres no half-assing it with a scene like that so you just have to really go for it. But you dont know and when youre doing something like that, you cant look for set laughs, you cant look to this. You would have to stay in the moment and as stupid as it sounds, just try to be as connected to that as you can. But you cant have anything enter your mind except this is happening and then Im in this moment.
David [Dobkin, director] did a great job of putting it together. So much of it is the editing. If it was edited differently, it could come off really poorly Im sure.
Does He Ever Get Embarrassed by Scenes?: I think prior to doing them, you have self-consciousness and thats kind of the work that you put into it. Its like when you play a sport, which I was never very good at, but its an analogy anyway. But if you play a sport and you dont know your plays, youre nervous. You dont know where to go. Youre hesitant. Youre thinking, youre in your head. But if you know what youre supposed to do, youre just reacting and muscle memory.
The same thing is true [with acting]. Ive had a lot of scenes Ive looked at on pages and go, Jesus, what am I going to do here? But you just do so much preparation in your mind that when you get there, youre not thinking of those things. You have to do enough work that youre just reacting.