There's plenty of adult humor in the kid-friendly LEGO NINJAGO Movie

The third installment in the LEGO movie franchise is about a group of teenage ninjas, but they're all played by veteran comedic actors.We talked to the cast of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie at LEGOLAND in San Diego. Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, O

The third installment in the LEGO movie franchise is about a group of teenage ninjas, but they're all played by veteran comedic actors.

We talked to the cast of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie at LEGOLAND in San Diego.

KIM HOLCOMB: "These were obviously very physically demanding roles, so can you just walk me through the training you did for this film before you even started?”

FRED ARMISEN: “Yeah, we were in Abu Dhabi for a year, a long summer.”

ABBI JACOBSON: “It was a long, hot summer.”

ARMISEN: “A very hot summer. And we had to wear heaters on our necks to make us even hotter."

ZACH WOODS (referring to his Silicon Valley co-star Kumail Nanjiani): "We'll only take jobs if we can be in the same room together, it's a dangerously co-dependent relationship.”

NANJIANI: “Yeah, we make no money."

HOLCOMB: "You guys were basically recruited for these roles because of your vast background in martial arts and action films?”

NANJIANI: “That's correct. Yes, since I was two, I've been doing four hours of karate every day and it really paid off."

HOLCOMB: "I love how (the animators) managed to capture some of your expressions.”

DAVE FRANCO: “You think so? Which ones?”

HOLCOMB: “A little smile.”

FRANCO: “They told me they were trying to match my smile!”

HOLCOMB: “And of course it's your same hair, which was amazing.”

FRANCO (laughing): “You think so? I'll take that."

JACKIE CHAN (on acting with only his voice): "I said, ‘Why me, my English is so bad!’ ‘No, that's what I want.’ But on the set, in the recording room, they just tortured me."

HOLCOMB: "Was (the pronunciation) ‘L-loyd’ on paper or was that your creation?”

JUSTIN THEROUX: “’L-loyd’ actually came out of my inability to read correctly.”

OLIVIA MUNN: “Yeah, it wasn't a ‘creation!’”

THEROUX: "The first time I came into the booth I said, 'Oh my son's name is L-loyd?' And I just read ‘L-loyd,’ so sad really, and then we thought it was hilarious so we thought why don't we just call him L-loyd?”

MUNN: “It is hilarious.”

THEROUX: “So I call him L-loyd throughout the whole movie."

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie is rated PG and opens in theaters September 22.

 

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