Monday, November 14, 2011

I think he's thinking of kumara & Lisa Simpson on Sean

Sean did an interview with Fred Topel, just published, while Sean was filming "And They're Off" last year.

Sean talks about a practical joke played on Dick Donner (director of "The Goonies"), whether technology affects the ability of kids to have adventures today, "The Lord of the Rings" 10 years on, "Rudy" vs "Rocky," and several other topics.

Of note is this: "The one thing they always have in New Zealand, it’s kind of like a squash. I can’t remember the name of it now. Yeah, put that in there. A signed autographed poster by the cast of Lord of the Rings if anyone can name the vegetable that was the predominant vegetable."

Sean, I think you're thinking of kumara, a New Zealand sweet potato ubiquitous in local cuisine. Please send the poster to me c/o the blog! ;-)

Of Sean's character of Dusty Sanders in "And They're Off" Sean says: "I think Rudy and Doug from 50 First Dates, if you could combine their DNA and just plop them into the horse racing world, you’ve got Dusty."

Sean also discusses his system for playing the ponies, spectacularly unsuccessful especially compared to brother, Mackenzie. Says Sean: "So with two dollars, he turned it into $300. I took $200 and turned it into nothing."

Read the full interview here.

In other news, Sean popped up in last night's episode of "The Simpsons" on Lisa's list of cutest vegetarians:

I don't want to disillusion Lisa, but Sean apparently stepped off the vegetarian wagon some time ago, if the reports of him having roast lamb and a pepperoni pizza while on location in Mexico are true!


  1. Great interview!! I especially loved the part of the interview when Sean was talking about almost every sport having a movie. When he said, "We haven't done a curling movie..." I got a HUGE smile and a giggle because it reminded me of this story I read just recently... Bless you!! (Praeriedikter)

  2. There's definitely been a curling movie, "Men with Brooms" with Paul Gross and Leslie Nielsen! It's a hoot!

  3. "We haven't done a curling movie..."

    Wait a minute - I just have a giggle fit. SMC???