It has been a while since we had a really funny Vince Vaughn comedy, and some would argue that “Wedding Crashers” is a high point he has yet to match. But maybe that’s because Vaughn has seldom been given the best material as such. Certainly 2013’s “The Internship,” which found him reteaming with “Wedding Crashers” bud Owen Wilson, had all the ingredients on the page for what should’ve been a winning reunion, but Vaughn reveals that at the last minute, things were changed.
Chatting with Playboy, the actor says “Wedding Crashers” owed its success to the no hold barred approach to the relationship between the two leads, which he says was removed from “The Internship.”
The result speaks for itself. The movie imparts the sensation that both actors were eager to stretch their wings further than the material would allow. But Vaughn gets to be as purple as he wants in a couple of upcoming projects. Next month, he leads the R-rated laffer “Unfinished Business,” and he’s presently shooting the second season of HBO‘s acclaimed “True Detective.” It should show a different side to the actor, and he says the show will be substantively different from the first season.
“I thought Woody [Harrelson] and Matthew [McConaughey] did an exceptional job with the first season. This one’s very different though. It’s a totally different story with its own characters. The thing that’s consistent is the richness of the characters and the quality of the material. That was Louisiana. This is a California-based story, and it was kind of birthed from here,” Vaughn shared. “A lot of it is set in Los Angeles. I really like my character. Nic is so great about investigating characters and their complexities in an authentic and engaging way. I want to watch this show, not because I’m in it but as a fan of the material.”
“Unfinished Business” opens on March 6th, check out a new TV spot below.