Knoxville Talks Wedgies at 'Bad Grandpa' Premiere
By DAVID WEINER
October 24, 2013
Jackass star Johnny Knoxville is back up to his hilarious pranks on unsuspecting folks, this time in a feature-length film starring his outrageous "Irving Zisman" character on a road trip with his Fun Size co-star, Jackson Nicoll. Watch the red-carpet highlights from Wednesday's Hollywood premiere of Bad Grandpa!
"Oh, we had a ball making this movie," says Knoxville. "We shot 60 days over 10 months, so it was like a big family and it was really sad when we stopped filming, but we were really happy with what we got."
In theaters Friday, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is a cross-country tale captured on hidden cameras that pairs Knoxville with Jackson as his grandson and unlikely companion, 8-year-old Grandson Billy. As Irving introduces the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and wild situations -- male strippers, a child beauty pageant, a funeral home service and a biker bar to name a few -- cameras capture the reactions of real people who just can't believe what they've just seen.
Johnny shares that there were wedgies aplenty on the Bad Grandpa set because, "That was the only way I could get him back because I can't hit him in the nuts because they haven't dropped yet. ... He hit me 273 times, so he got about half that in wedgies."
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