Jason Sudeikis: What Hollywood taught me
Jason Sudeikis still remembers how surreal it was to hear his name said aloud in Saturday Night Live.
Actor Jason Sudeikis thinks of Hollywood as an older sibling.
The 40-year-old star has made a name for himself in Tinseltown thanks to comedy movies including Drinking Buddies, Horrible Bosses and We're the Millers. There's a deeper connection to the world of showbiz for Jason though, which stems back to his childhood.
"Its potential to make stories that move and guide people," he told The Hollywood Reporter when asked what he likes about Hollywood. "In a lot of ways, being the oldest of three, it was there for me like an older sibling - people I looked up to and wanted to emulate, either the way they spoke to authority or kissed the girl."
Jason was equally as candid when discussing the cons of Hollywood, revealing people's potential is held back by their "baggage" and instincts. He doesn't have an example of who does this, insisting he's just as guilty, and feels film stars aren't playing "at the top of their intelligence".
Jason made his acting debut in the late '90s and currently has nine projects in the pipeline, the majority of which are due out this year (16). Despite starring opposite big names like Jennifer Aniston and his partner Olivia Wilde, his best career moment was early on.
"I don't think we've gotten there yet," he smiled when asked what the best moment of his livelihood has been. "That's the optimistic answer, right? My proudest moment was sitting in my parents' home watching a rerun of Saturday Night Live and hearing Don Pardo say my name in the same room I used to watch the show as a kid. It was surreal."
However, he admits while he's fine with hearing his own voice, he doesn't like seeing himself on screen as he doesn't believe he has the same good looks of stars like Brad Pitt.
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