...In Which RT Stumps Saw IV's Darren Lynn Bousman

And an on-set Repo! story from star Alexa Vega.

by | September 8, 2007 | Comments

Thursday night RT posed a tough question to director Darren Lynn Bousman when he stopped by Toronto’s Brant House for a Saw IV soiree. What question, pray tell, was thorny enough to stump the man who brought the world such intricate, deadly traps as the Venus Flytrap iron maiden and a pit full of dirty, used syringes?

Bousman, whose third turn at the helm of the Saw franchise is out October 26, is currently in town shooting his sci-fi rock musical Repo! The Genetic Opera. He brought Repo star Alexa Vega with him (incidentally, the nineteen-year-old actress is a warm, sparkling young lady well on her way to getting past her Spy Kids notoriety).

Bousman and Vega arrive at the Brant House

“Since I’m a big wuss when it comes to gore, tell me this,” I say. “What’s your favorite romantic comedy?”

“Romantic comedy…wow, you gotta throw the romantic comedy at me. I don’t know!” He turns to Vega, who’s standing nearby. “She just asked me what my favorite romantic comedy was. How do I answer that?”

“You know what; I’ve hit a complete blank,” Bousman confesses. “I can’t think of any!”

What about Sleepless in Seattle, I venture.

“Well, yeah…You’ve Got Mail? I don’t know! You’ve got me.”

“Would you try your hand at that genre?” I tease.

“That’s what I’m doing next, a romantic comedy…with Jennifer Love Hewitt — No!”

Vega is incredulous. “Did you see my eyes? That was like when you told me I had to redo Fergie’s ‘My Humps’!”

Repo! The Genetic Opera star Vega; director Bousman

Bousman explains: “I told her in the musical, we’re gonna redo ‘My Humps,’ and I was totally serious and I walked away from her. She thought for a while she was gonna have to redo that.”

Finally, Vega brings it back to The Question: “In Superbad there was a little moment [between Jonah Hill and Michael Cera] where they were like, ‘I love you man’…is that considered a romantic comedy? Superbad — I’m obsessed with that film!”

Meanwile, we’re still awaiting word from Bousman.

Keep watching for more special moments from our Toronto Film Festival coverage!

Tag Cloud

NYCC Cartoon Network TV adventure E3 Awards Lionsgate hist Red Carpet based on movie Western Summer ITV Rom-Com Musical APB Logo Spike Thanksgiving RT History Comedy Central 2016 IFC Crackle Pop Set visit MSNBC Nat Geo Sony Pictures NBC Podcast science fiction 007 social media Rock Calendar Christmas Winter TV thriller Nominations Hulu HBO 21st Century Fox Reality Competition TCM Nickelodeon Acorn TV Amazon TNT Universal SDCC ABC Family GIFs Country Masterpiece Syfy VH1 cinemax Lifetime Sundance Now Mary Tyler Moore Biopics war cops Opinion politics crossover USA Network Watching Series Marathons Winners Lucasfilm period drama Dark Horse Comics Countdown Martial Arts Animation YA Food Network discovery supernatural sports Super Bowl Star Wars BBC America VICE Star Trek Sundance Rocky romance PaleyFest Kids & Family Teen Esquire crime drama Oscars The Arrangement DC Universe Marvel Fall TV Fantasy Cosplay TruTV Trailer TV Land technology dramedy SXSW President Election Disney Showtime Bravo crime thriller dceu zombies comiccon spy thriller Polls and Games Britbox FX DC Comics Video Games Paramount Network historical drama WGN ratings TCA The CW travel Photos Certified Fresh CMT 20th Century Fox Valentine's Day Starz serial killer Character Guide Spring TV Reality Sneak Peek Comic Book Tumblr Holidays cats Ghostbusters CBS TBS TCA 2017 Fox News 24 frames BBC IFC Films golden globes dc E! psycho Disney Channel DC streaming service AMC Schedule MTV Mindy Kaling ABC TIFF First Look Musicals DirecTV cults unscripted Superheroe cooking Interview Year in Review zombie GoT BET Infographic USA Comedy what to watch diversity See It Skip It composers YouTube Red Adult Swim Music docudrama political drama vampires singing competition A&E robots talk show Extras Drama Pirates American Society of Cinematographers CNN ESPN PBS justice league Netflix Trivia CBS All Access Toys Emmys Pixar harry potter 45 El Rey 2017 FXX Action Premiere Dates binge Horror medical drama crime festivals FOX OWN Writers Guild of America TLC Box Office Freeform X-Men Tomatazos Superheroes police drama CW Seed SundanceTV Ellie Kemper Mystery Grammys Warner Bros. biography Creative Arts Emmys History LGBTQ GLAAD transformers National Geographic Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015 Shondaland finale Sci-Fi aliens Paramount Best and Worst boxoffice sitcom