PW: You have fans who said your impersonation of Bush made them like him more. What’s it like having people who like your work but think, say, that you weren’t mocking Bush or that Talladega Nights is a wildly pro-NASCAR movie?
WF: It was funny that that was a reaction. I guess ultimately it just says that people were finding the portrayal interesting and a funny character. But I did have some interesting information from a friend who knew a team of people who worked closely with that family, and they said I nailed him. That’s exactly how he is. You can’t control any of that, that reaction. I had no idea I’d play him for eight years. [laughs] I thought he’d run and be one and done, or not even one and done, just lose to Gore. Well, he did lose.
Read our review of "Casa de mi Padre" here.
With all the shaky zoom-lenses, deliberately cruddy production values and self-consciously melodramatic, heightened dialogue, Casa de mi Padre is purposefully shitty, employing some elbow-to-the-ribs fake backgrounds, wooden prop horses and an aura of smirky incompetence.
When you’re talking, you’re training your vocal system to be able to be good at the language you’re speaking. Even though I’ve been speaking English since I was 10, I will always have an accent. Everything is shaped differently.