Dan Fogler and Maggie Q – Exclusive Video Interviews

     August 26, 2007

Last week was the start of something big on Collider as we finally started doing real TV type interviews. No longer will I just be the man with a mini-dv camera, as with our new and improved editing equipment we can now do broadcast quality interviews and it’s only going to help the site get bigger. So to help pop our cherry, we landed video interviews with the cast of “Balls of Fury” and “Halloween.” Tonight I’m posting “Balls,” and tomorrow you can expect the cast of “Halloween.”

So for those who don’t know what “Balls of Fury” is about, it’s the new film from Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant – the guys behind “Reno 911!” and the writers of “Night at the Museum.” Here’s the synopsis:

In the unsanctioned, underground, and unhinged world of extreme Ping-Pong, the competition is brutal and the stakes are deadly. Now, this outrageous new comedy serves up this secret world for the first time on-screen. Down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) is sucked into this maelstrom when FBI Agent Rodriguez (George Lopez) recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and recapture his former glory, and to smoke out his father’s (Robert Patrick) killer – one of the FBI’s Most Wanted, arch-fiend Feng (Christopher Walken). But, after two decades out of the game, Randy can’t turn his life around and avenge his father’s murder without a team of his own. He calls upon the spiritual guidance of blind Ping-Pong sage and restaurateur Wong (James Hong), and the training expertise of Master Wong’s wildly sexy niece Maggie (Maggie Q), both of whom also have a dark history with Feng. All roads lead to Feng’s mysterious jungle compound and the most unique Ping-Pong tournaments ever staged. There, Randy faces such formidable players as his long-ago Olympics opponent, the still-vicious Karl Wolfschtagg (Thomas Lennon). Can Randy keep his eye on the ball? Will he achieve the redemption he craves while wielding a paddle? Is his backhand strong enough to triumph over rampant wickedness?

So to help promote the movie, here are the video interviews with Dan Fogler and Maggie Q. And below each person’s name is a brief rundown of what we talked about.

Finally, before watching the Dan Fogler interview, you may want to check out the interview I did with him at Comic-Con as we reference it pretty heavily during this new interview. After all, we did it only a few weeks ago.

And if you watch to watch some movie clips from “Balls of Fury” just click here. The film opens this Wednesday at theaters everywhere.

Dan Fogler

  • He tells me he watched this interview that I did with him at Comic-Con.
  • Beard talk.
  • We catch up with what he’s done the last 3 weeks…
  • I ask about him playing Alfred Hitchcock and if it’s really happening. He gives me the rundown.
  • He also says what’s his dream part right now.
  • This is the loosest interview you can watch…

Maggie Q

  • I ask how she got involved with the project.
  • How was it working with Christopher Walken and was she a fan.
  • She talks about her upcoming projects including The Tourist with Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman and Three Kingdoms.
  • At the end we go back to Balls of Fury and the improv process.

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