Samberg best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and parody videos like Dick In A Box with Justin Timberlake says his fake facial hair was crucial to his wannabe stuntman character, and it took lots of training to get the hairy smirk just right.
Samberg jokes, Getting the perfect mustache was important, so I did a lot of upper-lip exercises. A lot of our budget for the film went to my mustache training, and Im not gonna lie, I was on the juice. I had to the mustache was pivotal.
But the stuntman mustache wasnt the only accessory Samberg relied on. In fact, songs from Swedish 80s rockers, Europe, were also crucial part of the film.
Samberg says he and director Akiva Schaffer used almost the entire Europe album, The Final Countdown, for the film because the truly inspirational classic 80s rock was perfect for Hot Rod.
He adds, Some people wonder why so many songs are by Europe, and I just think, Why arent they all by Europe.
Hot Rod leaps into theaters today (Aug. 3).
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