POPSTAR! JULY 1, 2001
That Tomcats cutie gives us all the scoop!
We were thrilled when Tomcats star Jerry O'Connell invited Popstar! to lunch to talk about his hit gross-out comedy. The movie has been a teen fave along the lines of American Pie, but we discovered that Jerry is much more of a gentleman than the girl-crazy character he plays. We've loved him since he was "the chubby kid" from Stand By Me - so in a way, he was our own secret crush! And we were face to face! Here's all the scoop we got Jerry to give us!
So, why did you decide to make Tomcats? It's pretty racy!
excited to be working with Shannon?
No, she's a doll. She's so hot. It gets a little tricky, gets a little freaky, it does a couple of things to your psyche. When you're on the set and you're kissing Shannon Elizabeth, you get into it, you hear cut and you open your eyes and you see these dudes standing around you with microphones and lights It's like, "Okay, that was fake." [Laughs]
that were too crazy to make it into the outtakes?
embarrassing moments while shooting the movie?
Another challenging thing for me in this film is shooting for two weeks in Las Vegas. Never will I ever be tested as much as I was. I didn't know it was possible, but you could go without sleep for two weeks. I didn't sleep a wink. We went out every night. It was really a lot of fun.
we asked Jerry O'Connell about any personal, secret, celebrity crushes
he's had, we were surprised when he gave us his candid reply!
"I really like that Dido," he admitted, naming the girl with
the ethereal voice in Eminem's controversial "Stan"
song. "I really think she's cute. What's her
status? I didn't see any rings. How does she feel about
American actors?" He was clowning around, but then he
confided, "I'm definitely into her, she's cute. But I have to
admit, I definitely had a thing for Shannon Elizabeth...but then she got
engaged after American Pie. So then she's immediately
untouchable." Sorry Jerry!!!