The teen-psycho-next-door is the hardest pigeonhole to escape, but between playing an apologetic homewrecker in The Descendants, moonlighting as a Vancouver Film School prof, and taking to the theatrical stage, Matthew Lillard's proven he's more than She's All That. In anticipation of the SXSW premiere of his directorial debut -- an adaptation of the young-adult novel Fat Kid Rules the World -- he (and his three children) graciously chatted with us about everything from an upcoming role alongside Eastwood to the time he saw Angelina's hoo-hoos.
- Besides Fat Kid, are you a big reader of young-adult lit?
- Yes, because it doesn't have big words and I very rarely have to use a dictionary. Also, most of the time it's about sex.
- In Hackers, how did it feel to be in the same movie as Angelina Jolie's breasts?
- Pretty amazing. I'll never forget meeting them the first time. They're both very kind, and round. The scene where she takes off her top, she did it in a closed set. They shot our reverse of it, so we fake acted seeing her boobs. Then we did the master shot, and unbeknownst to anyone she actually took her top off, and it was the single greatest moment of my acting career.
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