"We shot Morocco for Jordan and Iraq. Morocco is a really interesting place. So different than anywhere I've ever been. It's a Muslim country, which I never spent time in, which I enjoyed. People would recognize me in Morocco, but not as much as in the States, or more Americanized countries. I really enjoyed it there, actually. It's so foreign. The [biggest difference] is language. You go to cool restaurants, and market places and stuff, and you get the flavor through the food and the music of the culture, for sure."
"We [also] shot Romania as Albania. It's very eastern European, for sure. It was a very strong sense of that. The thing really is, I'm a big animal guy. I love animals, and there was so many stray dogs. That was the hardest part for me. Tons, and tons, every street would be 20 stray dogs.
"And I found that it was a little harder for me to walk around unrecognized there. It's so bizarre -- I go to different countries and I never know. In Japan, because comedies don't do well in Japan, I'm only known for Moneyball and Wolf of Wall Street. It's always different everywhere you go."
"I've shot there before, and I really like the chaos of shooting in a casino. It's a challenge, because people are there, and they're there on their vacation, and if they're seeing a movie being shot, they're attracted to see what's going on -- especially with Bradley [Cooper] having been in The Hangover films. But I always think I'm really lucky to have my job, where you get to live out your extremities through your work. I live a pretty mellow lifestyle, but it's interesting to get to live the life of someone like Efraim for a few months.
"It's hard not to take it home with you. I felt bad a lot, playing Efraim. Todd [Phillips, the director] would be like, 'Why do you look sad?' I'd be like, 'I just don't like playing this person a lot of the time.' He's like, 'But, he's got so much swagger, and he's so flamboyant!' I'm like, 'I get that, but it's like he uses people's trust and love to manipulate them.' That, for me, would just get depressing a lot of the time.
"So I wouldn't say I'm a Vegas guy by any means. I get pretty depressed there pretty quickly. But we saw Elton John one night. We made the most of it!"