If you judged Danny McBride only by the characters he plays, you might think the comedian is a bully and a jerk. From ‘Eastbound and Down’ to ‘Pineapple Express’ to ‘Due Date,’ this is a guy who really seems to enjoy pushing the buttons of his fellow performers. In his latest film, David Gordon Green‘s new comedy ‘Your Highness,’ he does that a little bit with his audience as well, taking the template of a fantasy film and transplanting hilariously modern reactions onto its sorcery and swordplay.
Cinematical sat down with McBride at the Los Angeles press day for ‘Your Highness,’ where the actor was in terrific spirits as he talked about the film. In addition to discussing the development of this oddball project, he talked about defining the family dynamic between himself and his on-screen brother, played by James Franco, and offered a glimpse at a few of the ideas they feared might push the film too far.