In a rare interview, actor John C. Reilly, whose “Dumb & Dumber” was the first film in the popular animated series to be released in Russian, said he would watch the movie at home in Russia.
“It’s a pretty cool movie, it’s a very fun movie, I’m sure it’ll be good,” he said during a live broadcast of “Good Morning America.”
The actor, who is best known for his role as Mr. Smiley in “The Simpsons” and as the voice of a fictional dog in “South Park,” said he has “a great love for Russia.”
He also has a Russian-language blog, which he frequently posts.
“I have a blog about it called ‘Dumber & Duer,'” Reilly said.
“I’ll be able to see it, it’ll make me feel a little bit different.
I know I can do it.”
He also discussed the recent release of “Diversity,” a film about the film industry in the U.S. in which a white actor is cast as a black person in the lead role.
“This is a film that is very much about the diversity of the American movie industry, and the idea of the ‘diversity,’ ” Reilly said in the interview with ABC News.
“This is an important film, it should be released to be shown everywhere.”
He did not elaborate on why he felt the film was so important to his audience, other than saying it “does something very, very important to the American film industry.”
The movie is being made by the New Line Cinema, a studio founded by the Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, who also is the owner of a stake in Fox.