INTERVIEW WITH WILSON THE VOLLEYBALL
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'S Hollywood Insider, with Riccardo reporting from Malibu, CA at the plush beach home of Wilson The Volleyball, the co-star of Cast Away with Tom Hanks.
HI: So Wilson, it's nice to see you again, you are looking well, a recent airing up, perhaps?
WTV: Oh, yeah, you know, gotta keep up appearances for my adoring fans.
HI: So Mr. W, tell us, were you excited when you got the call from the studio telling you that you got the part?
WTV: Oh for sure, my agent was telling me I had it all along and that I had the most talent, but I was worried they'd give it to the old veteran Spalding The Basketball or the sexy young starlet Adidas The Soccer Ball.
HI: And how was it working with Hanks?
WTV: Ah well you know, Tom is really such a fabulous actor and we really got on swimmingly. He used to come over to my RV on the set after shooting and we'd knock back a couple of beers as he'd reminisce about how he used to play with my sister on the beach when he was a kid.
HI: Was it difficult to hold your tongue during the scenes where he was yelling at you or tossing you around?
WTV: That was by far the hardest part, so many times I would start laughing and we'd have to do another take. Once, I just blurted out "fuck you" and Tom and I begged Carl to keep it in, but ... alas the general public aren't ready, I guess, for a speaking part by sports equipment.
HI: How was that hairdo they gave you with the foliage?
WTV: That foliage 'do was a nightmare, I'm tellin' you. I had to wake up and go to the make-up tent at 4am everyday while shooting those scenes. And gawd it was painful, those grimaces you see me making, that was not acting, that was the real mccoy...
HI: Well great talking to you again Mr. W, hope to see you again on the big screen.
WTV: Thanks, you'll be able see me in a new beach volleyball movie coming up, but I still don't get a speaking role. Ciao Ciao