Jerry O'Connell Chat at Page Six/Yahoo on April 05, 2001

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p6_jerry_oconnell: Hello everybody!
p6_jerry_oconnell: I am here in Australia sitting next to Anthony Anderson of Kingdom Come fame coming out next week
p6_jerry_oconnell: We are doing a scene for our new film "Down and Under"
p6_jerry_oconnell: If I have to put the phone down that is because we are making movie magice
p6_jerry_oconnell: or eating at the craft service table
p6_jerry_oconnell: that's free food table

JONATHON_DAVIS_KORNFAN2000: Jerry, hi.. How does it feel to have went up in your career, I mean from Sliders to SCREAM 2, short role in CAN'T HARDY WAIT, and now TOM CATS?

p6_jerry_oconnell: It's fun. IF you can earn a living as an actor, there really is no better way to make a buck
p6_jerry_oconnell: YOu giggle all day at work. Let's see how much longer I can keep tricking them

sliderlynn: what is your favorite scene in Tomcats?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Probably the one where I am strapped to a bed and beaten to a pulp by a domintrix

marina7_7: Hey Mr.O'Connell, YOU ARE A SEXY BITCH!!!!!!! Sorry, just had to get that outta my system

p6_jerry_oconnell: That
p6_jerry_oconnell: That's sexy beatch
p6_jerry_oconnell: Hold on I have to do a take

naughty_genie_in_a_bottle_2001: Who is your idol?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Definitely somehwere bettween bill murray jack lemmon and bruce willis when he played dave on moonlighting
p6_jerry_oconnell: I'm not going to kid you people, Don JOhnson's rendition of Sonny Crocket had an affect on me too

naughty_genie_in_a_bottle_2001: Would you ever like to do a broadway show?

p6_jerry_oconnell: YEs because I am born and raised in New YOrk City and that's like making it to the Olympics of acting
p6_jerry_oconnell: But for now the food is too good on movie sets

naughty_genie_in_a_bottle_2001: Do you think you act like your character in Sliders?

p6_jerry_oconnell: No I'm more like my character in Tomcats

eugene_okane: Have u ever been 2 ireland Jerry . we are all cool over here B-)

p6_jerry_oconnell: No I've never been to the motherland

naughty_genie_in_a_bottle_2001: What is your character like in TomCats?

p6_jerry_oconnell: He's 27, he's single and he's afraid of commitment
p6_jerry_oconnell: typecasting

true_snagger: How did it feel to star with one the hottest ladies in the world...Shannon Elizabeth???

p6_jerry_oconnell: Shannon Elizabeth is an 11. She is probably the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on in my life
p6_jerry_oconnell: Doing love with scenes with her was the easiest thing

James_K_P: Hey Jerry, Tomcats was by far the funniest of all the new comedies out, is the movie you're filming now just as outrageous?

p6_jerry_oconnell: YEs, right after I finish Tomcats the powers that be realized that I had a flair for comedy but an action
movie was definitely in the works as well
p6_jerry_oconnell: So what better to do "Down and Under" an action comedy made by Jerry Bruckheimer

naughty_genie_in_a_bottle_2001: If you were given 2 million dollars randomly, what would you do with it?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Got to Vegas, put it all on black and try to make it 4 take that back. I believe the children are the future
p6_jerry_oconnell: give them hope and let them lead the way
p6_jerry_oconnell:, I would still take it to Vegas and put it all on black

prettymj11: Jerry, how is acting for you? Is it hard? Easy?

p6_jerry_oconnell: The hours are long. The time on set when you're adlibbing a scene with Anthony Anderson, star of new Kingdom Come coming out next week
p6_jerry_oconnell: and things are just flowing
p6_jerry_oconnell: that's when it's a great job

thepretender78: I thought you sang very well in Scream 2. Do you like to sing?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Only at Karaoke bars with a few beers in me

true_snagger: Hey bro, can I get some advice on how to get buff in three weeks???

p6_jerry_oconnell: Switch to light beer

millennium_chick_28: are you single and if so what do you look for in a prospective life long partner?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Yes I am very much single and I don't just look for girls that are intelligent and funny
p6_jerry_oconnell: I look for girls that are positively brilliant and think I am the funniest thing on the face of the planet. I'm getting a little picky in my old age.

welovejoc: Hey Jerry :) when I met you on TRL last month that was the bestest day of my whole life :) What was the best day of your life?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I have to admit that day on TRL was rather fun. I know that Carson treats that like a job, but man
when you get there and the music is pumping, and you girls are screaming
p6_jerry_oconnell: TRL is right up there with one of the better days of my 27 year old life

crystalblueh2o: What do you do when you are done filming for the day?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Usually go out with some of the cast members, especially on location down here in Sydney
shooting "Down and Under" you find yourself wantting to unwind and party a bit

sliderlynn: what does your mom think about you doing the nude scenes?

p6_jerry_oconnell: She doesn't understand why I have to be naked
p6_jerry_oconnell: She wants to know why I can't just talk to them and ask them not to do it
p6_jerry_oconnell: She's pretty funny that way

syeknomvuli: do you ever get tired of being recognized everywhere you go? i don't think i could be a celebrity because sometimes it's nice to be anonymous.

p6_jerry_oconnell: NO, I love it. I spent four years of college and four years of highschool wanting to be the most
popular guy on campus
p6_jerry_oconnell: Now when I walk into a bar
p6_jerry_oconnell: People either call me Tomcats guy
p6_jerry_oconnell: or the fatkid from Stand By Me
p6_jerry_oconnell: pretty funny

baby_gurl_got_back: Hey Jerry, Who is your favorite female actress?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Probably, I'm working currently with Estella Warren
p6_jerry_oconnell: She is a pure joy to work with

treva0: Do you have a role you would love to play?

p6_jerry_oconnell: "Down and Under" is pretty fun
p6_jerry_oconnell: It's a lot of action and I get to be goofy comic as well

solarflare819: what's jamie pressly really like?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Very, very cute and very, very fun
p6_jerry_oconnell: She threw a birthday party for herself that may have been one of the best bday parties
I have ever gone to

ginanicoleinmontrose: do youb consider yourself very talented or just lucky to be a star in a movie?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Definitely getting "Stand By Me" was a lot of luck
p6_jerry_oconnell: As far as keeping it together now, that becomes a little more career decisions

ordinaryaverageguy97206: Jerry, was Stand By Me your very first movie?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Yes, not bad for the first time at bat eh?

naughty_genie_in_a_bottle_2001: What was it like being in Mariah Carey's video "heartbreakers'? And have you ever been heartbroken?

p6_jerry_oconnell: "YOu got the best of me and I just keep on coming back incessantly, why did you have to play your game on me..."
p6_jerry_oconnell: I was a little bummed about when I did that video because I thought they were going to let me dance
p6_jerry_oconnell: No never
p6_jerry_oconnell: IF I had a heart, maybe it would be broken
p6_jerry_oconnell: They'll never get me

welovejoc: When are Buying the Cow and First Daughter comming out?

p6_jerry_oconnell: First Daughter will start shooting when us actors come back from our strike
p6_jerry_oconnell: and Buying the Cow I don't believe is going to make it

gtownjokerman: Jerry, what is your favorite movie (not one u made) ?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I went to NYU film, and there are so many of them for different reasons
p6_jerry_oconnell: I have to admit I do own a copy of Stripes and watch it regularly
p6_jerry_oconnell: "Chicks dig me cause I never wear underwear and when I do, it's usually something erotic"

JimLin75: Jerry, is it true like you say in Tomcats, no more redheads?!! LoL!

p6_jerry_oconnell: No, cause redheads were so cute in Tomcats

mptur2000: Are there any directors you would like to work with?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I'm working right now with Jerry Bruckheimer and that's as cool as it gets
p6_jerry_oconnell: Have to do a take
p6_jerry_oconnell: hold on a sec

ransiddog2001: dude you were great in joes apt!!!!!

p6_jerry_oconnell: Welcome to Joe's!
p6_jerry_oconnell: It was a lot of fun to do
p6_jerry_oconnell: It's sort of gotten cult status now
p6_jerry_oconnell: IT's exciting

velvet7698: what is in you cd player? favorite music?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I have a little D'Angelo
p6_jerry_oconnell: I have a little Frank Sinatra
p6_jerry_oconnell: a little Stevie Wonder
p6_jerry_oconnell: and a little Neil Diamond for the ladies

mdalbert3302: I miss the Sliders series. What is your brother doing now?

p6_jerry_oconnell: hello
p6_jerry_oconnell: My brother just shot "Dude Where's My Car"
p6_jerry_oconnell: and he's in L.A. making a mess of my apartment right now

lil_darlin_001: Jerry, I read recently that Christopher Walken will be in "Down and Under". Have you worked with him yet?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Yes, what a cool guy
p6_jerry_oconnell: THe first academy award winner I"ve ever worked with
p6_jerry_oconnell: Very funny

millennium_chick_28: If you could take anything with you on a deserted island....what would it be and why?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Satellite TV so I could watch the Yankees become the team of the millenium

millennium_chick_28: If you could be anything other than an actor what would it be?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Probably a tourguide at Disneyland or Universal Studios
p6_jerry_oconnell: I like to goof off and I like to have an audience

lil_darlin_001: Hi Jerry, I saw Tomcats last week and it had some pretty 'physical' humor. Were there any scenes that were difficult to shoot?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Probably any scenes in Vegas because we stayed there for 2 weeks and I didn't sleep for the time we were there

JimLin75: Jerry, what is the last movie (Other than Tomcats!) that you've been to? How about the last concert?

p6_jerry_oconnell: The last concert was STeely Dan in Los Angeles

goodbikitty: i study astrology and was wondering what sign u r

p6_jerry_oconnell: aquarius

JimLin75: Jerry, can you tell us more about the project of yours and Charlie's coming out in the fall?

p6_jerry_oconnell: "The New Guy"
p6_jerry_oconnell: Funny movie, also from Revolution studios who brought you Tomcats

babykarret: You've mentioned that you want to get back to writing--any idea what yet?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Not yet. Let me finish filming "Down and Under" here in Australia and then I'll use my computer for something other than minesweeper

browneyedgirl2002au: what has been the biggest influence on your career so far?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Going to NYU fiilm school, walking into class and having my teacher analyze "Stand By Me"
p6_jerry_oconnell: That was pretty cool

syeknomvuli: is it hard to date people not in show biz, it must be hard to meet genuine people

p6_jerry_oconnell: No, I think like all businesses, there are funny people and real people in show biz

naughty_genie_in_a_bottle_2001: Which actor and actress would you like to act with?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Working with Estella Warren currently is pretty much as exciting as it gets for me

mytimbers: what was it like working with such hotties?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Rather exciting. YOu find yourself getting to work on time everyday.

sliderlynn: what will your next project when your done filming this movie?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Don't know yet. We have to get rid of the strike first

losing_memories: What were your feelings when Sliders got cancelled

p6_jerry_oconnell: I was a little bummed out, but you got to get another job

krystie_79: Jerry, tell us what your new movie "Tom Cats" is about

p6_jerry_oconnell: Basically, 6 guys make a bet.
p6_jerry_oconnell: Last bachelor standing wins
p6_jerry_oconnell: I use the very lovely Shannon Elizabeth to win
p6_jerry_oconnell: Then I fall for her and the wackiness ensues

welovejoc: What's the coolest thing a fan has ever done for you?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Somebody asked me to sign a "Stand By ME" poster that was signed by Rob Reiner and the rest of
the cast
p6_jerry_oconnell: It was pretty cool
p6_jerry_oconnell: I felt like the missing link

millennium_chick_28: what do you like to do in your free time? when you get some that is!

p6_jerry_oconnell: I love golf. I love going to Vegas and giving them all my money and I love going to the beach

JONATHON_DAVIS_KORNFAN2000: How did you feel about your character Derrick being killed at the end of SCREAM 2, and what was your opinion about the original script when you was one of the killers?

p6_jerry_oconnell: It was fun working on Scream 2 becasue we didn't get the ending of the script until a few days before we shot it
p6_jerry_oconnell: As far as getting killed off, I was a little upset becasue it meant I would no longer be portraying Neve Campbell's boyfriend

krystie_79: Is from Australia, how are you liking it here down under?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I love it. THese people are crazy!
p6_jerry_oconnell: They love to party and I'm working on sneaking onto the Survivor set.

goodbikitty: the character you played in "The Sixties" was is easy or difficult and would you play a similar role in another film

p6_jerry_oconnell: It was rather difficult because I have to play a guy who went from 18 to 28 and got into a few emotional spells
p6_jerry_oconnell: yes I would like to play a character similar but I have too much fun with the comedies


p6_jerry_oconnell: No
p6_jerry_oconnell: Yes, I wanted to get the part but I accidently took the blue pill

chris300tx: From television and movies, what is your favorite part you have played?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Definitley the one I am doing in Australia
p6_jerry_oconnell: I get to be crazy funny
p6_jerry_oconnell: and do crazy Bruckheimer action


p6_jerry_oconnell: Space Moountain
p6_jerry_oconnell: I'm old school

karebear.geo: What do you think would be different now if you had taken the role of Bailey on "Party of Five"

p6_jerry_oconnell: I don't know
p6_jerry_oconnell: You can't really think like that
p6_jerry_oconnell: I take it one project at a time

boner_stabone_78: If you were a porn star what would your name be?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Jerry the Irish/Italian/Polish stallion

babykarret: Do you have a lot of fun stunts on Down and Under?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Yea, it's Bruckheimer so everyday they have me running around, jumping onto and dodging something

velvet7698: what is your favorite sport?

p6_jerry_oconnell: To watch, probably football although while living down in Australia, I'm really trying to get into Cricket


p6_jerry_oconnell: I've been in a bar fight. I didn't start it.

babykarret: What ever happened to that cartoon on UPN that you were supposed to be in, "Hormone High"?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I don't know. It never panned out.

viper1165: do you miss river phoenix?

p6_jerry_oconnell: HIs death was a shock to everyone. NOt only was it a loss to his family and friends but I think anyone
who was touched by his movies.

millennium_chick_28: What do you sleep in??

p6_jerry_oconnell: I am a brief guy and I have to wear underwear when I go to sleep
p6_jerry_oconnell: Some people find that weird but being that I'm from New York, you might be jumping out of bed and chasing somebody at any given time

lil_darlin_001: Jerry, if you had to pick a song to describe you, what would it be?

p6_jerry_oconnell: "I want to sex you up" by Color Me Badd

velvet7698: who is your favorite peanuts charachter?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I often felt bad for Charlie Brown. I like Snoopy cause he rarely spoke.

freak1320: Jerry what's your favorite book?

p6_jerry_oconnell: The Great Gatsby
p6_jerry_oconnell: and call me cheesy, but lately I've been reading a lot of Nelson de Mille
p6_jerry_oconnell: It's a great read

boner_stabone_78: Is Jake Busey as scary as his dad?

p6_jerry_oconnell: You have not lived until you have partied with one of the Busey's

poisionivy333: how do you feel about the strike

p6_jerry_oconnell: We'll see how it gets resolved
p6_jerry_oconnell: NObody likes a strike

nsync_girl0128: If you could be on a game show,which game show would you be on?

p6_jerry_oconnell: The price is right and I'm winning both prizes in the showcase showdown

aeryn_isnt_my_name: Do you have a favorite day of the week?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I think everybody says Friday don't they

chris300tx: Do you watch WWF?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Yea, big fan of the Rock

lil_darlin_001: So Jerry, what's the one thing that most people don't know about you?

p6_jerry_oconnell: That I set my alarm every Saturday morning to watch cartoons

ragemmi: Have you heard anything about a Scream 4?

p6_jerry_oconnell: No

millennium_chick_28: What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for a girl?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Flowers I suppose

lil_darlin_001: Jerry, how do you feel about the critics calling "Tomcats" misogynistic? If you could respond to them, what would you say?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I don't ever read reviews

crazymiles: Jerry, i heard that Eliza Dushku was going to be in "New Guy" is that true?

p6_jerry_oconnell: Ya, she's a cutie pie

treva0: Do you have any pets, my cat wants to know

p6_jerry_oconnell: No, I do have a brother though

yoursweettalker: would you rather be on a prime time television show or just do movies for the rest of your career?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I like the pace of TV, but I like the amount of time you're given in refining your characters in film

megafone: Great work in Body Shots... do you feel that the roles you take in movies are varried enough to not get
stereotyped into the same character?

p6_jerry_oconnell: I try to do that. But I think I'm really going to stick with the comedy these days.
p6_jerry_oconnell: It's just way too much fun.
p6_jerry_oconnell: Thank you guys
p6_jerry_oconnell: I'm getting back to work on "Down and Under"
p6_jerry_oconnell: I'll see you soon

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