Hornswoggle Talks About “Origins” Being Different Than Other Leprechaun Movies and More

– Hornswoggle spoke with DreadCentral.com at the San Diego Comic Con to promote WWE Studios’ Leprechaun: Origins. Here are some highlights:



This movie being different from the other Leprechaun movies:
“This is so different and so original. It’s not what fans have been conditioned to expect from the Leprechaun movies. There’s no hokey gags. No limericks or poetry. This is a horror movie, man. Most fans are going to go into this thinking that they’re going to be seeing a guy in a green suit… that’s NOT happening. The make up process was 2-1/2 hours in, 1 hour to get out of it, then we do that over and over again. By Day 3 I was ANGRY (laughs). It was summer in Vancouver… 100 degree heat and I’m wearing this suit… it was miserable. No matter how many air conditioning or fan units there were, it didn’t matter. You’re just baking. After seeing the complete film, though, I would have sat in the chair for 5 hours if need be. The effect we got with this character is just amazing. Seeing the final product made it all worth it.”

Performing without a live audience:
“Performing outside of a WWE ring was a very different experience for me. In the ring if you hit someone in the face, you get an immediate reaction. You don’t have that when you shoot a movie so you don’t know whether or not it’s good or bad until it’s cut. Not playing off of an audience is very challenging.”

The movie being open-ended:
“Yep, there might be more coming! In terms of coming back for another, I would only want to work with Zach (Lipovsky) on it. He’s incredible… so giving and so wanting of my input. Working with him was my favorite part of portraying Leprechaun, working on his movements and mannerisms. I think fans are really gonna love this. It’s like a total roller coaster. You guys are gonna be quite surprised.”

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