Gabriel Iglesias - Meeting Matthew McConaughey

Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy Season 1, Ep 101 04/07/2013 Views: 36,394

Gabriel Iglesias describes the unusual way that he got his role in "Magic Mike." (2:53)

SO I SHOW UP TO THE AUDITION,I'M SITTING IN THE LOBBY.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE ANY TIMETHERE'S AN AUDITION, EVERYBODY

AT THE AUDITION--USUALLY THEY'RELOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC TYPE,

AND SO EVERYBODY THAT'S SITTINGTHERE WITH ME LOOKS JUST

LIKE ME.

EVERYBODY IN THERE'S BIG.

EVERYBODY'S SITTING THERE.

EVERYBODY'S ALL HAPPYAND JOLLY AND STUFF, AND WE'RE

ALL LOOKING AT EACH OTHER,TRYING TO OUTDO EACH OTHER,

LIKE, "NO, I LOOK MORE LIKE METHAN YOU DO.

YOU DON'T LOOK LIKE ME.

NO, THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT."

"NO, THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT."

YOU KNOW?

[chuckles]SO THE RECEPTIONIST LOOKS AT ME.

SHE GOES, "MR. IGLESIAS,THEY'LL SEE YOU NOW," AND I'M

LIKE, "OKAY, COOL, HERE WE GO.

LET'S SEE HOW THIS GOES."

SO I START MENTALLY PREPARINGMYSELF FOR THE--YOU KNOW,

THE PROBLEMS THAT HAPPENIN THERE.

I WALK IN.

I DON'T SAY ANYTHING TO ANYONE.

I WALK IN; THERE'S THREE PEOPLEIN THE ROOM.

I CLOSE THE DOOR, AND I JUSTLOOK OVER AT THE CASTING PERSON

WHO'S SITTING ON HER DESK,AND I--"HELLO."

AND HER, THE CAMERA PERSON,AND THE PERSON I'M READING WITH

ALL JUMPED UP AND YELLED,"FLUFFY!"

AND THEY RAN OVER TO ME,AND THEY STARTED HUGGING ME

AND PULLING OUT CAMERA PHONES.

NOW I'M TAKING PICTURESWITH THEM.

NEXT THING YOU KNOW, THEYCALL THE RECEPTIONIST.

"JUDY, GET IN HERE."

AND GIRL COMES IN.

NOW I'M TAKING PICTURES WITHFOUR WOMEN.

WE'RE GOING BACK AND FORTH.

I'M LIKE, "THIS IS DIFFERENT."

YOU KNOW?

AND I GO, "WOW, YOU KNOW,THIS IS VERY REFRESHING.

THANK YOU."

I SAYS, "WHO AM I READINGMY PART WITH?"

AND THE CASTING PERSON SAYS,"THIS IS A FORMALITY.

THEY'VE ALWAYS WANTED YOUFOR THE PART, AND THEY SAID

IF YOU SHOWED UP, IT'S YOURS.

SO BASICALLY, WE'VE ALREADYCALLED YOUR AGENT SINCE

YOU SHOWED UP."

"REALLY?""YEAH."

"THIS IS GREAT."

SO I GET TO MY CAR.

MY AGENT IS BLOWING UPMY PHONE, RIGHT?

AND I ANSWER THE PHONE.

I GO, "HELLO?"HE'S LIKE, "DUDE.

YOU NAILED THAT AUDITION."

NEXT THING I KNOW, I'M ONTHE SET OF THE MOVIE

MAGIC MIKE.

THE MOVIE IS DIRECTED BYA DIRECTOR NAMED STEVEN

SODERBERGH, WHO'S AN AMAZING,AMAZING DIRECTOR.

HE'S DONE A LOT OF GREAT FILMS.

AND OF COURSE, CHANNING TATUM'SIN THE MOVIE.

IN ADDITION TO HIM, THERE'SAN ACTOR BY THE NAME OF

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEYWHO'S ATTACHED TO THE MOVIE.

I'M A HUGE FAN OFMATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, OKAY?

WHEN I FOUND OUT I WAS GONNAWORK WITH HIM, I WAS

SO EXCITED, YOU KNOW?

AND PEOPLE SAY, "REALLY?

YOU GET EXCITED?

YOU GET STARSTRUCK?"HELL, YEAH.

I'M COMEDIAN, NOT AN ACTOR.

SO I SHOW UP, AND IMMEDIATELY,THEY SEND ME TO THE MAKEUP

TRAILER THAT'S PARKED OUTSIDE.

SO I GO INSIDE THE MAKEUPTRAILER; I SIT DOWN.

THEY START WORKING ON MY HAIR.

THEY START PUTTING MAKEUPON ME, AND IN COMES

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY,AND HE SITS DOWN IN THE CHAIR

NEXT TO ME, AND I STARTFREAKING OUT.

I'M LIKE, "OH, MY GOD.

THAT'S MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY."

[mumbles excitedly]AND NOW I DECIDE TO INTRODUCE

MYSELF BEFORE I DID OR SAIDSOMETHING STUPID, RIGHT?

SO I LOOK OVER AT HIM,AND I SAY, "EXCUSE ME,

MR. MCCONAUGHEY.

HOW YOU DOING?

MY NAME IS GABRIEL IGLESIAS.

I'M GONNA BE PLAYING THE PARTOF TOBIAS, THE CLUB DJ,

AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO,AND IT'S AN HONOR TO WORK

WITH YOU."

AND IN MY HEAD, I'M LIKE,"I HOPE HE'S THE SAME GUY.

I HOPE HE'S THE SAME PERSONFROM THE MOVIES.

I HOPE HIS VOICE IS THE SAME.

I HOPE HIS ACCENT'S THE SAME."

AND HE LOOKS AT ME, AND HE SAYS,[as McConaughey] "ALL RIGHT.