WWE Superstar Hornswoggle was on hand at the San Diego Comic Con to do some press for his upcoming horror movie, Leprechaun Origins.
Hornswoggle, real name Dylan Postl, and director Zach Lipovsky talk to Dread Central about the filming process, how the franchise is taking a new direction, and more. You can read a few excerpts below:
Hornswoggle On Leprechaun Origins And Its Direction:
“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,” Dylan says with a laugh. “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.
Hornswoggle On How Wrestling Contrasts With Acting:
“I’m with WWE Superstars so much… more than my own family and we get on each other’s nerves. I want to punch them in the face,” Dylan jokes about the differences between working with traditional actors and not other wrestlers. “The four co-stars that I have… guys and girls, they’re all so pretty… I don’t want to punch them in the face. I’ll punch Kane [who was in the same room with us doing press] in the face though! No problem! Those four… I call them kids… they’re so nice and so awesome to work with. We had a lot of fun on our days off.”
Hornswoggle On A Possible Sequel:
“Yep, there might be more coming! In terms of coming back for another, I would only want to work with Zach 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.”
For the rest of the interview, including comments from Lipovsky on how Hornswoggle’s WWE character helped him in this role, click here.