What was it like having Ian McShane as your father?
Andy - It was a dream come true (laughs)
And having him beat you up?
Andy - Well I will say this of McShane when he gets the fire in his eyes and starts doing an angry scene you forget how nice he is off set and you get a little bit frightened, that helped because I don't really have any acting technique so I really just felt fear for my life.
How different is producer Lorne Michaels to work with on a movie compared to working with him on Saturday Night Live?
Andy - I think a little more relaxed because you are shooting in the summer time, your show isn't going to be done and airing in under forty eight hours other than that it was pretty similar.
Akiva - Everything is just more relaxed on a movie that you are shooting over a month or two as opposed to a TV show were you have to make up ninety minutes of stuff in four days. And it was live, a movie is opposite of a live TV show you have all that time to edit.
And which do you prefer working under the pressure or the longer shoots?
Akiva - Oh I don't know what do you think Andy?
Andy _ I don't think that I have one set preference. The great thing about working on the show you get such an immediate payoff, it's really stressful and high in intensity, but then the show actually airs live and millions of people see it and you get that rush at the end of every week, it's like immediate payback. But with a movie you are able to control things much more and be more meticulous.
Akiva - The truth is you do things every week on SNL (Saturday Night Live) and if it comes out good it's amazing, because you only thought of it two days ago. If it comes out bad then it's kind of throw away and you get to come back next week.
On a movie, for anybody, things work and when things don't you have had to spend a year waiting and you have to wait another year or two before you can try something new. Where as the show is pretty great because you can try something new and redeem yourself immediately for things that you don't like or when something is good and does work out you didn't wait a year for it to be good you just thought it up a few days ago.
How great an influence did you have on the soundtrack?
Akiva - We pretty much decided that, completely. 100% control on that.
Andy - We got producer credit.
Akiva - We just really liked that Europe album, we liked every song on it, and we decided that would be the soundtrack.
Andy - I like to think that Hot Rod is the past year's Garden State soundtrack.
Akiva - You like to think that ha?
Andy - Well I like to, and why not I mean it's true. I also like to fly in my dreams.
Finally what is next for you?
Andy - Well we are on a writer's strike right now so we are not even really sure, we are hoping that this will end and we can go back to SNL.
Akiva - We are supposed to be working in the show right now, even this week we are supposed to have a show, but instead we are at Andy's apartment sleeping til noon.
Andy - But I think that I can say that we defintely want to do another movie at some point.
Hot Rod is out to own on DVD now.
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw