Comedian and actor Marlon Wayans has been making fans laugh since appearing in his first film, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka in 1988. He went on to write and produce two of the Scary Movie films also starring in the first four. Marlon comes from a family of entertainers and is the youngest in the famous sibling clan. Continuing his love for comedic roles, Marlon stars in this weekend’s new release, The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. He plays Bullock’s love interest. Maron talked about working with these funny ladies at a recent press event.
They’re comedic vets and they’re both really good actresses and they’re both really funny and like I said it’s crass and class and they knew what line to draw. I’m happy for women because women got to see guys have these big action movie where we pull our guns out and we do our thing, but it’s good to see some girls come out and kick some ass and use f-bombs and dirty language and talk about us and emasculate us and literally talk about our little gerbil balls and I’m happy for women that they get to see that.
Critics have never been too favorable with Marlon’s work but as he said in an interview, he doesn’t take it too seriously.
My thing is that a laugh can sometimes be subjective, but I think critics should watch the movie with an audience and then critique the movie, because when you see it with a paying audience or even a free audience, it’s crazy. It’s like a rock show kind of reception. People are stomping their feet and laughing. You can see someone falling out of their seat or wiping tears away. And that’s just the history of our movies overall. Don’t Be a Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood was like that, and Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2 had some of those moments.
In the mood for more Marlon comedies this weekend? Watch him in clips from Senseless, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, and Scary Movie’s 1-2.