An interview yesterday took a surprising twist when actor Jack Black unleashed a flurry of fake kung fu moves while promoting his new film, Kung Fu Panda.
“I just felt that it would liven things up if I did some whacky pretend moves,” said Black.
“I know it’s not normally part of my repertoire, but with my reputation I thought it would be fun to shake up people’s expectations.”
Black was referring to his industry reputation as a conservative, introverted method actor who is notoriously difficult to interview.
WHO magazine editor Mary Skilton said she was surprised by the outburst.
“Black has traditionally been known for lengthy monologues on the craft of acting, so seeing him mugging for a camera with an eyebrow arched and his tongue sticking out was quite shocking. And then when he did a pretend roundhouse kick and pretended to be in a 1970s Kung Fu film – well, I couldn’t quite believe it!”
Black has apologised for the uncharacteristic outburst, promising it wouldn’t happen again.