Jackass 4: Eric André reveals the reason he was “so nervous” on the set
With familiar faces like Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Christ Pontius and Wee Man, just like in previous Jackass films, the next Jackass forever offers a wide range of guest appearances. Among the personalities present, the actor Eric André, who is no stranger to committing pranks for a film thanks to Netflix Bad trip. Having said that, when the time came to participate in Always‘s shenanigans, Andre was all kinds of nervous.
While speaking recently about his role as Lyle Lissons in The right gems Season 2, Eric Andre mentioned how grateful he was that he didn’t have to put his body in danger for the HBO series, unlike Bad trip and Jackass forever. Regarding this latest film, Andre was especially scared of what was lurking in every proverbial corner, telling EW:
At least on Bad tripEric André had some control over what was going on as he co-wrote the screenplay with director Kitao Sakurai and Dan Curry. With Jackass forever, it was entirely in the hands of those other pranksters, many of whom have been running the Jackass festivities since its days as a TV show on MTV. So I can’t fault André for being nervous and wondering if something was going to happen to him no matter where he was standing or sitting.
We have a taste of what awaits Eric André in Jackass forever in the trailer released last summer, which showed the creator of The Eric André show be struck by a tubular airbag when ordering from a beverage cart. See for yourself!
So yes, Eric André will suffer a lot of Jackass punishments, even if at least it gave him the opportunity to reunite with producer Jeff Tremaine after their time together on Bad trip. Other notable personalities participating in Jackass forever include Shaquille O’Neal, Tony Hawk, Machine Gunn Kelly and Tyler, the creator. This will be the first Jackass film not to feature a guest appearance for Rip Taylor, who died in October 2019. Always Ryan Dunn and Bam Margera will also be missing, the first dying in 2011 and the second being fired, which later led him to file a complaint.
After a series of delays, Jackass forever is now slated to hit theaters on February 4, 2022, but we’ll let you know if Paramount Pictures changes its release date again. In addition, as for the previous two Donkey movies, so much material was shot for this movie that the extra footage is put together into donkey 4,5, which will air on Netflix on a date yet to be announced.