Wet Hot American Summer is back again for one last shot at summer camp redemption—AKA eight new episodes on Netflix. So mousse up your hair, throw on your favorite denim short and crop top combo, and catch up with original cast member Michael Ian Black’s NSFW, raunchy take on the 2001 cult classic.
What was your favorite memory from shooting either the original Wet Hot American Summer or the new Netflix prequel?
This carries across both experiences—I really liked lunch.
The food or the conversation?
Both. I liked the food and the conversation.
Who was your favorite person to talk to at lunch?
I actually didn’t do any talking at lunch. It was really all about the food.
Would you say that you were a loner on set?
Definitely not. I mean I was very social, but I definitely had my team make sure that nobody talked to me. But they were the bad guys. I was not going to be the bad guy.
While you were filming the original, did you have a crush on any of your fellow cast members?
I was newly married at the time. But I had a ton of crushes—me being married did not negate any of the crushes. I mean, look at the cast! But it wasn’t just the cast. It was the cast, it was the crew, it was my driver one day who drove me back and forth. And there was the girl at Walmart, the cashier.
Did anything come of any of those crushes?
Oh yeah, all of them. Well, I’m a star—certain things are expected of me. Taking advantage of Walmart cashiers is one of those things.
But no romances on set?
That wasn’t on set. I mean I brought her to set; when I was grooming her, to take advantage of her, I definitely brought her to set. I was like, “Come look at how I make my movie!” And now let’s go into the bunk…six hours later, she’s on her walk of shame back to Walmart.
That’s a lot of time!
Yea, but a lot of it was just talking about her hopes and dreams. We’re still in touch.
Did you keep in touch with any of the other cast members?
Over the years I’ve seen all of them, I feel like.
Are there any that you just hated?
Yeah, but I’m not going to name names.
And how was working with Bradley Cooper?
Remind me which one that is.
The very handsome one?
…Oh, is that the one I fucked?
Well, I think it was a real honor for him to come back and work with me again. I mean, I think you’d have to ask him, but I got the impression that it was a real honor for him.
Who do you think aged better?
Between me and him? We aged differently. Let me put it this way: He looks good for his age.
Would you still fuck Bradley Cooper?
Yeah, just for the bragging rights. I’m a straight guy, but I’d fuck the shit out of Bradley Cooper. And if he wants to fuck my mouth? All day long, kid. All. Day. Long.