It has been ten years since EuroTrip, riding the raunchy teen comedy revival of the late ’90s and early naughts, burst into theaters and exposed an entire generation of teens to a beach full of dangling male genitalia. And even a decade later, those involved with the cult classic are still proud of it — every sex organ included.
At least, that was the vibe taken away from the audience Wednesday night in Hollywood, where cast members Scott Mechlowicz (“Scotty”), Jacob Pitts (“Cooper”), Michelle Trachtenberg (“Jenny”), Travis Wester (“Jamie”) joined producers Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, and David Mandel and several others for a Q&A session. (The robot man even showed up — sans robot outfit.)
Here are some of the things that we — like Scotty — didn’t know:
+ Matt Damon’s cameo — as the band leader/guy who steals Scotty’s girlfriend, played by Kristin Kreuk — came together because the producers knew him from their days at Harvard…and he was in Prague. In fact, many parts, including Jeffrey Tambor’s, were filled because the actors were already shooting in Prague, where EuroTrip was filmed. “No one wanted to fly over and we didn’t have the money to have anyone fly over,” recalled Schaffer. “So we basically looked around and said, ‘Who’s filming in Prague?'” Luckily, Damon was in town shooting The Brothers Grimm. Not so lucky, however, was that the only night he was available was the shortest night of the summer, so “we literally had from 10:45 at night…and the sun would come up at 3:45,” remembered Schaffer. “So we shot it in, like, 4.5 hours.” READ FULL STORY