Did they have to work around your wrestling storyline to get you away for a month to shoot the film?
No, at that time I wasn’t as high on the totem pole as I once was, so they gave me five weeks off. I’m glad I didn’t go back and forth, because that would’ve been brutal. I wouldn’t have wanted to do it and I wouldn’t have wanted to do either. All of my focus went into this film for sure. In doing so, I really got to just focus on making the film, focus on pulling everything out of this character that I could.
In the ring you can go out as yourself. How involved was the makeup for Leprechaun: Origins?
Two and a half hours twice a day. Two and a half hours in, hour to get out, lunch. Two and a half hours in, hour out. By day three I was cussing, just sick of it. I don’t know why I was having a bad day. I was just having a bad day. I was so mad at everything, but now seeing the final product, I would’ve sat there for five hours. It is so good. The creature turned out so awesome, the prosthetics and the makeup. It was amazing.
What are this Leprechaun’s powers?
He doesn’t necessarily have powers. He’s just sadistic. He’s a killer. He’s gonna do anything, kill for what he wants.
What else do we learn about the Leprechaun and his Origins?
I guess we kind of find out what he’s after and why he’s after what he is. So I guess it starts to really put the idea in people’s minds of why he really is killing who he is.
Is this all happening in Ireland?
The main focus is in Ireland, in a little small town in Ireland.