Jim Gaffigan talks about his new film, 'Luca'

Gaffigan plays Lorenzo, the father of a teenage sea monster who runs away with a friend to “the land.”
3:46 | 06/21/21

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Transcript for Jim Gaffigan talks about his new film, 'Luca'
We turn to one of our favorite guests. An incredible comedian, actor and best selling author. Now he's a voice in "Luca." Jim Gaffigan. Let's take a quick look at a clip. I can't believe he would do this. Keep your guard up. There will be land monsters everywhere. Wait. Ow. It's me. You scared me. Sorry, you're strong. Just a little on edge. Wow, we look horrifying. Oh, gross. Jim, let me bring you in here. You play the father of a teenage sea monster who runs away with a friend. In real life you're a dad to five -- I have it right -- five kids. What was father's day like? You're not with them because you're on location. I'm in Vancouver working on a movie. It was a little bit sad. It's also -- that's what dads want on father's day, is like to feel like they're a father in a weird way. It was kind of decompressing and doing a facetime with everyone. I should point out, for this movie, I gained 50 pounds for this role. They were like you don't need to do that. It's animated. I did it anyway. You look good now. Have the kids given you a review of the movie yet? Well, they loved it. I love how my kids are always surprised. They're like it's good. I'm like hopefully I'm associated with good things. They're the toughest critics. It's Pixar so you know there's, you know, a quality that's consistent with Pixar. It's just so exciting as an actor and performer to be associated with Pixar. Jim, are you able to -- even though it's animated, you play an animated dad. Is there anything from your experience in real life as a dad that you can bring into a role like this? I think Lorenzo is kind of overwhelmed. Hopefully I'm not as distracted - as the character I play in "Luca." There's something to be said for it wasn't a stretch to play an overwhelmed dad. That's kind of in my wheelhouse. We've been doing stories about seeing crowds gathering again at games, at concerts. You're going back on tour coming up pretty soon. I assume you're excited about that. When you get back out there, are people going to see that new look of yours with the Santa Claus thing? I'm not making fun. I look like a very sexy Santa Claus or a very -- I would say like Santa Claus if he was portrayed by C. Everett coop. You know what I mean? I'm shooting "Peter pan" out here, of course, playing the role of Wendy. No. It's smeed. He has to have this thing. I'm a beard guy, but not this crazy of a beard. Thank you from save me from calling you a sexy Santa Claus. Jim, it's always the pleasure. It's the truth. Always a pleasure to see you. "Luca" is streaming now on Disney plus. Jim, always a pleasure. See you down the road. Thanks so much.

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