Jack Black feels “comfortable” with family comedies, despite a reputation for 'bluer' material with his band Tenacious D.
The ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ actor – who has sons Sammy, four, and Thomas, two, with wife Tanya Haden –insists he finds it easy to separate himself from his comedy rock group Tenacious D to do things with more universal appeal.
He said: “I feel pretty comfortable in family comedies. I am known for my bluer material with Tenacious D, but I can party in the family realm. And I have a family now, so I think about that stuff.”
Like Jack, his ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ co-star Jason Segal – who is best known for is roles in movies such as ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ – also relished the chance to star in a family movie, though he admits he found it challenging.
Jason said: “It is kind of weird doing a family comedy. It’s been a good challenge, trying to be funny without resorting to swearing and raunchy humour.”