Exclusive! Q&A With Pauly Shore on… Fatherhood?
The oddball actor hopes his new mockumentary Adopted will be as heartwarming as it is offensive.
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What’s most surprising about Pauly Shore is an even-keeled nature and seriousness that no one would expect when it comes to discussing his work. I tried to get him to joke and be the bawdy Pauly everyone knows and expects, offering up K-Fed bait for fodder and all, but Pauly wouldn’t take the bait. He wanted to be real—for once.
The MTV personality turned stand-up comedian has been buddy to a caveman (Encino Man), shacked up with scientists in a plastic bubble (Bio-Dome) and returned from the dead (Pauly Shore is Dead). But as the writer, director, producer and star of Adopted, a mockumentary that will be released on DVD on June 15, he returns for the mother of all roles: fatherhood. While roaming around Africa, he adopts an orphan a day and tries not to lose the kids – or his sanity – in the process. “Hopefully people get the joke,” he says. (Right, Brangelina?)
Even though he doesn’t have any actual plans for paternity, he’ll get to play a dad on TV. His next project takes him back to MTV, where he started, with a scripted series called The Shores.
Check out an exclusive video sneak peak of Adopted on the next page!