Jason Sudeikis Preps 4,000 Twilight Jokes for MTV Movie Awards

Show host hasn't read any of the best-selling vampire novels, but does it even matter?

By Marc Malkin Jun 03, 2011 12:38 AMTags
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Jason SudeikisJordan Strauss/WireImage.com; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

There's one thing that Jason Sudeikis probably won't do when he makes his debut as host of this year's MTV Movie Awards.

"I probably won't get naked," the Saturday Night Live funnyman told me earlier today during a break from rehearsing for Sunday's big show. "But if there's one thing I learned from Justin Bieber, it's 'Never say never.'"

Nudity and Bieber aside, Sudeikis will likely be cracking plenty of Twilight jokes...

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So how many Twilight jokes have you prepared?
We're whittling it down from about 4,000.

Did you have to study up on things like Harry Potter and Twilight for the show?
I knew a little bit more about Harry Potter, having read some of the books and seen a couple of the movies. As for Twilight, having a lot of younger cousins, I'm quite familiar with it, and because Taylor Lautner hosted SNL...But as for the minutia of it, I had to dig in a little deeper.

So you read the books?
No, I didn't go that far. I figured it would help me to host the MTV Movie Awards by not reading anything. It's all about watching and listening with no reading whatsoever.

I have to ask, and I can't believe I'm asking you this, but are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?
It's a genuine question, and my genuine answer is I'm Team Bella. The older brother in me just kicks in and I want her to be happy and follow her heart. She's the modern day Scarlett O'Hara, that one.

Yeah, but who do you think she should be with?
Both. Can't she move to Utah and be with both?

At a Q&A last night after a screening of your new movie Horrible Bosses, you had to explain Twilight to Jason Bateman. You said something about Jacob "rubbing it" in a corner when Edward and Bella kiss. Tell me about that.
What? Your parents didn't explain puberty to you. [Laughs] What do you want me to tell you? That was just me trying to explain how that love triangle works. I was being flip. I don't think that's what really goes on.

I don't think wolves rub it out.
No, they don't. They just destroy and mutilate.