Q & A Jack Black

The actor-rocker will host the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 31. He spoke with Devin Gordon about the gig, his upcoming Tenacious D movie and his new son.

Well, I am little zombiefied right now.

Yeah. I know.

Awesome. Samuel's very squishy and pink. Just a very fleshy boy. I love him.

The first one that comes to mind is Julio and Enrique Iglesias. I know they had a very fiery, contentious relationship. I hope me and Samuel can rise above that.

I don't think of it so much as a feather in my cap as a fiery hoop that I must dive through.

Oh, yeah. [ Laughs ] Oh, God. That was embarrassing--but, in retrospect, hilarious. There was also the time when the dude from Rage Against the Machine climbed up the scaffolding and refused to come down. Remember? They had to cut to commercial and call in the funny-farm guys.

Oh, yeah. I mean, it rocks me . I can't promise you're gonna love it as much as I do. But I anticipate that the unveiling will be my proudest moment.

No. You're right. Goddang it. You're tripping me up, man. It ranks among the top three of my proudest moments, OK?

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