John Leguizamo: “YOLO” Summer
Actor, comedian, and New York native John Leguizamo joined Kelly and Seth for an interview on “Live With Kelly” July 12. John said that this summer is a “YOLO”– You Only Live Once– Summer. This means that he and his kids are trying lots of things that they have never done before: surfing, bike riding, basketball, and tennis, just to name a few. John said that he looks so corny in his tennis outfit, but he is learning to really love the sport. John also said that he is a big Mets fan, and that the team taught him to “love unconditionally but get nothing in return.” Kelly replied, “that prepares you for parenting!”
John Leguizamo: Puerto Rican Day Parade Co-Host
John has partial Puerto Rican heritage, and this year he got to co-host New York’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. He co-hosted alongside legendary New York City news anchor Ernie Anastos. However, the parade was so loud that John could barely hear anything. He would see Ernie’s lips moving, and all he could do was nod!
John Leguizamo: PBS Documentary
Kelly told everyone that PBS has made a documentary about John, profiling his journey to create his show Ghetto Klown on Broadway. John called it a “making of making of,” and promises that it will reveal all the “shady stuff” that happens behind the scenes. The documentary airs Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m.
John Leguizamo: Sid the Sloth in Ice Age
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift is the next installment of the popular Ice Age animated film series. In the upcoming film– which also features the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few– John reprises his role as the cute but clumsy Sid the Sloth.
John explained that it was difficult to first come up with Sid’s signature lisp, because he’s a fast-talking New Yorker. However, when he saw a documentary on sloths and learned that they store food in their cheeks, the lisp voice came to him.
Kelly, Seth and John then watched a clip from the film in which Sid meets his long-lost family, including his mother (voiced by comedian Wanda Sykes). Ice Age 4: Continental Drift is released in theaters Friday, July 13 2012.