Jason Biggs: 'It's my own penis in American Reunion, not of a stand-in'
Actor Jason Biggs has joked that he was happy to show his penis on film before too many male actors jumped on the bandwagon.
Biggs, whose character Jim appears fully nude in the new comedy, said that he felt it was important to appear in the scene himself rather than using a stand-in.
"That was me. That was all me. It's funny, I guess I understand because there's all kinds of movie magic, but we made sure that there's a close up shot - and then we go to a wide shot. So that my face is in it with the penis," Biggs explained in an interview with The Huffington Post.
"You see a full shot so that it's clear, or more obvious, that it's my penis. I remember in early cuts I kept telling the directors, 'I have one note. You have to hold on to that shot longer so that people will know that's my penis. Otherwise, what's the point of me doing this?' The plain truth is, that's my penis."
The American Reunion star also discussed the fact that audiences may soon become desensitised to male nudity and will stop finding it funny.
"You know, between There's Something About Mary and then Jason Segel - and, apparently, he's doing it again; he just loves flumping his [penis], apparently - and now me and Michael Fassbender last year, yeah, I don't know. Pretty soon people will become desensitised to it. But I'm glad I'm catching it on the early side, so people still have a little bit of shock," he joked.
"The other thing is, even if people were like, 'Eh, penis, whatever', I think they'd still be shocked because it's Jim's penis. There's something about doing it with a character that people have sort of come to know and love over the years. And they've come so close - his penis has gotten lots of play over the years - but they've never actually seen it."