Taylor Kitsch made fun of me. That look you see above is the star of John Carter playing to you, the audience, as I ask him questions at the recent press junket for his Disney sci-fi epic. I had no idea it was happening but, I have to admit, it’s pretty great.

The actor, who got his start playing the excellent Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights, is about to have a coming out party on March 9 when John Carter is unleashed upon the world. The super-expensive, super-massive sci-fi fantasy based on the influental work of Edgar Rice Burroughs comes with almost insurmountable expectations and anticipation placed squarely on the actor’s shoulders. Directed by Andrew Stanton, a two-time Oscar winner for Finding Nemo and WALL-E, Kitsch is the lynch-pin in a possible franchise that plays to moviegoers of all ages.

Below, you can watch the interview I conducted with Kitsch in which we discussed the role, his rise to fame, insane Super Bowl Sunday, relationship with his director and expectations for a sequel. Check it out.

At the Carter junket, I also spoke with producer Jim Morris, which you can read here, and next week, we’ll post our video interview with the director, Andrew Stanton. But, for now, here’s the star of the film.

John Carter will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on March 9. Are you excited?

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