At Comic Con, /Film’s Adam Quigley got the chance to sit down one on one with Corey Feldman and talk about the release of The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe.
/Film: So, what was it like for you to go back to this world a few years later?
Corey Feldman: Well, it was fun and scary at the same time. Obviously when you’re doing something like this, you don’t want to disregard the fan’s perception of what the original was supposed to be, and it’s very important that you kind of work it up from the highest level of authenticity when you’re creating a character like this, so it was challenging at the same time. I like to do something that’s a challenge for me as an actor. Being in business as long as I have, you want to make sure that you’re constantly challenging yourself and setting obstacles and I think this certainly was one of those going back to the character and making his evolve but yet not evolve was the trick, and I think that you’ll see that in the film. I mean there are certain things that have grown in his character but for the most part he’s exactly as we left him 21 years ago.
/Film: So what exactly has changed?
Corey Feldman: Well he’s got tattoos now. I mean the interesting thing I think the most interesting thing about the character’s evolution is a moment that you get with Tad who’s played by, or Chris who’s played by Tad, which is when they’re alone in the trailer and they start talking about the loss of a family member and what that’s like and suddenly you see this kind of sadness in him and you can get behind the kind of bravado for a moment or the mask of him being a tough guy and realize that there is background there, there is some heart, there is some subtleties or human emotion which you don’t get to see much from Edgar Frog, so I think there’s just a nice slight little nod that kind of brings you inside his world for a minute and if they were ever to do a third one or something like that and continue the character then you would probably bring that up a lot more, dig a little, delve a little deeper into his history, and what makes him tick.
/Film: So have there been like any plans for a third one or any discussion of it?
Corey Feldman: There’s been a lot of talk about it but certainly nothing that I can commit to at the same point.
/Film: So, I mean like, if this one did really well, though, and it had a really like strong fan response, you would definitely consider it?
Corey Feldman: Yeah, I mean it, you know, it’s kind of like putting the cart before the horse right now. I certainly want to see how people respond to this one, that’s a key factor for me. Obviously for me, I’m just a day player in this movie really, I mean the way that I look at it is I just kind of came in, I did it, you know, my job, and did it the best that I could, but it’s not my movie, you know what I’m, I’m just one of the many cast members and if there was ever talk or conception of doing a third one, it would certainly be based on the fact that people really enjoyed this one and really wanted to see the story evolve and continue.
/Film: How big is your part in this one?
Corey Feldman: You know, I’m just kind of here and there.
/Film: So it’s like about the same as the first one?
Corey Feldman: Yeah, probably pretty much like that.
/Film: Well, considering that the second one is pretty much everyone is talking now that you’re coming back for it, do you think if they did a third one, like you’d become like the main character?
Corey Feldman: That’s up to Warner Brothers, it’s not up to me.
/Film: Can we expect any homages to the first film?
Corey Feldman: Oh definitely. Yeah,
/Film: Do you have anything specifically?
Corey Feldman: Just well, the sweaty sax guy, which I think is key. I don’t think you could really make this movie without that sweaty sax guy. He’s very important.
/Film: Do you have any other projects lined up right now as well?
Corey Feldman: Well, I’ve been bagging at Ralph’s which is challenging. I have to figure out exactly how many items fit in one bag. No. I just finished working on my studio album with my band The Truth Movement. It’s a very exciting project because I was lucky enough to have John from Pink Floyd co-write and co-produce and do vocals and play just about every instrument on the album, and he joins my very talented band which is very exciting. Mark Caron from Grateful Dead and Rat dog, is also part of it so it’s the first time he’s – that we’ve brought those two world’s together like ever in history. Scotty page also from Pink Floyd makes an appearance on the album, and we have Storm Thorgerson who did all Pink Floyds original artwork doing our art design so it’s a very exciting musical project for me. I also just finished a film called Lucky Fritz, which we shot in Berlin Germany, it’s a romantic comedy about an English man in a German town, who gets an electrical current going through his body which becomes a magnetic power to where anybody that touches him falls in love with him, that’s pretty fun, and the birthday I hear is having a bit of a resurgence, which is exciting, so aside from that, I’ve been very busy developing and producing new television and film projects, so there’s a couple in the pipeline and I’m sure we’ll be letting you know about those as soon as we have them underway.
/Film: OK, very cool,. An you also have a reality TV show right?
Corey Feldman: What? Who? Somebody else. I think that’s the other Corey [laughs] It’s his show, I just show up every once in a while.
/Film: There is actually footage of you guys on set right?
Corey Feldman: There is yes,
/Film: So, like how does that affect the production at all?
Corey Feldman: Well, the production was pretty much finished, the production of the show, or the production of the movie? Well, they affected each other quite a bit I guess. Obviously it was quite the scene when Corey Haim came to town. But the film itself was already pretty much in the can. We were done. It was something that we had been trying to get all along was his bits in the movie. I was very indignant that we had to have him involved in this movie as much as I wanted James Andrew involved in this movie and it just kind of took forever to get him involved. It took forever to get it set up. Once we finally got him there, it was kind of like I think we had all built so much up to what this was going to be or supposed to be that I think it was bigger than any of us at that point and there were certainly some problems on the set, and as was well documented and it was kind of a very troubling experience for all of us and all I can say is my heart goes out to him, I feel terrible that he’s going through the struggles that he’s been going through but apparently he’s doing better, he’s got a job, he’s in Toronto, he’s working on a film, and I wish him nothing but the best.