Yesterday at the press junket for Balls of Fire, I was fortunate enough to sit down and chat with the warm, gregarious and incredibly funny Terry Crews. While the full, CHUD Exclusive interview will run on Monday, I just have to share this Idiocracy-related bit of news. When I asked him about Mike Judge’s badly mistreated Fox comedy (and now cult classic), Crews absolutely lit up. Unsurprisingly, he had nothing but praise for Mike Judge and the movie in general. But most interestingly, it seems like Mr. Crews isn’t done with his… curiously flamboyant character, President Camacho. Here’s what he had to say:
Crews: I can’t wait to play him again. I am waiting for a reason to play him one more time. I don’t care if it’s the MTV Movie Awards or something. Camacho’s coming back. I love all of my characters, every last one of them, but he’s so special. And I felt like people didn’t get a chance to see him. It’s out on video now, and people are actually throwing parties to watch it, which makes me feel very, very good. He’s just one of those characters that’s just so intense… but you can’t hate the guy! (Laughs) Mike Judge’s sensibility was right on.
As we were wrapping up our conversation, I pressed the issue.
Q: You say you want to bring President Camacho back. Have you talked to Mike Judge about that?
Crews: I have. I actually talked to Mike a few months back. You know, it was a hard go the way Fox treated him and all that. But I would love, in any way shape or form, to play Camacho again. Believe me, that’s something I’m definitely going to talk about with him again. I’m just going to badger him and badger him until I can bring Camacho back in some form, you know? The Camacho Chronicles! (Laughs) You know what I mean! There’s another movie coming! There’s something else there! How he got there, his rise to power… I could do that all day. I can make Mike more money. I can do that.
I agree. Now who’s going to cough up the money to make sure The Camacho Chronicles happens? Terry Crews shall not be denied.
FYI, Balls of Fury opens on Wednesday, August 29th.