We’ve all done it — even Fantine herself, Anne Hathaway. If you’ve ever driven past the plucky Broadway and screen star Kristin Chenoweth, she might have been doing it in secret. Jamie Foxx has been doing it for years, so long that he even has different techniques, depending on his mood.
We’re talking, of course, about flipping the bird.
Reading between the lines, giving the finger, the one finger salute — whatever you want to call it — is not such an uncommon (though not so polite either) gesture these days. In honor of one of our favorite iterations of the phrase, flipping the bird, MTV News asked the cast of spring’s birdiest movie, “Rio 2,” about their favorite memories of flipping someone off.
Hathaway, who returned to the animated “Rio” franchise to voice the freewheeling Blue Macaw bird Jewel, admitted to giving her paparazzi admirers a rude salute on occasion.
“I only hurt myself, it’s exactly what they wanted,” she said.
George Lopez, who once again voiced family-loving bird Rafael for the sequel, said that he would flip his grandmother off with great enthusiasm after a door had shut between them in an argument.
“I threw it so hard it felt like my arm was going to come out of the socket,” he said.
Check out the clip above to see what Jesse Eisenberg, Janelle Monae, Rodrigo Santoro, Andy Garcia, Jemaine Clement, Foxx, Chenoweth and even more members of the high-flying cast of “Rio 2″ had to say about flipping the bird.
“Rio 2″ hits theaters April 11.