Vanilla Ice had the pleasure of playing a version of Vanilla Ice in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy, “That’s My Boy.” In the film he plays Sandler’s childhood buddy, affectionately known to Sandler’s son Han Solo Berger (played by Andy Samberg) as Uncle Vanny, who tears up the town with Sandy’s now grown, big-screen slacker.
When Uncle Vanny sat down with MTV News for Sneak Peek Week on Wednesday night, ahead of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (June 3), he said he had a blast bringing to life this heightened Vanilla Ice persona.
“Well I had a weekend that lasted a few years and I got to remember now because half my memory is gone. No, I’m kidding. But I enjoyed the hell out of it, man,” he explained. “I got to drive an old 5.0 Mustang, it brought back great memories, just like the Ninja Turtles. I was all on it. I even caught myself doing ’Ice, Ice, Baby’ for a minute. I was going back. I sloped down in the seat… And I look over and there’s Sandler and I’m like ’What do I do, boss?’ ”
Now that he’s starred in this movie, we really wanted to know if he has now caught the acting bug? But, given his answer, we’re still not really sure. “I get in where I fit in. We are who we are because of who we were and this is who I am today,” he said. “So, wherever tomorrow is that’s where I’ll be. Yesterday’s history, tomorrow’s a mystery.”