Join Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton For Badass Class

Clench your glutes and ready your weapons, actionistas! The latter-day tale of “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters“—you know, the bit that comes after those precious wee house-eating, crone-killing children grow up—is coming to theaters this Friday, January 25. And today, we’ve got a delicious After Hours treat courtesy of MTV News’ Josh Horowitz: stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, here to teach us all they know about the business of being a badass.

If you’ve ever yearned to know the true meaning of badassery, just watch and learn about all things butt-stomping from the masters. For instance, did you know that true badasses learn their ass-badness from an early age? In Gemma’s case, she uncovered her destiny as a 13-year-old clubgoer, when, as she recalls, “This guy pinched my butt, and I punched him in the face!”

So. Bad. ASS.

Jeremy, meanwhile, was both humble and vague when asked to instruct on the finer points of badassery.

“I don’t know. Don’t suck?” he suggested, before confessing, “I don’t consider myself a badass.”

Other badass must-haves include outfits made of leather (Gemma: “It looks good on a bad ass!”) and weapons—but don’t give your gun a cutesy name like “Spike” or “Polly.” According to Jeremy, being a real badass means that “there’s no tomfoolery. It is what it is.”

Also a badass trait: using the word “tomfoolery” in a sentence. Which…hey! We just did it! Hooray! Next stop: heavy artillery and tight leather underpants. YES.

What did you take away from this excellently badass episode of After Hours?