The Megamind costume you wore to Comic-Con was hilarious. Was that your idea?
"I have to give credit to the DreamWorks publicity people. Well, half credit. They proposed that I come out in costume because Comic-Con is so famous for all the people walking around dressed up, so they made this really slick looking costume.
"And I was like, “No, the point should be that I make my own costume because people make their own.” And they were like, “OK… so you want to look bad?” and I was like, “Yeah, it should look homemade and my make-up should be bad.”
"I had to force them to make it bad."
Do you have a favourite among the characters that you’ve created?
"Well, I’ll always be partial to Ron Burgundy. Only because it was written on such a lark, we weren’t paid to write that script, we just wrote it on spec.
"It was such a struggle to get it made, it took two, almost three years to get anyone to make it, so to see where it’s gone and the fact that it has this cult status just makes us laugh."
Will we see him again?
Not unless Paramount Pictures say so.
It’s a finance thing?
"Yeah, you know it’s tougher now. All the studios are scrutinizing every decision that they make much more heavily unless it’s one of these tentpole type movies. We keep trying to tell them that we’re asked by literally every journalist and so many fans “please do a sequel.” We want to!
"And we’re not really interested in doing sequels but it’s strange that we were asked and asked and asked for years and finally we were like, “OK! We’ll do a sequel!” And then they were like ’”Mmmm.” So who knows, maybe they’ll change their tune."