An 'audience with' style interview with Chevy Chase went horribly awry at the weekend, thanks to what appears to have been a baffling performance from interviewer Mike Read.
Ed Helms knows he’s entered sacred comedy ground by taking over as patriarch of the Griswold family in the new Vacation, but it helped that his predecessor was there to figuratively hand off the keys. Chevy Chase, who played the beloved, bumbling dad Clark Griswold in four previous Vacation films, never pulled his new onscreen son aside for a pep talk, but it was Chase’s presence in the new sequel, Helms said, that gave him the vote of confidence. “In a way, his eagerness to be in the movie, and to be Clark Griswold, and to do those scenes, I guess that could be interpreted as a baton-passing moment,” Helms, 41, told us in a recent interview, which you can watch above.
Rusty Griswold is all grown up and, based on this exclusive new trailer for 'Vacation,' he’s even more of a dimwitted dork than he was three decades ago.
Both Clark (Chase) and Ellen Griswold (Beverly D'Angelo) pose alongside screen son Rusty (Ed Helms), daughter-in-law Debbie (Christina Applegate) and their kids (Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) in the freshly released pic, taken in front of the clan’s famous green “Wagon Queen Family Truckster” (a modified Ford LTD Country Squire).