Vince Vaughn Says the ‘Peek-a-Boo’ Moment in ‘Swingers’ Happened To Him in Real Life

by Jeremy Spirogis
Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau

Actor Vince Vaughn just lately dished about why author and star Jon Favreau included the hilarious diner scene in Swingers the place his constitution Trent Walker thinks a lady is taking part in peek a boo with him however is definitely speaking along with her child.

Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau
Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau| Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Image

The 1996 coming-of-age cult traditional movie is loaded with sharp-witted quips mixed with cringeworthy moments. Vaughn revealed how one cringeworthy hilarious second was woven into the script as a result of it truly occurred to him in actual life.

“I was coming back from Chicago,” he just lately recounted on the Life is Short with Justin Long podcast. “I was sitting in the airport, I was sitting in a seat, and there was the ticket counter that I could see the line was going towards the counter. And there was a man, but he started waving and smiling at me, in a way that was treating me like a cute little teddy bear.”

“It was a strange moment because it was very… I didn’t know this person, and it was so confidently done,” he continued. “I thought this is an odd thing. It’s one thing to wink and smile at someone, but this guy is really waving at me and blowing me kisses and sh*t.”

The second will get crazier

Like his wise-cracking quick speaking constitution, Vaughn is now satisfied the person is gesturing towards him. At this level in his profession he was additionally a complete unknown actor so it wasn’t as a result of the person acknowledged him.

“And I remember going through a gamut, do I just ignore him?” he stated. “Do I look back at him like I’m a tough guy, don’t play around with me? How do I make this stop because I felt harassed. He didn’t stop.”

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“It happened about four or five times,” he recalled. “It was the craziest thing ever. So then once he exchanged his ticket, he began to walk directly at me. And I thought this gentleman is the most confident, condescending person. And then a couple rows before me. He stopped, he bent down, and I couldn’t tell because the head of the child did not come up above it. He was entertaining a baby.”

Vince Vaughn tells Jon Favreau he has to incorporate the second

Like within the movie, the person was merely gesturing to the kid the whole time, however Vaughn and his character are satisfied the stranger is reaching out to them.

“And I shared it with Jon, and so then we created the scene where at the end, the fun of the movie and that idea was that,” he stated including that Favreau truly didn’t need to embody the second within the movie. But he finally went with a lady within the scene. Favreau’s character Mike is making an attempt to speak to Trent within the diner. Meanwhile, Trent is busy taking part in peek-a-boo with the lady in one other sales space.

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“Then it became me being engaged with the woman,” Vaughn stated. “We got off of that. And in a way, what you’re saying in a fun way, at the end, is there’s a lot of levels what that suggests. And then, Mike is resolved, he looks out the window, he’s no longer searching for coaching or things.”

Vaughn provides that Swingers is sturdy as a result of it mirrors actual life. “And this is true in most stories or movies or all of us in life is, we’re not inventing anything,” he stated. “We’re revealing what’s already there. In this case, what you’re getting at, in a Socratic way, and I don’t think any of us in any of these conversations get there all the way, is that being yourself and being genuine with someone is more intimate and a better way to have a connection because someone can really love you. And if you’re presenting things that you think someone is going to like, well, then you’re not really… They’re not giving them a chance to get to know who you are.”

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