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Jack Black Calls Bowser A ‘Flaming Guy Fieri’ And Now I’m Even More Pumped For The Super Mario Bros. Villain

After years of waiting, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is finally here! Based on early reactions, one thing is evident above all else when it comes to the film: it’s a love letter to all those who have a soft spot in their hearts for the long-running Nintendo game series; don’t believe us, look at some of the best Nintendo easter eggs in the flick. One of the stand-out performances in the movie for fans has been Jack Black’s take on the infamous King of the Koopas and Princess Kidnapper, Bowser. In a recent interview, the School of Rock actor (who voices the villain in the movie) compared him to celebrity chef Guy Fieri, specifically, calling the Mario foe a ‘Flaming Guy Fieri’ and honestly, it only makes me more pumped to see the villain on the big screen. 

While this comparison may seem a bit random, Black explained that he approached his character’s voice with “rage” and “demonic powers” in mind while chatting with his fellow voice cast members of the upcoming video game movie for Fandango. He said he sees Bowser, like Guy, as someone ready to get down and dirty at a moment’s notice. The actor even wore a “special” flaming shirt, an iconic staple of Fieri’s wardrobe, to humorously highlight the connection he sees between the two. Black said:

I was just thinking I’m going to go with full rage and demonic powers. And that’s why I wore this shirt today. I wore it specially for Bowser because I think of Bowser as kind of like a flaming Guy Fieri. Ready to throw down at any moment’s notice.