Jay Baruchel could be the biggest hockey fan in Hollywood. He's unapologetic about his love for the Montreal Canadiens. He's written and directed both Goon movies. And he's outspoken about the way he thinks the game should be played. But, despite the fact he's starred in many big Hollywood films, the truth is he doesn't live in Hollywood. Baruchel lives in Toronto.
Perhaps it's because he's afraid to miss any of the Habs regular season games on TV. Or maybe it's because he'd prefer to be surrounded by his fellow patriots who love Canada's national pastime almost as much as he does. Either way, it's clear that living in Canada has influenced his career choices. And the Goon franchise is the likely result.
In honour of the release of Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers, Jay sat down with Doug Gilmour for a Boon-Town exclusive. The two played a little game called Bucket of Truth - where hockey-related questions were put into a hockey helmet and drawn at random for the two to discuss. Subjects varied from Jay's love of classic-sounding hockey names to how making the ice bigger might actually be good for the game.
It's not every day that a Hollywood actor and NHL Hall of Famer sit down for a conversation about hockey. So we hope you enjoy watching the interview as much as these guys enjoyed the conversation.
And don't miss Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers in theatres across Canada on Friday, March 17th.