First Look at Jemaine Clement in Men in Black III
01.04.12 by BJSprecher
Considering how many "spy" photos leaked out from the sets of such "top secret" productions as The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man last year, it's kind of surprising how few we've seen from director Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black III (MIB3). (Or, maybe it's not surprising, considering the movie centers around a secret organization that monitors and suppresses alien activity on Earth — perhaps we've all been "neuralyzed.") Josh Brolin was spotted decked out as young Agent K, the character Tommy Lee Jones plays in the present, and we've seen a handful of action shots of Will Smith doing his thing as Agent J, but that was about it until the NZHerald published online a new set photo showing Kiwi actor Jemaine Clement dressed up as a "creepy but charming" biker, a disguise his character wears to hide his true alien form.
Ever since Clement first joined the cast of MIB3, there's been some confusion as to what his alien character's name is, with some sites listing it as "Boris" and others "Yaz." According to the NZHerald article, Clement plays Yaz and Sacha Baron Cohen — who has not previously been listed as appearing in the movie — plays Boris. Though Clement failed to reveal much about his character's motivations, he did say that he will be wearing prosthetics when in his alien form, rather than turning into a CGI creature.
I am an alien with prosthetics and I look hideous. But it's funny, there is a lot of action.
Clement joked that playing a villain in MIB3 is not much of a stretch for him as he is basically "evil in real life."
I'm 90 per cent evil in real life. It's hard to be nice most of the time when I'm only 10 per cent good.
Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) wrote the initial script for MIB3, with David Koepp (Jurassic Park), Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3) and Michael Soccio (TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) providing successive drafts. The plot is still being kept under wraps, but it is believed that J (Smith) must travel back in time to save the younger K (Brolin) so that he will still be alive in the future to help the Men in Black stop some sort of global threat. The cast includes Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Betty White and Nicole Scherzinger.