When you’re an actor in a comic book, you’re not only expected to give a good performance, you also have to make sure you don’t share anything spoiler-y while the film is being made. If you aren't lucky enough to be secluded in an area where people barely speak your language, this can be a difficult challenge, especially when being interviewed. Fortunately, Deadpool star T.J. Miller, who plays the lead character’s frequently-abused sidekick Weasel, seems to have perfected how to keep from spilling the beans in interviews by simply telling the questioner everything and nothing at the same time.
During an appearance on Conan earlier this week, the titular host understandably asked Miller about Deadpool, which is currently filming. The actor admitted to O’Brien that "Marvel" had told him not to give away any of the plot or other specifics, but he was willing to disregard those requests and talk about the movie. The catch with this is that Miller didn’t go into any specifics whatsoever. When asked if Deadpool is an origin story, Miller stated it was, but also pointed out that in a way, all of life is an origin story. Discussing the film and his co-star Ryan Reynolds, Miller said,
We’re seeing how this character is coming about, where he comes from, but also where he’s gonna go. Ryan Reynolds does things in the film, sometimes he doesn’t do anything at all. I do some things in the film sometimes, and sometimes I’m not even in the movie. It’s a great film, as you can tell.
The actor further explained that the movie has a lot of stunts, but other times it doesn’t (get it yet?), although Miller did share that at one point in the film, he walks across the street without the aid of a stunt double. This guy is hardcore.
As you can tell, Miller has used his comedic chops to find a loophole around accidentally revealing any secrets. Obviously Marvel and 20th Century Fox would tear him a new one if he revealed anything juicy either on-air or off, but as long as he keeps things as vague as possible, he doesn’t have anything to worry about. When O’Brien questioned whether Marvel would be upset that he shared "so much," Miller flatly stated "they will be, but also they won’t be." It sounds like he’s in the clear. Fellow comic book actors, follow Miller’s example for future interviews.
You can check out the full Deadpool segment below.
T.J. Miller will appear in Deadpool alongside Reynolds as the titular Merc With A Mouth, Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Ed Skrien as Ajax, Gina Carano as Angel Dust and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. The film will hit theaters on February 12, 2016.