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Stifler actor explained why you couldn't make American Pie today

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Stifler actor explained why you couldn't make American Pie today

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Today (9 July) marks 24 years since American Pie released in theatres, which is making us all feel rather old.

But while it still remains a classic to this day, many believe it would not pass if it was released today.

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Of course, standard humour back then can be seen as offensive nowadays, and as a result, similar material would have to be toned down if it was to make a return.

Seann William Scott, the actor who played Stifler in American Pie, previously explained why the movie couldn't be made now.

There are four films in the series, with loads extra if you count the American Pie Presents spin-offs.

Despite the prolific slew of films in the franchise, in a 2022 interview Scott explained why he doesn't think anyone would want to make it now.

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Seann William Scott starred in American Pie. Credit: Universal Pictures
Seann William Scott starred in American Pie. Credit: Universal Pictures

Speaking to Jake's Takes, the actor said he doesn't think there's the right kind of 'appetite' for the American Pie kind of film nowadays.

The actor explained: "You know, I was having a conversation with a friend the other day, I was like, 'You could never make American Pie these days.'

"Some of the stuff in that movie, you would get arrested and probably go to jail for a long time if you did it."

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He went on to say that he didn't 'ever see there being an appetite' for 'those sorts of movies again'.

While he admitted he could be wrong, he thinks that people are now 'appreciating more of a witty, smart humour and good writing as opposed to just something kind of over-the-top'.

Since American Pie, Scott has moved on to further work in comedy and was promoting Welcome to Flatch during the interview.

Seann William Scott has not been seen in much since the 90s classic. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Deadline Hollywood
Seann William Scott has not been seen in much since the 90s classic. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Deadline Hollywood
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The mockumentary sitcom explores the lives of small town residents and is based on This Country, the hit British series from Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper.

In the series, which is directed by Paul Feig, famous for Bridesmaids, Scott plays Father Joe.

Feig hadn't been involved with TV work since he wrote for Freaks and Geeks, with the director saying in an interview with The New York Times that he's 'never had a monster hit' where TV is concerned, but added that he wants 'nothing more' than to make '200 episodes of Welcome to Flatch.'

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV

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