Jack Black Apologized to ‘School of Rock’ Kid’s Mom for Cursing on Set; Richard Linklater Originally Turned Script Down: ‘It Was Cheesy’ and ‘Formulaic’

Jack Black admitted in Rolling Stone’s new oral history of “School of Rock” that he was nervous to act opposite a bunch of children in Richard Linklater’s hit comedy.

The film, written by “The White Lotus” creator Mike White, cast Black as Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck guitarist who puts together a makeshift band of kid musicians while substitute teaching at a prep school.“In retrospect, it seems ridiculous [to be nervous], because I’m such an immature idiot that it was a perfect match to be with a bunch of kids,” Black said.

“We had a blast — horsing around and making jokes and making fart noises in between takes.”Cast member Jordan-Claire Green, who played “groupie” Michelle, was just a kid on the set and remembered Black accidentally cursing around his much younger co-stars.“The only time I ever saw him get nervous was one night we were on set, and he said a cuss word,…

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