Dr. Seuss’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’: Adam DeVine can't believe how cute his character Sam-I-am looks in Netflix’s animated series
“For my character, specifically, it was fun to see just how freaking cute they made me,” DeVine told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW). He added, “When I was doing this, I was like, ‘Am I the right guy for this?’”
The beloved Dr. Seuss children’s story ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ is now an animated Netflix series. At the premiere of the show’s season 1, actor Adam DeVine, who plays Sam-I-am, spoke to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about his experiences in making the show and how making content for kids is fun and important to him.
“For my character, specifically, it was fun to see just how freaking cute they made me,” said DeVine about the animated series. He added, “When I was doing this, I was like, ‘Am I the right guy for this?’”
He said the show creators had done a great job with the animation: “I think people who are into animation are going to love it. And the story is so fun, you’re going to like it if you’re eight years old or 80.”
When DeVine was 11, he was hit by a cement truck. He spent the next two years with limited mobility, undergoing 25 surgeries. “They say the reason I lived was the bike took the hit first,” DeVine told Entertainment Weekly in 2016. “I still slid 500 feet. Picked me up under the first two wheels and then spit me out.”
On being asked why making kids’ shows was important to him, the ‘Modern Family’ actor told MEAWW, “When I had my accident, I sort of reverted back to being a littler (sic) kid because I was like 11 -- which is, you’re like on the verge of being ‘No, I’m a teenager now!’ And I just immediately went back to ‘I’m seven years old. I play with toys. I watch cartoons’,” adding, “So, I sort of had an extended childhood because of that.”
DeVine recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Chloe Bridges. ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ also stars Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Eddie Izzard, Tracy Morgan, John Turturro and Jeffrey Wright.