Jay Baruchel: I lean on my mom

Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel is a momma’s boy.

The Canadian star may be one of the hottest names in cinema right now, but that doesn’t stop him from still leaning on his mother whenever he can.

He’s also chosen to buy a house just down the road from where she lives.

“I’m a momma’s boy, always have been,” Jay confessed to British newspaper Metro. “She is still what I call my ‘consigliere’ [adviser], like Robert Duvall was to the Corleone family in The Godfather.

“I don’t make any business decisions without talking to her. If I am remotely well adjusted, it’s because of her.”

Jay’s latest movie role, Hiccup in animated hit How to Train Your Dragon 2, sees his onscreen alter ego tackle some mommy issues.

The film, which is a sequel to the 2010 original, continues the story of life on the Isle of Berk. When Hiccup encounters a rogue dragon trainer, he soon realizes his absent mother is closer than he thought.

“It’s amazing because you have a guy who has only lived with people meeting someone who has only lived with dragons but you also have a son meeting his mother,” he said.

Cate Blanchett voices Valka, Hiccup’s mom, and Jay was overjoyed with the casting.

“I’m so proud that I get to have Cate as my mother in the film – she’s amazing. But to say Cate Blanchett is amazing is to say cheeseburgers are great,” he laughed.

Jay, 32, also admits that although Hiccup is an animated character who has a dragon for a best friend, they do share certain similarities.

“We do have a lot in common. Hiccup has a bigger mouth than he should have. Mine works faster than it should too. He thinks he knows better and I do as well,” Jay smiled.

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