Jason Biggs wanted manhood in America Reunion

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Written and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the fourth installment in the American Pie movie series has the original cast returning as they reunite with friends in East Great Falls, Michigan for their class of '99 high school reunion.
March 27th, 2012

Jason Biggs was ''adamant'' his real manhood was used in 'American Reunion'.

The 33-year-old actor is reprising his role as comical character Jim Levenstein in the eighth instalment of the 'American Pie' series, and the film's co-director Hayden Schlossberg specifically used a ''wider shot'' to ensure the audience are aware whose member it is.

He said: ''The first shot looks like it could have been a stunt person, but then we had the wider shot to show that it is him. He was very adamant that we use him.''

Hayden and Jon Hurwitz, who co-directed and co-wrote the movie, insisted the returning characters from the first film - who include Stifler (Sean William Scott), Heather (Mena Suvari), Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) and Vicky (Tara Reid) - would not be ''caricatures of themselves'', but the pair wanted to ensure there was a similar level of raunchiness and emotion as the first movie.

Jon added to Collider.com: ''What we loved about the original American Pie was the fact that, yes, Jim had sex with a pie, but it also dealt with first love and father-son relationships, and things like that.

''When we approached the project, the very first thing we did was take each character and say, 'Okay, where would this character be?' We didn't want them to be caricatures of themselves.

''We wanted them to live and breathe, and grow with the audience and with us. When you start from that place and you're taking the character seriously, it's going to lead down a variety of paths, especially with an ensemble like this.''