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Yep, Bana is the new kid on this block.
"I was very apprehensive and scared, and then after one day of rehearsal I was like, 'Oh my god, these people are awesome. I feel at home,'" said Bana. "It was just great, just fantastic."
Bana started the summer as a villain in the sci-fi blockbuster, "Star Trek." In just a few weeks, he goes the romantic-drama route in "The Time Traveler's Wife."
"Funny People" gets him back to his performing roots.
"Yeah, that was my background in Australia before I started doing the dramatic stuff," explains Bana. "And this is my first comedy since then, so it was great to dip my toe back in the water with a ton of pros."
"Funny People" is clearly rated "R," but it was a bit of a family affair for the Apatow clan, whose daughters act in the film and get to show off their language skills.
"They are pros. They really raise the bar and were a lot of fun to work with," said Bana. "It was a huge responsibility. Judd basically gave me his wife, his children and his comic material. So it was a big responsibility."
"Funny People" is in theaters now.