“He was a big-hearted, sweet man,” Jamie Kennedy told The Hollywood Reporter at the event Tuesday night at ArcLight Cinemas.
Added Mischa Barton: “The nicest guy. . . His energy on set was lovely. He was always joking around, and he made me comfortable.”
Duncan plays the school principal in the horror film about a murdered student who rises from the dead to seek revenge against his killers. The actor, an Oscar nominee for The Green Mile, died in September at age 54 after previously being hospitalized for the heart condition myocardial infarction, from which he never fully recovered.
J. Michael Trautmann, who plays a disturbed boy mourning his brother’s death in the film, told THR that on set he connected most with Duncan, noting that the late actor was humble and taught him patience.
“He is a . . . legend. It was fantastic to work with him. He is surely missed,” Trautmann said.
Kennedy also produced the film through his production company, Jamie Kennedy Entertainment. The comedic actor strutted his stuff down the red carpet giving his best Zoolander look as he excitedly pointed to his production company logo on the backdrop of the carpet.
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