Maximum legal professionals, if they have been called up instantly by way of luke wilson and requested to behave onscreen with him as his character’s attorney, might be worried approximately flubbing their strains or searching at the digital camera. Steve stodghill, but, changed into concerned about being typecast. “i desired to think about the large photo,” says stodghill, a commercial litigation companion with fish and richardson in dallas. “i didn’t want to get stereotyped as a legal professional.” no matter the fact that his person, otto brinker, turned into in just one scene within the wendell baker tale and speaks just a few traces, stodghill, who had no prior appearing revel in, had some other concern. “i advised luke, ‘i’m a technique actor.’ i had to recognize my person’s historical past and history,” he says. Wilson, who co-directed the film and has recognized stodghill for years, responded, “stodge, it’s now not like you’re going to have your very own trailer.” stodghill filmed his scene on the remaining day of capturing and by all debts did quite nicely, trailer or no trailer. After attending the movie’s top of the line with the wilson brothers, owen had a few encouraging phrases for him. “once i come onscreen or will [ferrell] comes onscreen, they count on us to be humorous,” wilson advised him. “you had five lines and were given 3 laughs. That’s quite exact!” recommended, stodghill is maintaining his eyes peeled for destiny roles. “i’m thinking some thing like a love triangle with angelina jolie and nicole kidman,” he laughs.