'American Pie' at 20: Cast reunites as Jason Biggs reveals he freaked out over pie scene

Hanna Flint
Contributor
The American Pie cast reunite 20 years on (Credit: Alyson Hannigan)

It’s been 20 years since American Pie was released and the cast have reunited to celebrate.

Alyson Hannigan, Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kay Thomas, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne and Tara Reid got together for a special interview with Entertainment Tonight to discuss their memories of the film.

The cast busily shared selfies to social media to mark the occasion after Biggs had revealed how he had freaked out before filming the infamous pie scene.

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“It's funny, I knew that I was going to be reading for that role, and so I was reading the script and it got to that scene and I laughed out loud - and this was before Eugene [Levy] was even cast, so I didn't really even fully know the degree to which it was going to be hilarious,” the actor explained.

“But I just thought, ‘Oh my god, that's amazing. I've never read anything like that...I'm going to be a fearless comedian.’”

Biggs of course got the part of Jim but said that when it came to filming the scene where he masturbates by putting his penis into his mother’s homemade apple pie, he got cold feet.

“The day of filming this scene, I had a complete freak-out and I called my manager in my trailer and I was like, "Am I really going to do this?" And he was like, ‘You f**k the sh*t out of that pie,’” he recalled.

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American Pie was released in 1999 (Credit: Universal)

“I had one moment of freak-out, like, What if no one sees this? What if absolutely no one sees this and I f**k a pie for no other reason than I got paid very little money to f**k a pie? I kind of freaked out, but then he gave me a vote of confidence and I went in there and I did it,” Biggs said. “And I did it hard and I did it good and I did it long.”

American Pie was directed by Chris and Paul Weitz and released in July 1999.

The film spawned two main series sequels and four straight-to-DVD spin-off adventures, before the original cast came back together for 2012’s American Reunion.

You can check out how successful each American Pie star has become since the film’s release here.