LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Ben Stiller admitted to reporters in Los Angeles recently there is little he won't do for a laugh.
Asked if there is anything too demeaning for him to consider, the comic actor, who has suffered humiliating, yet hilarious experiences in comedies like "Along Came Polly," "Meet the Parents" and "There's Something About Mary," replied: "I guess not. I don't know."
Stiller then confessed he sometimes feels self-conscious when acting out some of these outrageous antics on the big screen.
"I am embarrassed," he said. "I am. What can I tell you? Really, again, it's just taking it on a case-by-case basis with each project and ('Polly' and 'Parents' scribe) John Hamburg is a guy who I really respect and who I've worked with before, and we'll have discussions about scenes like that that are difficult sometimes ... usually the discussion is, 'Well, we'll try it and if it doesn't work, it won't be in the movie,' and then, it's always in the movie."
Stiller said the hardest scenes to film in "Polly" were when his character runs into bathroom trouble while on a date and another where he plays basketball and ends up dragging his face down the body of a sweaty, hairy player.
"John insisted on becoming Stanley Kubrick for that moment with multiple takes until we got it right," Stiller added.
"Along Came Polly," co-starring Jennifer Aniston is in theaters.