Ever since Jason Biggs
got intimate with an apple-filled treat in American Pie
, women don't strike up a conversation with the baby-faced up-and-comer by asking "What's your sign?" when he goes out in public. Some of the come-on lines he's heard are flaky and downright pie-eyed.
"A girl came up to me in a crowded bar and actually said, 'I'd love to be your apple pie tonight,' " he tells Maxim. His response? "Frankly, I was too stunned. I wish I'd said something cool back to her, like 'Well, OK, you got any ice cream?' "
Biggs takes the jokes about baked goods ? plain or à la mode ? in stride, however, no matter how stale they get. "I'll be at a restaurant and some guy will totally crack himself up by saying, 'Hey, did you order the pie for dessert?' They expect me to convulse with laughter, like 'Wow, no one's ever said that before.' At the same time I understand, because he can tell his buddies, 'I met the American Pie guy today, and guess what I said to him?' It's something I'd say to me if I weren't me."
Following his star turn as a nerdy teen gourmand with a particular need for pastry in Pie, Biggs, whose new movie, The Loser, hits theaters soon, may well be on his way to becoming a bona fide Hollywood babe magnet, on-screen and off.
He says, "[Pie] gave me an excuse to make a total jackass of myself in front of a beautiful woman (Shannon Elizabeth). I mean, I can do that even when I'm not getting paid for it."