Esquire interviews Daniels about the Dumb and Dumber sequel and how the original film has grown a diverse fan base.
We had no idea it would. And I think that’s what drove the sequel: the response at five years later, 10 years, 15 years later. And people of all ages, not just teenage boys. But people of all ages coming up and going “That movie! I watch it every time it’s on. I’ve rented the DVD, I’ve worn it out.” Those kinds of comments. Or men, perfectly important, serious, esteemed individuals, coming over to me quoting lines from Dumb and Dumber. You’re just going “There’s something to this movie and I don’t quite know what it is but it seems like a sequel would be a good idea.”