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Kam Williams | 1/16/2013, 8:02 a.m.
Marlon Wayans on the...

When was the last time you had a good laugh?

I was just watching “The Campaign” on video. Will Ferrell makes me laugh. So does Zach Galifiniakis. But when Will punched the kid in the face, I was hurting. And then when he punched the dog, too, I was hurting some more. Those two scenes made me laugh hysterically.  

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

My piano. Although I don’t know if playing piano is a guilty pleasure. My guiltiest pleasure would be wine.  

What was the best business decision you ever made?

To make this movie. I took no money up front. I did it out of love, and hopefully it will be successful and keep the Wayans brand growing. It’s an extension of the brand, not a departure from it.

If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do? Would you do the bad stuff you never got a chance to do, or would you do good stuff to make sure you make it into heaven?

I’d absolutely spend it with my family, laughing.  

What is your favorite charity?

The Wayans family. [Laughs] And the Hudson Guild. It’s a community center that helped us out when we were kids. So, we definitely give back to it.

 What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Don’t follow mine, create your own, trailblaze your own. Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard toward it. That’s living your dream.  

How do you want to be remembered?

As a guy who’s not going to change your life, but who is going to change your mood. As a guy who made you smile and say, “I miss him. He was a lot of fun.”