Armstrong stars as a washed-up rocker in upcoming movie
Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed that there’s “not a lot of difference” between him and his Ordinary World character.
Described as “a candid and heart-warming comedy”, Armstrong stars as former punk rocker Perry, who is struggling to adapt to real life ten years into his band’s “indefinite hiatus”.
After his 40th birthday is forgotten by his wife Karen (played by Selma Blair) and his daughter, Perry’s brother takes pity on him and helps fund a wild party at a lavish New York City hotel. It is at the party where Perry’s past meets his grown-up present, encountering his old bandmate Gary (played by Fred Armisen) and an old-flame-turned-manager (played by Judy Greer).
Speaking on the Food Network’s Rachael Ray Show, Armstrong was asked what the difference was between him and Ordinary World‘s Perry. He responded, saying “there’s not a lot of difference I would say as far as the family.”
He continued, “When you go back home after a long period of time doing a touring cycle, you just end up hanging out and waking up really early and kind of fumbling around and being a clutsy parent, on the job training and sleepless nights and y’know dirty diapers and up ’til now my oldest son is 21 and my younger one is 18.”
Rachael Ray laughed before saying to the audience “I know, he looks good right?!”
Ordinary World features four new original songs written by Armstrong, including the title track, which will also appear on the tracklisting of Green Day’s new studio album, ‘Revolution Radio’.
The film was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April. It will be released on DVD and as a digital download on October 17. Pre-order here.