To say that Vince Vaughn barely can contain his glee over the Cubs heading to the World Series would be an understatement.
As the lifelong fan of the former “Lovable Losers” did interviews Sunday for his upcoming “Hacksaw Ridge” film, the actor — who grew up on the North Shore — was literally bouncing up and down in his chair in a Los Angeles hotel suite.
“Oh my gosh! I’m beyond excited! I can’t wait,” said Vaughn, who indicated that he plans to be at Wrigley Field “at some point for at least one — hopefully more — of the Chicago games in the World Series.”
Vaughn credited “that amazing team of amazing players, who have worked so hard to be there. … In addition, this is so fantastic for the city of Chicago and the whole Chicago area. … I always hoped it would happen in my lifetime, but then it didn’t happen in the lifetimes of so many other people. You just never know.”
The actor is especially grateful he will be able to share the Cubs’ — and Chicago’s — good fortune with his wife Kyla and two young children: Locklyn Kyla and Vernon Lindsay.
“Of course my daughter’s 6 and my son is 3, so they don’t really understand the enormity of what this means. They’ll just be happy to go to a ballgame with their dad, who will be so ecstatic,” said Vaughn with a huge smile.
“This is it! This is our year! Go Cubs!”