My agent, my manager, had to go to the office to read it because they couldnt get a copy. This messenger came over with the script and was like, Okay, Ill be back in three hours. So Im like speed reading it and trying to get it all, and Im cracking up hysterical. Theres a Bollywood moment, donkey show There is pretty much everything in there. I was excited I was going to be the movie.
Dawson continued: So yeah, I loved [Clerks] and thought it was great. I actually think hes grown so much as a writer and a filmmaker that with all of the raunchy comedy thats in there and the points of controversy that he tends to throw into a lot of his stuff, there is such a strong thread of heart and structure to this that is really touching. As surprised as I was reading it, theyll be surprised that its in there - to the level that it is. It really is, at the heart of it, about friends. Its about that choice you make between Hollywood and like the fact that hes making Clerks 2 which seems so, Thats a Hollywood move to make a sequel of your most successful film. Its not at all. It still has that artistic integrity, that independent film integrity to just being great people, great story, but not for everyone. But for the right audience, youre going to be very happy.
On Kevin Smiths Dialogue and the Atmosphere on the Set: I have five uncles on my moms side alone and one of them being a comic book artist. So, when youre around the guys and how they talk about things, you get that sort of thing - that exact kind of dialogue that was in this script. It was really fun. This is what people do.
Although Dawson was a fan of the first Clerks, she wasnt sure what the returning cast, including Jeff Anderson and Brian OHalloran, would be like to work with. These people are friends with each other, this is a family, this is something thats really important and they are actually making really good stuff, explained Dawson. I came in wondering, This script is really amazing, but its really verbose. Ive never met these guys. I didnt know what the deal is. They all seem kind of goofy. Is this going to be a professional gig where everyone is going to have their lines memorized and show up for work on time, or is this going to be kind of improv where we just go with the flow? Its just dialogue and conversation anyway. I was really curious.
They showed up and Jeff was really on top of it, and Brian was really on top of it. I was like, Wow, this is really gonna be like work. This is going to be a hard time. It was great. It got me on my game. It was really great. Youre working with people who are great and holding you accountable, but also willing to sit around and laugh with you.
No Fast Food Experiences for Rosario Dawson: Dawson began acting when she was 15 and never had to suffer through working at a fast food place. I didnt have any other jobs really. My brother was a busboy, and my best friend growing up worked in a diner down the block. Shes definitely that brassy type, You didnt give me a tip last time? So, you dont get no change. See you tomorrow....