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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Clifton Collins Jr. HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Dirty"  photo
Dirty Press Conference
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Feb 14, 2006
Q1: How much did you research for this part?
CCJ: I didn't have to research the subject matter of dealing with people on the streets because that's all stuff I grew up around. But with the procedures that police officers do and the technical parts addressing the scandal, we flew my cousin in from Oakland. He was the center of the Oakland Riders trial. He's kind of like the Serpico. It was very timely because of what he was dealing with to help out our film. He helped with all the cop stuff that I know nothing about.

Q2: Did you learn how to hold and gun and everything?
CCJ: Yes, all that stuff. We learned about doing raids and how officers get caught. There are no good officers out there who is going to follow all the guidelines. If you want to be good you have to cross the line, but the question is how far do you cross it to do what you need to do? When is it bad and when is it not so bad?

Q3: Why is that?
CCJ: If you are going to go by the guidelines there are too many gaps...

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