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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Kevin Smith HollywoodNewsWire.net  "ClerksII"  photo
ClerksII
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jul 11, 2006
Q1: Why did you decide to come back to this?
KS: I ran out of ideas. (laughs) I wanted to tell a story about what it felt like to be in my thirties. I thought since Clerks is a story about what it's like to be in my twenties, why not use Dante and Randall as the way in again? It's nice. There is a built-in poignancy of showing those guys 10 years later, especially if you open up your head, why not use the dudes who helped you the first time around, the characters particularly. Some people think since Jersey Girl didn't work I went back to this, but that's only partially true. Jersey Girl played a role. About half way through filming that one I decided I don't want to work with famous people. It's not Ben and Jen, but all the weird baggage that comes with working with famous people. Whenever we were talking about the movie the press only wanted to talk about the big pink diamond ring. They kept asking what it's like to be with them. Ask them! I got treated like a third in a ména...

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