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Faster
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Nov 20, 2010
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton – Faster
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: In the past couple of years, you've become 30 pounds lighter, but in this movie you're bigger again. Is bigger better? Billy, can you talk about playing a heroin-addicted detective? Is it supposed to signal something about being morally corrupt from the start, of moral failings?
DJ: Bigger is always better. I worked my butt off for this movie. It was a role I was excited about playing and it fit with the character who was incarcerated for 10 years; 9-1/2 of those years were in solitary confinement. In the prison environment, the type of training they do is very unsophisticated training and moving weight. There's a density to a lot of prisoners' muscularity when they train like that over a period of years. Talking with George, I was able to train like that and work my butt off for the role.
BBT: I didn't work my butt off in terms of being a drug addict. Right off the bat, you s...

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