Rosario Dawson reacts to her character’s fate in Kevin Smith’s Clerks III, which she admits initially shocked and upset her.
Kevin Smith returned to Quick Stop Groceries with Clerks III last year, which brought back a lot of characters from the View Askewniverse. Rosario Dawson returned as Becky Scott, but a tragic twist meant that her character died in between the two Clerks movies. While speaking with THR, Rosario Dawson revealed her reaction to Becky’s fate in Clerks III.
“When Kevin first asked me about Clerks III, I thought we were going to do a Force Ghost Becky, but we didn’t have the budget for that,” Rosario Dawson explained. “But I’m just so grateful that we have Kevin still. He had a widowmaker heart attack, and we could have lost him. He had a previous Clerks III script that I never got a chance to read, so I have no idea what her fate was in that one. But in this one, he went to some really intense places, just talking about grief and loss, and we actually got to do the same thing with Haunted Mansion, which is really cool. Both are done in ways that make you laugh and cry, and I think that’s important.“
Rosario Dawson admitted that he found Becky’s fate to be shocking. “I was upset, and I tried not to take it personally, but then I got it,” Dawson said. “So I really loved the movie, and the response to it has been really amazing. Brian [O’Halloran] also killed it. Oh my God. Seeing what Kevin has done as a filmmaker over the years, I was also really proud of how meta it was. I’m potentially doing something with him again, and I just love him so much.“
Rosario Dawson will next be seen in Disney’s Haunted Mansion. She stars as a single woman who moves into a haunted house with her young son and enlists a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters. In addition to Dawson, Haunted Mansion stars LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Dan Levy, Jared Leto, Chase W. Dillon, Hasan Minhaj, Winona Ryder, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Haunted Mansion will hit theaters on July 28th and you can check out a review from our own Chris Bumbray right here.
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