Compiled by: Jack Foley
Q. Just a quick word on what you particularly liked about
your own characters?
A. I was a big fan of the show so I think I probably had the most
fun just hanging out with these guys, making a film version of
it. Sorry, it’s not as interesting as the others!
Q: Did you do all of the car stuff yourself?
A: Yeah, I did a bunch, but as Johnny said, we worked
for about three weeks with this guy Bobby Orr who used to be a
NASCAR driver. I probably did about eight stunts that were pretty
cool, but then the stunt drivers did the rest. Jay and Billy wanted
to make sure that it was all real driving so I think the only
CGI stuff was putting me in the car, and then that big jump at
the end, and some dialogue stuff, but all the stunts were real.
Knoxville: Seann got damn good at driving. I
sat bitch and talked on the CB in the movie but Seann trained
about four hours a day with Bobby Orr and a lot of the things
you see in the film, he did.
Producer: He’s done every one of those
moves, the reverse 180s, the 360s, he’s done them all, and
sometimes maybe he tapped the car, but he could perform all of
them. Some of the shots are with precision drivers, some of them
are Seann, and it’s cut together.
Knoxville: But he nailed the precision thing
that we did. I say ‘we’ because I sat bitch and talked
on the CB but Seann… we were shooting a scene where the
cop car had to be stationary and the General Lee had to dance
around it with the front end a few inches away all around the
They taught him about 20 minutes before, he did it twice, they
said action and he just nailed it. And after he nailed it I completely
ruined the scene because I broke the character and was like, “Whoah!
That was f**cking great, man!”
Q: The out-takes reveal something
of what must have been the off-screen relationship between Seann
and Johnny. Could you perhaps expand on how you got on and what
you got up to?
A: Pretty much every day, Knoxville showed me his testicles.
He’d switch it up, show me his right, then his left, usually
before I was about to do a pretty big car stunt. So what you saw
in the out-takes happened pretty much every day. We just didn’t
have time to show all of it!
Knoxville: My pants kept flying off the whole
Q: Did you ever get him back?
Knoxville: Boy, did he!
Scott: What can you do to Knoxville that hasn’t
happened to him already? So no… [Audience laughter]
Q. How did you feel about taking on such well established
A: I wasn’t really worried about it because I knew
we were going to do our own thing. It’s The Dukes of Hazzard
so it’s more important just to have a good time and have
it be fun.
Q. What do the cast of the TV series think of you’re
film? Have you had chance share some experiences with him?
A: We met John Schneider at the premiere. So we didn’t
meet him before but at the premiere he was like “I loved
the movie. You’re crazy. You played him really crazy but
I liked it. You did a lot of your own driving too” and I
was like “Yeah”. We exchanged numbers and he wants
to hang out so that’s pretty much the experience I had.
Q. Did you shave your hair for a film role?
Knoxville: I gave him crabs and he had to shave it off.
Scott: Everywhere. This movie, Southland Tales,
by the director of Donnie Darko. I started shooting last week.
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