Making of Clerks - 25 years later

Pretty cool article:

Smith: We had people we got through auditions. We were like, “You gotta come to the store at two in the morning on a Wednesday night,” and they wouldn’t fucking do it. We had to shoot that scene, so we’d be like, “Walt! You do these two lines! Put this hoodie on! Nobody will see your face!”

My mom was one of those people as well. She plays the milkmaid. I called up my mother around 2 a.m. and was like, “Mom, the person who’s supposed to be here isn’t here. Can you come down?” And she was like, “Ugh, I’m in bed,” and I was like, “Please, mom, we have to shoot this tonight. You don’t have to do anything; just look at the milk, shake your head. You do that all the time anyway at Cumberland Farms; you always make us look for the latest date of milk.”

I was a fan roughly until when Dogma came out and when Matt Damon and Ben Afflek started getting big. Then I lost interest.

It reminded me a lot of Robert Townsend’s Hollywood Shuffle as well (Black Acting School, Sneakin 'in the Movies):