During the filming of Dead Hunt I’d like to think I busted my ass in doing whatever I could to help out.
At the end of the shoot, it turned out the ending needed to be changed for some sound reasons, and it ended up a couple of parts needed to be filled because of this new ending.
So we are at Joe’s house (the director) and he says to me, “Stewie, you want to be in this?”
“In what?” I asked.
“The movie, wise ass.” He said.
“No. But thanks.”
The thing is, I never got into this to be in the movie. I just wanted to see what the film process was. I wanted to see how the stuff behind the scenes went, and I was even happier when I got to participate as much as I did during the filming.
“Are you sure?” Joe asked.
“Yeah, I’m sure. I mean if you got something where I can be in the background, like drinking a beer or something, that would be cool, but I’m good not being in it.”
“Are you sure.” He repeated.
“Yeah, but seriously, thanks.”
“No, dumbass, that’s your line. ‘Are. You. Sure.'” He broke down the scene to me and told me when I needed to say the line.
So they filmed it.
I figured I was pretty bad, even with that one line, but what the hell, it was two seconds and, as Don (the producer/director of photography) jokingly said, “It doesn’t matter what he says, anyway. I’m going to cut it out anyway.” We all had a laugh at that one.
Well, I found out today the ending has been changed again and my part has indeed been cut.
You know, I’m relieved. Part of me was pretty cool about being in the movie, but at the end of the day, I’m happy about it because I don’t want to be that guy. You know, the guy that comes onscreen and acts so bad with his 3 word line that everyone says, “Who the fuck is that guy? God he sucks. He must be one of the producers or something.”
On a side note, from what I heard my scene will be on the DVD as an alternate ending, so my friends can still see me in all my “Cindy Brady on the game show” sucktitude.
Rock the fuck on.