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    Default Patton Oswalt talks about working on Blade: Trinity

    Patton Oswalt talks with the A.V. Club about working on Blade: Trinity...as well as all his other roles.

    Oh, Christ. That was the third Blade movie. And there’s a scene where Blade goes in and confronts this guy for harvesting humans. That scene was supposed to be the whole basis of the film. Blade is fighting for the last shred of humanity. But they thought that it was just so fucking grim, so they decided to just have Blade fighting Dracula. It was just one of those; it was a very troubled production. Wesley [Snipes] was just fucking crazy in a hilarious way. He wouldn’t come out of his trailer, and he would smoke weed all day. Which is fine with me, because I had all these DVDs that I wanted to catch up on. We were in Vancouver, and it was always raining. I kept the door to my trailer open to smell the evening rain while I was watching a movie. Then I remember one day on the set—they let everyone pick their own clothes—there was one black actor who was also kind of a club kid. And he wore this shirt with the word “Garbage” on it in big stylish letters. It was his shirt. And Wesley came down to the set, which he only did for close-ups. Everything else was done by his stand-in. I only did one scene with him. But he comes on and goes, “There’s only one other black guy in the movie, and you make him wear a shirt that says ‘Garbage?’ You racist motherfucker!”

    And he tried to strangle the director, David Goyer. So later that night, Ron Perlman was in the city. Everyone who makes movies in Vancouver stays in the same hotel. It’s like an episode of The Love Boat. Every time the elevator stops, you’ve got a different celebrity getting on. Like, [announcer voice] “Hey, now we’ve got Danny Glover!” So we went out that night to some strip club, and we were all drinking. And there were a bunch of bikers there, so David says to them, “I’ll pay for all your drinks if you show up to set tomorrow and pretend to be my security.” Wesley freaked out and went back to his trailer. [Laughs.] And the next day, Wesley sat down with David and was like, “I think you need to quit. You’re detrimental to this movie.” And David was like, “Why don’t you quit? We’ve got all your close-ups, and we could shoot the rest with your stand-in.” And that freaked Wesley out so much that, for the rest of the production, he would only communicate with the director through Post-it notes. And he would sign each Post-it note “From Blade.” [Laughs.]

    I knew they had problems with Snipes on that movie, but I didn't know it was this bad. There's more in the link.

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    Yeah, I lost a bit of respect for Snipes when I first heard about his attitude on Trinity. He was very prima donna'ish and very unprofessional IMO, from what I have heard. And this not only seems to back it up, but expand on it. Some actors just get to freakin' big for their own britches.

    And the stupidity of jumping to the racist card. Come on people, not everything involving a black person is racist.

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    LOL great story. What a nut.

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    Heh. I'm a black guy who LOVES Garbage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Clark View Post
    Yeah, I lost a bit of respect for Snipes when I first heard about his attitude on Trinity. He was very prima donna'ish and very unprofessional IMO, from what I have heard. And this not only seems to back it up, but expand on it. Some actors just get to freakin' big for their own britches.

    And the stupidity of jumping to the racist card. Come on people, not everything involving a black person is racist.
    Tell that to some of the posters here. It's like you cant say one negative thing involving a black celebrity thats being casted as a character whose originally white or a fictional character without some overly sensitive poster trying to play the racist card. So if I had to come and say Snipes was acting like an asshole I bet you a poster is going to come here and say I'm a racist.
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    The first two movies are still good and were the start of this comic book rebirth.

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    ah ha aparantly Bruce Willis is the same way. Kevin Smith said on Cop Out Bruce would rip out whole script pages and kept saying "I won't do that".
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    I believe Avenue Q put it best:

    "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

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    That Avenue Q bit was a weak excuse. Sorry, everyone may be bigoted in some way, but let's not pretend we're all bigoted to the same degree or that, oh well, let's all be racists, then is the way to move forward in life. That hand-wringing and hand-waving has got to go.

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    Man, I wish I had been on that set. And now I am curious to watch the film and see how bad it really got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Hedge Coke View Post
    That Avenue Q bit was a weak excuse. Sorry, everyone may be bigoted in some way, but let's not pretend we're all bigoted to the same degree or that, oh well, let's all be racists, then is the way to move forward in life. That hand-wringing and hand-waving has got to go.
    Thank you. Seriously, that sketch annoys the hell out of me for that exact reason.

    Nobody would be cool with it if it said, "every man is a little sexist".
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Hedge Coke View Post
    That Avenue Q bit was a weak excuse. Sorry, everyone may be bigoted in some way, but let's not pretend we're all bigoted to the same degree or that, oh well, let's all be racists, then is the way to move forward in life. That hand-wringing and hand-waving has got to go.
    You're really taking the Avenue Q bit as a serious reply to the problem of racism? It's a show with a song called 'The Internet Is For Porn'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dog View Post
    You're really taking the Avenue Q bit as a serious reply to the problem of racism? It's a show with a song called 'The Internet Is For Porn'.
    Yeah, but that's true.

    And people do have a tendency to post/quote that song as if it were a defense.

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    That was hilarious. That story alone will probably enhance my enjoyment of this terrible movie. Also the original premise for it sounds awesome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Kamikaze10 View Post
    Thank you. Seriously, that sketch annoys the hell out of me for that exact reason.

    Nobody would be cool with it if it said, "every man is a little sexist".
    Nah, they probably be extra cool with that. Give them an excuse to make 50's women in Kitchen jokes and to harrass everything with a Vagina at Cons.

    Quote Originally Posted by T Hedge Coke View Post
    Yeah, but that's true.

    And people do have a tendency to post/quote that song as if it were a defense.
    I've also seen people using Family Guy episodes. Sad, sad world we live in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Hedge Coke View Post
    Yeah, but that's true.

    And people do have a tendency to post/quote that song as if it were a defense.
    Hey! You're discriminating against the people who DON'T use the internet for porn!

    But anyways, I just wanted to post the Avenue Q song, not use it as legitimate defense. And if you listen to some of the stories from the set of Blade Trinity, Snipes was quite the racist, particularly against fellow actor Ryan Reynolds.
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