Making Fat Kid Rules the World, a movie about a suicidal obese teen saved by punk and joining a band, had actor/director Matthew Lillard contemplating what might have become of another lost soul rescued by rock: Stevo, his character in 1998’s critically acclaimed SLC Punk! So, for his feature directorial debut (now playing in New York and opening in L.A. Friday), Lillard decided to once again slip on Stevo's trademark Docs and play him as a grown-up high-school guidance counselor in Seattle prone to spouting clichés at the titular character (“Goals are a blueprint for life; be realistic,” and so on, before things get weird). He even adopted Stevo’s dad’s best line from SLC Punk!'s original trailer: “I didn’t sell out. I bought in.” Ultimately, however, he cut it from the final version because Lillard felt “the idea of an homage to SLC Punk! and seeing Stevo all grown up was great, but it didn’t work. I sucked, and it slowed the movie down when the thing I like about the movie is that it’s quick and sharp.” But you don’t have to take the director’s word for it. You can watch the scene exclusively on Vulture and decide for yourself.
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
How Many Marvel Movies Do I Have to See Before Infinity War?
J. Cole Just Wants to Be Himself
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Recap: Gotta Be Startin’ Something
Allison Mack Tried to Recruit Emma Watson for Her Alleged Sex Cult
Bradley Cooper Debuts the First Trailer for A Star Is Born to Applause and Tears at CinemaCon
How The Handmaid’s Tale Brought the ‘Miserable’ Colonies to Life
The Handmaid’s Tale Season-Premiere Recap: Godspeed, June
Avengers: Infinity War Will Dazzle, Stagger, and Rile You Up
Netflix’s Rachel Dolezal Documentary Comes Down Hard on Its Subject
A Simple Quiz: Has This Actor Ever Appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Latest News from VultureAllison Mack’s Sex Cult, NXIVM, Is Getting a Documentary
Psych actress and former member Sarah Edmondson will be starring in it.Harrison Ford Joins The Secret Life of Pets 2, Will Hopefully Play Something Dainty and Adorable
Hopefully, whatever animal he plays will have a single silver hoop earring.Why Thanos Doesn’t Woo a Sexy Skeleton in Avengers: Infinity War
The filmmakers explain why they changed the villain’s comic-book motivation.The Story Behind Kevin Hart’s Self-Aware Appearance in J. Cole’s ‘Kevin’s Heart’ Video
“We didn’t want it to look like, ‘Poor Kevin, his life is so hard.’ And it’s not meant to do that.”Turns Out Kanye Can Be Managed, by His Wife
“Bound 2” rein him in!If You Like BoJack Horseman, Don’t Miss Brockmire
Five reasons to watch Hank Azaria’s hilarious and moving IFC comedy.One of the Rape Lawsuits Against Russell Simmons Has Been Dropped
He is still facing a different, $10 million suit from another accuser.Rachel Dratch on ‘Her Little Gang’ With Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph
“There’s stuff Amy can do that cracks me up immediately every time.”Lethal Weapon’s Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Reportedly Not Speaking Due to Fight On Set
Their altercation went to the “high ranks of the studio.”John Early Finally Gave Toni Collette the Collage He Made Her and Now the World Can Rest
“THANKYOU SOOOO MUCH!!!”
It’s the first film to feature a predominantly Asian cast in 25 years.Mike Birbiglia to Make Off Broadway Return
Mike Birbiglia’s new one-person show, The New One, is coming to New York City this summer.A Simple Quiz: Has This Actor Ever Appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
We’ll give you 30 actors. You tell us if they’ve been in a Marvel movie.Cool Kids Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Going to Release Their Wedding Ceremony on Vinyl
And streaming!Fleetwood Mac Is Feuding Again and We Haven’t Felt This Alive in Years
“We were never married, but we might as well have been.”J. Cole Just Wants to Be Himself
The 33-year-old rapper on his new album, SoundCloud disses, and how he stopped caring what other people think.Curtis Sittenfeld on Writing Her New Short-Story Collection and Adapting It Into a Kristen Wiig TV Series
And adapting them for a new Apple TV series, starring Kristen Wiig.MoviePass Backs Gotti Movie, Makes Them an Offer They Can’t Refuse
Gotti is MoviePass Ventures’ second indie movie deal.Spike Lee: ‘I Look at the World Now Differently: Before Black Panther and After Black Panther.’
At the Tribeca Film Festival, the veteran director professed his love for the film — and discussed Colin Kaepernick.Bradley Cooper Debuts the First Trailer for A Star Is Born to Applause and Tears at CinemaCon
At CinemaCon, the actor-director-screenwriter brought audiences to tears with the first sneak peek of the film.