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Jason Schwartzman, Last-Minute ‘Royal Tenenbaums’ Reject

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“I was going to play Morki, I’d have worn a white suit and drank chocolate milk; I was some kind of child prodigy or something. There were too many parts in the movie though, so mine was taken out — but they named the bird after me in the movie!” Jason Schwartzman on his redacted role in The Royal Tenenbaums [Moviehole]

“There are so few guys who do action and do it well, even fewer who are African-American. Even fewer who have classical-theater training. So a cat like me coming in, I’m bringing all of that to an action movie. I’m not looking at an action movie as something where I just jump around and look beautiful and show my muscles.” Wesley Snipes [EW]

“Everybody at EMI had become part of the furniture. I’d be a couch; Coldplay are an armchair. Robbie Williams, I dread to think what he was. I’d felt [the people at EMI] had become really very boring, y’know?” Paul McCartney on why he decided to leave EMI to sign with Hear Music [Pr-Inside]

“I’d go back to the Taco Bell that I worked at in Huntington Beach, California, when I was 16 and ask for my job again. I’ll probably have to wear a mustache net, though.” Jason Lee on what he plans to do should the writers’ strike put him out of work [TV Guide]

“The minute I saw the trailer I couldn’t wait to see it. But I did say to myself, ‘Here come this Negro to save the world again.’” Tavis Smiley on I Am Legend [LAT]

Jason Schwartzman, Last-Minute ‘Royal Tenenbaums’ Reject