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7 May, 2008 / Erik

SPEED ZONE: Emile Hirsch

“I’m a very, very conservative driver,” Hirsch said. When he first accepted the role of Speed Racer, he looked up NASCAR crashes on YouTube. Hirsch saw a ten-minute compilation of wrecks set to heavy metal music. He described the experience as not unlike “when the dad sees his kid smoking and he makes him smoke a carton.” Scared straight, the actor remarked he was more inclined to say, “Let’s go drive thirty miles an hour.”

More at CBR.


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  1. Dave / May 29 2008 12:01 pm

    That’s awesome. I wonder what he’d say if they had a press conference now… However, I really liked him in the film. I thought he carried it nicely. And the Wachowskis were smart to hire such strong actors as his parents.

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