As Jay and Silent Bob Reboot moves into post-production, filmmaker Kevin Smith confirmed the return of another actor to his shared cinematic universe.
The writer and director of the upcoming sequel shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the film on his Instagram account. In the photo, Rosario Dawson hugs Smith, who is still dressed as his character Silent Bob.
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There are very few people I love in this business as much as @rosariodawson! So when Ro-Dawg Rebooted with us, I was reminded how she can take boring old Kevin Smith lines and make magic! Getting the always-in-demand Dawson into @jayandsilentbob Reboot required Ro to go above and beyond and take a few flights to get #neworleans. It would’ve been more than understandable if she couldn’t make it. But my friend made moves and interrupted her busy life and work schedule to come play with us in the #viewaskewniverse once again. I can honestly say she made the movie better! When she was wrapped, Rosario gave me this giant hug and said “I’m happy you’re still here.” This woman is who I aspire to be in life: a consummate professional and an incomparable human being. The only stain on her otherwise stellar resume is that she’s now played two #viewaskew characters. One more and they’ll kick her out of Hollywood. #KevinSmith #rosariodawson #jayandsilentbobreboot #clerks2 #friendship #sabanfilms
Confirming Dawson would appear in the film, Smith hinted that the actress may portray a new character rather than reprise her previous role as Becky, who was introduced in 2006's Clerks II. The character was last seen accepting a marriage proposal from that film's protagonist Dante Hicks while pregnant with his child.
Smith announced that principal photography on the film wrapped this week after shooting for three weeks in New Orleans. Smith has also revealed that the sequel would be a direct followup to not only 2001's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, but also the entire View Askewverse he created with 1994's Clerks.
Written and directed by Kevin Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot stars Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Donnell Rawlings and more. The film is expected to hit theaters later this year.