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In our first ever Loves It or Hates It interview, we sat down (ish) with Not Another Web Series co-founder Aaron Matijasic, who wrote and stars in the hilarious "Clive and Jason" to pick his brain (ish) about the story-behind-the-story.
LIOHI: Of all the characters to make a web series about, why did you choose Clive Owen and Jason Statham?
AM: Um, Because Gabe looks vaguely like Clive Owen.
AM: And we started discussing the possibility of Clive Owen-based short films a couple of years ago, when we started doing impressions of Clive doing mundane things. Like, Clive Owen in the grocery store, or Clive Owen in the drive-thru at Taco Bell. (with English accent) "I'll have a number two, with a Sierra Mist". That kind of thing.
LIOHI: So, how did Jason Statham get involved?
AM: I really don't know. I think that he was the natural fit. Like, the two sort-of British badasses who are part of action movies. They kind of deliver their lines in a similar way - really deadpan and ridiculous. And we thought it would be fun to combine their outrageous sort of behavior with really mundane situations.
LIOHI: So what other wacky situations and predicaments do you see Clive and Jason getting into as the series progresses?
AM: Well, the next episode - which has been written, but not filmed yet - is where Clive and Jason haven't booked an acting gig yet, so they can't pay their rent. So, in an effort to get back at them, their landlord gives them a "Stanislavski Cocktail" which is a neurotoxin, which causes them to not be able to - this is so retarded -
AM: He slips them a neurotoxin which means that, if they act, they die. So, if they use the part of their brain that deals with acting, it causes them to die. And they have a really important Sunny Delight autition that day.
AM: So they have to figure out how to act without acting.
LIOHI: Can't wait.
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