Addio a Lisa Spoonauer, interprete di Clerks

Il commosso ricordo di Kevin Smith per la sua interprete, morta a soli 44 anni.

Lisa Spoonauer, attrice americana nota per aver interpretato il ruolo di Caitlin Bree in nell'iconico Clerks - commessi di Kevin Smith è scomparsa all'età di 44 anni. La famiglia non ha ancora diffuso la causa della morte.

Poco dopo essere apparsa nel film indie in bianco e nero che ha lanciato Kevin Smith, Lisa Spoonauer ha concluso la sua carriera di attrice per diventare manager di un ristorante e organizzatrice di eventi. Al momento della morte l'attrice risiedeva a Jackson, in Mississippi.

Kevin Smith ha postato su Instagram un lungo e sentito ricordo della Spoonauer, ricordando il loro primo incontro avvenuto nel 1992 mentre faceva visita a un corso di recitazione nel Brookdale Community College.

"Lisa era la voce più autentica e naturale nella stanza. Non sembrava che stesse recitando, ripeteva i dialoghi della sceneggiatura come se stesse inventando la conversazione sul momento, come fanno le persone nella vita reale."

Smith le offrì una parte nel film, ma lei che non si fidava troppo, rispone immediatamente: "Solo se non è porno". Più tardi, dopo aver capito che non era affatto porno, ("non si tratta di un porno, ma tutti i personaggi parlano come se lo fosse" dirà l'attrice a Kevin Smith dopo aver letto lo script) la Spoonauer accettò l'offerta.

Devastated to report that #LisaSpoonauer, who played Caitlin in #clerks, has passed away. In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she'd play in my life. I'd held a night of open auditions at the #firstavenueplayhouse (where we found @briancohalloran and @marilynghigliotti) but the perfect Caitlin Bree never walked through the door. So I popped into an acting class at Brookdale Community College and watched the students from the back. Lisa was easily the most natural and authentic voice in the room. She didn't sound like she was acting at all; she delivered scripted dialogue as if she was inventing her conversation in the moment, like people do in real life. Captivated, I approached Lisa cold in the parking lot after the class and said "This is gonna sound creepy but... Do you wanna be in a movie?" Fearlessly, she replied "Not if it's porn." I told her a bit about Clerks and gave her a copy of the script and my phone number. She called me a few days later and said "Well it's not porn, but everybody talks like it is. It's funny. I'll do it." A complete stranger at first, Lisa quickly became one of the most important people I'd ever meet when she joined Brian, #JeffAnderson, Marilyn, @jaymewes, @samosier, @davidkleinasc and me as one of the chief architects of my first film. We rehearsed for a month straight in the store after hours, where Lisa perfected Caitlin (and fell in love with Jeff). The first night of the shoot, Lisa had to maneuver her way through a seven minute scene with Brian in the video store, when Caitlin finally shows up in the movie. Lisa and Brian CRUSHED it in one long take that still remains one of my favorite scenes I've ever shot - not because it shows off any directorial flare (it doesn't) but because it exemplified how great the performers were since we never had to cut away from their 2-shot. But as strong an actress as she was, Lisa was an even more excellent Mother to her daughter Mia. Whenever we'd Facebook later in life, she'd gush about her baby girl proudly. My heart goes out to Tom, Mia and Lisa's family. Thank you for dreaming my dream with me. You changed my life, Lisa.

Un post condiviso da Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) in data: 23 Mag 2017 alle ore 14:32 PDT

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Addio a Lisa Spoonauer, interprete di Clerks
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