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Old March 23 2013, 08:13 PM   #121
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Re: 20 YEARS AGO TODAY: "But I'm Not Even Supposed to BE Here Today!"

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Old March 23 2013, 08:27 PM   #122
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I just watched Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under the other night. It was as excellent as any of Smith's other stage acts. But what surprised me was how different Mewes looks. I don't know if he lost a lot of weight or what, but he was hardly recognizable.
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Old March 23 2013, 08:32 PM   #123
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I think it's a combination of kicking his addictions during the last decade, getting in better shape and being in his early 40s now. I believe Mewes was born in 1971 so he's now middle aged.

It won't be too many more years before Jay will be telling Silent Bob stories about his fiber intake and first prostate exam.
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Old March 23 2013, 09:12 PM   #124
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I just watched Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under the other night. It was as excellent as any of Smith's other stage acts. But what surprised me was how different Mewes looks. I don't know if he lost a lot of weight or what, but he was hardly recognizable.
The effects of drug abuse:

Jason had, at this point, lost a bunch of teeth, thanks to heroin abuse. There were unconfirmed reports that Mewes had went into the dentist and had repairable teeth removed, solely so he could get an Oxycontin prescription. The end result was a mouth that more closely resembled that of an eighty year old's than someone in his mid twenties. A trip to the oral surgeon was in order.

The doctor said roughly thirty thousand dollars worth of dental work was needed to fix Jason's mouth and fit him with false teeth. We started the month-long process of root canals and drilling with me pulling aside the dentist and asking what type of pain reliever he'd be prescribing.
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Old March 23 2013, 09:17 PM   #125
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Right now he's a poster boy for health compared to the shape he was in during the Dogma - JASB period. To call Jason a complete wreck would be treating his condition very kindly. If there was a prescription or illegal drug within reach he'd probably have put it into his body.

That's why he wasn't in Jersey Girl. Kevin wasn't going to let him back on-screen in one of his movies until he got himself cleaned up.
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Old March 23 2013, 09:40 PM   #126
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I think it's a combination of kicking his addictions during the last decade, getting in better shape and being in his early 40s now. I believe Mewes was born in 1971 so he's now middle aged.
According to Wikipedia he was born in '74 and is 38. Which fits, because he was pretty young when he did Clerks, 20 in fact (if one does the math...though depending on when it was filmed, he was probably 19).
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Old March 23 2013, 09:44 PM   #127
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1974? I read from an incorrect source, then. Thanks.

Still, 38 or 39 is close enough to middle age to start making "High-Fiber Doobie Snacks" jokes.

The original Clerks began shooting in March of 1993, so yeah he might still have been just 19 when the cameras began rolling.
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Old March 23 2013, 09:52 PM   #128
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I just watched Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under the other night. It was as excellent as any of Smith's other stage acts. But what surprised me was how different Mewes looks. I don't know if he lost a lot of weight or what, but he was hardly recognizable.
The effects of drug abuse:

Jason had, at this point, lost a bunch of teeth, thanks to heroin abuse. There were unconfirmed reports that Mewes had went into the dentist and had repairable teeth removed, solely so he could get an Oxycontin prescription. The end result was a mouth that more closely resembled that of an eighty year old's than someone in his mid twenties. A trip to the oral surgeon was in order.

The doctor said roughly thirty thousand dollars worth of dental work was needed to fix Jason's mouth and fit him with false teeth. We started the month-long process of root canals and drilling with me pulling aside the dentist and asking what type of pain reliever he'd be prescribing.
That's really messed up.
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Old March 23 2013, 10:10 PM   #129
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Right now he's a poster boy for health compared to the shape he was in during the Dogma - JASB period. To call Jason a complete wreck would be treating his condition very kindly. If there was a prescription or illegal drug within reach he'd probably have put it into his body.

That's why he wasn't in Jersey Girl. Kevin wasn't going to let him back on-screen in one of his movies until he got himself cleaned up.
I thought e issue was hat Jason had an outstanding warrant fr drug possession, and couldn't travel to NJ where it was filming?
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Old March 23 2013, 10:14 PM   #130
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I just watched Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under the other night. It was as excellent as any of Smith's other stage acts. But what surprised me was how different Mewes looks. I don't know if he lost a lot of weight or what, but he was hardly recognizable.
The effects of drug abuse:

Jason had, at this point, lost a bunch of teeth, thanks to heroin abuse. There were unconfirmed reports that Mewes had went into the dentist and had repairable teeth removed, solely so he could get an Oxycontin prescription. The end result was a mouth that more closely resembled that of an eighty year old's than someone in his mid twenties. A trip to the oral surgeon was in order.

The doctor said roughly thirty thousand dollars worth of dental work was needed to fix Jason's mouth and fit him with false teeth. We started the month-long process of root canals and drilling with me pulling aside the dentist and asking what type of pain reliever he'd be prescribing.
That's really messed up.
That is messed up. Especially since all this time I just figured Mewes was a pot smoker. I mean I knew Kevin talked about his substance abuse problem, but I guess I never put two and two together.
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Old March 23 2013, 10:20 PM   #131
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That's really messed up.
That is messed up. Especially since all this time I just figured Mewes was a pot smoker. I mean I knew Kevin talked about his substance abuse problem, but I guess I never put two and two together.
Yeah, I mean I knew it was worse than just pot, but I don't think I knew quite how bad it was.
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Old March 23 2013, 10:22 PM   #132
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Right now he's a poster boy for health compared to the shape he was in during the Dogma - JASB period. To call Jason a complete wreck would be treating his condition very kindly. If there was a prescription or illegal drug within reach he'd probably have put it into his body.

That's why he wasn't in Jersey Girl. Kevin wasn't going to let him back on-screen in one of his movies until he got himself cleaned up.
I thought e issue was hat Jason had an outstanding warrant fr drug possession, and couldn't travel to NJ where it was filming?
Probably both now that you mention it. Jason's drug use had gotten to the point where it embarrassed Kevin and he didn't want his erratic presence on the set of any of his movies until he went into rehab and cleaned up his act. The warrant in question no doubt played a role, but based on what Kevin's said in recent years he wasn't about to put Jason in Jersey Girl as profoundly messed up and dysfunctional as he was at that time.
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Old March 24 2013, 06:05 AM   #133
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Right now he's a poster boy for health compared to the shape he was in during the Dogma - JASB period. To call Jason a complete wreck would be treating his condition very kindly. If there was a prescription or illegal drug within reach he'd probably have put it into his body.

That's why he wasn't in Jersey Girl. Kevin wasn't going to let him back on-screen in one of his movies until he got himself cleaned up.
I thought e issue was hat Jason had an outstanding warrant fr drug possession, and couldn't travel to NJ where it was filming?
Probably both now that you mention it. Jason's drug use had gotten to the point where it embarrassed Kevin and he didn't want his erratic presence on the set of any of his movies until he went into rehab and cleaned up his act. The warrant in question no doubt played a role, but based on what Kevin's said in recent years he wasn't about to put Jason in Jersey Girl as profoundly messed up and dysfunctional as he was at that time.
I think in one of the podcasts Jay said it really hit home when Kevin told him he didn't want Jay around his daughter anymore. That was when he got serious about getting and staying clean and sober.
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Old March 24 2013, 06:27 AM   #134
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Jason Mewes is a sweet, funny and friendly person. When he doesn't have half the coke in Colombia coursing through his veins and nervous system. Getting clean and putting his life in order were the best things that ever happened to him, even moreso than fame from being in Kevin's films.

Kevin's proud of and happy for the guy for what he's achieved and overcome and I don't blame him one bit. Recovery from chemical addiction has got to be rougher than a lot of us imagine, and Jay must have gone through his own private hell kicking his demons.
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This thread has encouraged me to watch the askewniverse.
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