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Richard Dreyfuss Remembers 'Best Friend' Carrie Fisher

by Jeanine Asencio 11:09 AM, April 6, 2017

Aired April 10, 2017

Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss gives Rach --“one of his most devoted fans” goosebumps just by coming on the set to chat with her. In fact, she personally asked one of her producers to “beg” Richard to come on the show!

Richard’s  new Fox show, Shots Fired, is a limited series about what’s really happening in the world, based on headlines of the day. Richard says, “This is a story that... feels [familiar]. Sometimes when we look at the show, that show is tomorrow’s headline.”  He says the feelings from the audience and the journey the characters take are “very much unexpected.”

One of the most prolific and beloved actors of all time, Richard says he’s used to getting asked questions about his epic films. “There are more stories about Jaws than any film ever made… I have said to people, ‘If you can ask me a question that I have not heard about Jaws, I’ll pay you ten bucks.’” However, the reverse is also true and Richard added, “I’ve made a lot of money.”

When he and Rach play “Land the Part” trivia (yes, Rach promises to pay him $10 if he lands on Jaws, Richard shares some inside scoops

Down and Out in Beverly Hills:  Richard was first offered Nick Nolte’s role, but turned it down when he read the part of the script where the character ate dog food.

Postcards from the Edge: He revealed that this was written by the inimitable Carrie Fisher, who was his best friend and “such a good writer -- and I mean really good writer.”

Jaws:  “Unbeknownst to us, we were the first film ever to try to be made on the real ocean.” And yes, Rach ponies up the ten bucks to Richard! Click here to watch that part of the interview.
 


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