Veteran comedian Andrew Dice Clay proves he hasn’t lost his edge as he delivers a scene-stealing dramatic turn playing Augie, a divorced working-class dad, in Woody Allen’s new film, Blue Jasmine shot on location in San Francisco and New York City. The drama examines what happens when everything in life falls to pieces and explores the dire consequences that can result when people avert their eyes from reality and the truth they don’t want to see. The strong ensemble cast also includes Cate Blanchett, Alex Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K., and Peter Sarsgaard.
I recently landed an exclusive interview with Clay who talked about his surprising comeback, the emotional moment when he realized Allen had cast him, what appealed to him about the role, what it was like working with the legendary filmmaker, how he geeked out with Allen about jazz and stand-up comedy, and why he’s never stopped believing in himself. He also discussed his upcoming autobiography, The Filthy Truth, which he’s co-writing with David Ritz, his collaboration with Entourage creator Doug Ellin on a documentary about his life and career, and the very real possibility of an Entourage movie. Hit the jump for the interview.