Gooch explains his tired performance in the upcoming film.
Setting up the shot for a sex scene with a twilight hours call time, Korine recounted, "So we're inside this house in St. Petersburg [Florida], and the f----n’ weed smoke was so insane and Gucci was basically catatonic. I was like, ‘Gucci, you’ve got to have sex with this chick now!’"
Korine then said that Gooch went from "basically catatonic" to snoring. "He had literally passed out! ... I’d never in my life filmed a sex scene where the dude was sleeping."
"Yes, I was knocked out," said Gucci. "I was tired. I had a concert down there in St. Petersburg one of the days I had to shoot a scene. Same time, same night. We started shooting at ten o'clock in the evening until one or two o'clock. I was extremely tired because Harmony would work for almost 48 hours straight, I think. Even though Harmony is a close friend and a great director, he’s a hard boss. Make sure you put that in bold letters."
Apparently, it all worked out and can be seen in the final cut of the crime-comedy, which releases nationwide today.
Gucci also talked about his more awake moments. "I ad-libbed a lot. I didn't really follow the script at all. I knew the script and I knew exactly where I needed to be and how much time I had to fill. But I wanted to add more of my lingo, add more of what was relevant, what was going on in the street, what was current."
He said his dream is to have his own productions. "My plan is to drop three of my own films, that I produce, under my own company, Brick Squad Films, this year. It's going to be a big year for me in film. I guess the filmography of Gucci Mane has just begun."
Spring Breakers also stars James Franco; Korine’s wife, Rachel Korine; Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson and Disney-bred celebs Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens.
Korine is best known for his work as writer and director, respectively, for the cult classic movies Kids and Gummo.
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