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Texas Chainsaw 3D: Alexandra Daddario wanted to cut her 'Do your thing' line

There are a couple lines of dialogue from director John Luessenhop's Texas Chainsaw 3D (watch it HERE) that stick in the minds of viewers, but they're not remembered because they're good lines. At one point you have a potential victim telling Leatherface "Welcome to Texas, motherf*cker!" despite the fact that he's one of the state's most famous longtime residents, and in another scene our heroine Heather (Alexandra Daddario) gives a chainsaw to Leatherface, who she has just found out is her cousin, and tells him "Do your thing, cuz!"

Daddario is currently doing press for both the film Die in a Gunfight and the HBO series The White Lotus, and during an interview with Collider the subject of Texas Chainsaw 3D came up. She revealed that she did not want to speak that memorable line, saying, 

I wanted to cut the line, ‘Do your thing, cuz.’ Do you remember that line where I say, ‘Do your thing, cuz,’ and then throw him the chainsaw? And the producer was like, ‘This is the movie,’ you know? And so I think that that’s just what the movie is. It’s supposed to be silly and the audience is supposed to laugh and be scared and whatever."

While she may not have been a fan of that line from the film, Daddario said she is 

very grateful to have been in it. I had a really unique experience shooting that film ... I was young and I was having trouble getting work, and I was very excited to book the job and be working. I was of a certain age where going off with a bunch of people your age and working was very exciting."

She also counts her time on Texas Chainsaw 3D as a learning experience because

there were a lot of challenges on that project, like there are on every project by the way, but it taught me about what happens when things go wrong, what happens when things go right, why did they go wrong, why shouldn’t they have happened, how does the studio get involved when something goes wrong, how studios interact with projects. ... There’s issues on (every project), but these were more severe. But that, again, things go wrong. You can learn a lot from mistakes."

With a story credited to Stephen Susco, Adam Marcus, and Debra Sullivan, and a screenplay by Marcus, Sullivan, and Kirsten Elms, Texas Chainsaw 3D has the following synopsis: 

Decades ago, residents of Newt, Texas, long suspected that the Sawyer family was responsible for the disappearances of many people. When their suspicions finally were confirmed, vigilantes torched the Sawyer compound and killed every member of the family -- or so they thought. Much later, a young woman named Heather (Alexandra Daddario) learns that she has inherited Texas property from an unknown relative, and she is unaware of horrors that await in the mansion's dank cellar.

Daddario was joined in the cast by Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, James MacDonald, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, Richard Riehle, Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan, and Marilyn Burns, with Dan Yeager as Leatherface.
 

Source: Collider

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