She may star in huge blockbuster hits like Sin City and Seven Pounds, but Rosario Dawson is still a huge fan of independent film, as her starring role in upcoming indie-flick ‘Explicit Ills’ demonstrates.
Rosario plays a young mother to a severely asthmatic child, who is struggling to provide her son with adequate care; but it wasn’t just the chance to support art house cinema which attracted Rosario to film, it was also the opportunity to honour her friends and family, and highlight today’s problems with health care.
“My character doesn’t have a name. I’m Babo’s mom. To look at that and be like I’m this young mother, I’m uneducated, I’m inexperienced and I have zero resources. I grew up in an area where I know so many women who are like that and that was the story I wanted to tell.”
Asthma struck another maternal chord in Dawson as well. “It was very profound for me because my mom is asthmatic and she lives far away from me. I think about that all the time. I’ve seen her in situations where she couldn’t breathe. We get out of a car and we’re in a neighborhood that has really bad smog and she totally just can not breathe. It’s such a helpless feeling to be in front of.”
Explicit Ills is set for release in March – and that isn’t the only film we should expect from Rosario this year amid rumours that Sin City 2’s script is complete and that the project could get started this year. Rosario, who plays Gail said:
“I don’t think she’s going to be popping out any babies and singing any songs or anything like that. What’s actually really fun about it is that we get to investigate it a little bit more into the storyline that was actually in ‘Sin City 2′ – that middle chapter which is where Gail mostly was”
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