Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, William H. Macy, Tim McGraw – and Jeremy Dozier? Unlike his Dirty Girl co-cast, odds are, you’ve got no clue who Dozier is. Well, there’s a good reason his name is amongst this list of top notch talent and, soon enough, he could be up there himself.
Dozier is Dirty Girl‘s Clarke, an introverted high school outcast who’s also picked on at home, as his father has no tolerance for Clarke’s sexual preferences. When Clarke’s paired up with school slut Danielle (Juno Temple) for a class project, he’s forced to play daddy to a bag of flour that they’re assigned to treat as a child. However, their baby bag of flour doesn’t spend her days riding the bus to school or sitting alongside her teen parents in class, rather in a stolen car on an impromptu road trip. Danielle, desperate to find her real father, and Clarke, hoping to find himself, hit the road in Clarke’s father’s precious ride with his credit card aiming for Los Angeles.
Sure, I’d like to bet his singing and dancing abilities might have had something to do with Dozier snagging the role, but, more prominently, Dozier rocks the ability to handle one heck of a character arc, which is quite the accomplishment for his first feature. Clarke’s a character that you won’t forget and hopefully the same will be true for Dozier.
With the October 7th release of Dirty Girl on the horizon, Dozier sat down to chat all about the experience from the audition stage to hitting the set with such notable talent to his hopes for the future. Check out the whole chat in the video interview below.