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Rosario Dawson got her big break nearly 20 years ago when she was cast in director Harmony Korine's controversial Kids. Though she convincingly played a sexually active teen named Ruby, the actress told HuffPost Live that she was far less experienced than her character when the movie was filmed in 1994.
"My dad had told me to go downstairs and get discovered because they were shooting this commercial on the block, so I was kind of hanging out and loitering," the native New Yorker recalled. "I thought I was in trouble because they were shooting sound that day. They came up and said, ‘Will you come and audition?' I did. And I didn't think anything of it. And then I got the part."