Fact: Rosario Dawson has been cast as Barbra Gordon in the much-anticipated Lego Batman movie. Gordon doubled as Batgirl in the Caped Crusader comic books. Dawson will join Will Arnett, Michael Cera and Zach Galifianakis in Chris MCKay's new movie.
Quote: "I grew up as a New Yorker and I grew up being prepared for that with keys in my hand and now people think it's so safe in New York that they're walking around with earbuds at four o'clock in the morning and I kinda feel like hitting them, I kinda feel like robbing them... Please don't empty out your bag because your drunk on the corner and you're trying to find your keys. Let me put you in a cab and send you on your way and rob you a little bit, just to show you." Actress Rosario Dawson fears complacent New Yorkers are asking for trouble
Fact: Actresses Rosario Dawson and Chloe Sevigny both recently debuted their new fashion collections at American retailer Opening Ceremony. The premiere of their lines coincided with the 20th anniversary of their cult drama Kids.
Quote: "She used to lick me when I was little, when I would act up, if I was being overly precocious... It was incredibly embarrassing and quite disgusting and I'd be like, 'Ew!' And she'd be like, 'You came out of my vagina, so it's fine!'" Sin City star Rosario Dawson's mother used to discipline her daughter by licking her face.
Quote: "It was just kinda awesome. This is what I do for a living sometimes - I go to work and make out with really beautiful, smart, funny, cool women." Rosario Dawson enjoyed locking lips with comedienne/actress Jenny Slate for a New York Times Magazine video project.
Quote: "It's a thing... There's something going on with him and shoes, and that's why I ended up with KY Jelly in my shoes when my eyes were closed - you don't want to be vulnerable on a Quentin Tarantino set, because you will get got by pranksters! You gotta keep your game face on at all times." Rosario Dawson confirms pal Quentin Tarantino is a prankster with a foot fetish.
Fact: Rosario Dawson has a clothing line that's exclusive to Ghana, called Fashion Rising.
Quote: "Last year I ended up going to the (Original) Renaissance (Pleasure) Faire for the first time... My family gets really into it; we drink out of horns. I get all dressed up; I've got my sword 'cause I don't do the wench thing. I'm in the Dragon Guild... My cousin got these leather Xena: Warrior Princess outfits and we rocked them all out... People take pictures with us because we look cool." Rosario Dawson loves heading back in time at period events.
Fact: Actress Rosario Dawson is sporting an edgy new hairstyle - she has shaved off one side of her hair.
Quote: "I knew that I would have to deal with it before I even auditioned. It was non-negotiable, it was necessary... My lawyer and I had this whole moment where we had to talk about (detailed parts of the female anatomy) for the nudity clause and you think, 'Is this happening?' It's kind of wild." Actress Rosario Dawson endured an awkward conversation with her lawyer before embarking on nude scenes in latest movie Trance.
Quote: "We were playing Words With Friends, which is like an online Scrabble game, in between shots. 'We'd be doing these really intense scenes and then as soon as it cut, I'd be like, 'Ok, your turn!'" Rosario Dawson enjoyed playing word games with her Trance co-star James McAvoy in between takes.
Fact: Actress Rosario Dawson will spend her upcoming 34th birthday on 9 May (13) on a charity trip to Sierra Leone.
Quote: "You have a cast-iron stove and you had to get a bucket full of water to bring upstairs. It was fun, I was six, I was little... and you don't really think about it... I really felt like I had a really awesome home and I got to spend a lot of time with my family and my brother. I loved our home... I felt like I had a very rich childhood." Actress Rosario Dawson loved growing up in a New York squat.
Quote: "From the outside, it looks like there's a lot of dissimilarities, but we actually have a lot in common. We're really similar people. He's a very kind man... He's just really brilliant as a human being... He really is remarkable." Actress Rosario Dawson coos about her romance with moviemaker Danny Boyle.
Fact: Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson are to reprise their Sin City characters for a prequel to the Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller-directed movie. Rourke's tough guy character Marv was killed off in the first film, while Rosario played kinky hooker Gail. The all-star movie also featured Clive Owen, Jessica Alba and the late Brittany Murphy.
Fact: Actress Rosario Dawson is heading back to Sierra Leone next week (beg02Apr12) to take part in charity volunteer work with her mother. She previously visited the country last year (11).
Quote: "Women weren't allowed to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain for many, many years and then the law changed... and I remember being like, 'Oh, I can? OK!' It was one of those lessons (where) just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. It was very, very scary... I was perpetually scared for three months after that." Rosario Dawson on running with the bulls in Pamplona.
Quote: "We have this one scene together on a roof and the director kept being like, 'Really antagonise him!' So I get into this scene and I knock him on his forehead and his eyes. He broke character and he was like, 'Do not touch my face.' I was like, 'I'm going to get thrown out of the room right now!'" Rosario Dawson was intimidated by co-star Robert Downey, JR. on the set of 2006 film A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS.
Fact: Rosario Dawson sealed her credentials as a green campaigner by taking part in an environmentally-friendly open day at a school in Venice, California on Saturday (13Mar10). The actress, who is an Environmental Media Association spokesperson, helped kids plants trees at the event.
Quote: "Very consistently for the last six years (I've been mistaken for) Norah Jones believe it or not - as well as Rosario Dawson. I keep telling these guys my boobs are a lot smaller than Rosario's. I don't get it." Actress Michelle Rodriguez doesn't see many similarities with her doppelgangers.
Fact: Nicole Richie, Lance Bass, Rosario Dawson and rockers Maroon 5 are among a list of celebrities 'adopting' Los Angeles-area schools to rally support for organic gardens in the city's education system. The stars will help plant a garden and check in on the students throughout the year as part of the summer (09) programme, launched by the Environmental Media Association's Young Hollywood Board.
Quote: "He wasn't afraid, but he was definitely really nervous and very shy. We were going into this scene - we were crying, it was very emotional, and he's like, 'Yeah, we're going to get this scene!' And I was like, 'Yeah, you need to chill out a little bit - no more Redbull (energy drink) for you!" Rosario Dawson was stunned by her Will Smith's amped-up approach to their love scenes in new film SEVEN POUNDS.
Quote: "I haven't been able to speak to Tim Curry, who in The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the most fantastic, mind-blowing things I've ever seen." Rosario Dawson avoids British actor Curry at parties - because she's in awe of him.
Fact: Rosario Dawson collects vintage issues of Playboy magazine.
Quote: "My mother... never spoke to me in a way that messed with my mind, like, 'The stork brought you...,' but in a real, sometimes overly graphic way about how she had used a condom but it broke." Rosario Dawson is glad her straight-talking mum never sugar coated the facts of her birth.
Quote: "I was like, I know you're retired and everything, but it's sad and scary if you get your kicks by tricking each other into seeing me naked." Actress Rosario Dawson was stunned to find her grandfather was duped into seeing her nude scene in 2004 film Alexander by his wife.
Fact: Rosario Dawson was the original choice to play wannabe porn star MIRI in Kevin Smith's new comedy ZACK + MIRI MAKE A PORNO, but she chose to sign on for action movie EAGLE EYE instead. Elizabeth Banks eventually landed the role opposite Seth Rogen.
Fact: Actor Wilmer Valderrama and Rosario Dawson are fronting a new public service announcement campaign aimed at encouraging young Latinos to vote. The couple has also filmed a spoof telenovela to encourage the Hispanic youth to take an interest in politics.
Quote: "When I met Dustin Hoffman he told me, 'You remind me of myself. I talk a lot and sometimes I say a little bit too much'." Actress Rosario Dawson has no complaints about being likened to a 69-year-old Hollywood veteran.
Quote: "I walk into a club, and the first thing I did was notice how sticky the floor was from all the beer and how unattractive all the lowlifes were. So I never got sucked into it." Actress Rosario Dawson has never liked clubbing.
Quote: "Luckily, I get to advertise in the press that I'm single, so that makes it easier. I don't have to go on the internet." Actress Rosario Dawson has her own unique method of acquiring a man.
Quote: "I was conceived on Avenue X in Brooklyn. I'm a broken-condom baby." Rosario Dawson remains humble over her conception.
Quote: "I've never been a size zero in my life. I say if you want to eat the cookie - eat the cookie." Rosario Dawson urges women to follow their hungry instincts.
Quote: "My grandmother came to see me on set. She's 71 and was drinking whiskey at 4am with everyone. She and Quentin (Tarantino) got on really well." Rosario Dawson brought her hard-partying granny to set of Grindhouse.
Fact: Quentin Tarantino celebrated his birthday early yesterday (27MAR07) at the post-premiere party for his new movie GRINDHOUSE. The moviemaker turned 44 at midnight - in the middle of the premiere party - and Grindhouse stars Rose McGowan and Rosario Dawson wheeled in a cake with 44 candles lit.
Fact: The comic book that Rosario Dawson co-wrote and created, OCT: Occult Crimes Taskforce, is being made into a feature film. Dawson will star as a New York City police detective who, after stumbling upon a gruesome and bizarre crime scene, goes undercover and uses black magic to hunt down the killer.
Quote: "My brother and I got my mom her chest pierced for Mother's Day a couple of years ago. But she had to take them out. She does carpentry, and it got infected by all the dust." SIN CITY star Rosario Dawson.
Fact: <p>Rosario Dawson is such a fan of her new movie musical RENT she has already seen it five times - and it isn't released in the US until next week (23NOV05). </p>
Fact: <p>MEN IN BLACK II star Rosario Dawson's mother is a six foot (1.8 metre) tall New York plumber. </p>
Fact: <p>Rock star STING surprised his wife Trudie Styler on the couple's 13th wedding anniversary at the weekend (20AUG05) by showing up on the New York set of the movie mogul's new film A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING (corr) YOUR SAINTS. Styler is producing the movie, starring Robert Downey Jr and Rosario Dawson. </p>