Being a big comic book fan, director Kevin Smith has worked behind the camera on a couple episodes of The CW’s Supergirl and The Flash over the last couple of seasons. This year, he’s going to step out from behind those cameras.
In a recent Fatman on Batman podcast episode, Smith revealed that he and his long-time friend and collaborator Jason Mewes will be reuniting for a small cameo role in the seventeenth episode of The Flash’s current season, titled “Null and Annoyed,” alongside Smith directing the episode.
“I guess I can spoil it here,” Smith said. “At one point, like you know, I did my first episode of Flash, and they asked Jason Mewes to be in the episode. He was up in Vancouver, so I was like ‘He’s always by my side, so he’ll be there anyway, absolutely.’ So this time around, there’s a scene that had two security guards in it, and so the writers of the episode, Kristen, and Lauren asked me specifically. ‘We’re wondering, do you and Jay want to play the security guards?’”
While Smith is, of course, no stranger to the world of acting, making a long career out of appearing in minor and major roles in most of his own films, there was a bit of apprehension about taking on the role for a very specific wardrobe related reason.
“And honestly, I did not want to do it, because I knew it required that I wear pants. Like, there’s only so far in the world that I can take [my usual] outfit, and believe me, I’ve stretched it to its limit. …But I knew if I was playing a part, where I wasn’t being me, I had to be the security guard. I couldn’t be the security guard in jorts,” Smith said. “They probably would cut that. So I knew I’d have to wear an outfit and sh*t, which included pants. So I was like ‘Oh f*ck, I don’t wanna do it.’ But I knew if I said no, I’d never hear the end of it from [Jay]. Cause he’d go ‘We had a chance to be on a f*cking Flash together, and you didn’t f*cking take it!’ So I said ‘Alright, we’ll do it.’”
Smith and Mewes cameo might make many of their fans smile because the inspiration for the characters they are playing is quite clear.
“And they suited us up like security guards. And for the first time, I think since my father died, I wore dress pants,” Smith said. “So we shot a scene, Jason and I, where we play two security guards in The Flash. And it’s not Jay and Silent Bob, but Jason speaks and I don’t. So there you go.”
“Null and Annoyed” currently does not have an airdate, but the fifteenth episode of the season recently aired meaning the seventeenth should not be that far away depending on upcoming breaks.