Danny Trejo, veteran character actor, believes he was placed in his most recent film Violet and Daisy without even having a character to play. "I honestly think that the director [Geoffrey Fletcher] — he just wanted me in the film," Trejo told Uinterview exclusively. "I don't think that they had a role for me. I think that they just needed someone to hire hit men, so he figured it should be me."

Violet and Daisy also stars Alexis Bledel and Saorise Ronan as young assassins and James Gandolfini in one of his last roles. "He wasn’t a typical Hollywood guy," Trejo said of Gandolfini. "James was kind of a humble, quiet guy."

Violet & Daisy DVD + BluRay will be available on Nov. 19.

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  • JeffGetchell
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    Danny Trejo is a super cool guy and has a very busy career in Hollywood. Good for him in that he made it AND kept his sobriety. That in itself speaks volumes!

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Q: What were Alexis Bledel and Saorise Ronan like to work with? - mindy

[laughs] They were both a lot of fun. Those girls are crazy!

Q: This was one of James Gandolfini’s last films. What was it like working with him? - MarissaMardo

He wasn’t a typical Hollywood guy. James was kind of a humble, quiet guy. He's not someone you saw out at the bars.

Q: Why is it that your character was only in one scene in that film? It seems to us that the character - Russ - had an interesting relationship with the girls, that could have been used as a catalyst for some of their decisions, and we're wondering why they did not expand your character further? - ChrisMcLennan

I honestly think that the director [Geoffrey Fletcher] — he just wanted me in the film. I don't think that they had a role for me. I think that they just needed someone to hire hit men, so he figured it should be me.

Q: What's it like knowing you are a role model now for children? - BrandyDawn

Q: In your illustrious career and life thus far, is there a role out there you really want to portray that you haven't yet? - ChazFilmmaker

I've done everything from Muppets to killers. I would love to get a role in an old western period piece.

Q: Who inspired you become an actor? - DanEnriquez

I got into acting by accident. I was a drug counselor. One of the kids I worked with was PA on a movie, Runaway Train. Eddie Bunker, who I knew, wrote the screenplay. He asked if I was still boxing. I lost my first fight as a lightweight. I asked, 'How much are you paying?' He said, '$320 a day!' They said, 'We want you to teach to Eric Roberts to fight!'

Q: What was the reaction your family/ friends had when you told them that you wanted to be an actor. - DanEnriquez

Q: Do you ever wake up in the morning and ask your self , " How the hell did I getto here from there ? " - JeffThorn

Q: How is this movie different from the other movies you have done. - VictoriaUreo

Q: First, thank you for your support for our military. My question Sir: How long before this movie will be available for our combat troops in Afghanistan? Respectfully, Mick Woolford USMC - MickWoolford

Q: Hi Danny! Its been a long time since our first meet. Cleveland, Ohio 1993-94 You spoke at one of our conventions. You've come a long way man. God bless you. My question is out of all the movies you've done,which do you feel is the best. and how did it most affect you. Much Love..... - RubyDRoberts

Q: You seem like such a regular guy. How do you keep yourself grounded? - DesireeDentStonebraker

The people around me – family and friends!

Q: You have had a long and varied career. Of all of the films that you have worked on, which of them is your favorite? - LizLodge

Machette was great. Machette Kills even better. Kissing Amber Heard was definitely a high point. And kissing Jessica Alba was up there!

Q: are you happily married - RitaClegg

Q: WHAT WAS THE TURNING POINT IN YOUR LIFE THAT HELP YOU OVERCOME YOUR PAST MISTAKES, & WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON HOW WE AS LA RAZA CAN HELP OUR CHILDREN BETTER PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR GENTE? IF YOU ASKED ME THE SAME QUESTIONS I WOULD SAY DIOS, Y MI FAMILIAS LOVE & SUPPORT, AS FAR AS LA RAZA GOES I THINK WE HAVE TO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN BETTER & BE MORE INVOLVED IN POLITICS. HUGE VAN DE DANNY'S, PRAYING FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILIA. ALWAYS, HOMEBOY ESE RICARDO JARA MTN.VIEW CALIFAS. - RicardoJara

Q: Why is it that your character was only in one scene in that film? It seems to us that the character - Russ - had an interesting relationship with the girls, that could have been used as a catalyst for some of their decisions, and we're wondering why they did not expand your character further. - ChrisMcLennan

Q: What was the reaction your family/ friends had when you told them that you wanted to be an actor. - DanEnriquez

Q: What's the best advice you could give a newly released felon on trying to reenter society? - DebbiSutherlandMoreno

Stay away from your old friends. And get into 12-step program. You can't do it alone!