After noticing the man had an entourage and people were taking pictures with him, Jones was told it was Hetfield.
“I looked over at (Maj. Mike Craft) and said ‘Well, who … is Metallica?’ Jones said, laughing, “He didn’t know either.”
Jones posed for a picture with Hetfield in their police outfits and sent it to his son and daughter.
“Her response was, ‘What a waste of a picture. Dad doesn’t know who … he’s standing next to,” Jones said.
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Jones’ part was that of intimidation in the interrogation room. After a bag of tools are slammed on the table in front of Efron, he leans in and says, “you are lying.”
During the filming of several scenes, Jones and Craft offered some law enforcement procedure pointers to the producers, including how to handcuff and proper procedure for lineups. Jones said he also had a small speaking part during a lineup scene.
Jones said it was an interesting experience, but tedious and a lot of standing around. He made about $800 for his efforts and is eligible for a Screen Actors Guild card.
It was his presence, height and and cowboy hat that got him the part, he said.
“They (producers) they are from California, it was very clear they didn’t like anything I stood for,” he said. “But they wanted me in the movie and they told me to make sure I wore my hat.”
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