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Brendan, who also plays the fool Jester Mo, said of the auditions: "The standard was high and it had to be for the part of Sleeping Beauty.
In short, Hawke knows that everybody plays the fool -- at least once in a lifetime.
He plays the fool and enjoys his life but lurking under the laughs is a strong brain and powerful will to win.
He occasionally plays the fool, but he isn't the blinkered "little man," who gets us all into trouble by refusing to look and think.