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10/18/2003 12:48:33 PM

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If you thought Huggy Bear was flamboyant on "Starsky and Hutch," wait until you see Snoop Dogg play him in the movie version of the 1970s cop show.

Even though the TV character was a street hustler, Snoop says he was "kinda square," so he had to jazz him up a little for the film.

"I took the good that he had when he was on TV and mixed it with the good that I do and just made it more along the edges of what people really want to see on the big screen from a Huggy Bear character," Snoop told The Associated Press in an interview.

Snoop, whose previous films include "The Wash" and "Bones," says his version of Huggy Bear will have more attitude than the way Antonio Fargas played him back in the day.

"It was certain (stuff) that he couldn't do back then in the '70s that I could do differently now because it's 2003," said Snoop, who turns 32 on Monday.

"So he paved the way, but at the same time, it's all about me trying to take the role to the next level, and educate the kids who've never seen 'Starsky and Hutch.'"

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson star in the comedy-action flick, scheduled to open March 4.

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