Dawson also explained how she's going to start mugging people to make NYC tough again

By Alex Heigl
April 17, 2015 07:25 AM

Rosario Dawson is tougher than you. That’s the gist of what we’re getting from her interview on Conan Thursday, where the Daredevil star talked about – among other things – how her mom once trained her to use pepper spray by using it on her.

Dawson, 35, grew up in New York City, and told Conan O’Brien that her mom made she sure was prepared when she ventured out as a kid. The extent of that preparation sounds a little intimidating.

Dawson explains how her mother decided to show her and her brother how to use pepper spray, but moved them from the living room of their already small apartment into the even more enclosed space of the bathroom before actually spraying them. “That’s the worst idea I’ve ever heard,” was O’Brien’s immediate response. We’re inclined to agree.

Elsewhere in the interview, Dawson laments that New Yorkers aren’t as tough as they used to be – so she’s going to start mugging them. She’s the hero this city deserves, not the one it needs.