Monday, April 29, 2013

Television and Cinema Verities #68

"I came in kind of sullen and all the other female actresses came in bright-eyed and bushy tailed…. I was thinking, “Please let’s get this over with, I’d like to go home and go to bed. Thank you very much.” Of course Gil was challenged…. If you meet Gil you’ll find he’s quite charming and funny, and he had this sullen woman who he kept trying to make smile. And the more he worked, the more sullen I got and the more in his face I became…. It ended up being the perfect dynamic for the test, and for the character."

- Erin Gray discusses her audition, alongside Gil Gerard, for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 - 1981) at Wired.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:41 AM

    Erin was perfect casting as Deering. The series was the best with her on equal footing with Gerard.



Jaws Binge: Jaws (1975)

A modern film classic,  Jaws   (1975) derives much of its terror from a directorial approach that might be termed "information over...