'Gilmore Girls' Alum Revels in Improvisation Work for Saw IV
'Gilmore Girls' Alum Revels in Improvisation Work for Saw IV
With the release of Saw IV just around the corner, actor Scott Patterson recently spoke about the sequel which is due to hit theaters on October 26.  In the fourth installment of the horror film, the Gilmore Girls alum plays an FBI agent tasked with deciphering the pieces of Jigsaw's (Tobin Bell) latest puzzle.

In the aftermath of Jigsaw and his apprentice, Amanda's (Shawnee Smith) death, Patterson's character, Agent Strahm and his fellow veteran profiler, Agent Perez (Athena Karkanis) are brought in to assist in sifting through the remains to make sense of everything.

According to Scott Patterson, who spent seven seasons playing Luke Danes on Gilmore Girls, his experience on Saw IV was a welcome change from the largely prearranged set-up of a television series.  He was grateful for the unique opportunity to infuse some of his creativity into his Saw character.

"Coming from a very regimented structured environment that Gilmore Girls was and walking onto that set and just being able to stretch your muscles, it was a great experience," Patterson revealed in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes.

"You improvise before the meat of the scene begins and at the end of it, so if they don't like any of it, [they can delete it],” the actor added.  “I didn't mess with the text as written, but in the beginning if they wanted a little preamble and at the end I put a button on it."

Although his onscreen character is unlikely to be friends with Jigsaw, Patterson himself had nothing but praises for actor Tobin Bell who essays the role of the serial murderer.

"I had one scene with him,” Patterson said.  “I can't really tell you about it but he's a terrific guy.  He's a really dedicated actor and a terrific human being.  And a pretty good singer/songwriter."

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
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