'My Own Worst Enemy' Star Talks About His Complicated Role
'My Own Worst Enemy' Star Talks About His Complicated Role
We recently reported that NBC’s freshman offering, My Own Worst Enemy, which stars Christian Slater as the leading character with split personality, has received mixed reviews from several television critics.  Nonetheless, it seems that viewers are determined to give the new show another chance as it airs its second episode tonight at 10pm on NBC.

Titled “The Hummingbird,” Episode 1.02 follows Edward and Raymond as they are tasked to kidnap an engineer who keeps vital information about an upcoming terrorist attack.

Meanwhile, series star Christian Slater recently spoke about his experiences on the show, which is yet to be renewed by NBC depending on the ratings it receives in the coming weeks.

Slater plays a complicated role of a man with split personality and he admits that it was a challenge having to go through the transition from the big screen to television.  Formerly appearing on films Bobby, 3000 Miles to Graceland and Heathers, this is Slater’s first time to take the lead in a series, but has appeared as guest on My Name is Earl and The West Wing.  He says that his theater background has indeed helped him successfully make the transition to television.

"I think going to London and doing theater there and doing that kind of schedule, doing eight-shows-a-week, Monday to Saturday, kind of prepared me a great deal for this kind of schedule," Slater admitted.  "I think I thrive on continual motion myself.  I like to continually be working, and sometimes when you're doing a movie you sit in the trailer for six, seven hours a day, and by the time you get out to the set, you're like exhausted and you've kind of lost your mind in the trailer hanging out by yourself."

As for his complicated role as Henry Spivey/Edward Albright, he says, "I was a little nervous about it at the get-go, because I didn't know how I was going to make these transitions.  They scheduled it in such a way, though, that I play Henry on some days and Edward on others.  That made it very challenging, very exciting, a lot of fun.  It's in continual, perpetual motion."

Catch Christian Slater tonight on NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy at 10pm.

-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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