It could not have worked out better for Brian Austin Green on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
. What was a controversial and much-derided casting decision among Terminator
fans, turned into the most surprisingly successful return to television by any actor last year. Almost no one expected Brian Austin Green to be good on Terminator,
let alone me. So, it was with incredible surprise that Brian Austin Green showed up as Derek Reese on Terminator
and rocked it. Part of it was the very cool character that Josh Friedman and company created, but Green brought a lot to the table as well, hopefully putting the ghost of David Silver firmly in his past. Green is back for Terminator's
second season, and at a recent press junket in Los Angeles, we got the chance to speak with the man himself about the upcoming season. You will find the full video of our interview below.
Brian Austin Green is the kind of actor who, through no fault of his own, is inextricably linked to one specific role. For Green, that is David Silver from Beverly Hills 90210
. He played Silver for a decade on that series, and has not really been able to get out from under Silver's shadow in his career since 90210 ended. Until now, that is. I wanted to talk a little bit with Brian about being known for only one character, and how he's tried to break out from that mold in recent years. He was very candid about being known for only 90210, and I got the feeling that, even though he might be a little bit bitter for being recognized not as an actor but as one character, he's still got some very good perspective on it all, realizing how lucky he was to get to be a part of such an iconic series.
But, now, it's all about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
these days. Derek Reese figures to play a big part in the proceedings this season and, considering the universal praise that Green has received for his portrayal of Reese, I'm willing to bet that the writers made the character a bigger part of the action than they ever anticipated they would.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer