Remember Brian Austin Green
from Beverly Hills 90210
? Or, further back, Knots Landing
? No? How about on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
? Yes? There, we finally have something.
His many television gigs are, in a way, a testament to Green’s experience in acting. He’s been around for quite a while, obviously, starting his career as a child and literally growing up before our very eyes. Now, the 35-year-old actor, who plays time-shifting father figure Derek Reese in the Terminator
television series, can say he’s really learned a lot from his years working.
“As an actor, I've kind of come to the place where, it's like, you go in [to an audition], you meet [producers], and take jobs as they come,” he said. “This business is what it is with strikes and everything. You never know. You never know how long you’ll be sitting around, waiting for your next job.” That’s what led him to Terminator
: “It wasn’t like I had anything else going on,” the self-admitted franchise fan said.
His stint as a father—his son with actress Vanessa Marcil is now six years old—has also changed his perspective on his career. “When I was 9 and didn’t work for a while, I was okay,” he said. “Now that I am a father, I am not as comfortable with it … It’s cool showing your child who you are, more than in the sense of being able to take care of the baby.”
And fatherhood has also affected his role on Terminator
. “Just because of the situation he comes from, my character is very protective,” Green said. “He’s very courageous. He’s from the future, and from that he has lost everyone he has loved. [He] realizes he has a chance to change the future, not for himself, but for others.”
But Green won’t be Derek Reese forever. “My job now is to try and create other memorable characters and move on,” he declared.
Tonight’s episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
, entitled “Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point”, sees Sarah (Lena Headey
) uncovering a company that may have possession of the Turk, and Weaver (Shirley Manson
) introducing Ellison (Richard T. Jones
) to someone important. That’s on Fox tonight from 8pm.
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Fox, Scripps-Howard News Service
(Image courtesy of Fox)