The San Diego Chronicles, Part 3: Richard T. Jones & Brian Austin
Following the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles panel
at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego (where some
spoilers were revealed to a
packed crowd!), many members of the cast and crew took some time
to speak with the press.
we spotlight the roundtable discussion with Richard T. Jones (James
Ellison) and Brian Austin Green (Derek Reese)...
One of the first subjects to come up with the actors concerned
the show's take on gender, where the women come off as the strongest
heroes surrounded by and often beating men who are twice their size.
"It kind of throws the balance off, doesn't it?" Jones
says. "We love the fact that they're shaking things up. You
look at Cameron, and she's so sweet. You just think she's this precious
thing, and you know that she's truly kicking someone's butt, and
I think that brings an element to the show that's exciting, because
they see a woman that you wouldn't think is tough, and then she
comes off. Linda Hamilton looked like she could kick some butt,
and now you have these girls who don't look like they could, but
they're badder than she was. I think it's a good concept,"
Richard T. Jones hopes that his character will be interacting with
the women of the show more in Season 2 as well. "I hope so.
It's going to happen, because I'm getting closer and closer. They're
trying to run from me, but I'm reeling them in like a big fish.
Especially you," he says, looking over at Brian Austin Green
who is also at the roundtable.
"This is a big season for Ellison," Green says. "So
much happened at the end of the last episode, with faith, and what
he knows now." Green's tone makes it fairly clear that he's
a big fan of the Ellison character. "That was one of my favorite
moments of the whole season, was Cromartie and Ellison at the end,
when you had the gun and you were loading it. You had that moment,"
Green tells Jones.
could not make it through the roundtable without one reporter asking
him about the upcoming return of the one show that made him famous
- 90210, where he played the role of David Silver for ten
years - and he is asked how he he feels to be creating a new iconic
role at the same time this show from his past is coming back. "Yeah,
what are the $%#%ing odds of that? Like, thanks, perfect. Just as
I'm trying to get away from the show, they pull me in with a new
one. Let's talk about my new stuff, and [then there's] this old
elephant in the room that won't go away," he jokes, before
offering the new cast his sincere wishes. "I wish them the
best with the show. I wish all the kids that do it ten years like
we had, and I hope for the CW that it's a huge hit, and does the
same thing to them that it did with us."
For now, Green seems incredibly happy with the role that Terminator:
The Sarah Connor Chronicles has afforded him. "Thank God that
it was Derek Reese. Kyle Reese just in himself is such a bad-ass
character, and it's one of the greatest characters written, and
to be able to play his brother - that was a saving grace. The writers
love writing for him, and the fans like seeing him, so it's all
a blessing," he says. As for more of Derek's brother, Green
hints that there is a possibility that we will see more sequences
taking place in the future. "There's always a possibility of
more future stuff, and I loved doing it. Jonathan Jackson playing
Kyle was great. I think there are a lot of unanswered questions,
so we'll see. It's a bigger budget. It's a bigger show. The chances
are good," he says.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles returns September
8 on FOX! See a gallery
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Friedman - Thomas Dekker &
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