Brendan interview from Star-tv.com ~2000

By • Jan 10th, 2001 • Category: Brendan Fehr, Leading

Thanks to Michelle for sending this in:

Here’s an interview with Brendan Fehr that I found at Star-tv.com. It’s from a few months ago, but I thought you all might like to read it anyway! (Especially for all you that don’t live in Canada since Startv is a Canadian program). Anyway, here it is…..

PART I

ON TV: Once a part-time model and aspiring math teacher Brendan Fehr is now a teen heartthrob playing a high school alien on TV’s “Roswell”. A show he believes stands apart from the glut of teen programs.

QUOTE: “There’s definitely a lot of teen stuff out there and a lot of it is not very good. Hopefully ours will be on the other side of the line though. Which I think it is.”

Already registered at the University of Manitoba, Brendan was looking for a way to make some extra cash modeling when he
walked into a BC talent agency. Agent Jim Sheasgreen describes his first impression of Fehr. “I took one look at the kid and went
whoa!” Despite having no ambition to act Brendan took an agent’s advice and gave acting a shot. “I never wanted to be one. There was always the pipedream. Go down to Hollywood, star in an action flick, you know, get the cash. Get the ladies and earn all the money and be on the cover of magazines. Every kid thinks of that.” At this point Brendan figures that it is anybody’s guess how the whole acting thing will affect the rest of his life. “It’s gonna change radically I suppose. I don’t know exactly how. Depends how the public, you know, how much they like me”

PART II

ON TV: Last year on Roswell, Brendan Fehr’s character (Michael) went through a few changes. He was forced to kill an FBI agent, which is enough to throw off the equilibrium of any average alien. But the real Brendan Fehr has his feet more firmly planted on the ground than ever. Roswell has just begun its second season – now making its home on Citytv – and Fehr is settling in.

QUOTE: “I think I’ve gotten better,” he says, modestly. “I mean I still suck at times, but doing Roswell, you work nearly everyday so if you are paying attention and doing your job, you can’t help it, you have to learn.”

That’s the natural progression. According to Fehr, the entire cast has done some growing up. “Everyone’s got a better attitude,” he confides. “They are more mature about it, but we’re all kind of over the excitement of having your own series” That may be the atmosphere on the set, but the fans are FAR from “over the excitement”. Fehr is mobbed wherever he goes. Take, for example, the recent MuchMusic Video Awards. The high-pitched screams practically shattered the windows! Fehr remains humble. Actually, he knows what it’s like to be a “fan”. He’s a devotee of Metallica and has quite a large collection of Spider-Man paraphernalia. A quick tour through the house reveals a red and blue costume hidden in the closet… “That’s my secret identity,” he laughs conspiratorially. “So we just keep that all locked up.”

At Star-tv.com you can also watch the video of this interview. I haven’t watched it yet, but if they show in the video what they showed on the actual program, there is a bit of a behind the scenes look at Roswell!

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