Q: Your character has a lot of fight and action scenes in “L.A.’s Finest,” so there must be a lot of soreness afterward for you, no?
A: I mean, when you have to do action you’re sore. When you go from standing still to a dead sprint and you do that for six hours straight in the rain because that’s how long it takes to shoot the scene, yeah, you’re going to be sore the next day but it’s just normal. …
It’s not like you took two precious theater/drama actors who have never been on a treadmill or boxed in a gym. Personally, I went through stunt training for two and a half years before I even started “Dark Angel” and then while I was shooting, so you don’t really lose that skill set. And I know Gab did it early on in her career because she did “Bad Boys” pretty early.
Q: How have your kids reacted to seeing you working on set?
A: Yeah, my kids, they need to learn how to have better manners on a set because they talk in the middle of a take. One time, Gab was doing an emotional scene and she had all these words and it was her closeup so I was looking at Gab. And then I saw her crack a smile at the end of this emotional scene and I turned around and my 7-year-old is sitting on the dolly with a camera operator and she’s violently waving and I’m like, “Oh my God!” So my kids have terrible manners on set but they come around.
George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.