Q: What was your first reaction after hearing about THE LIBRARIAN: QUEST FOR THE SPEAR?
A: It sounded like a cool project. I was told Noah Wyle was the lead guy. I didn't know him but liked his energy. The script is full of special effects and with Dean Devlin heading this up, I knew we were in good hands. It just got better when I heard Olympia Dukakis, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin were involved. I thought this sounded like a really fun project to be involved with.
Q: Why are the characters in this movie after the Spear of Destiny?
A: The Spear of Destiny has this untold power. It's been separated into three pieces because together it would be too powerful and cause too much damage. Part of the journey in this movie is to find the missing pieces that have been scattered across the globe, which is fun because the locations take you from the height of the Himalayas to the deepest, darkest jungles.
Q: A lot of the locations are done through CGI. Was it difficult not being able to actually see some of your surroundings to get into character?
A: I think our imaginations were pretty good and we've been exposed to this kind of technology for some years now. Also, the storyboards and the director gave us a sense of what to expect.
Q: Do you find it odd that the script called for a librarian to be the hero?
A: No, and I think it makes for the best kind of journey because you don't know what to expect. It's nice the way the script is written and the way Noah plays the part. He's a man who has all of this knowledge at his beck and call but no life experience. You get to see him thrown into this wild adventure and relying upon his mental skills to save the day. But let's not forget Sonya's character. She plays Nicole, who has been sent to protect Noah's character. She's his bodyguard, and you learn later that she and my character, Wilde, have a history.
Q: What do you think the audience will think of this story?
A: If we get the tone right, it will be really fun. It's a good balance of being a little sinister along with being fun. There's also a nice dynamic between the characters - a banter that makes the tense situations fun for the audiences to involve themselves with the characters and have a fun ride.