Matt Frewer teases return of 'Max Headroom,' and other notes
“It did come as a little bit of a shock,” says Frewer on the death of Dr. Aldous Leekie, but “I could kind of see it in the writing.”
“Tatiana is an extraordinary actress.”
“[Filming clones] is very difficult because it’s time consuming.”
“It was a blast working on the show.”
“He was sort of always on his way back to Australia,” says Frewer of his character Taggart. If it had worked out with Jo, Frewer could see Taggart taking Jo back to Australia to meet Taggart’s wife. “There’s something vaguely Mormon about Taggart.”
“Just the laughs we had in the set; it was nonstop.”
“Sad to see it go, but these days, five years is a great run.”
“It was sort of like being on the inside of a giant tennis ball,” says Frewer about the makeup.
A friend of Frewer’s tried out for Max Headroom but didn’t feel like the part was a fit, so he recommended that Frewer try for the part.
“How often does that happen? Never,” says Frewer.
Max Headroom was his best career decision.
“A lot of people said, ‘Don’t do Max Headroom. It will kill your career,’” says Frewer.
“Max might be coming back,” says Frewer. “It seems like the perfect time for it to come back.”
The show was doing everything analog and making it look digital. Now it can be all digital.
Max Headroom got canceled one day into shooting the 13th episode.
Dawn of the Dead
“It was difficult. It was a very emotional scene. These scenes are always difficult because you don’t want to burn yourself out too early,” says Frewer about the scene with his daughter and a sheet. The scene is shot in several takes, and each take requires an emotional cost.