Matt Frewer takes a stand on the meaning of life and other misc.
Meaning of Life
Monty Python’s the meaning of life was the first thing that Frewer ever did.
“I just came out of drama school,” says Frewer.
It was wonderful working with the Pythons. Terry Gilliam is brilliant. The Pythons were all very gentle with each other.
“It kicked me off the right way,” says Frewer.
Frewer met Stephen King on the set of The Stand and says that King is just a regular guy.
“He has a band; he loves baseball.” He also has all of these stories just dying to get out of him.
Finding 20 different ways of saying “my life for you” was the most difficult part of The Stand.
“The source material was the book. It was all there.”
General Acting and Etcetera
“I love animals. I have lots of animals at home. We have a farm,” says Frewer, with llamas, chickens, dogs, and a barn cat. “I love working with animals.”
Frewer refers to this time as the days of the overly hygienic fist bump.
“I hate fist bumps. It makes me want to punch somebody.”
Horror or comedy? “I like a little of both. If you can combine the two, it’s sort of a horromedy.”
“Too often you see actors that are in shows, and they’re auditioning for their next thing,” says Frewer. “As soon as you do something for the wrong reasons, it comes back to bite you.”
“I may do Cyrano” as my next play.
“I don’t think any of us is one thing.”
For Moloch in Watchmen, the only research he did was read the graphic novel.
“There’s probably something of me in all the characters I play.”
“The group Art of Noise are really cool.”
The character of the White Knight was a cross between Don Quixote, the Cowardly Lion and one other character. It contained all of the traits that any actor wants to play.
His part in Supernatural was filmed in about three days.