It's a Wrap
I wrapped for Season 2 of Prison Break on Wednesday, March 7 — a bittersweet day. It has been a challenging and rewarding season for me. I love making film and television because it is truly a collaborative art. It takes the combined talents of the crew, writers, actors, directors, assistant directors and producers to get a show completed on such a tight schedule. I am proud to be a part of a great team. The crew here in Dallas really stepped up to the plate and hit one out of the park. The quality you see on the screen is largely due to their efforts.
We still haven't heard officially that there is going to be a Season 3 of PB, or where it will be shot. As for Bellick and Wade, one thing for certain is nothing's for certain. The best thing about being an actor is you get a lot of time off. The worst thing about being an actor is you get a lot of time off.
In Season 2, Dallas, Texas, and the weather held the starring role. If I were to pick a better climate, I'd pick [Season 1's] Chicago because at least you know what you're gonna get: cold in the winter, hot in the summer. In Dallas, it can be all that in the same day. The heat was brutal last summer: 122 scorching degrees sometimes. One day in December, it was sleeting and snowing in the morning, then after lunch we were in short sleeves breaking out the sunscreen. So far, the rumors point to Season 3 being shot here in Dallas as well, with splinter units being sent to Florida and Shreveport, Louisiana.
Gird your loins for the last episodes, because everything is gonna go haywire. People are gonna die, maybe even Bellick. Like life, we never know when our number is up. Nothing and nobody is sacred on this show. The writers, again, have proven the prowess of their sick, twisted minds. It's going to be sad to see certain cast members bite the dust. They will be missed from our PB family. I am certain that they will land on their feet running.
As for Bellick, remember who else is heading to Mexico.... Last time we met him, somebody's throat got slit. I hope death comes swiftly.
I just went to L.A. to attend the Paley Festival, an event and honor given by the Museum of Television & Radio. It was great to participate in an event where we could meet some of our fans. It was a wonderful evening, a thrill to experience the reaction that our fans have to the show and to our characters.
For now, I am going to relax and hang out with my family and enjoy some time off. Hopefully I'll still have a job to come back to — maybe I need to start looking for the next gig? I know some of the cast members have movies lined up for the hiatus. This show has really given some of the actors a big leg up in the industry. I am very proud of them.
So long to everyone for now. Hopefully, Bellick will survive to persist in Season 3. If not, anybody have a job for an out-of-work actor?
Thanks to all for reading along and posting your wonderful comments.
Follow your bliss,