mbrkc88 in Onstage_1 asks: Hello
Scott, I have been a fan of yours since Felicity started. How
different is it doing a movie vs. a series television show? Do you
keep in touch with the Felicity cast?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Yes I do. I see them now and again.
We're all doing different things so we don't see other too much.
This was different doing a movie, but the schedule is pretty much
the same. The big difference was me running around getting shot at
rather than a scene
UncutSolange1 in Onstage_1 asks: What part of the movie was the
hardest for you?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Just basically trying to get the police
officer stuff right. I'm not an authortative person and getting
that stuff right was a challenge.
DishDiva says: ILOVESCOTT says: How did you train for the role of
a cop? Was the jargon or the physicalness harder for you?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Some of the jargon was hard, but
learning to shoot a gun properly was the most difficult.
NumericWayne in Onstage_1 asks: Scott, why the long hair right
now, is it for an upcoming role. Love it by the way.
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I did a movie called
"Underworld" I just wrapped it and I had long hair in it
and since it was such a rough movie, I haven't cut my hair or
shaved since it ended. Just taken a vacation and been lazy.
DishDiva says: Has your mom yelled at you yet to cut your hair?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Yes. She still wants me to go back to
college and cut my hair. She doesn't like me to play unsavory
characters, only nice guys.
DishDiva says: What's the best piece of advice mom ever gave you?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: She's always been good about trusting my
instincts. Even when I dropped out of college she's always been
good to tell me to keep going with what I think is best for me. I
hold that near and dear to me.
mybubblebutt in Onstage_1 asks: What was it like to work with Kurt
Russell and what did you learn from him?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Working with Kurt was a thrill. As a kid
I saw so many movies and he's a Hollywood staple. To be able to
play cops with him was FUN! It was a different and challenging
role for him. He taught
me it was important to have a life outside of acting and
Scott_Speedman_Live says: "the business."
Sportsgirl8154 in Onstage_1 asks: It was so frustrating for us
waiting for "Dark Blue" to come out. Did the delays
bother you at all?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: No. No, sometimes that happens. This is
a difficult movie to market and it's not a movie for everybody.
They had to figure out the best time for release. I was just
hoping for a good time for it to come out and I think now is a
good time. Once you finish
Scott_Speedman_Live says: a movie you just have to let it go
SuspectCurveball in Onstage_1 asks:
Hey Scott, i think you're great by the way. Think you'll ever do
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I'd never say never but I wouldn't do
one right now. I thought "Felicity" was a special show.
I love to see movies and I
love to make movies so that's what I want to keep doing now.
DishDiva says: What are some of your favorite movies?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: That's difficult because there's so
many. I really do like Scorcese's movies. I also like
"Hoosiers," and "Dead Poet's Society" those
movies are the ones that make me really love movies. I also like
"Jesus' Son," and "You Can Count on Me" are
Scott_Speedman_Live says: the last couple of years.
Cobifan1 in Onstage_1 asks: Hey Scott! How was your love scene
with Michael Michelle? She said it was her first onscreen love
scene. How was it?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: It wasn't my first on screen love scene
but it felt like it because I was so nervous. I tried to be
respectful to her and she knew I was nervous. It turned out well I
Rose_Paris in Onstage_1 asks: How does it feel to have achieved
soooo much? I give you mad props!
Scott_Speedman_Live says: (laughs) I like that!
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Obviously I'm thankful to work but
there's so much I want to do and so much I still have to learn
about acting. I don't feel that far down the line in that sense.
It's been great to work and be successful but I don't feel like I
can sit back because I'm
Scott_Speedman_Live says: still really hungry and keep looking
StoutNuku in Onstage_1 asks: What actor/s would you like to work
with in the future?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: There's so many from Daniel Day Lewis,
to Sean Penn, to Gene Hackman. There's also some amazing actresses
out there right now I'd love to work with like Meryl Streep,
Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett.
SweetNewYorker1 in Onstage_1 asks: Is it true that you just came
into acting by chance?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Yeah. A friend of mine, a girlfriend of
mine dared me to audition for "Batman Forever" for the
part of Boy Wonder. I knew I wouldn't get the part but the casting
director thought I was good. Even though I didn't get the part the
casting director got me an
Scott_Speedman_Live says: agent and that's how it all started.
cayena in Onstage_1 asks: Hi Scott, big fan here What do you do to
stay in shape?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I hate gyms. I feel very odd in them and
it's not fun at all. So when I moved to L.A. I started playing
basketball and got addicted to it so that's what I do to stay in
shape. That's what I'm going to do when I'm done with this.
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I go to different courts and see if
there's pick up games and if there isn't, I just shoot some hoops.
TarheelJD02 in Onstage_1 asks: What is it about acting that
appeals to you? Ever thought about directing?
velvet_author_chick in Onstage_1 asks: do u want to do anything
other than act?? Like write, direct, broadway
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I've thought about it, but I'm still
intimidated by acting and trying to get ahold of that, directing
is so far in the future. Acting is intimidating to express
yourself to the fullest in front of people. I like that challenge
to see if you can do it and
Scott_Speedman_Live says: push it to the max. Take a character and
not just go down the road with it, but find all the corners of the
character, which isn't an easy thing to do.
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Will never be a writer, but I'd rather
do Off Broadway in a smaller theater, that really interests me.
Dukebballrules in Onstage_1 asks: I am a huge basketball fan. Who
are your favorite teams or players?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: College I still have to get into. I
think it has to do with growing up in Canada and not watching it.
I have a friend that is a huge Duke fan. I have so many NBA
favorites, I like Jayson Williams. I am amazed at how well Kobe is
playing right now.
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I am also amazed at Michael Jordan. I
like the Utah Jazz, Allen Iverson, and Doug Christy.
Brian_Stillabower89 in Onstage_1 asks: Would you rather play in a
horror, comedy, or a romance movie?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I don't know. It's not something I think
about, if the script is good, I'd do any of them. I'm looking to
do anything and everything if the script is good. I like off-beat
comedies. Things like "Flirting with Disaster" and
"The Royal Tennenbaums" I like.
MLola2 in Onstage_1 asks: It's kind of surreal talkin' to you!!
Here goes my question: do you identify yourself better with an
action character due to your sports' passion?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: It's a great question actually.
isn't an action movie, there's not things being blown up, it's a
cop movie. I just finished a movie that needed a lot of
athleticism and was fun to play that with my background because
I'm quite athletic.
Police9112 in Onstage_1 asks: My daughter wants to know if ur
single..... lol but really she wants to know
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I'm not seeing anybody.
Cat-Bert in Onstage_1 asks: Where in Canada did you grow up? Do
you miss living there?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I grew up in North York, suburb of
Toronto. I miss my friends and family but I've found a life here I
really like. I do miss living there quite a bit but not enough to
move back. This is the first year I've lived in Los Angeles
without having to and it's
Scott_Speedman_Live says: been interesting.
TarheelJD02 in Onstage_1 asks: You mentioned "finding all the
corners of the character" - what did you find about
"Ben" and in Dark Blue with "Bobby"?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: With Ben, that's the luxury of
television because we have four years to develop a character. It's
fun to find out what new things the character does each week. With
Bobby that character was interesting, it was more of a feeling to
know if you got it right
Scott_Speedman_Live says: or not. I think with Bobby, there's
another, darker side to this kid that he didn't even know he had.
realmalenyc in Onstage_1 asks: Do you agree with me that sex
appeal is very important for any actor's success?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Tough question. In some ways, depending
on the actor you want to be, it can't hurt but I don't think it's
something you can just try and go out and have. I think if you're
comfortable with yourself you'll have sex appeal. I don't think
that what the term
Scott_Speedman_Live says: brings to the table is important to have
that. I don't know if I agree with that. There are things the
world considers sexy that I don't think is sexy at all.
AussieGal72 in Onstage_1 asks: Hi Scott - how are you? You have
been really busy lately...but after a much needed rest do you have
any other projects in the pipeline? Thank-you!
dotmatrix105 in Onstage_1 asks: You have really grown as an actor.
what is your favorite role?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I don't. I really don't. I was very busy
and doing alot of work. Now I don't know what I'm going to do. I
want to wait for something good and fun to do, something really
special. Not just jump at the next thing offered to me.
Scott_Speedman_Live says: It's hard, I feel so young to say what
my favorite role has been. I got to discover a lot of Ben and
Bobby is a good character. I just saw "My Life Without
Me" and that's my favorite character today, for sure.
Sportsgirl8154 in Onstage_1 asks: You got to work with some real
heavyweights like Brendon Gleeson and Ving Rhames in Dark Blue.
What was that like?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: That was
great! I was in college when I first saw Ving Rhames in "Pulp
Fiction" and working with him is everything you want it to
be. In close-ups he would improvise and bring the character out in
you by scaring you a little. That was great.
velvet_author_chick in Onstage_1 asks: I heard you were an Olympic
hopeful, before you injured yourself..what happened? Do you ever
wonder what your life would be like now, if u had gone to they
olympics?? What sports would u have wanted to compete in?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Brendan Gleeson was great in "The
General" and working with people like that is really
Scott_Speedman_Live says: I was a swimmer growing up. I do think
what my life would have been like. I got injured by overtraining
too early and my neck and shoulder are burned out. It was a good
thing now, but not when it happened, it was probably the best
thing that happened to
Scott_Speedman_Live says: me. There was no guarantee that I would
have been at the Olympics, it's just something I wanted to do. And
I know I wouldn't have been a world-class swimmer.
TrinalNate in Onstage_1 asks: Upon hearing about the role for
"Dark Blue," was there something that stood out that
made you want to participate in this movie?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: Yeah, there were a lot of things. It was
a chance to play a man. Not someone in college, to play in a world
I didn't know about. I didn't know about the LAPD, it's not
something that's part of my world and that scared me and I liked
that. It was fun
Scott_Speedman_Live says: working with Ron Shelton. And to do
something kind of different with Kurt Russell was fun.
seksafreakaholic in Onstage_1 asks: How easy it is to get a chick
for a movie star?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: To be honest I find it difficult, that's
all I'm going to say about that. (laughs)
whisper0101 in Onstage_1 asks: HI Scott how do we know your the
Scott_Speedman_Live says: You know it's me because I want to
Blessed Trinity and Saint Timothy's.
DishDiva says: Scott, so the film opens this weekend. Will you be
wtaching "Dark Blue"?
Scott_Speedman_Live says: No. I have a tough enough time watching
my own work and being objective. I'll probably just try and relax
and play basketball.