Calgary Sun: 02.23.03)
Canadian actor Scott Speedman, who
stars opposite Kurt Russell in Dark Blue, recently completed
filming the horror movie Underworld in Budapest.
"It's a contemporary story about a battle between vampires
"Kate Beckinsale plays the leader of the vampires. The twist
is that she falls in love with a werewolf, so her allegiances are
split," explains Speedman who played Ben Covington on
Felicity for four seasons.
He says Beckinsale, whose films include Pearl Harbor and
Serendipity, "is awesome in the movie. She has a huge amount
of action stuff to do and she did most of it herself."
Not wanting to reveal too much about his character, Speedman says
he eventually "changes into something that put me in the
makeup chair for three hours a day.
"My character starts out human but he gets bitten by a
Underworld marks the first time Speedman has played a monster.
Dark Blue marks the first time he's had a steamy love scene.
He romps under the sheets with former ER beauty Michael Michele,
who reports the Toronto native was a complete gentleman.
"Scott is charming, shy, cute and he was as uncomfortable
about simulating sex as I was.
"He was so respectful that he was in a push-up position and
would not let his body touch mine until the cameras started
"After each take, we wouldn't look at each other. I'm glad I
had my first big sex scene with Scott," says Michele.