Covers Knight Rider @ Comic-Con '08: Talking With Deanna
Continuing our string of interviews with Knight
Rider cast and crew at the Comic-Con International in San
Diego, we now are sharing our short interview with "Sarah
Graiman" herself, Deanna Russo.
WARNED OF [VERY MINOR] SPOILERS BELOW.
this year in the Knight Rider TV-movie, the character of
Sarah Graiman was a bit more academic and less involved on the
action side. As evidenced in NBC's promos for the ongoing series,
however, Sarah will be taking a more active, "kick-butt"
attitude and be a very integral part of the show's action.
feisty," Deanna shares about her character. "She's learned
how to fight, but I don't think she's learned how to control that
desire to fight."
a close eye on Sarah will be her father, Charles Graiman, played
by acting veteran Bruce Davison. "He's crazy," she laughs
when recalling her TV dad. "He's such a character. He's hilarious.
Because this guy has been around for decades. I mean, the stories
he will tell you at lunchtime will kind of blow your mind. But
he plays my dad, so what's really funny is that there's Bruce
Davison, the eccentric actor, and then there's the man that plays
my father on television, and it's two different people, drastically,"
ability to act with a talking car has become easier for Russo
as the regular series has begun shooting. "Initially during
the 2 hour, [it was] very weird and challenging, because we didn't
know who the voice of KITT was," she says. "It could
have been anyone, and that really affects the tone of the scene,
so how are you supposed to play your part if you don't know what
the picture's going be stylistically? But now that we know the
style of the show and the direction of the show, we have a lot
of freedom with it."
additional characters played by Paul Campbell and Yancey Arias
joining the show, could it be possible that Mike Traceur might
not be her only romantic interest? "Why not? It just makes
it more interesting," she says.
Rider premieres September 24 on NBC.
our full coverage from Comic Con '08:
Justin Bruening (Mike Traceur)
- Gary Scott Thompson (Executive
Producer) - Deanna Russo (Sarah
Graiman) - Bruce Davison (Charles
Graiman) - David Bartis (Executive
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