Law & Order: LA lost a cast member last night and while I won’t tell you who it was (you can read the interview below for that spoiler), I can say it was a major character.
Head-honcho Dick Wolf and Alfred Molina had a conference call the other day to discuss where the freshman series is heading. They also talked Molina’s character, the decision to kill off that certain lead character and how Wolf broke the news to them. I can’t imagine getting that call!
Check it out!
Mr. Wolf, when the season started you had talked about the way of getting both Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard on the show was to use them only every other week. Now that that’s going to no longer be the case, can you just talk about logistically how things are working out?
Dick Wolf: Well I guess it’s sort of, for the actors — and Fred should comment on this — to me it seems that…
Alfred Molina: You’re doing fine Dick.
Dick Wolf: It’s one of these things that it’s more work but more predictable. I mean I think that, for me as I said earlier, “It’s really a dream to have both of these guys on-screen every episode.” It’s – it was – I don’t want to exaggerate too much, but it was a little like I had the feeling that we were all fighting with one hand tied behind our back a lot of episodes.
I think for the working style, as I said, “It’s probably a little bit tougher but much more predictable in terms of, they each do one half of the show now every week, as opposed to having a week off.” But the frustration of not having long enough off to go to Europe or something. As I said, “This is just more predictable I think.”