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Mutant X Interviews: Freddie Prinze Jr. (8/03 Comics Continuum)




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Freddie Prinze Jr.: Comics Continuum 8/4/03

Actor Freddie Prinze Jr., who wrote an upcoming episode of the syndicated Mutant X episode, said it was an opportunity to deal with material he hasn't had in his movies. "I wrote all the dialogue that I wish would have got, but never did," Prinze said during an appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday.

Prinze, whose episode "One Step Closer" deals with Brennan's powers going out of control, cited a line he wrote for Victor Webster's character.

"This guy's starting to mess with him and his power's been out of control and he looks this dude in the eye and says something cool and the guy says, 'Are you threatening me?'

"And he goes, 'I've never threatened anybody in my entire life. Don't make the mistake of thinking that I'd start with you.'

"And that's a sweet line, right? It's just like the sweet, Sylvester Stallone line. You want those lines as an actor, and I never get them. I always get like (meekly), 'I love you' or 'Why did you do that to me?'"

Prinze has long expressed an interest in the super-hero genre. He is a friend of Mutant X's Seth Howard of Tribune Entertainment.

"I met with his writers and with his people and we talked about some ideas. And I wrote this idea up and they seemed to think it was pretty sweet," he said.

"And then I wrote the script. And I wrote it really fast. I wrote it in like three days. It sort of flowed."

Howard told The Continuum: "Freddie is a huge comic book fan as well as a fan of the show. He is a tremendous writer and I look forward to him writing another one for Season 3. Unfortunately, he doesn't make an appearance on the show, but his take on our characters is refreshing and exciting. He's a real class act and don't be surprised if he becomes more known for his writing in the future."

"One Step Closer" airs the week of April 21.

In other Mutant X news:

A new episode, "Final Judgment," airs this week in syndication. In the episode, a secret agency forces Adam (John Shea) to stand trial for allegedly trying to take over the world with his super-powered mutants.

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