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It becomes clear pretty quickly that Peta Wilson lives her life in a state of . The couple have just completed Mercy, in which she plays cop Ellen Barkin's love . up the love affair between operatives Michael (Roy Dupuis) and Nikita (Peta Wilson). .. As best selling author/sex therapist/blindly devoted fan, Dr. Judy Kuriansky. Peta Wilson and Roy Dupuis - La Femme Nikita. Michael and Nikita-The original actors, unless you count the movies in which cases all versions of Michael and. Help us build our profile of Roy Dupuis and Peta Wilson! Login to add information , pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your.
I've seen since you on many shows, will you be doing anymore Mutant X episodes? I have a pretty singular look, doing repeats on any show is predicated on whether or not I'm playing the same character or in what is generally the case, whether I'm left alive or not! Generally, I get killed Love being the bad guy! Please tell me about the audition you had to do for La Femme Nikita, details please. I am married to Melissa Olson, set designer extraordinaire!
You looked pretty convincing playing an operative, where you ever interested in Government Operations? What did you emotionally acquire from your time on La Femme Nikita, something you will never forget?
You can't go about emotionally acquiring things from Acting, It's not healthy. Did you enjoy your time on LFN and any interesting stories to tell us?
Or when you think back on shooting LFN, what are your best memories there or any bad experiences? If you don't enjoy what you're doing you should stop doing it There were ups and downs, just like at any job, but there's nothing to titillate you with either way Thank you wishing you the best in future projects, Mary K.
If you had to play Micheals part, how would you do it, any different? I would not change a thing Roy brought to his character-He was spot on!
Did you have any input in the scripts about your character? Did you ever wish to have a relationship with Nikita as part of the storyline? You probably won't believe this, but I hate love scenes with. I thoroughly enjoyed your acting on LFN and sorry to see you go,take care, stay safe, and thank you.
I'm an animal lover, do you have an special pets? I love my solid black Pug Aleister Growley! Did you feel your job as "Ops Lackey", carried over after "cut" was called? I've heard it said, that a role such as that can be hard to shake with regards to your fellow actors, even offset,after hours?
If your role carries on after 'cut' my advice to any actor would be to seek therapy, fast. Glad I convinced ya! Which episode did your brother act in? My brother was in "Friend. When I push Mijovich against the window, my brother is behind me. He's by me when we say goodbye to Mijovich in the plane. I get out of the car and he gets out at the other side.
How did you get your start in acting? That's like a 2 hour answer. I don't know how I got my start. But I've been performing since I was a little girl. I lived in Papua, New Guinea. We were the only white kids in an all black school. We got a lot of attention, so I played the fool. Being an army brat, I went to different schools and never fit in. Probably had something to do with the army lifestyle and living in New Guinea when I was a kid.
I would see what the activity of choice was and try to become good at it, so it was sort of like acting by way of necessity. My real break when I decided to study just came upon me when I was What do I have to lose? I tried the hardest thing first. I came to America and came to drama schools.
I found a man called Arthur Mendoza, Stella Adler's protege. She gave her transcripts and notes to him when she passed away. I studied with him.
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He was very hard and strict on me, and made me work twice as hard as everyone else. He saw my potential. He still pushed me then. I stayed and studied. While others were partying, I would study. I would do the work. And then it just came. I've got a manager through a girlfriend. He wouldn't take me on because he wanted real actors. I was scared and not ready to audition, so I ran out of there. But I auditioned for "Jade," got 4 call backs, and that was enough for him to sign me.
I might go back to class during the hiatus if there is nothing interesting coming along. So that's how I got my break. If you want to be an actor, just study hard.
You have to have luck in there. If you have good karma, you probably have good luck. SMcK20 asks this question: Hi Peta, the show's great -- will it be renewed next season? I'm doing another 22 episodes. I don't know after that. If it goes well next year, it will be renewed, and Warner Bros. I don't know how that works. Maxie L would like to know: How many seasons are you signed on for?
I have a 4 year contract. I've done 1 now. I've got another one to do now. BPRay asks this question: I love the format "LFN! How do you like working with Joel Surnow, and can you tell us anything about "Mercy? Joel Surnow is a real character. I used to have a joke with him because I like Tennessee Williams a lot. I called him "Big Daddy. I've become like a daughter to him in a way. We're different, but I like him very much.
He's the one that said yes and had faith in me. I'll never forget that. He gave me a break. He's a smart man. TV is a hard business, and Joel is very smart and knows how to do it.
He's tough, but he's also a pussycat. There's a scene with Madeline, and I walked away feeling "Yeah, this is a good scene. I don't want to tell you about it, because it won't be a surprise. You'll like it -- trust me.
It's the last show we shot, so it has different energy. The end of the season. PLeeMarin would like to know: Can you tell us a little about your first name? My mum is Pieta, or Peta payta. I've been a tomboy, so I wanted people to call me "Pete. My father was away in the bush on an army exercise when my mum had me.
The message to my father was wrong. They said I was a boy, so he came into town looking for a boy. My dad wanted to call me "Peter. My father called me Peter. I hated my name. I wanted a name like Tanya, Louise, or Sarah. But I've had a voice like I always had and a name like Peta.
At 9, I had a husky voice. I changed my name every 2 weeks. My grandmother would ask me a question in my name, but I wouldn't answer. My grandfather would have to tell her my name for the week. But now I like it. People have such problems saying it, though. Also, Miss Australia was Peta. I think that had something to do with it, as well. I recently heard that you played basketball professionally in Australia -- was it a hard choice to switch from a sports career to an acting career?
No, because I achieved my goal as an athlete. I had done different things in my life, and had a goal. Once I reach the goal, I move on. Acting has a lot of goals. There's a lot of places I can branch off from here. It kept me out of trouble as a teen. It gave me energy, and sports was a place to put it. Now, acting is the place to put it.
I was not a pro basketball player. I was a professional Net player. I would hate to get on the court with a champion basketballer. Net ball and basketball are different, like soccer and rugby. Hopaladop wants to know: What was your first impression of America? I flew into LA, I was mortified.
It looked like a big cemetery. I was very unprepared for the racism. In LA, it's pretty full on. The crime -- I'm not used to those kinds of predators. I'm used to snakes and crocodiles. I'm trusting, so it was a bit of a shock. America has a lot of stress. But I like it now. I like the East Coast and Middle America. But I'm not too crazy about LA. It's like an old stew. It smells like it, too.
I'm from the land of opportunity, like America was 60 years ago. I come from a country much younger. In Australia, we had 3 channels. Here, we have You ask for a main course meal, you get enough to feed an entire table.
In Australia, you just get a main course. I was shocked by the media. That was overwhelming, and how popular culture -- how the country -- is into stars and things, The National Enquirer and such. In Australia, no one gives a wahooey, except Rupert Murdoch, who makes a living from that stuff. In Australia, we have our 10 hour day and are happy.
I like the rhythm and the Indian Indians in the country. They have so much here, and it's all there at your fingertips. I don't know if I'll stay here.
I see myself in a villa with a whack of kids. But there's a lot of stuff I want to do before that, and that's in America. School for underprivileged kids. There is time for one final question. MSJ asks this question: Do you ever find yourself acting like your character? When I'm doing the show, I'm working more than I'm not because I work really long days.
So it's like Nikita sleeping. When I'm home, it's Nikita takes a shower. Nikita goes to bed. Other than the show, I don't really have a life. The hours are long. Thanks for joining us here tonight, Peta. Any closing comments for your fans? I'm so grateful to the audience who have taken an interest in the show.
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The bigger the audience, the better the show will be. The suits will see there's an audience for this, and will do a more interesting show. It can get better, thanks to the audience. It started for me when the show started, so I'm at a loss for words. Everybody can do what they want to do -- I'm living proof of that. If anyone out there has a desire, whatever creative expression there is, where your body and mind is an instrument, you should try it.
At the very least, it will let you know yourself better. At the best, you can get your own TV series. I'd like to pass that on to everybody. If everyone helps everybody a little bit, we could be working. It's not who you know, it's how much you work. I'd love to know the people who will start a project tomorrow. I'm doing it even during my hiatus. Good energy in, good energy comes. I'll have a nice Strawberry Daiquiri for you all in Mexico. Thanks, Peta, it was very entertaining having you here with us!
Thanks to you in the audience, also -- your questions were great! Thanks for joining us in the Oldsmobile Celebrity Circle this evening. Remember, Oldsmobile brings an exciting guest online every Monday through Friday, and transcripts from the events can be downloaded using keywords: Want to know what else is happening in AOL Live?
To sign up, go to keyword: Copyright Oldsmobile More about this Event: While she works for this covert organization, she desperately tries to create a life of her own on the outside. Whenever she gets close Her personal interests include classic car shows she recently bought her first one -- a Thunderbird convertiblethe theater and all kinds of music, especially blues and country.
She is often spotted "walking about" her favorite city, New York, which she visits frequently to stay current with the theater scene. A native of Australia, Wilson spent her early years traveling with her family as an "Army brat" and much of her early childhood in New Guinea. She is an accomplished sailor, having garnered with her dad and brother, the title of Australian Interservice Champion Trailer Sailors.
Two experiences in Wilson's childhood placed her on the road to a career in performing, the first being the lack of television in New Guinea when she was growing up. She and her brother would put on a show for family and friends as a way of entertaining themselves.SILENT FURY trailer - Roy Dupuis - Peta Wilson
The second was a result of her family's never-ending moves and changing schools constantly. She learned to quickly size up various social situations and act in whatever manner would help her fit in.
Her strong family ties continue to be the priority in Wilson's life: Throughout the year, she always has one of her relatives visiting, whether it is her mom, uncle, cousin or brother who appeared in an episode of the show during the first season.
Wilson moved to the U. Wilson still enjoys an active and athletic lifestyle. In addition to the vigorous one-on-one training she maintains for her role, she enjoys scuba diving, swimming, water-skiing, yoga and aerobic funk classes. Loceff, for answers to LFN fans' questions. Are the coming episodes single story lines or more continued stories as in the current trilogy?
There will be one, possibly two, 2-episode arcs later in the season. The remainder will be stand-alone episodes. Don't be surprised, however, if you see one or two of the more colorful characters from season one re-emerge in a new context.
Also, has the full 22 or hopefully more episodes been filmed yet? We are in the process of filming -- the midpoint of the season. Scripts are complete, or in various stages of rewrite, up through episodeand story areas have been established for all 22 episodes.
I am curious as to why the seemingly sudden turnaround of Nikita, from strong and virtuous would be spygirl to flaky, flighty and flirty angst goddess. I was hoping for a stronger, smarter Nikita this season. A Nikita who could hold her own in the Section and who could "handle" things a bit better, while still maintaining her humanity and free will.
Nikita is who drew me in to the show, but she is increasingly hard to like this season, and I don't just mean in her behavior with Michael. There are so many differences in Nikita and Michael to explore, their backgrounds, their character, their belief in what they are doing for Section being right or wrong, that it seems a little frustrating to have to deal with this "romantic triangle" line.
IMHO, there is nothing romantic about it. What is the thought process behind the change in the Nikita character? Nikita is first and foremost an emotional being. Her strength to Section One is that while she is a capable operative, she persists in displaying this emotional fabric. It results in creative solutions to tactical problems but also leaves her vulnerable to certain manipulation.
She found a kindred spirit in Jurgen - another op who insisted upon a "real" life. Given the incredible physical and emotional stresses placed on Nikita by Section, seeking an intimate relationship with such a person is not altogether unreasonable, and doesn't really constitute a change in her character as much as it reveals an aspect of it that becomes visible when she is exposed to such extreme stresses.
As the season progresses, she will demonstrate equally strong counter-aspects to her personality. In season one, we discovered the "down-the-middle" Nikita. This season we are going to see her explore some more exotic parts of her psyche at both ends of the spectrum, but her emotional center of gravity will not change. How the public response to LFN episodes in newsgroups and on mailing lists, as well as via mail and email, influence the development of the plot and characters?
Given that the episodes are prepared at least six months in advance, if you were to perceive a negative public reaction and lower ratings in response to the direction the story is going So to that extent, it appears that you are locked into the script you have planned in advance This is an excellent question.
During season one, all of us here at the writer's office read both the mailing list and, later, the newsgroups, with great interest. I believe that the collective net-consciousness has become such an integral part of our weekly conversations that it definitely has an effect on the decisions we are making in Season Two, especially later in the season.
I have a strong background in computers and the Internet -- I have been on the net for over 10 years, and I have been teaching and continue to teach full-time programming and networking at a Junior College in the SF Bay area for While the other writers are somewhat newer to the net, they have all come to appreciate its value as a mechanism for communicating with our audience. We are in the process of "widening" that channel to make the dialogue more regular and effective.
It is a false impression that we cannot change episodes that have been written, are shooting, or even ones that have been filmed. We can and do make last-minute changes based on input from studio, network, and even the Internet. Certainly the net feedback from the early episodes this season has spawned many conversations among the writers and producers here concerning story areas and the outcome of episodes later in the season. Is this an alternative present? Is most of the world run by terrorist organizations?
Or is this supposed to be similar to the world in which we live now LFN takes place in a reality which is five degrees to the right and two degrees ahead of the world in which you and I live. With some work I feel we can increase those numbers by a degree or two in the next few months. That last paragraph actually has a non-facetious interpretation. We are to the right or left of reality in that we don't deal with too many actual locations or incidents in our scripts. We do use the names of some terrorist organizations to help root the episodes in a dash of reality.
It is "ahead" in that it uses a pseudo-technology which in only partially graounded in reality. This makes it somewhat futuristic. It acknowledges that there are terrorist and anti-terrorist activities in both worlds, but a direct connection is never established. In the end, this series is about relationships between people, and we feel that these relationships and the crises that arise out of them, are best served by providing a surreal setting.
Both you and Robert Cochran have written for the show. What are the tasks involved with these additional positions, and how do they impact on your writing?
The process of creating stories is the subject of another question answered below see Skbruton. To what extent do the actors have any say over what is written for their character? As you know, LFN is very privileged to have what I consider to be the best acting team in episodic drama. It would be impossible to write for such a talented group of actors and not have their input filter through to the writing. When on set, I have conversations with each of our principals, and Joel is in touch with them on almost a daily basis.
Each is extremely enthusiastic about their roles and have lots of ideas about where their characters have come from and where they are going.