|29th December 2001, 10:38 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Behr Bears Roswell
Roswell star Jason Behr told SCI FI Wire he's got mixed feelings about the show and its fate—a fate that remains uncertain as UPN considers whether or not to move forward with an additional nine episode of the SF series to complete a full 22-episode third season. "Roswell is what helped me get to this point right now," Behr said in an interview, referring to the fact that he's attained status enough to share the screen with Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey and Scott Glenn in the upcoming film The Shipping News. "I think the character [of Max Evans] was someone who helped me hone my craft. I've learned so much from Roswell, from working [steadily] to trying to develop a character to just the logistics of it. I wouldn't take that away for anything."
On the other hand? "When we first started this, it wasn't a job—it was fun," Behr said. "It was showing up today, working with friends and telling a good story. I felt really positive about everything. I told myself the moment it becomes a job, when it becomes work, it's not worth it anymore for me. There are days [now] when I walk on that set, and I laugh so hard and have such a great time. But there are days when it is work. It can be hard."
If the powers that be cancel Roswell, effective with episode 13, Behr said that hour could be altered to close out the show, as series creator/executive producer Jason Katims has yet to provide the script to his cast. Regardless of whether Roswell ends with episode 13 or episode 22 or even continues for another season, how would Behr like to see Max's arc wrapped up? "I don't know," he replied. "Max dies or, ultimately, I think he would probably stay on Earth." And what about his son? "I would hope he would find him," the actor said. "I would hope so, because he's been working so hard to be that responsible person and live up to his responsibilities. Even though they might be mistakes, he's not trying to run away from them. So I'd hope they'd give him that sort of closure." Roswell airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesdays on UPN.