While speaking to the press at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco today, actor Marc Singer spoke to us about his guest appearance on the V reboot in the Season 2 finale (he was a regular in the 1980s mini-series and series) and his desire to return for a bigger role if Season 3 is picked up.
“You hope in a career you will be creating things like the BEASTMASTER and V, that they have an afterlife,” admits Singer. “And when they do, when the afterlife has this kind of structure and strength to it you sit at home and say to yourself ‘Well, you know it seems like an inevitability.’ It takes a great deal of finesse to plug a character from a past show into a new one and say ‘Hey that works.’ My hat is off to [showrunner] Scott [Rosenbaum] and his team that they were able to do this, but out of that sense of inevitability, comes a sense of realization that with the years comes patience. That you have to simply wait, and wait well for the phone to ring, that it will [ring]. You have to resist all your friends that say ‘Aren’t you excited? Aren’t you nervous? When are they going to call?’ And the answer is when they are ready.”
As for whether he had any doubt he’d get the call to return to the franchise that put him on the map in the 1980s, Singer says he was confident he’d be back for a reprise (albeit his role is a different character on the new series).
“Not for me,” says Singer. “There was never a doubt that I would be offered it. I say that knocking wood after the fact now. But there was never a doubt in my mind I would be invited to join in on something that I played a key role in originating. Listening to Scott talk, there was never a doubt in his mind that the show would last longer enough to bring me back.”
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