Two of the main stars of the television show “Alcatraz” were present at WonderCon 2012 this past weekend.
Actors Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia sat with a few journalists to discuss what’s going on with their characters.
Jones plays Rebecca Madsen, a San Francisco homicide detective with family ties to the prison Alcatraz. And Garcia plays Dr. Diego “Doc” Soto, a Ph.D. in both criminal justice and civil war history, author of books on Alcatraz, comic book store owner and an artist.
Latino-Review asked Garcia on the comic book storyline that was featured at the beginning of the season.
“It’s more at the beginning when you’ve seen him drawing or something like that,” he explained. “He still has his drawing pad on him and he will bring out again before the end of the season. There’s a little scene that kind of incorporates it in. I wouldn’t say it’s necessary for a comic book idea, but he keeps it close. I’m not ruling it out for future things.”
With Jones, it was inquired on how she prepared herself weekly to confront the fugitives each week.
“When I found out I booked this show I started boxing and training with someone who is a former champion. Because my whole philosophy was when it comes to that I want to throw a punch that a man is gonna believe. It’s choreographed and acting. It’s not too hard. It’s not too far of a stretch to go ‘Yes, that I’m totally going to kick this guy’s ass.’ It’s gonna be awesome,” she explained. “In reality, it probably more of just hit him in the throat and run.”
She also admitted that the first season was more of a introduction of the show rather than character development.
“This first season is kind of showing the audience what this team is up against and the kind of people they have to catch,” she said. “I think that if we go to a second season more of an evolution [of the characters].”
“We kind of hit the ground running for this season,” added Garcia. “It’s like the first ‘Star Trek’ episode that J.J. [Abrams] did where it’s like the formation episode.”
“Alcatraz” airs Monday nights on Fox. Check your local listings.
Here is the full uncut video round table interview.
Source: Latino Review