Neve Campbell called earlier today. It wasn’t a surprise that she called because as we were scheduled to talk about “An Amish Murder,” the Lifetime movie she’s starring in that will be broadcast in early January. You can read the entire interview early in 2013.
What was a surprise was that it was Campbell who made the call. Most of the time, it’s a publicist – or two – who will ring me up and then connect me with the talent. It’s always a little disconcerting to know that the publicist is listening to the conversation and ready to jump in to block any question.
Today, it was just Campbell on the line.
Most of the conversation was about the movie such as how she was pregnant during the filming and how she was able to deal with the snowy setting because she grew up in Canada.
The conversation did get around to whether or not she would return to series television if this film proves to be a hit. Working on “Party of Five” was a grind and back then she didn’t have a child in her life.
“The good thing is that this would be for cable. You don’t have to commit to 22 shows. On a cable series, you work five months rather than nine or 10 months,” Campbell says. “Also, if I was to do a series, it would have to be an ensemble show. I did a few episodes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and they have 30 characters on the show. They only work two or three days a week.”
Although “Party of Five” looked like an ensemble series, there were only four main characters and the writers wanted at least one of the four in every scene. That was a lot of work for the cast.
Should the film spawn a cable series, it will be nice to hear from Campbell again.