AOL's Entertainment Asylum Transcript
March 11th, 1999
AOL's Entertainment Asylum is proud to welcome Freddie Prinze,
Jr. to AOL Live. Freddie, who currently stars in "She's All
That," can soon be seen in "Wing Commander." Thank
you for joining us!
Question: How did you enjoy working with scream king Matt Lillard?
FreddiPrnz: Matthew is my friend. And when you work with somebody
who you already have a relationship with and who you trust, you
can't help but do great work with that person. As an actor Matthew
brings so much to the table that he's an absolute delight to work
with. I'd make a movie with him anyday.
You are a really hot actor! Who was one person in your life that
has most inspired you?
FreddiPrnz: Oh wow, the person who most inspires me today would
probably be Evander Holyfield. I like the fact that he's very
calm and spiritual and knows what he wants. He gives so much back
to the community.
What did you do for your birthday?
EAMC Host: Happy belated.
FreddiPrnz: For my birthday I went to Vegas with my girlfriend
who just turned 21 on Friday. I played video games and she gambled
a little bit and we just hung out.
What is your favorite game?
FreddiPrnz: My favorite game right now is Star Crash, but I'm
most looking forward to the new game coming out called Kingdom.
We have heard you're a big fan of Sixpence None the Richer who
did the single Kiss Me for She's All That. What are your comments
on the band? They've been a favorite of mine since their 93 album.
FreddiPrnz: I just met them and, unfortunately, I hadn't heard
their music until I heard that single. And now I got to sit down
and talk to them and they were so cool. I hadn't met a band before
so I had no idea what to expect, but they were so mellow and cool.
What was it like working with Darren Stein in SPARKLER?
FreddiPrnz: Darren is one of the kindest men that I've ever known
in my life and he made a little movie for like we had millions
of dollars. He's visually so brilliant that you put all your trust
in him once he puts you in front of the camera.
What was your favorite roll you ever played, and why?
My favorite role ever was Anthony Pascal from The House Of Yes.
He was like a Norman Bates before his mom bought the motel years.
You knew he was going to snap and something was just a little
What was it like working with the WC director?
Most of the directors I've worked with are first time directors.
So I have experience with first time directors and I respect their
passion and that they haven't been corroded by Hollywood yet.
How did the role in She's All That come out?
FreddiPrnz: I read the script initially and they wanted to know
if I'd be interested and I certainly was. I ready every new comedy
script coming out and this was the first one that treated the
teenage audience with respect and dignity and didn't speak down
to them at all and I wanted to be a part of it.
Did you and Rachel hang at the premiere?
FreddiPrnz: I didn't get to see Rachel after the premiere, but
she came up and that girl gives so much support, she's so cool.
I gave her and her boyfriend a big hug. They're just really cool
How does it feel to know that who have influenced [changed] so
many peoples lives, like mine?
FreddiPrnz: Wow, I didn't know that I had done that, but I hope
that it was for the good. You know what I mean? I hope it was
a good and positive influence because that's how I am. I'm more
about positively and giving out love and just chilling. And I
hope more people feel that way. If somebody's down and out and
I make them feel good then I feel great about that.
What do you like to do in your past time when you have free time?
FreddiPrnz: I play a lot of paint ball with my friends. Every
weekend we go and shoot each other up. And I watch cartoon network
and read a lot of comic books. And that's pretty much it. If you
wear the right clothes, paint ball doesn't hurt. And the more
you play the better you get.
Freddie what was it like to work with Jennifer Love Hewitt in
both "I Know What You Did Last Summer" movies?
FreddiPrnz: Jennifer is a very sweet girl. In the first one, we
got to spend a lot more time together. I was still up and coming
and young at that point. For the second one I was making Wing
Commander so they rewrote it to shorten my role so I wouldn't
have to be in the whole movie and so I didn't get to see her much.
But she's just how you'd think she is, very nice loving and sweet.
Were you popular in school like your character in She's All That?
FreddiPrnz: When I was in school I read a lot of comic books and
pretend I was in them and kids would tease me and call me names.
But now I do the same things and people say that I'm artistic
and cool and I'm doing the exact same thing I did in high school.
It wasn't a very artistic school.
How do you enjoy being an actor?
FreddiPrnz: The one thing is my friends and I do a miniature masters
tournament for miniature golf. We used to play on Friday nights
and we can't do it anymore because it gets too crowded. So now
we play on Wednesdays because people are in school or at work
and we don't want to take up too much of people's time.
I just want to know what your next project is?
FreddiPrnz: The next movie I'm going to do is in New York called
Down To You by Miramax and it's a strange, surrealistic comedy.
People will think that we're either geniuses for making this movie
or that we're really weird.
Are you a fan of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA?
FreddiPrnz: Battlestar Galactica was a little before my time,
but I watched a little V, do you remember V? I watched Dr. Who
and Land of the Lost, stuff like that.
How does it feel to be cast as an action hero?
That's a tricky thing, because I love action movies as much as
the next person does, but at the same time I'm not always feeling
the character. Sometimes you read a script and you want to have
fun but the scripts have to be good. And I'm at the age where
it's difficult to find a good action movie. I'm not Mel Gibson's
Lethal Weapon; I'm not at that age yet.
Who would win in a fight- you & Matt Lillard vs. the two guys
from DAWSON CREEK?
Matt Lillard and I will kick some serious butt! We have reached
a new height in skills. We have the stamina to go the distance.
They'd be good in the early rounds, but we'd take them in the
What actress do you have a crush on?
I have a crush on my girlfriend who is an actress and I have had
it for about 3 years now.
If you weren't acting what would you be doing?
FreddiPrnz: I'd be trying to pay my way through college and hoping
that they'd just let me in and trying to figure out what to do
with my life. This is the one thing I'm good at and communicating
with people and acting, so hopefully it will all keep working
Will you see the Wing Commander movie in theaters?
FreddiPrnz: I'll go see the trailer, but it could get crazy if
people see you going to see your own movie.
Do you have a favorite character from the original STAR WARS?
FreddiPrnz: My favorite character is probably Chukka 'cause he's
like the only Hispanic dude in space. His name's Chi, right? He's
like the only Latin dude up in space!
WING COMMANDER opens this weekend. Thank you for joining us.
Thank you very much! Peace!
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