Bruce Campbell: Our First InterviewCdC: Are there any types of roles you'd like to play? I know Ash was a real ladies' man but I still think you could be one hell of a contender for a roman- tic lead. Too bad Greg Kinnear got SABRINA, I could see you filling in William Holden's shoes nicely.
BC: My dream role would be some kind of tour de force where the character goes thru hell and still comes out the other side alive.
CdC: How was it directing "Hercules"?
BC: It was great! The day goes a lot faster as a director, because you are involved in every aspect of the shoot. It was, for me, a natural compilation of everything else I had done.
CdC: Can you tell me a bit about the project called THE MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN? I've heard bits and pieces about it over the years but it has always been mentioned like every- one should be "in the know" about it.
BC: It's gotten close (to being made) several times. It's just a hobby as I see it. It's BODY HEAT with a brain transplant or ALL OF ME for the horror crowd. I see Kevin McCarthy in it.
CdC: Here's a rumor: I hear-tell that there might be a movie version of the video game "Doom" with you as the lead, any truth to that?
BC: All B.S. I haven't been contacted.
CdC: I heard something about a development deal with either CBS or NBC, care to elaborate? Does this pertain to the persistent rumors of Brisco County coming back? BC: I have a development deal at NBC for a new show. We've developed two ideas already but they were shot down. The third has a script coming in very soon - stay tuned. Brisco will air again on TNT in January - the old shows. No plans for new stuff.
CdC: How was it doing "American Gothic"?
BC: It was fun to work on because it was so weird. Not the usual bland TV stuff.
CdC: Any good rabid fan stories? Do you get people coming up to you and bugging you to say, "Groovy"?
BC: One guy took pictures of my rented house. I was warned about him over the internet.
CdC: What is your favorite movie?
BC: BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI.
CdC: If you weren't acting, what would you be doing?
BC: Teaching or a forest ranger.
CdC: How was it working with Anthony Hickox (SUNDOWN, WAXWORK 2)? How did you hook up with him?
BC: It was fun with him because he gave me a lot of creative rope to hang myself. He contacted me after he saw EVIL DEAD 2.
CdC: What do you do in your spare time?
BC: Write, backpack, hang with my wife of four and a half years (she was the costume designer on MINDWARP), Ida, and my kids, Rebecca (11) and Andy (8).
CdC: Do you feel you've been "Hollywoodized" since you made the move? Have you ever had a fight with an old friend where they got to use the "Man, you've changed!" line?
BC: Hollywoodized? I'm doing an interview for your cheap rag, aren't I?
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