Published On: Sat, Oct 9th, 2010

Erin Gray interview: getting the ‘Buck Rogers’ role, ‘Silver Spoons’ and the fan base

Erin Gray is well known for her role in the short lived but cult classic sci-fi series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.  Erin also starred in the TV series Silver Spoons.

Buck Rogers imageGray spoke about both projects during her interview with Media Mikes, beginning with how she got the Buck Rogers role.

“I have just made the transition from being a model in New York and moved to Los Angeles.  Within a couple of months, I started working with Universal Studios.  Shortly after, I was starring in mini-series called Evening in Byzantium with Glenn Ford.   Once I finished production on that I was asked to come in and do a screen test for a project called Buck Rogers.”

Even Gray is shocked at the fan base and excitement which still exists for the franchise.

“It absolutely amazes that it has become such a cult classic.  We certainly did not know at the time that it would resonate for so many more decades.  Obviously “Buck Rogers” had a great history to begin with.  A lot of fans were familiar with the comic books and the previous TV series.  We brought a new look, feel and humor to Buck Rogers.  It still blows my mind that after 30 years it is still in the hearts of minds of so many fans.”

She then made the switch to the sitcom Silver Spoons.

“It was a major shift.  As a matter, I didn’t realize what a shift it was until I meet fans and they don’t put the two shows together.  It is the same girl.  I guess it is a bit different.  For me I guess the idea of learning comedy was different.  I am more of a method actor and more comfortable in the world of drama. Comedy has its own beat, rules and process.  I really loved it.  I loved the live performances.  I loved my cast and crew I worked with.  It was a really enjoyable 5 years of my life, a really enjoyable mix of work and family.”

Check out the full interview HERE


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