Category: Interviews

2010 Oct 14

Jesse Metcalfe Opens Up About Alcohol Abuse on ‘Wendy Williams’ (VIDEO)

‘Desperate Housewives’ star Jesse Metcalfe discussed his struggles with alcohol on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ (weekdays, syndicated), admitting that dealing with his addiction has been an ongoing battle.

“When I realized it was a real problem, when I realized I had an addiction, I faced it. I checked myself into a rehab,” Metcalfe said to audience applause. “It was three-and-a-half years ago … I can’t tell you that I’ve been sober for the last three-and-a-half years, but I can tell you that I’m without a doubt sober now. That’s what’s most important.”

Source: TVSquad

2010 May 18

NBC’s Upfront: Interviews With Next Season’s Stars

This is a VERY short interview for Television Without Pity, taken at the NBC Upfronts. Jesse discusses his new show. Haven’t seen any videos for this. I’ll post it if I find it!

Jesse Metcalfe: Every episode we’re going to be chasing a different bad guy. Sometimes we get ’em, sometimes we don’t, but it’s a lot of action, great writing and great characters, and also a bit of a humor to it as well. It’s basically a gritty, authentic look at the lives of U.S. Marshalls.

I assume your character is a good guy?
Metcalfe: Yes, I play Luke Watson, I’m the new guy, the kind of wet-behind-the-ears new member of the task force. I don’t have a lot of field experience, so I’m not really accepted at first, and have to work a little harder.

Is it safe to say that you’re done with Desperate Housewives for good?
Metcalfe: I think most likely I’m done with the show. You know, it’s a change of networks, a total different turn for me. This is a completely different character than what I played on Desperate Housewives, and a completely different show. This is a gritty, hard-nosed drama, and Desperate Housewives is a primetime soap. This is definitely a new, more mature turn for me, and I’m excited about the opportunity.

Source: Television Without Pity

2008 Dec 08

Jesse Metcalfe “On The Other End of the Line” Interview

Jesse did an interview back in October with for his film On The Other End of the Line. I know this is old now. lol. But it’s still an interesting read.

What made you decide to take the role in The Other End Of The Line?

Well, initially I liked the script, and then, of course, the opportunity to go to India. We shot the majority of the film in India – there was almost a month and a half – and it was a great experience. I also think that I like the message of the film, and it was a great opportunity for me to raise my profile internationally.

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