Reiko aylesworth dating kiefer sutherland
I actually hate talking about this, but I tested for Nina originally, so when I read the pilot, I didn’t exactly know where it was going to go or if it was going to be picked up. I think they basically picked a bunch of people they wanted to work with, and then the writers more or less wrote for the actors. [laughs] We told him [Val Lauren] that there was an entire thread on him. They are so over-identified with the show, they truly believe that my recaps are a personal attack on them.
Reiko Aylesworth: I was actually pretty pleased with “Bitchelle.” I was like, if it’s going to be between “Nina 2.0” and “Bitchelle,” please let it be “Bitchelle.” Yeah, sometimes I’ll make up a nickname that makes sense, but for whatever reason, no one uses it in our forums. I can think of a few other names that might…[laughs] And hey, at least I’m not a Poor Man’s Something or a Something Of Kiefer. Some people come to the set and — I don’t know if it’s your site — but people get really upset when they read what’s written about them on some of these forums. Some people totally confuse the character with the actor. But then Lourdes and I were watching the episodes and we were like, “What? You’d think we were ready to get out the Crisco and the bikinis.
So I went in and they were like, “Could you wait outside for five minutes.” So I went outside and someone came up to me and talked to me and, um, I got some digits. [laughs] So then when I went in and met everyone, I was like, “I just got hit on! But then they realized they were going to kill her off or something. It’s not that you’re evil or sleeping with Kiefer, but you’re the dark and mysterious office babe, if you know what I mean. We don’t want to pin you down to a specialized job like ‘the tech person’ or ‘the gun person.'” So they just set up the hierarchy: Mason, Tony, and then Michelle.
” And I think that stuck with them and made them keep me in mind. And they needed a female character to survive and stay behind? The only thing they told me was that I was a tech person and she’s supposed to have some sort of romantic thing with Tony… My aunt is a huge fan and she taped all of the episodes, so when I got the part, she lent me her tapes. Is that something that crosses your mind while you’re playing Michelle? And now that Mason’s gone, Tony has his job and I have Tony’s job.
oh, I mean “Soul Patch.” [laughs] Had you, at that point, seen the show? Actually the very first thing I was worried about when I got the part was being compared to Nina. We’re different actresses and our characters are supposed to be different. I mean, I’m sure it’s difficult to pioneer something when you don’t know where you’re going or what the tone of the show is — that’s what Sarah had to deal with.
I wouldn’t even try to do what she did last season. But I came in having seen the show, and that was definitely an advantage.
But, yeah, you can’t help but have people compare you.