Christian Slater is back on TV in a new comedy on FOX. Breaking In also stars Bret Harrison (Reaper), Odette Yustman (Brothers & Sisters, October Road), Alphonso McAuley, and Trevor Moore, and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor on Smallville), who guest stars. Contra Security, a high-tech security firm that takes extreme – and often questionable – measures to sell its protection services is corporate America’s answer to “The A-Team,” giving clients a sense of security by first ripping it away.
In the opener, Contra’s man of mystery owner, Oz, blackmails his newest recruit, computer hacker Cameron, to join his team. Cameron quickly learns that cracking into state-of-the-art security systems is a lot easier than dealing with his co-workers, including the alluring Melanie, prank-pulling Cash and competitive Josh.
Recently, Christian Slater spoke with the press about the show. He was great to talk to, and made me all giddy, because I’ve loved him since I was 16. Check out a few of the questions below.
On how much of the show is written and how much is improv
Yes, there’s definitely been a little bit of improv going on, certainly. When I first got the script, the character of Oz hadn’t been really clearly identified. So when I sat down with Doug Robinson and Seth Gordon and Adam Goldberg, we just started talking and came up with ideas, and I figured, you know what? I’ve got nothing to lose here, so why don’t I just throw out some options and some things that I would like to particularly do in a show and see what these guys think? They ended up popping everything I kind of suggested into the script, and I read it and I was like, “Oh boy, okay, well this is pretty exciting. If we can actually pull off getting the Captain Kirk chair in the show, that would be wondrous!”
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