Shane West Talks ‘Awakening The Zodiac’ And Mandy Moore | TODAY

Shane West Talks ‘Awakening The Zodiac’ And Mandy Moore | TODAY


>>>HE’S BEEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
SINCE HE WAS A TEENAGER BUT IT WAS THE LATE ’90s TV SERIES
“ONCE AND AGAIN” THAT MADE SHANE WEST A BREAKOUT TEEN HEARTTHROB.
>>NOW HE’S HITTING THE BIG SCREEN FOR THE NEW MOVIE
“AWAKENING THE ZODIAC.” FIRST, A LOOK AT SOME OF HIS
MOST MEMORABLE ROLES. >>YOU’RE SMOLDERING.
>>HE’S THE BOY FROM BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, WHO GREW U UPO
BE A HOLLYWOOD STAR. YOU’LL PROBABLY KNOW SHANE WEST
BEST PLAYING OPPOSITE MANDY MOORE IN THE TEAR JERKING
ROMANTIC DRAMA “I WALK TO REMEMBER.”
>>WHERE YOU GOING? >>MANY COL AND SEE.
>>FANS FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MOVIE AND FELL IN LOVE WITH
SHANE GIVING HIM GLOBAL HEARTTHROB STATUS.
>>HOW DID YOU CUT YOUR LEG? >>AND HE COPIED TO GET HEARTS
RACING IN THE HIT DRAMA NA “ER” AS DISHY DR. RAY BARNETT.
>>GOT A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD OF HIM.
>>NEXT UP IT WAS TIME TO SEE HIS TOUGH I’D IN THE TV ACTION
SERIES “NIKKI TA.” AND FROM SUPER ACTION TO
SUPERNATURAL WE FOLLOWED HIM BACK TO THE 17th COUNTRY TO
FIGHT WITCHES IN THE TV SHOW “SALEM
[WHAT THE HELL IS THIS. >>ZODIAC.
>>AND FOR HIS LATEST ROLE HE’S BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN HUNTING
DOWN THE ELUSIVE ZODIAC KILLER IN THE NAIL BITING THRILLER
“AWAKENING THE ZODIAC.” >>THIS IS THE ZODIAC SPEAKING.
>WELL, WELL, WELL, SHANE. >>WOW.
>>WHAT A LIFE. >>TIME HAS BEEN GOOD TO YOU,
THOUGH. >>TIME’S FLOWN BY IF YOU LOOK
AT THAT. >>THIS IS VERY INTENSE.
>>THIS IS INTENSE. IT’S WHAT ATTRACTED ME TO THE
ROLE OF THE ZODIAC KILLER HAS ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTING IN OUR
LORE AND TO HAVE A MODERN TAKE ON THAT AND TO FIND THE ROLE ON
FILM. >>WHEN WERE YOU AWARE OF IT.
>>IT WAS OBVIOUSLY UNFORTUNATE BUT IT WAS INFAMOUS KILLER IN
AMERICAN HISTORY THAT WAS NEVER CAPTURED.
>>LATE ’60s. >>IN THE SIMPLS.
>>IN LOS ANGELES? I’M TRYING TO REMEMBER.
>>SAN FRANCISCO AND IN OUR STORY, IT WOULD BE IN MODERN
TIMES. WE ACTED LIKE WHAT IF WE HAD
FOUND REELS OF FILM THAT HAD PROVEN WHO HE WAS BY FINDING THE
CYBER KEY. >>THAT EVERYBODY MISSED.
>>WE COULD HUNT DOWN FOR $100,000.
WE DON’T HAVE MONEY. IT’S SOMETHING WE CAN DO.
MAYBE HE’S 70 YEARS OLD. IS HE DEAD?
IS HE EVEN ALIVE? PROBABLY YOU KNOW, MAYBE AN
INVALID AT THIS POINT. MAYBE WE CAN BRING HIM DOWN AND
END OF COURSE, THAT’S WHEN EVERYTHING GOES WRONG.
>>DID YOU GO BACK AND GO INTO THE ZODIAC STORY AND REREAD ALL
THAT STUFF? >>SINCE WE WEREN’T AWARE OF IT,
THE CHARACTERS AND THE GIRL WHO PLAYED MY WIFE IS ACTRESS LESS
BY BIBB WHO IS WONDERFUL. SHE AND I, OUR CHARACTERS DON’T
KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING. WE LEARN AS THE MOVIE PROGRESSES
WHICH IS KIND OF FUN. >>WHICH MAKES IT SCARIER.
>>LET’S NOT KNOW ANYTHING. MORE REALISTIC.
>>DO YOU LIKE THE SCARY GENRE. >>OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE DONE ALL OF
IT. >>I DO, I’M A BIG FAN OF SCARY
MOVIES. I WAS ABLE TO DO “SALEM” FOR
THREE YEARS AND THAT GOT A LOT OF THAT OFF MY PLATE FOR THREE
SEASONS. THAT WAS A PRETTY SCARY SHOW.
>>IS IT INTENSE OR COMICAL TILL THE GUY SAYS ACTION AND THEN.
>>ON “ZODIAC” IT WAS INTENSE BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF COMEDY.
MATT CRAVEN WAS IN THE FILM AND LESLIE BIBB.
THEY BOTH HAVING GREAT COMEDIC TIME.
WE WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SLICK AT WHAT WE WOULD DO.
IF WOULD BE IF US THREE WERE IN SOMEBODY’S HOUSE AND LOTS OF
KNOCKING THINGS OVER AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
LESS INTENSE ON SET. THE ACTUAL FILMINGING, YES.
>>FUN WATCHING WITH MANDY MOORE.
>>THAT’S ONE OF THE FIRST MOVIES MY DAUGHTER AND I WATCHED
AS YOU KNOW MOTHER/DAUGHTER. WE BOTH SAT THERE SOBBING OUR
EYES OUT. THAT’S WHEN I FELL IN LOVE WITH
MANDY MOORE AND YOU, OF COURSE. >>I GET IT, I GET IT.
>>THAT RELATIONSHIP WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL INTO IT WAS VERY
NATURAL. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST — IT WAS
A DIFFERENT TIME, TOO. I WAS TELLING ADAM SHANKMAN THE
DIRECTOR, WE AUDITIONED ONCE FOR THAT.
WE WENT IN. HE PUT US TOGETHER.
I DON’T THINK LIKE THE STUDIO WAS INVOLVED AT ALL.
HE WAS LIKE THESE ARE THE TWO WE WANT.
>>WHO’S GOT THE BIGGEST SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING.
THAT’S THE WAY THEY CAST THESE DAYS.
>>DO YOU GUYS STAY IN TOUCH? >>WE DO.
THE 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WAS A COUPLE MONTHS AGO.
>>LIKE A MAN, HE CAN’T REMEMBER.
>>SWEET. >>WE HAD DINNER AND THEY’RE
GREAT. >>ALL

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