AngelBoreanaz Helms Angel Ep
Thursday 11 December 2003
Boreanaz Helms Angel Ep
David Boreanaz, star of The WB’s vampire series Angel, told SCI FI Wire that he directed an upcoming episode of the show, his first foray behind the camera. "I had an opportunity ... to step into the director’s chair, and I’ve always been fascinated with the camera and the movement and communicating with other actors," Boreanaz said in an interview on the set of the show, which is shooting its 100th episode. "Directing is really about telling someone to put applesauce on the table. ... And some people know how to do it, and some people don’t."
Boreanaz directed "Soul Purpose," an episode in which a parasite gets attached to Angel and puts him through a series of hallucinations, Boreanaz said. "It’s really cool," he said. "It’s got a Jacob’s Ladder feel to it."
Boreanaz got high marks from his Angel co-stars, who said the fledgling helmer acted like a veteran. But will Boreanaz like to step behind the camera more often? "I don’t know," he said. "Yeah, I think so. ... You’re directing ... an already prescribed show. You have your limitations. You can put your mark on it, and I feel like I did that with this show that I directed. But then again, I’m not the show runner. I don’t get the final cut. I will have a director’s cut, and if anybody would like to see [it], it will be much longer [laughs]." "Soul Purpose" is scheduled to air Jan. 21, 2004.