Shots Fired is a new limited event series on FOX with a star studded cast.
There was a rare FYC event honoring the show with:
Gina Prince-Bythewood, executive producer
Reggie Rock Bythewood, executive producer
Francie Calfo, executive producer
Everyone involved in the series is clearly proud of the conversations it’s brought up and the resonance the series has.
“We (Gina Pince and Reggie Rock Bythewood) go really far back and I was like check when I heard of this project. They came to me and to meet this amazing character. She is such a hero and so flawed and so complicated. It’s something every actor dreams of.” Said Sanaa Lathan. “I watch it every week and say, ‘Wow, we did that?’ “
“I thought this was beautifully written and something we haven’t seen before.” Added Stephan James. “It’s something I was dying to be a part of.”
Helen Hunt and Richard Dreyfuss were part of the series and the two acting legends had a lot to say about the show.
“To us if you saw someone like me in a red dress and a Republican, you would assume she was a villain. To make her a Democrat was interesting.” Said Helen Hunt.
“It wasn’t a question of the complexity of the character but it was the complexity of the situation. It’s been overwhelmingly complex for 150 years.” Stated Richard Dreyfuss. “You bear responsibility, you bear guilt that there’s nothing that can really be done to affect this enormous thing that exists. My only choice is to participate one step at a time.”
One of the nicest guys out there, Stephen Moyer also brought a lot to his character.
“I’m coming in from an objective position than you guys. In doing that you have to dig even deeper.” Mentioned Stephen Moyer. “It’s so confusing and so complex and we’re all in the hub of it. I’m coming to this, playing this character and with that bent and in my mind what law enforcement represents. It’s a very confusing time.”
After the panel most of the cast with the exception of Helen Hunt came out to greet people.
I did talk to Richard Dreyfuss who was very cordial. He signed a couple things and did photos with everyone who asked.
Stephen Moyer, who… Is the nicest guy ever, talked and talked. I had a couple vintage True Blood magazines he signed and we talked about the series for a bit before doing a quick photo.
I also was able to get photos with Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James who was super cool.
It was a fun night!
Until next time kids…