|NBC Live - Ally Walker of "Profiler"
- August 1, 1997 6:00 pm PT/ 9:00 pm ET
NBCLive: Welcome, Ally!
Ally Walker: Hi, everyone,
it's Ally Walker and it's nice to be here. Fire away!
NBCLive: Question: What is your most embarrassing moment that happened back stage?
Ally Walker: Well, there have
been so many. The first professional play that I did in New York, I was
so nervous that I couldn't stop throwing up before I went on and everyone
kept looking at me. And they didn't know if I was going to make it. And
I was the lead of the play.
NBCLive: Question: Will you
ever catch Jack?
Ally Walker: I would like
to, but I'm not sure what the writers have in store for me.
NBCLive: Question: What has been
your scariest moment while shooting a series or movie?
Ally Walker: Scariest.... I think
when I was on "Universal Soldier," and Jean Claude and I were shooting
on the set and we were suppose to go through 1 wall and the car was so
suppose to stop. The brakes went out, and we proceeded to go through wall
after wall. I think that we went through 3 before we stopped. That was
kind of scary.
NBCLive: Did you attend any acting
school or schools?
Ally Walker: I went to acting classes
in Los Angeles. I got my degree at UC Santa Cruz but it was in the sciences.
Magruda: The show sometimes gets al little
tense how do you break the tension on the set??
Ally Walker: We're all really goofy.
Robert Davi, Julian McMahon and myself are constantly cracking jokes. Robert
is one of the funniest men I've ever met.
Throbbersgirl: Ally, do you plan
on doing any full length movies anytime soon?
Ally Walker: Yes, hopefully next
Hangemlow: Do you really have ESP?
Ally Walker: I knew you were going
to ask me that. But, no I do not.
Xuxa1: do you ever have trouble
memorizing your lines??
Ally Walker: Not really, that's
part of my job. You get used to it, you just do it.
Sango54: I hear you are gonna be
Ally Walker: Aah, thank you very
much. We're very excited about the baby.
Bevyvuska: Is there anyone in particular
that you have dreamed of working with?
Ally Walker: There are a lot of
people. I like Harrison Ford an awful lot, I like Merryl Streep, Michelle
Pfeiffer and I really like the people on my show, so I'm really lucky.
Astpower: have you ever done any
Ally Walker: A little bit. Yes,
a loooong time ago.
NBCLive: Question: Which medium do you prefer, movies or television?
Ally Walker: As far as actually
physical working conditions, movies are easier and give the actor more
time to do their work. But I think that television can give an actor
the opportunity to be very spontaneous, so that one becomes very proficient.
I just like to act.
Lucy44: I tried to ask this
before, but there was a techinical difficulties. Ms. Walker, do you enjoy
the dynimac between Sam and John, such as in "Night Dreas", and "Flim at
Ally Walker: Yeah, that was
part of the reason why I loved the pilot so much. I loved the dynamic between
the two characters who are so obviously attracted to each other and who
are at the same time afraid of each other. And I enjoy working with Julian
Coolasian: Are you on the
net ? do you use e-mail ?
Ally Walker: No, I don't.
Ctomlin: Hi Ally. Is Jack
going to be as prevelant in the series this year.
Ally Walker: Yes, I think
Extrem19: So do you see yourself
doing this all your life?
Ally Walker: He he he, I don't
see myself doing anything all my life. I see myself acting, just
maybe not this role. Although I do enjoy it.
Gymmiester: u were good in
Kazaam and did u like working with Shaq and u r very pretty!!
Ally Walker: Oh, thank you
very much. Yes, I loved working with Shaq. He is one of the largest funniest
people I have ever met. And I think he did a very good job.
Macbrian320: Have you at all
thought about acting in a comedy? Beth in Mass
Ally Walker: Well, actually
my background is comedy. And some people say that I'm still doing it. Most
of the roles that I have done before this were comedic. And I really miss
Slambone: Does your scientific training help your acting in this role?
Ally Walker: I think it does a little
because being trained in the sciences allowed me to become a disciplined
thinker and organizer which I think Sam is before she spins off into her
imagination. She needs all the information in place. And that's
what the science training gave me.
Slippy_d: do you know if the baby is girl/boy? when is it due?
Ally Walker: I don't know........
and he or she is due any time now. :-)
Devonian4: hey Ally, I was
in school in Budapest, Hungary, where you and your show were huge...did
you realize you had such a large following overseas?
Ally Walker: No, I had no
idea. I'd like to go to Budapest. I'm really thrilled that they like the
show so much. I'd like to do a publicity tour there because I hear that
it's an absolutely beautiful city. Thank you very much.
Airborne4: : Clara-Canada/ Profiler
is the Best show ever!!! Do you think there will be a love triangle
between John, Sam and Coop?
Ally Walker: I think there already
is. I'm not sure how they're going to develop it, but I think that's inherent
in our characters. I'm glad you caught it, if you did.
Darbyshaw: Ally:any advice for a future actress?
Ally Walker: Hold on.
Just really try to enjoy your work and work really hard because it's extremely
competitive. And if you're not doing it for the right reasons, it
can really be hard on you. Just try and enjoy the work. Good luck
or break a leg, as I should say.
Ymakino: As an actress how
do you try to differentiate your character from Fox's Millenium?
Ally Walker: Well, I think the 2
characters are different in that Sam is not a psychic. That is a very big
difference. I also feel that Sam has gone through what the victims
have gone through on our show first hand. And hopefully she comes
across as a compassionate person as well as just a profiler. But
I think "Millennium" is very well written and he's a guy, isn't he?
Nethaus: Are there any clues
you could give us about what will happen next season?
Ally Walker: OK, I'll give you a
little hint here. Sam finds out she's more like Jack than she thought.
That's all I'm going to say.
D_man101: how has being the
profiler changed your life
Ally Walker: I'm more tired
than when I wasn't working. I'm a little more cautious in my day
to day life because of the subject matter. And, I seem to be able
to get into restaurants easier. Just kidding. You know, people
have been very kind to me about the show. Overall it's been very positive.
Os_fan: Ally, have you starred
in any movies or shows before Profiler?
Ally Walker: Yeah, I have.
I'm sure you've heard of "Singles," "Universal Soldier," "While You Were
Sleeping," and I did a television show called "Moon over Miami."
And of course you didn't see any of them. Ha ha ha ha :-)
Mimipussycat: How do you like
chatting to your fans on the computer?
Ally Walker: It's really fun,
I've never done this before. I wish that I
NBCLive: Thanks for chatting with us this evening. We apologize for ALL the technical problems. The computer that Ally Walker was using to chat kept losing it's connection to the web. Thank you for your patience and all the excellent questions.
NBCLive: Maybe we'll get her to
come back to Yahoo! Chat and try again in the future. Special
thanks to all who participated today. We'd like to hear about
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