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|TVGEN: Welcome, everyone. We're here with
Profiler star Ally Walker... Welcome, Ally.
Ally Walker: Hello to everyone!
Marty2634: Hello, Ally, have you
appeared on any other TV show or movie in the past?
Walker: Oh yeah, a lot actually.
I was in the television show Moon Over Miami, a short-lived but funny show.
I've done quite a few movies, Universal Soldier, While You Were Sleeping,
to name a few.
SRT3: Ally, I liked you a lot in
Santa Barbara. Do you miss the show, and how was it working with the other
Walker: It was great. Santa Barbara
was my first real job and was a great training ground for me. And all of
those actors have turned out to have really healthy careers. It was a great
experience and I really loved doing it.
Marty2634: Hello Ally, did you always
want to become an actress?
Walker: No, actually, I was a scientist
first, sort of. I was a biochemist.
TVGEN: What prompted the change?
Walker: I actually fell into it.
I was discovered in a restaurant while visiting Los Angeles.
Marty2634: Ally, It seems the crime
genre has become popular on TV recently! Why is that?
Walker: I think art and society
go hand in hand, and it's sort of a reflection of what we're immersed in
in our society. And I think the final frontier for us is understanding
the human psyche, really. I think that man is fascinated with the macabre,
and I think crimes against human beings, against your own species, are
fascinating to our society.
Michelangelo__: Ally, do you do
anything special to help you get into character?
Walker: I did my homework when we
started the series. I spoke to profilers, and I read a lot of literature
on profiling and on criminal profiling and the criminal psychology before
I went to work.
blue_fly__: Flipping your hair,
scratching the back of your neck, playing with a pen, are these nervous
habits of Sam or Ally?
Walker: I think they're Ally's habits.
And let me explain something. Flipping my hair is to get it out of the
shot. I have a lot of hair.
image_64: Do you find it hard to
act like you see visions in your head when you really don't? Do you feel
dumb at all? BTW I think you're a really pretty lady.
Walker: hanks a lot! You know, I
don't necessarily feel dumb, though sometimes it can be a little awkward.
It's my job to portray the character, and so I do a vision when asked to!
sensthixhlj: What type of episode do you
enjoy filming the most — action or drama?
Walker: Well, mainly as an actor you enjoy
dramatic portrayals, they give you something to sink your teeth into. But
action can enhance the drama of a given scene. So if it's written well
they go hand in hand.
Felicity20: Hi Ally! I don't want
to pry but is it true you had a child last year?
Walker: Yes I did. And I don't think you
are prying, it's been printed all over the place. I have a little boy and
he is now 14 months old. He's the best.
blue_fly__: How would you describe your
husband (looks and personality) in five words?
Walker: On the show, six feet under
and staying. In real life my husband is a wonderful man whom I married,
six feet tall and hopefully staying!
Michelangelo__: What is your idea
of a perfect date?
Walker: Someone who makes me laugh a lot.
EdenMagic: Greetings from Germany.
Why was Moon over Miami canceled after a few weeks? I really liked the
Walker: I don't know, so did I.
bunyip98: Though we get Profiler here
in Australia, I don't think we are up to date with it, How has your character
changed over the series?
Walker: My character, especially
in the new season, the third year that we're going into, is becoming less
of a prisoner and more of a full-blown well rounded character. There is
more humor and they are making her more feminine. They are just opening
up her life.
mcmadison: You guys have a great show!
We've heard a lot about the "lightening" of the show. What aspects are
going to change?
Walker: I think the show is going
to be more based on character. I think it will still have its film noir
appeal, but it will be grounded more in the personalities that drive the
earthloon1998: Hi Ally, people said
that Profiler is another version of The X-Files. What do you think?
Walker: I haven't met any aliens
recently! I think that that's the basic difference. I think that we deal
with the macabre in the human mind and the human being, and less with the
macabre coming from the extra-terrestrial. But I like The X-Files very
much, so thank you more the compliment.
Proteus_Crow: Ally, the show is
set in Atlanta. Do you ever shoot there?
Walker: Yeah, we shot the pilot
merider: If you could write an episode
what role would you like to see your character play?
Walker: I think the role I have
is really good! I think that I would tend to get more into the personal
life of Sam, with her daughter and with her relationships with the people
she works with. I think Iwould make it a much more personal episode.
sensthixhlj: Could we possibly see
a romance develop between Sam and John? Sam and Bailey?
Walker: I think — this is something
I get asked a lot — the interesting thing about this triangle is that there
is a lot of love between these three people as friends. And watching these
three people keep that in check and in balance as friends and not drift
off into romance is part of the show's appeal. But one can never say never.
Lonegunman16: I was a biochemist
too. Where'd you go to college?
Walker: UC Santa Cruz.
msmonipenni: Everyone in Hollywood
seems to make no secret of who they'd love to work with. Who is the one
actor you'd like to work with?
Walker: That's interesting. Maggie
Smith. I just think she's brilliant.
Sublimeman7: How did Ally do in
high school? What social crowd did she hang out with?
Walker: I don't know. I don't think
I had a social crowd. I think I sort of floated between groups. I was sort
of the class clown.
y2kdawn: Ally, have you or do you
plan to interview with Howard Stern?
Walker: Not without special gear
MichaelD_007: What do you think
about your coworkers on the set of Profiler?
Walker: I love them. It's truly
the best cast I've ever worked with. Robert Davi is my best girlfriend!
Bambib20: Ally, I love the show
and think you are terrific. How do you feel about Jack being caught this
Walker: I feel like it's time. I
feel that being a physical prisoner on the show was becoming more difficult
to play, and I think that becoming a psychological prisoner to my obsession
and his is farmore interesting. And that will remain.
Proteus_Crow: Ally, will your character
ever date a man who won't be killed??
Walker: I sure hope so, I'm really
tired of being the black widow. Seriously, yes, she will.
Jonaskuh: Do you have a most embarrassing
moment you can share with us? Walker: No, it's too embarrassing!
Michelangelo__: Why is the character
Jack such a mystery?
Walker: I think the interesting
thing about Jack and Sam's relationship is that they're two sides of the
same coin. It's very hard for her to see him, because she doesn't really
see herself. And I thinkwhat she does see in him and why she does understand
him frightens her, because on some level she sees it and understands it
erinlj23: Lately you have mentioned
your dislike of the increase in the gore element of the show. Was your
unhappiness taken into consideration?
Walker: Yes, it was. We have new
producers and writers on the show now. And it was important for them as
well to not just portray violence for violence's sake, but also show what
is in the human mind and why these people do what they do, and not just
blue_fly__: Hi, could you name some
of your favorite things (food, drink, movie, book, color, hobby...)?
Walker: I like all foods. My favorite
movie -- I don't have just one. I loved When Harry Met Sally. I love chocolate,
red wine. My favorite season is fall. A perfect night would be going out
some night in October with a Hershey Bar and a bottle of wine to watch
When Harry Met Sally.
sensthixhlj: Is Jack really going
to be caught in the season premiere or is he going to escape again?
Walker: He's really going to be
cheese_79_98: Ally I hear that you
are a fun person. Is it fun on the set, or is it all business?
Walker: The set's a blast. Everybody
I work with has a great sense of humor, and because we do such a dark show,
you have to lighten the mood on the set. So we're all joking around and
having a lot of fun.
Teebs2300: I think of Silence of
the Lambs. Is there a connection?
Walker: I think there is a really
strong resemblance to that movie. I think that movie had a fascinating
relationship between Clarice and Hannibal Lecter. And I think there is
a lot of resemblance between that and the relationship between Sam and
Najam_M: If you could have the power
to see these visions, would you like to have it and how would you handle
it? Walker: I am not sure I would like to have that kind of ability, I
think it would be difficult to handle. But I think on some level, people
can understand other human beings intuitively. I think that some people
just happen to be able to focus in on it a little bit better, and take
it to another level. But no, I just like to be kind of oblivious. Oblivion
blue_fly__: What's the most flattering
thing a person has ever said to you?
Walker: You're not bad!
Chronic_theHempHog: Any movie projects
that you are working on currently?
Walker: I just finished a film over
the summer. It's called HappyTexas, it's a comedy, and it was great! I
worked with Steve Zahn and Bill Macy and Jeremy Northen. It was a lot of
fun, and it should be coming out some time in the winter.
blue_fly__ : When will your movie
Happy Texas be released in Europe? in Holland?
Walker: I'm really not sure, the
distribution things like that I don't know much about. But soon, hopefully.
Sublimeman7: Would Ally make my
day and say Hi to me on the screen? Please just take two seconds, please
give a thrill to my otherwise dull life. Walker: I'll try to see if they'll
write it in. Chin up!
Najam_M: Hello Ally, how did the
show cast you? What made them pick you?
Walker: I went in and auditioned
for the part like a lot of other actresses, and I got it.
y2kdawn: Ally, do you own a computer?
Do you use the internet?
Walker: I have a laptop, and I've
just learned how to edit, you know, move the lines around. I'm not really
ready for the Internet, or rather, it's not ready for me.
sensthixhlj: What is the weirdest
thing that has happened on the set?
Walker: I don't know, it's weird
anyway, you got dead bodies eating at the craft service table, I mean that's
a little weird, don't you think? I'm talking to a body about getting together,
and the next time I see him, he's a stiff.
mcmadison: Can you give us any little
hints or tidbits about the new season that haven't been mentioned already?
Walker: I think Sam falls in love.
And tune in to the season's premiere Saturday and you'll see — and thanks
TVGEN: Thanks for joining us tonight,
Ally. We hope you can come back and join us again.