they look familiar..
here's where you've seen the stars before they
beamed up to Roswell.
on: 7th Heaven,
Beverly Hills 90210, thirtysomething, ER, Xena:
Warrior Princess and Doogie Howser, M.D.
Starred in the
cable TV movies:
Perfect Family, Family Prayers and Sunday Dinner.
on the big
Thirteenth floor and I Love You To Death
Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, th Heaven,
Profiler, JAG and Push. On the big screen: Pleasantville and Rites of
On the big
Night, My Father the Hero, Child's Play IV: The
Bride of Chucky; Under Siege 2; Prince Valient,
King of the Hill and Wish Upon a Star
Starred in the TV
On the big
screen: Zeus &
Roxanne, I know What You Screamed Last Summer, The
Secret Lives of Girls, and the Learning Curve
Starred in the TV
series, The Tony
Guest appearances on TV
High and Millennium Starred in the TV
movies: Our Guys,
Perfect Little Angels and Every Mother's Worst Fear
On the big
Behavior, Flight 180 and Christina's House
On the big screen:
That Thing You Do!
and I'll be You.
Role in the TV
movie: Full Circle
Knightrider, Silk Stalkings, and Lazarus Man
On the big
Roswell Close Encounters (for authorized
The Wb has given us one more reason to look
forward to Wednesday nights. Roswell airs at
9 p.m. following Dawson's Creek and it's packed
with hot hunks, daring chicks and gripping story
lines. If you've been living under a rock for the
last couple months, here's the lowdown on the
hottest new show that is truly out of this world.
In the infamous Roswell, New Mexico, Liz Parker
(Shiri Appleby) serves up grup to tourists
in her dad's restaurant, Crashdown Cafe. When an
argument between customers turns violent, Liz gets
caught in the crossfire. It doesn't look good for
Liz until classmate Max Evans (Jason Behr)
saves her life with a magical touch and soulful
Turns out Max is "not of this earth" and in
saving Liz, he has put himself, sister Isabel
(Katherine Heigl) and bud, Michael Guerin
(Brendan Fehr) in serious danger. Max
reveals that the alien trio was aboard the UFO that
crashed in Roswell over fifty years ago. After they
emerged from incubation pods, they were adopted by
locals and lead normal lives.
But, Max's herioics have changed all that. Now
Sheriff Valenti (William Sadler) is
suspicious and Max has lost Isabel and Michael's
trust by spilling their secret. The rest of the
cast is in shambles as well: Liz's best friend,
Maria De Luca (Majandra Delfino) is freaked
out by the news and the girls don't think their
childhood friend, Alex Whitman (Colin Hanks)
can handle it. Liz's ex-boyfriend, and son of the
sheriff, Kyle Valenti (Nick Wechsler) has
joined his father in his quest to bring down the
Evans family, after suspecting Liz has feelings for
Which leads us to one of the best reasons to
tune in -- the blossoming romance between Liz and
Max as a modern day Romeo and Juliet. These
star-crossed lovers have one colossal problem --
they are different species.
Fun on the
Brendan, 21, reveals that he and Jason, 25, are
always goofing off in between takes. "[the
conversation] usually ends up being kind of
perverted. Not in a really gross sense. But I
mean.. our sense of humor is so immature, we find
absolutely anything funny.."
The stars make fun of each other, but it's all
in good spirits. Cast members imitate one another
and play up each other's mistakes -- all in the
name of friendly competition. Brendan gets teased a
lot when his native Candian accent slips out.
No wonder Roswell seems so real -- the
actors really prepared for their roles. Jason says
he saw E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial about 12 times.
Seriously, he also read a lot of books and watched
documentaries about Roswell.
The cast believes that aliens may exist. "I
think working on the show you really have no other
choice but, you know, to kind of believe that there
is a possibility." Shiri, 20, asays laughing.
So, have any of the stars of Roswell ever
felt alienated in real life? Jason confesses that
he was a "shrimp" growing up: "I was probably half
the size of my friends and half the size of most of
my girlfriends. I felt just awkward and
misunderstood and lost as a lot of people do.
Jason reveals that he did a lot of
soul-searching in those days, much like his
character, Max. Jason also had to endure people
mistaking him for a girl on the phone. Of course,
that would never happen to him now.
Speaking of real life -- Colin Hanks is the son
of superstar Tom Hanks of course. You saw the
resemblace, right? But don't expect Colin to talk
up this famous relationship. He wants to be
appreciated as an actor in his own right; no
special favors for this guy.
Jason is as dreamy in real life as he is in
Roswell. Check out this babe's thoughts on love:
"When I'm in love, I don't like to talk about it
too much. Words can't fully express the emotion."
Jason also reveals that he loves to paint: "I'm an
aspiring Picasso." Looks, talent, sensitivity, what
more could a girl ask for?
We can't get enought of Roswell and we know you
can't either. Luckily, you can get a weekly dose
every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on the WB.