Mon, 02 August 2010 02:02:01 ET
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Starring as a member of a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team in the new series, the former 'Desperate Housewives' hunk does a lot of running and gets a lot of specialized training with the FBI.
Joining the cast ensemble of NBC's "Chase", Jesse Metcalfe
shares that the new show is "very physical". During a phone interview with PopEater, the boy toy of Eva Longoria
's Gabrielle in "Desperate Housewives" admitted that he did a lot of running for the police procedural drama.
"It's a very physical show," the 31-year-old actor spilled. "There's a lot of running. I definitely added a few things to my workout regime. We also got a lot of specialized training with the FBI and with the U.S. Marshals. We shot different kinds of weapons, we learned how to sweep and clear a house, bit of profiling and tracking strategies."
Despite the specialized training and the workout, the "John Tucker Must Die
" hunk said he will stick to television. Asked whether he would be able to pinch hit if a Marshall called in sick, he responded, "Pinch hit for an actual U.S. Marshall? Maybe not at this stage, I just have enough training to pull it off on TV."
Talking about the series itself, Jesse said his Luke Watson is "one of the five members of a violent offender's task force of the U.S. Marshals." He went on to detail, "They chase the 15 most wanted fugitives in the country. In the beginning of each episode the fugitive is revealed and then we spend the rest of the episode chasing them."
When the topic turned to fame, the actor who has signed on to horror movie "The Tortured
" admitted being popular overnight "can be a peculiar situation and a strange feeling." He further gave tips to future stars in dealing with fame. "I would say first and foremost you have to be sure you really want it," he stressed.
"You have to become informed," Jesse further added as he pointed on his own experience getting thrust to the world of celebrities, "I would say I wasn't informed as to what success in Hollywood and celebrity brings." He moreover assured, "Once you know what you're in for you have to navigate those waters successfully."
"Chase" is created by Jennifer Johnson, who also serves as executive producers along with Jerry Bruckheimer. It will revolves around Annie Frost, a U.S. Marshal deputy, and her team that trace down dangerous criminals in South Texas. The series will be premiered at 9:00 P.M. Central on September 20, and will air on Mondays.
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