Former Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall appears to have a hit on his hands with USA Network's Stephen King-inspired thriller The Dead Zone. Sunday's season premiere broke cable records by attracting 6.4 million viewers far exceeding the network's expectations. So, what better way to celebrate the actor's umpteenth comeback than with a bunch of random questions.
TVGO: Has your dancing improved since Sixteen Candles?
Hall: Yes, thankfully.
TVGO: You played Winona Ryder's boyfriend in Edward Scissorhands. Looking back, were there ever any possessions you couldn't account for during filming?
Hall: (Laughing) My wardrobe was missing one day out of my trailer. No, I'm kidding, but let's print it anyway.
TVGO: Will Smith refused to kiss you on the lips in Six Degrees of Separation. Did you take it personally?
Hall: No, quite honestly. I'm a big fan of Will's. It really didn't faze me either way. I was willing to do it, and if he chose not to which is what he did then that's how it went.
TVGO: But can you ever really rest until he gives you a kiss?
Hall: (Laughing) I want the $20-million-per-movie kiss. That's the real kiss I want.
TVGO: You played Bill Gates, so maybe you can answer me this question: Is there really such a thing as a zillion dollars?
Hall: I'm not certain, but if there is, I'm sure Gates is aware of it.
TVGO: What ever happened to your Breakfast Club co-star Judd Nelson?
Hall: I don't know, he took a left at Suddenly Susan and I haven't seen him since. He's a great guy, though, and I hope he continues to work.
TVGO: Your character has psychic abilities on The Dead Zone, so tell me this: Will your show see a second season?
Hall: I hope so. I think [the ratings] put us in good standing for a second season. I'm just thrilled. It's probably the most exciting time in my career thus far.