Prison Break will return to FOX next year, and the series revival has managed to snag the main cast along for the ride. However, one star almost did not return for the revival. Sarah Wayne Callies admitted “playing hard to get” to Entertainment Weekly.
Since Prison Break, Callies has appeared on The Walking Dead and Colony. That series will return to USA Network for its second season next year.
Callies revealed that when she first heard about the revival she was unsure. She said that she wanted to make sure that the revival was not being put together so that “a bunch of actors and executive producers who want to cash some old checks. My first thought was it better be good.”
She said even more about her initial thoughts of the Prison Break revival, and the reasons behind her return. She said the following:
“Prison Break meant a tremendous amount to me personally, and I have a job, so I only want to come back if we’re doing something brave. Personally, there was also a thought that Prison Break was my first real job. I had only been in the business a couple of years, and it’s been seven years since I left that show. I ought to be a better actor by now, you know? Andy Lincoln and Jon Bernthal are two of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Not that any of them ever tried to teach me anything, but I’ve learned so much on Walking Dead, on Colony, on weird little movies with Nic Cage and stuff. I guess I’m interested to see if I can do better than I did before. I realize I’m setting myself up to be completely panned. ‘Guess what? She didn’t learn s—,’ but I hope I’m a better actor and I hope I can bring more to it than I did before, so that, to me, seems like a legitimate reason to do it.”
In addition, she revealed that she returned because she wanted to work with Paul Scheuring again. He created the FOX series.
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