Nicole Sixx: After watching how it's all come together, what is your favorite part of your own performance [in Falling Skies]?
Peter Shinkoda: Truth be told, my performance has never been about my "dialogue" or dramatic storyline. So, without trying to sound conceited, I would have to say that I feel that my "action" scenes were handled well by the directors, and they seem convincing enough to me. As long as it didn't come off reminiscent of a Ken Jeong-type role!
NS: What do you hope comes next for Dai as a character?
PS: I'd love to see him take on more of a leadership role in the 2nd Mass, but nothing's in my hands.
NS: What was your rise to the screen like as an actor? Where did you start and where do you want to be?
PS: I've been in this racket for 20 years, since I was a young teenager. I'd like to say it was an overnight thing, but it sure wasn't. I've been diligent in my efforts, and they seem to be paying off recently. I just hope to stay a working actor and, of course, I'd like to take on juicier roles than are typically offered to Asian actors. I feel that we've been portrayed very one-dimensionally in the past. Spielberg hiring me for the unique role of Dai is a start in the right direction, and my hopes aren't lost because of that!
NS: Who or what keeps you going when you need to be reminded why you chose to be an actor?
PS: One word. Fans. When they respond to my work, I digress back to the time I was a child and a huge fan of TV and movies. They are definitely the wind beneath my wings! People like you, Sixx!!!
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