This article was last modified on February 11, 2011.

Interview with Adrian Paul, “Eyeborgs”

Adrian Paul, best known as Duncan MacLeod, stopped by the studio briefly on February 11, 2011 to talk about “Eyeborgs”, premiering on the SyFy Channel on February 12.

Without further ado, here are the questions I was able to get past him in our limited time.

GS: You know I have to get at least one “Highlander” question in here… let’s say we planted a car bomb and blew Duncan into 27 million pieces… is he dead?

AP: Well since Duncan’s head would probably be severed from the rest of his body, I would imagine the answer was yes, dead as a doornail.

GS: How often are you out someplace, having dinner or whatever, and someone comes up and says, “There can be only one”?

AP: Often, and in many languages, too. Also, the frequency depends on where I am.

GS: You have a solid background in the horror, fantasy and sci-fi genres. Are you a fan of these genres, and if yes, do you have any personal favorites the casual viewer may have overlooked?

AP: I am not sure I have a solid background in horror. Fantasy, perhaps, and sci-fi definitely, but I am a fan of some parts of the sci-fi arena. Personally, though, I like dramas.

GS: You appeared once on an episode of “Charmed”… who is more awesome, Rose McGowan or Alyssa Milano?

AP: Tough question, depends on your point of view. Are we talking sex appeal? Charm? Charisma? “Awesome” is a large topic. They both have their own qualities.

GS: You have the lead role in “Eyeborgs”, a film about government surveillance cameras that may not be on our side (if I understand correctly). How does your character fit into this?

AP: He is the guy who was responsible for the bill passing to get the cameras into the public arena. However, now he is not so sure they are all that they are made out to be.

GS: When you received the script, was it called “Eyeborgs”? The concept sounds good, but frankly it is a terrible title.

AP: Yes, that was the title. I have nothing to do with that.

GS: How much is this film a satire on things like the Patriot Act and wiretapping, and how much is it just good, fun science fiction?

AP: I think it was written with both in mind. In actual fact, the genre could be said to be a political thriller with sci-fi elements. It is a statement on the amount of surveillance that is in our society today and a comment on whether that is a good or bad thing.

GS: Did you get to spend any time with Danny Trejo? And isn’t he smaller than you might expect?

AP: Size doesn’t matter. You have heard the saying by Mark Twain, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” But yes, I spent a little time with Danny, although our schedules were a little different. I found him to be a nice man with lots of stories.

GS: Can you tell us about the Peace Fund?

AP: The Peace fund stands for Protect Educate Aid Children Everywhere. It has been in operation since 1997 and we raise money for underfunded charities that need our help. Currently we have five charities that we support. Mercy and Sharing in Haiti. Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA)in the Midwest, Krabi Relief in Thailand, Relief Fund for Romania, and Teachers Across Borders in Australia, although there have been others in the past.

GS: I ask this question to everyone: do you have any dirt on David Hasselhoff?

AP: No.

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12 Responses to “Interview with Adrian Paul, “Eyeborgs””

  1. carolyn lariviere Says:

    I would like you to make another appearance at ORIGINS SI-FI & GAME FAIR in Colombus,Ohio in the near future if you would PLEASE. Thank you, Carolyn Lariviere

  2. alicia Says:

    Forget the Origins Si-Fi & Game Fair come to my house instead.


  3. Mika Says:

    Great interview! I must say, it takes a solid gold set to ask Adrian Paul for dirt on David Hasselhoff. I am a long time fan of Adrian and it’s always fun to come across an artcle where the interviewer has put a little life into the conversation. Thanks.

  4. Raquel Zapata Longoria Says:

    I have always been a huge fan of Adrian Paul ever since his Highlander days. I had been wondering if he was working on any recent projects so I’m glad I came across this interview. Thank you and good luck Adrian with your non-profit organization fundraising.

  5. adam young Says:

    Your the man and n idol may adrian MECLOUD last foreverrrrrrrrrr!!!!!! Lol watchin u take chronos horsemens head rite now with methos for about the 100th time haha ur awsome

  6. dana crowe Says:

    Love him in any thing come to my house too

  7. dana crowe Says:

    love him in any thing come to my house too

  8. Valerie Says:

    Adrian you are a true hearthrob, but I wont ask that you come see me. You get enough of that as it is. However I will continue watching you on old shows as well as your upcoming roles. Thank you for your support in relief efforts and fundraising for our children. You are an inspiration to us all.

  9. Valerie Says:

    There can be only one…..Adrian Paul! Sorry had to do it.

  10. howard tams Says:

    adrian paul is awsome as highlander will there ever be anymore.good luck with the rest of your career

  11. Julie smith Says:

    I have been binge watching The Highlander. Love Adrian and Stan! Although both are fabulous,Adrian’s charisma,charm, sex appeal and humour, melt the screen in an amazing way.Maybe just one more Highlander?
    Bring Stan with you!

  12. Jo Ann Says:

    I love all of your roles and what you do now to help other people!!!

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