Actor Riley Smith on hisnew show, Frequency, and the butterfly effect
WHILE the pilot of the new drama series, Frequency, has won the hearts of sci-fi fans, our attention is on American actor Riley Smith. Last seen in Nashville, Smitha��s character herea��deceased NYPD officer, Frank Sullivana�� communicates with his daughter, Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List), across a 20-year time warp, via a ham radio. The 38-year-old talks about his co-star and how everything was leading up to this show.
Whata��s it like working with Peyton List?
Peyton and I go way back. I actually referred her to Jenni fer Gwar tz and Jeremy Carver, the creators
of the show. I said, a�?I know a girl that I work with all the time and I think shea��s perfect.a�? For her screen test, we worked together for three hours.
What first attracted you to the role?
Ia��ve been looking for a lead role that had flaws for a very long time. But those are usually hard to find. When I read this script, I immediately knew, a�?This is the role Ia��ve been waiting for.a��
Do you relate to the show at a personal level?
One of the main themes in the show is the butterfly effect, how one action can have so many consequences. Everything happens for a reason and we wouldna��t be here today if we had taken a left instead of a right years ago. For me, Ia��ve been a journeyman actor whoa��s done a lot of pilots and a lot of shows that didna��t last long. All that led to this. It feels right.
Frequency airs on Mondays , at 7 pm, on Colors Infinity