|Sam Waterston admits he thought about not returning to "Law & Order" for its 18th season, soon to begin shooting for midseason launch. However, he adds, "I've had that thought every single year I've done the show." Waterston shows off his formidable acting skills as a man apparently afflicted with amnesia in the "Masters of Science Fiction" movie anthology premiere episode, "A Clean Escape," this Saturday (Aug. 4) on ABC. |
Sam Waterson Ready for "Law & Order" Change
He found it "a joy" to work Judy Davis as the psychiatrist trying to get to the bottom of his character's mysteriously missing memory. "I'm fascinated by the whole idea of the cunningness of madness," he says. Esteemed filmmaker Mark Rydell directed the adaptation of John Kessel's award-winning short story, which Waterston considers "very smart."
Meanwhile, Waterston moves up from prosecutor to New York district attorney, with Linus Roache filling his old post, on "L&O" next season. Jeremy Sisto is coming aboard as a new partner for Jesse L. Martin's detective character.
"I don't know how it's going to play out, but I'm looking forward to doing the same thing while having it be all different at the same time," Waterston tells us. "There is supposed to be a lot of structural change," he adds. "While I loved doing what I was doing and I've never been bored, I think maybe I've explored it as much as anybody can, and now there is a chance for more fun of a different kind -- more brain teasers and new problems to solve."