Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Eric Roberts Hits His Peak

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actor Eric Roberts has nothing to fear but Fear Itself – and hitting his peak too soon.

Roberts – brother of Julia Roberts – is starring in an episode of Fear Itself, a new, suspenseful, horror anthology series on NBC.

In his episode, Roberts plays a character he describes as “a normal a-hole who’s possessed by a frightening experience.”

Although the script was the best, “juiciest” horror script he’s ever been offered, Roberts says it was hard to rise to the challenging role.

He explains, “The story peaks in about 10 minutes, and doesn’t ever come down for the rest of the episode. So in every scene I’m experiencing a different level of hysteria. I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to maintain that peak. It was truly frightening.”

Still, Roberts enjoyed his experience on Fear Itself, and says it was the first time he’s come across a “truly thoughtful horror script” that didn’t just want him to play the “weird guy part.”

Fear Itself premieres tomorrow (Jun. 5). Roberts’ episode airs June 12.

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