Thursday, July 10, 2008

Actor Likes To Play With Big Guns

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actor Enrico Colantoni is fired up about his role as a cop in the new CBS show Flashpoint because he gets to play with guns.

Colantoni – who played Kristin Bell’s sheriff dad on the cult TV show Veronica Mars – says Flashpoint producers had him hooked when they told him he’d get to carry a gun around for most of filming.

He explains, “It was simple decision. Veronica Mars didn’t have enough guns for me!”

The show follows a group of police officers in Toronto, Canada, and Colantoni insists there isn’t much that separates American cops from Canadian cops.

As he puts it, “When you see a guy in uniform, you know he’s a cop no matter where you are in the world. If anything, Canadian cops are more polite when they want to be.”

However, he says viewers will be surprised by how “gritty and sexy” Toronto really is.

Flashpoint premieres tomorrow (Jul. 11) on CBS.

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