"Felicity" only ran for four seasons on The WB back in the late '90s, but the show -- created by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves -- still has cult appeal to this day, and launched the careers of stars Keri Russell, Scott Speedman and Scott Foley.
In a recent interview with Playboy, Speedman -- now starring on ABC's "Last Resort" -- revealed that he's thought about the possibility of a "Felicity" reunion, but it's probably not the kind of scenario fans have been hoping for ...
"People want a reunion. I joke that I’d totally do it if it’s years later and my character, Ben, weighs 500 pounds. He’s a shut-in, and they’re bringing paramedics and pulleys to get him out of bed," Speedman told Playboy. "That show didn’t get massive ratings, but the fans we had were rabid. It makes you wonder what guys like Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson go through. I never got near their level, but I was close enough to get my feet wet, to sort of peek around the corner, see the hysteria and say, 'No, thank you.'"
That hysteria may be why the actor, now 37, wants to stay as far away from social media as possible. "I hate stuff that breaks the wall between a movie or a TV show and the people it’s made for," he admitted. "You want people to buy in, to believe this fiction we’re working so hard to make. So when you have cameras at rehearsals, people blogging and tweeting everything behind the scenes, what happens to the magic? 'Hey, everyone, Scott’s eating a sandwich.' Your personal life becomes your currency. I hate that. So if you see a tweet from me -- and they’re out there -- you know it’s fake."
Speedman's role as XO Sam Kendal on the ABC drama is his first TV role in a decade, and the actor told Playboy that portraying a confident naval officer was a challenge: "I’m the worst. That part of it’s tricky for me, the naval-command thing -- the military way he stands, the way he orders people around. I grew up in Canada, and when you’re Canadian everything comes out as a question. “Um, fire torpedoes?” We have real submariners working as extras, and I always feel they’re looking at me like, 'That kind of sucked, man.'"
For more from Speedman, head over to Playboy.com.
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