UPCOMING APPEARANCES

7/26/01

Jerry is scheduled to appear on the Late Late show with Craig Kilborn on July 31st on CBS.  The episode of Night Visions titled "Rest Stop" will air on August 2nd on Fox.  Here is a brief synopsis:


Two young couples pick up a hitchhiker and begin disappearing one by one when they stop at a
deserted road-side rest stop.
Episode Number 9
First Aired August 2, 2001
Director Yves Simoneau
Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Amy Jo Johnson

(Thanks to Heather and HTZone for the information)

MARS VENUS REAL AUDIO INTERVIEW

7/26/01

In February 2001 Jerry appeared on the talk show Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.  You can listen to the interview in real audio here.  (It may take a few minutes to download.  If you don't have the real media plug-in, go to real.com to install it.)

BIONIC KANGAROOS AND SINISTER HITCHHIKERS

7/26/01

Here is a brief interview with Jerry from Yahoo news.

Monday July 23 01:00 AM EDT 

Williams Plans Movie On Triumph, Tragedy Of Dr. Charles
Drew/Jerry O'Connell Mixes It Up With Kangaroos

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

HE'S BUSHED: Filming on the just-wrapped comedy "Down and Under" got "pretty rough,"
according to former "Sliders" star Jerry O'Connell. O'Connell's just back from six months of lensing in
Australia on the movie, which also stars Christopher Walken and Dyan Cannon. "We were in Sydney
four months, and the outback two months ... definitely roughing it out there. It was over 100 degrees
every day. Not that I need to be pampered, but being from New York, I like to be near a 24-hour deli
at all times," says the actor. 

The "Down and Under" tale has him as a hapless fellow who "winds up having to make a mob payment
in the Australian outback" -- $100,000 that ends up being spirited into the bush by a kangaroo. Real
kangaroos were used in the movie, which Jerry admits, "I didn't like that they're such unpredictable
animals. But we also had a bionic kangaroo, made by the people who did 'Babe,' and that one was so
cute and cuddly, I'd like to take it home and sleep with it." 

Jerry, who stars with Amy Jo Johnson in a chilling "Night Visions" episode airing on Fox Aug. 2, lets us
know there's nothing cute or cuddly about his character on the show -- a sinister hitchhiker. 


AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS PREMIERE

7/17/01

Jerry was among the list of celebrities who attended the premiere of America's Sweethearts  at the Mann Village in Westwood.   According to dmk759, Jerry was seen on Entertainment Tonight.  He laughed and told the reporter he was there because he heard that Julia Roberts was single again.  The August 6th issue of US magazine quoted Jerry as saying, "I'm here to get Julia's phone number... Just seven little numbers, that's all I need." 

This is what Australia's Daily Telegraph had to say in the Sydney Confidential column:

Jerry tails single Julia
GOOD to see Confidential's favourite American actor Jerry O'Connell has wasted no time
getting into the single scene in LA.
O'Connell, who spent most of his sixth month stint in Australia working out the best
venues to pick up chicks, expressed his readiness to pick up where Benjamin Bratt left
off at the premiere of Julia Robert's latest film, American Sweethearts.
``I am on a mission tonight for one reason, I heard Julia Roberts is single -- I have a pen
and paper, and I am leaving with some digits,'' he said.
But if the self-confessed skirt-chaser's previous experiences are anything to go by then
the bubbly actor doesn't stand a chance. 

JERRY COMMENTS ON TARA REID AND CARSON DALY'S BREAK UP

7/12/01

The July 16th 2001 issue of People weekly has a quote from Jerry regarding the split between Reid and Daly:

The news came as a shock to friends. "I thought for sure they were going to [get married]," says
Reid's actor pal Jerry O'Connell, who went to this year's Super Bowl with the couple. Despite
O'Connell's surprise, he isn't exactly torn up. "I think it's sad that a really cute, nice couple broke up,"
he says. "But the good news is that she's available again - I'm going to be the first in line!"

 

7/12/01

While in Australia, Jerry did  an interview with PMFM (Perth radio station) to promote Tomcats.  Here is a link to the transcript of the interview that took place on April 12 2001.  (Transcript done by Sliderseth at the Sci Fi Sliders bboard)

 

TOMCATS VIDEO AND DVD RELEASE

7/11/01

"Tomcats" is due for video release on August 14th, 2001.  It can be preordered at amazon.com.

"MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS" APPEARANCE

7/11/01

Last February Jerry appeared on the talk show "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" to promote "Tomcats."  This episode will re-air Friday, July 13th on Fox.  Check your local listings for channel and show time.

JERRY O'CONNELL APPEARS ON AUSTRALIA'S "ROVE LIVE."

7/3/01

Jerry recently appeared on the Australia talk/variety show "Rove Live".  Thanks to Maddy for giving us a recap of Jerry's interview:

Jerry was wearing a brown suit and a striped shirt... he was acting VERY
hyper, really excited about being on Rove. He was making heaps of jokes about Australian stuff.
He said of Coober Pedy something like "I like my women with teeth, not alot of teeth, just one or
two is enough..." It was something like that. Basically he was picking the shit out of the place, he
said it was scary...lol. He's like "No its great, but seriously don't ever go there."

He was talking about all the partying he's been doing down under. He drinks VB!!!! He was
picking on Aussie-speak. He said he didn't get it when we said "It's your shout" (this means your
turn to buy...as in drinks), lol so he literally shouted. Then he said he didn't get it when we said
"Taking the piss" this is an Aussie term that means ummm kind of picking on someone I guess. He
said he replied to someone who said "you're taking the piss" by saying no, I just went to the
bathroom...lol.

He said he went to Ayres Rock, but didn't climb despite having brought hiking boots...and stayed in
the gift-shop. He confessed to being a New York boy.

He said his parents are from England and New Jersey. He was taking off their accents. That was
funny. He was doing his Mum's accent and saying "Make sure you wear a suit tonight to the Rove
show." 

He talked a bit about "Down and Under"... the plot sounds a little silly... and there is nothing worse
for us Aussies than American films that take the piss out of us (lol.) Howvere, it might be funny.


Jerry's hair was looking very brown... he looked different. Don't know if you guys have seen this
look. ....He was VERY enthusiastic...maybe nerves? I haven't really seen any tv interviews
with Jerry before so I don't know if this is how he usually acts... I usually just see transcripts.

He said he is leaving tomorrow "unfortunately". I'm not sure if this means leaving Melbourne or
leaving Australia... I'd guess Australia.

 

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