Crisis may not be airing until March on NBC, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait that long to get a peek at the new series that is sure to be a hit. Actress Stevie Lynn Jones talks with Cliché about her role on the show and how this series is sure to get on the edge of your seats.
Cliché: Can you tell us a little about the show Crisis on NBC?
Stevie Lynn Jones: I show is about high school preparatory kids in Washington. They are mostly children of the elite, like the President’s child. They were going on a field trip when they are kidnapped and held hostage. The show centers on the hostages taken in the hostage situation and the elite parents trying to get them back by using what they can with the power and money that they have, and the FBI and the federal agent investigating it.
What makes Crisis different from other shows that have dealt with hostage situations?It has a very ensemble cast. There is three different shows going on. So, I never interact with Rachael Taylor or Lance Gross. It’s completely different. There are so many different storylines going on. There are some different twist and turns. It’s very dramatic, very interesting, and relatable. Crisis covers such a broad demographic because there is so many different moving parts. It’s not just about the people in the hostage situation.
How intense was the kidnapping scene? Are there a lot of tension filled moments to come?
The kidnapping scene was over intense. We had these men in masks running around, yelling at us and making us get into this truck. All of us are crying. All of us are freaking out. The director, Phillip Noyce, is amazing. He is so good at getting everyone, not just the group of ten core kids such as Halston Sage, Max Schneider, Joshua Erenberg, and Adam Mill. But in total we have twenty-four background characters and Phillip got them into character too which in turned helped us.
So, Phillip is screaming at us. He’s giving us lines, screaming, “You’re about to die! You’re about to die! What’s going on?” Freaking everyone out and we’re all coming outside, still freaking out, trying to get on this bus and we’re climbing this tiny ladder. He just created this environment where it was easy to get wrapped up into the world making it easier of us to create, and believe that we were in this situation. It made our job easier, but also in turn create much better performance.
To read the full article and hear more behind Crisis, check out our Feb/March 2014 issue.
Photographed by Ricky Middlesworth