WE LOVE SOAPS: You have so many credits on your resume but I want to talk about some of your more recent roles that our readers have enjoyed. You did a great job playing Roy Vickers in DALLAS and showing his inner conflict. I wish the character of Cliff Barnes had that same type of internal conflict going on, because he tended to come off as more of a one-note villain. What was the DALLAS experience like for you?
ALEX FERNANDEZ: DALLAS was pretty amazing. I've done a lot of stuff, but that was the first time I had a nice long run on a show. It was nice to be there for a while and get to play a character for that long of an arc. Early on we had the big scene where we were to blow up the rig and Pamela's babies get killed, and it was originally done in a much more cold-blooded way when we first shot it. Then they came back and re-shot it and added the fact that Roy was very conflicted about it. I really appreciated that because it added a whole other dimension to my character that made it a lot more interesting to play.
WE LOVE SOAPS: I think that's the scene where I really noticed you and said to myself, "He's really good."
ALEX FERNANDEZ: I was happy they did that, and it really paid off at the end - when Pamela came to visit him in prison and we had that great scene there. Everybody on that show was really terrific.
DALLAS actually shoots in Dallas, and I was shooting another show in Austin, Texas, at the same time. I was flying back and forth and was really touched that everybody in DALLAS worked their schedules around and allowed me to do that. Everyone was sweet, professional and fun to be around.
It was the season Larry Hagman passed away and to be on the set you could tell how much everybody loved him. They still keep him as #1 on the call sheet every day.
But I know for a fact I won't be back. [Laughs]
WE LOVE SOAPS: You never know! Although that was a gruesome death, at least for me since I have a low tolerance for blood or anything gory. It was just a quick hit to the neck but he was on the phone talking about his grandbaby so I though that was just horrible. [Laughs]
ALEX FERNANDEZ: The timing of it made it pretty ugly.