Christian Slater
Christian Slater at the press conference © Judy Sloane

It’s almost unheard of for a star to do a TV series that fails, and be immediately cast in another one, but that’s what happened to Christian Slater. Last season he starred as a Secret Agent living a double life in My Own Worst Enemy, which only lasted a few weeks before being cancelled.

This season Slater is starring in Jerry Bruckheimer’s new drama The Forgotten as Alex Donovan, an ex-cop who leaves the force when his young daughter disappears without a trace. In an attempt to fill the void left by this devastating experience, he decides to lead a group of amateur sleuths in solving old ‘John and Jane Doe’ cases, giving names back to the deceased.

On September 14, I visited the set of The Forgotten at Warner Brothers studios in Burbank, California, and sitting in the ‘police precinct’ I asked Christian how he felt about his experience doing My Own Worst Enemy last year?


Judy Sloane

Judy is Film Review Online's regular Los Angeles based reporter.