I recently had the honor to speak with Robert Forster about the new Blu-ray release of Jackie Brown on October 4. I also asked him about his role in the upcoming series Alcatraz, which debuts midseason on Fox. Take a look at what he had to say about his character, Ray Archer, below.
"Well, I possess some of the secrets which will be revealed, eventually, in the series. I run a bar, I am the father figure of the lead girl, Sarah Jones, and I was, in the story, a guard at Alcatraz, before I transferred into the San Francisco Police Department and became a detective. Sarah Jones decided she wants to be a detective too. I am retired and run a bar. When they shoot that bar, I go up to Vancouver and shoot it and when I'm not in the bar, I come back to Los Angeles. It's my part-time job, but I do possess some knowledge of the events that lead to the mystery of what Alcatraz is about. It's a real fun series. There is a lot going on."
The actor also said he won't be in every episode of Alcatraz this season, but we'll see him quite a bit.
"I'm contracted to be in 10 out of the 13, so I won't be in all of them, but when they need me, I'll go up to shoot it and then come back down."