In the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie Space Twister, torrential cyclone storms threaten to reign over the world. Stars Erica Cerra (Eureka) and Mitch Pileggi (Sons of Anarchy) took part in a Q&A to discuss the action-packed movie.
Pileggi had just finished filming Supernatural when he received the call to begin working on Space Twister after another actor had dropped out. He also just happened to be in Vancouver where the movie was shot.
Cerra became involved during her hiatus from the hit Syfy series Eureka and was attracted to the film because it was different from what she normally works on. She enjoyed playing an “intellectual character” in the movie and it was a lot of fun.
The two veteran science fiction actors faced very few challenges. Pileggi touched on the most challenging thing for him, “memorizing the dialogue” in such a short period of time. He was up for the challenge of filming in the cold and being the mud. He felt it was a lot of fun to be a part of Space Twister.
They shot the movie on location at a farm which was used for the series Smallville, and Cerra and Pileggi enjoyed their fellow cast and crew. The challenges for Cerra included a few of the stunts she had to do, but she lives in Vancouver so is used to the cold weather.
The two actors agreed that their fellow cast and crew were “lovely” and that everyone had a great time making the movie. In true Syfy form, they could not give away details, but the two veteran science fiction actors are excited for this movie and agree it is action-packed and exciting.
Cerra and Pileggi have both found that working in the sci-fi genre has been great for their careers. Cerra enjoys the family aspect of it and the writers. She considers everyone to be a very important part as they have inspired her, and she has learned a lot from the cast and crew.
Pileggi and Cerra had their adventurous moments on the set of Space Twister. Pileggi described what it was like working with cold vapors as his character is trying to fix a rocket. It was scary with all of the pyrotechnics and overall “it was kind of crazy.”
Cerra’s adventurous moment involved her character taking a heroic “jump through hoops of fire.” She was weary of the moment, but managed to pull it off. These two work well together. Cerra and Pileggi both found one another to be funny and charming so their work environment was easy.
The two actors both have future projects in the works, Pileggi was filming Dallas, and will have a reoccurring role. Cerra is excited about her next job which will be becoming a mommy; she is due in four weeks. Cerra considers that to be her “biggest job,” and the most important role for her.
She also filmed a movie for the Hallmark channel which will air next Christmas called The Wishing Tree. As for science fiction work, she is up for what “the world throws my way.” Whatever comes next, they are both ready for the challenge.