Friday, October 30, 2009
My Short Chat With Vincent D'Onofrio of Law & Order:Criminal Intent
This is actually a piece that I wrote for another blog after I had the great opportunity to talk to Vincent D'Onofrio Tuesday on WRXP 101.9 radio FM NYC. So, if you read it on the other blogsite, feel free to skip it : )
October 27th- I had the great pleasure of being able to speak, although , only momentarily to Vincent D’Onofrio this morning when he was an in studio guest on NYC’s WRXP FM with Matt Pinfield. Right before the interview, they asked that anyone with questions for D’Onofrio call in, so I figured, “What the heck, let’s try it”. Imagine my surprise when they asked me to hold on to be put through! Once introduced and put on air, I was able to tell Vincent what a huge fan of the show myself and my family were and asked him if he was aware of the enormous Fluff campaign mounted against USA Network in response to the cast shake up at Criminal Intent. How wonderful it was to have the DJ say that they had been deluged with calls and e-mails about his impending departure from the show! D’Onofrio did say that, yes, he was aware of the Fluff campaign and that he felt that the fans had to do whatever they felt right in response to the news. However, sad to say, D’Onofrio did say that he wanted to make it abundantly clear that he was leaving the show by his own choice; no network foulplay. I was saddened to hear that and again, the DJjs responded by saying that their bulk of correspondence with fans was to question the truth behind the departures. Hearing from the man himself, that it was his decision to leave, I suppose made it easier. D’Onofrio said that he has seen the episodes with Golblum and assured listeners that he though they were great. Ok..that is all a matter of opinion but I digress. I will say that, on a positive note, D’Onofrio said that his character was NOT being killed off and that he and Dick Wolf had been speaking for months about leaving the door open for a return. I shall pin my hopes and dreams on that. It was a wonderful experience to be able to talk to the actor that created a character I have grown to enjoy so much over the years. At least some rumors have been laid to rest and the idea of a possible return for Goren is hopeful. I was extremely excited but think I managed to keep myself together and sound coherent and intelligent yet passionate about the show we have all come to know and love as Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
-Bett @ Mermaid’s Tears