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Dominic Purcell on Prison Break

Published August 26, 2008 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of Fox
Dominic Purcell Dominic Purcell is Lincoln Burrows
Every season of Prison Break reinvents the show. Season two took the prisoners on the run for a whole year, then back to a different prison for season three. This year is yet another new vision of Prison Break for brothers Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burroughs (Dominic Purcell).

Dominic Purcell Talks Prison Break's New Vision


"If you've seen that movie Ronin, it's kind of like that," said Purcell. "We're being forced by the government to work for them, and if we don't work for them, they're going to send us to jail, back to prison. They promised the troupe, the gang, that if we get the stuff done, we'll be given our freedom, so depending on how long they want the show to last, we won't be having our freedom for a very long time."

These new government missions keep Lincoln in action, but Purcell is hoping for more emotional moments. "At some point, I'd like to see a bit more exploration between him and his brother. I'd like to see that and at some point, him get involved romantically. Even though he is involved romantically, it would just be nice to see more of Lincoln's sensitive kind of side. Right now he's pretty much a bull at the gate. "



Lincoln is still seeing Sophia from Panama, but Prison Break is not a lovey dovey show. "We have very little opportunity to explore that. I wish, but I don't think there's enough time for Lincoln at least. I mean, there doesn't seem enough time for romance for any one of the guys to be perfectly honest. We're always doing something, always running. It's a very high paced action genre kind of vibe."

The boys have returned to America, specifically Los Angeles. Setting and shooting the show in L.A. gives Prison Break new areas for action.

"It's got a desert, it's got the sea, it's got the beach, it's got downtown that can pass for any scene in the world, and I think LA brings a cool vibe to the show. It's a good thing. It's a good thing for the show."

Too bad Lincoln won't have time to see the sights. "Look, Linc's the spark of the show and he's just a fighter. He's the guy that brings the grunt, that male testosterone element to the show. Linc's going to do what he keeps doing. He's a angry dude, and he's just trying to get back to his kid and trying to just start a new relationship with Sophia, so he's tired of this bullsh*t that people keep drawing him back to."

Prison Break returns Sept. 1 on FOX.
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