When Michael Weston gets "burned" by the CIA, he doesn't know what's in store for him. Neither does actor Jeffrey Donovan playing Michael on USA Networks' new spy series Burn Notice.
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar Talk Burn Notice
"They're keeping me in the dark and that's good," said Donovan. Join the club with the cast of Lost, Heroes, etc. But trying to establish a new show, Donovan needs to know something, right?
"I just play it scene by scene and episode by episode. I understand there's an arc and it's going to reveal later on towards the end of the season what possibly I was burned for. The burn notice is a CIA term that actually exists. You are notified that every part of you, your Social Security, your name, your history has been burned. So no one can help you. Your assets are frozen. So you're not only a fish out of water, you're broke and out of luck. So to find his way through the series is really finding his way, hopefully, back to the CIA and what was the original burn notice and who issued it."
In the meantime, Michael can get into odd adventures every week. "I take odd jobs. In the pilot, a friend refers me to a pool guy who is being framed for stealing art, millions of dollars of art. Second episode is a con artist who cons my mom's best friend out of her pension, basically, in a sweepstake. So my mom says, 'I'll help you, but you have to help my friends.' So he basically is referred, and it just keeps growing from there. And he gets paid, but never a lot of money."
Every spy needs to have hot babes around him too, and Gabrielle Anwar provides Burn Notice's sensuality as Fiona. She gets to kick some ass too. "It feels good," she said. "Really good. And I've only just begun; right?"
Of course, now Nix agrees. "We were really blessed in the development of the show. Once I got into it, I was sort of Right now, Anwar is doing double duty between Burn Notice and The Tudors. "It's right up my alley. It's completely bipolar."
Burn Notice premieres June 28th at 10PM on USA.
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