For Maggie Q, her new series, “Stalker,” hits close to home. But not too close, if Maggie can help it. She sees privacy, and guarding her personal space, as vital to her freedom.
Even so, she has had her own brush with a stalker.
“He thought he had a relationship with me that wasn’t happening,” she says, recalling the delusional fan. “I didn’t KNOW that person!”
As a past star of Asian-based action films, after which she played the title character of the CW thriller “Nikita” for four seasons, Maggie has done her best to evade off-screen attention of all kinds.
Now, in the early weeks of her new series, which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT on CBS, she has braced for an even greater challenge to her goal of staying out of the public eye.
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Stalker: From the dark and twisted mind of The Following‘s Kevin Williamson comes Stalker, a psychological thriller centered around a pair of detectives, played by American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott and Nikita‘s Maggie Q. These two TV badasses will handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD. And of course look damn fine while doing it.
Screenrant.com Divergent Interview
The Divergent cast includes fan-favorite stars Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer – who are both currently starring in hit television shows. Q, who leads as the title role in Nikita, is also known for her role in J.J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible III, in which she starred alongside Tom Cruise and in Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis. A strong action star, Q is aptly cast as a divergent, Tori, an exotic tattoo artist who is in the faction Dauntless. She acts as a mentor to Tris (Shailene Woodley).
Phifer, whose character, Max is at the top of the Dauntless leadership, took a break from shooting the Showtime series, House of Lies to film Divergent in Chicago. His movie credits include: Spike Lee’s Clockers with Harvey Keitel and John Turturro, Dawn of the Dead opposite Ving Rhames, and in Curtis Hanson’s critically acclaimed 8 Mile with Eminem.
Directed by Neil Burger, Divergent is based on the novels penned by Veronica Roth. Screen Rant sits down with Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer – to discuss the fascination with futuristic thrillers and which faction they would select!
MORE (Interview video can be found at the link)
Nikita’s Maggie Q Lands Lead Role In Kevin Williamson’s CBS Stalker Pilot
After toplining The CW’s tenacious action thriller Nikita for four low-rated seasons, it appears that Maggie Q has landed her next television gig, with news today that The Following creator Kevin Williamson has signed her for a leading role in his still-untitled stalker pilot at CBS.
Q, who also co-starred in Live Free or Die Hard and has a major role in this week’s Divergent, will star in the pilot alongside American Horror Story alum Dylan McDermott, whose involvement was concerned back in February. The actress will play Detective Beth Davis, the “opinionated and obsessive, workaholic division captain of LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit,” according to Deadline. The show, which CBS is aiming to pick up for premiere during the 2014-15 fall season, will also use narration from Q’s character.
Meanwhile, McDermott is set to play Detective Jack Larsen, a recent addition to the TAU from New York. Larsen is described as a whip-smart, highly confident detective with a checkered past he’s eager to leave behind.
Few details have emerged about the specific cases that Davis, Larsen and the TAU will be taking on, but Williamson isn’t known for his procedurals, so I’d expect to see a big bad cast within the next month or so. Stalking is an inherently creepy subject, so if Williamson can craft an exciting story around the TAU, he’ll likely have another hit on his hands.
Like Williamson’s FOX program The Following, currently in its second season, the project will be a dark psychological thriller. If CBS picks the show up for a standard season order (which seems very likely given Williamson’s current ratings powerhouses The Vampire Diaries and The Following), it will become Williamson’s third active project on as many networks, an impressive feat indeed.
As always, we’ll keep you posted as more news about this show is announced.