WE HAD TO BOND
From the start your character, Amy, and Detective Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) spend a lot of screen time together on the road. yes, we had to bond, and plus, I had to connect to Amy. So, when I connected to Amy, I connected to Wolgast, and then I connected to Mark-Paul. So, whenever we were on camera, or off camera, it was always something special. What’s your friendship like? It was loud. It was jokes. It was sometimes serious, crying, or I just needed someone to hold. Amy’s situation is pretty dire. Are you able to shake that heaviness off? Whenever I go to work, I always want to have fun. you don’t always want to go, “Ugh. I’m on set. I’m going to be focused. Just leave me alone. I’m in my zone.” (Laughs) Did you know that Mark-Paul was also a child actor like you? Did he give you advice about his early days in the business? yes, I did get words of wisdom. I’m actually watching Saved By the Bell right now. What was the advice? Just be a kid, have fun and enjoy your work. He taught me you gotta have a laugh at times. When we’re doing a scene, it’s awesome to be able to see him in the moment. I learn off of that, and I’m like, “Oh. I’ve never tried this before. Let me see how this goes.” And then when I act and I’m with him, it feels wonderful. Just being able to play a girl that really needs someone… it’s really whatever Amy’s going through, I’m going through. So, I need Mark-Paul always.
Caroline Chikezie plays Project Noah leader Dr Sykes. Saniyya Sidney with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who plays Wolgast.