Amy Acker Fan

Your online resource since 2007


From 2001

“My mom called me the other day and said, ‘Oh, I found some web sites about you.’ So my family’s very excited about it… So I’m just trying to enjoy my job, and I’m hoping the fans like what I do. It’s great that the show has so many fans, such a strong following. Most people have such a great opinion of the show, and I just hope that I can add to that.”

From 2003

“At college I took a year of fighting classes – hand-to-hand combat plus rapier, dagger and quarterstaff lessons. I have a certificate from the National Fighting League, so I’m a certified fighter! I enjoy it when it’s choreographed but I wouldn’t enjoy it in real life. If someone threw a sword at me in real life, I’d probably freak out. I wouldn’t defend myself because they might come back at me and then I’d be in trouble.”

“I’m not that tough at all, but I can pretend I am. I’m always the one who gets hurt when we’re shooting Angel. In my first-ever scene on my first day on the show I flew off a horse. David [Boreanaz] grabbed me and fell on top of me.”

“I’m horrible at golf! It’s pretty stressful if you’re missing putts and hitting the ball all over the place but I suppose it’s nice to be outside. I don’t mind that I’m bad at it, I still enjoy myself.”

“I like the [FHM] pictures – it was a chance for me to say that Fred’s not the only thing I do.”

From 2004

“My husband was out of town, and I got a ticket… I was upset, and my first instinct was to dial my house phone and tell Abby [her dog, a Jack Russell terrier] I got a ticket. I talk to her by myself a lot, and she listens like she cares.”

“[Abby] reminds people of Ellen DeGeneres, because she’s like a tomboy… And she’s sort of like a comedian, too.”

From 2005

“I’m not sure if I had a preference between playing Fred or Illyria… Really, the combination of both of them make me like parts of each of them more. So when I was getting to play Illyria, it made me realise how nice it was to come to work and not have to put two hours’ worth of make-up on!… With Fred, I got to experience a lot of emotion, especially with the scenes with Wesley towards the end. They were just two totally different things and it was nice to get to play both of them.”

“I feel like before I started playing Fred, I was a little shy – and not as weird (laughs). I guess being around these guys every day, who were always cracking jokes, and playing such a character for so long starts to take an effect… Like now I just ramble on forever about nothing (laughs).”

“I feel like when I had to say a long paragraph of just stuff that didn’t make sense, that’s easier for me because I was like, ‘Okay, I have to memorise all of this.’ Then, every time I had a scene where I had just one word I would miss my line! If I had to do a whole thing of science talk, I could usually do it.”

“I liked beating up Spike so much. That was a lot of fun. That was the first time I ever got to really beat up one of the boys. I loved the Illyria stuff in the last episode with Wesley, switching back between Fred and Illyria.”

“Joss and Alexis and I went out to do the commentary for the DVD [A Hole In the World] and we sat there for 20 minutes, and everyone was so sad that we didn’t even say anything! The guy in the booth was like, ‘erm shall I rewind it, because someone needs to talk on this thing…?’ We had to start over and do it again.”

From 2006

“The last one where I was in Chinatown, my mom called and she was like, ‘Ok, I can’t handle this. Why do you have to pretend to be nice? Just at least be mean the whole time! I don’t like when it seems like you at first and then you kill people.’ I said, ‘I’m sorry, that’s what they want [laughs]!'”
– On horrifying Peyton moments [Alias]

“If some really great opportunity came up [that would be great], but I don’t think I’m going to do the crazy pilot season thing, auditioning for a million things a week. It’s hard after being involved with something like Alias. You don’t just want to do any old show on TV. If something great is out there, I would like to be part of it too, but I’m just focusing on this character and finishing it out.”

From 2007

“It was neat, because it was a role [Alias] that I never thought in a million years I would be cast as — me as an evil mastermind! It’s been fun. Every time I read a script I was thinking, ‘Okay, I never thought I’d be doing this.'”

“I think it would be great to play a nice, romantic-comedy type role, the sort with real dialogue. That’s something I haven’t really gotten to do, so far. It’s probably not as fun as getting to kill people and being able to chase monsters and all of that, though!”

“I love doing all of the genre stuff, but it just would be nice to play a realistic, normal girl for a minute.”

“My current favourite TV show, the one I’m not obsessed with right now, is a HBO show called Big Love. It’s quite bizarre, but the acting is incredible. It’s about this polygamist family — this man, Bill Paxton, has three wives, with Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin as the wives. It’s a great cast, and the acting is so good. It’s really fun to watch because it’s so bizarre. Somehow you just buy into the fact that it’s okay for him to have three wives.”

“I guess I never thought of it in terms of why I was acting, but I think that these guys [on the WGA picket line] are all smart and caring and they want what’s fair for everybody. They’re doing it not to help themselves, but to help everybody else, and I would say that’s what I’ve wanted to do with my life, too.”