Talking Bigfoot With Danny Bonaduce And Barry Williams

Does anyone ever get tired of Bigfoot? No, and you know why? Because Bigfoot is awesome! And you know what's even more awesome than Bigfoot all on his own? It's Danny Bonaduce (Danny) from The Partridge Family and Barry Williams (Greg) from The Brady Bunch facing off as rivals over Bigfoot! Are you freaking kidding me?! The Syfy Saturday Original Movie about a Bigfoot encounter gone mad premieres this Saturday June 30th at 9 PM. On top of that, Bigfoot also features Bruce Davison, Howard Hesseman, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Sherilyn Fenn, and Andre Royo and that cast alone should have you watching Saturday night.

But let's get real here: we're watching it for Danny and Greg.

I got a chance to sit in on a conference call with Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams on Tuesday. Despite the movie plot's rivalry, the two had an obvious camaraderie and were extremely funny to boot. They discussed the other cast members, how doing the monster movie was both fun and grueling, and the sudden unexpected snow storm that appeared in the middle of shooting. As you can imagine this movie's premise is a popular one and there was a long queue to ask them questions, but I managed to squeeze in one from us here at Culture Brats:

Without giving away any spoilers, what was your favorite scene or activity that you worked on for this film?
Barry Williams: Top of Mount Rushmore with Danny's character taking a fall and I'm trying to, well I'm just holding... He's dangling over the edge and I'm just holding on and he's holding on to my arm. That was the highlight of the filming.

Danny Bonaduce: I gotta go with me and... oh man, I'm forgetting the guy's name at the moment. Do you remember the name of the guy that played the hunter, Barry? He's in a bunch of stuff. I think his name is Bubbles in a series he was on? Anyway, I was driving with him, I'm on the back of a very high-powered ATV, and we're going to ride out about the distance of two football [fields], turn right and then come around and head straight for the camera. So it's about a, I don't know, a five hundred yard dash. And right before we're about to do it both the general manager, the actor - whose name is going to come to me as soon I'm done with this, sorry about this - and Bruce the director say, "You just tell him where the camera is. You just find the camera for him." Now "find the camera" is an acting expression. Say I'm talking to Barry Williams and I'm at 6:00 o'clock and he's at 12:00 o'clock and the camera is also behind him at 12:00. I gotta lean over, I gotta find the sunlight. "Find the sunlight" is another expression, "find the camera." So he says, "You gotta help this guy find the camera." [Laughs] So I'm doing it but I can't figure out why I'm doing it because he's in the front of the ATV driving really fast; he can see everything I can see. So I'm going, "A little more to the right, a little more to the left. OK, now straight ahead, gun it!" and we start going really fast and I cannot for the life of me figure it out. And I shout, "Put on the brakes!" And he puts on the brakes. Turns out this man is stone blind without his glasses! [He and Barry laugh.] I'm not helping him "find the camera" as the acting expression. He can't see it! And we're going really fast on an ATV with empty but big guns! It was... really... I think that was my favorite; a lot of those things are your favorite scenes when they're over. As it was happening and they said, "Hey do you want to do that one again?" and I said, "NO! I think we're good with that!"

Barry Williams: Yeah.

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