Trinneer: 'Enterprise' Is An 'Awesome Experience'

By Caillan
September 28, 2001 - 5:18 AM

Connor Trinneer is relishing the role of Charlie 'Trip' Tucker on Enterprise, not only because it's his first regular prime-time gig, but also because of the challenges it offers him as an actor.

"It's an awesome experience as an actor, to be able to learn and create at the same time," Trinneer told the Daily News (via Back In Time: Enterprise). "It's all new, we're a prequel, nothing to base it off of but our own human experience."

The actor hoped that viewers would respond positively to the pilot, 'Broken Bow.' "I think people will like this," Trinneer said. "I'm extremely critical of myself and what I see, and I like it a lot. It's fun, it's irreverent. It's nice to be able to see that what I thought was going on in my head and what I was trying to achieve, it worked out."

Landing the part wasn't smooth sailing, however, as Trinneer went through five auditions and had to wait three and a half weeks before being told he had won the role. "They had never met me before," he said. "Once they saw me, they wanted to make damn sure they'd got the right guy. In a word, it was a bitch." The actor added that it was "the most gruelling process I've been through."

Trinneer offered up a few hints on what lies ahead in 'Unexpected,' in which Tucker unwittingly becomes pregnant. "All I can tell you is, I really think it's going to be a lot of fun to watch because it's just funny," he said. "No issues to deal with. The pregnancy thing happens - all I can say is it's quite amusing. I really went for 'You're a woman, you're pregnant, and you're emotional.' "

A transcript of the full interview is available to read here at Back In Time: Enterprise.

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