In this Inquirer interview, Reggie Lee (Grimm’s Sgt. Wu) talked about being part of CBS’s drama series “All Rise” and the virtual episode shot during the lockdown due to the pandemic.. He plays lays Thomas Choi, the new head deputy district attorney in a downtown Los Angeles courthouse. He also talked about the tight cast of Grimm and All Rise, and the upcoming projects, including a drama with “Grimm” creator David Greenwalt. Source: Inquirer.net
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The Fil-Am actor plays Thomas Choi, the new head deputy district attorney in a downtown Los Angeles courthouse. Simone Missick, Marg Helgenberger and Jessica Camacho star in creator Greg Spottiswood’s dramatic look at the personal and professional lives of the judges, lawyers, clerks and other workers in an LA County courthouse.
“It was definitely a high after the experience,” Reggie commented in our email interview about being able to film again since California went into lockdown due to the pandemic. “All Rise,” which also stars Wilson Bethel and Broadway performers Ruthie Ann Miles and Lindsay Mendez, needed a season finale.
The production came up with the idea for actors to perform over video chat in their respective dining rooms, home offices and living rooms. The actors took care of their own lighting, makeup and, for most of the cast, wardrobe from their personal closets.
“You never know how much you miss doing something until you get a little taste of it again,” said Reggie, who was born in Quezon City. “I thought, aw, what a tease that was. From the virtual table read, the costume fitting in my own closet to the days filming and setting up, I was definitely proud to be a part of what felt like history in the making. Huge kudos to the creative team of ‘All Rise’ and CBS for this amazing ‘thinking-out-of-the-box’ idea!”
Looking ahead, Reggie revealed that he is producing “Concepcion,” a Filipino crime drama, with “Grimm” creator, David Greenwalt. He will also star in the TV series along with two other Fil-Am actors whose names are being kept under wraps for now. We are excited to hear about this project from Reggie, who is also in director Brian Andrew Mendoza’s action film, “Sweet Girl,” with Jason Momoa, Marisa Tomei and Isabela Merced. INQ