ET Canada on the set of
Close to Home
ETC: Now the former JAG star returns to prime time this Fall, in the courtroom drama Close To Home. It's a role that's now close to David's heart, thanks to civilian clothing and fewer hair cuts.
David: ET, thanks for coming to the set of Close To Home!
ETC: That's right. The former JAG star is out of the Navy and into a Midwestern courtroom, as he joins the cast of the legal drama, Close To Home, where he plays an Assistant DA out to rattle some cages.
David: You're either part of the master plan, or you are the pebble in the shoe that they need to deal with.
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ETC: The show's star Jennifer Finnigan said that she's not the only one who is glad to see a fellow Canadian join the show.
Jennifer: Every woman I've told that David James Elliott is joining the show, they're like, 'JAG, Oh I love him!'
ETC: And something David loves is that he now gets to grow his hair out, which he couldn't do as a Navy lawyer on JAG.
David: Now it takes a little longer to make it look nice, but when it does look nice, it looks better, I think!
ETC: David also gave us some background on his new character.
David: He's also an athlete. We thought we'd throw that in there, you know. He's done the Ironman. Who else has done the Ironman? Wait--that would be me. I've done the Ironman, too. So you guys were there. ET was with me the whole way.
ETC: Oh, and there are some other character developments.
David: He's definitely shaking things up--you know, slapping a few butts--I mean, in a "let's get going people!" way, not with any sexual overtones yet, that I'm aware of.
ETC: But Jennifer says, think again.
Jennifer: Where lies anger and resentment, equals eventual sexual tension, right?
ETC: And while Jennifer's from Montreal and David's from Toronto, her U.S. costars don't quite get how big our country really is.
Jennifer: They're always, like, 'Oh, are you from Canada? Do you know Steve?' I'm like, 'Yes, of course I know Steve!' Yeah, there's this sort of common misconception that all Canadian actors know each other. But there's a huge Canadian acting pool, and no, we don't all know each other. I'm aware, however, because I love to know, and I'm really patriotic, so I love to know who my fellow Canadians are in the business.
ETC: David will also star in the upcoming TV movie, 60 Minute Man, about a suburban Dad who discovers his memory is being erased by the government.