Aisha Tyler Talks About Her Role in Reelz's New Thriller XIII (Exclusive Video)
06.29.12 by Chris
From Talk Soup to Friends to the Reelz original series XIII, Aisha Tyler has almost done it all. In a new clip promoting her new action series, the multi-talented actress talks about why XIII is her new lucky number.
It's been nice for me because I've been able to play a lot of really smart characters in my television work. I've been really fortunate. Playing interesting, really smart women, especially women in law enforcement has been something I've been able to do and I love those characters.
In XIII Tyler plays Agent Jones, a top Secret Service agent. Her relationship with XIII, played by Stuart Townsend, is complicated; once they were partners and lovers, but that was before XIII lost his memory. Here is the full synopsis of XIII:
XIII is the story of a man’s quest to uncover the truth about his identity. Named for the Roman numeral tattooed on his neck, XIII) is a former secret operative who has been stripped of his memory. He does not know who he is, what he is trained to be or whom he serves. Hunted by a dark anti-government organization, XIII searches for clues that will uncover the secret that makes him so valuable—and so potentially dangerous. Jones is a government agent and XIII’s most loyal ally. She is also under presidential orders to discover what, if anything, XIII knows.
The new thriller premieres tonight, right after the season finale of True Justice, at 9 PM ET and 9 PM PT.
XIII also stars Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach) as Irina, a mercenary hired by the former U.S. President to track XIII; Bond Girl, Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) as Sam, XIII’s trustworthy ally and love interest; Greg Bryk (Immortals, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) as Amos, a national security officer; Stephen McHattie (Immortals, 2012) as President Carrington; and Ted Atherton (Max Payne, The Border) as Wally Sharidan, the former U.S. President and a possible traitor.
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