INTERVIEW: ADAM BALDWIN ON “THE LAST SHIP”
By Abbie Bernstein
In TNT’s new series THE LAST SHIP, Sundays at 9 PM, the U.S. Navy destroyer Nathan James is away from port when a worldwide pandemic strikes. The scientists aboard Nathan James may be the only people on Earth capable of curing the plague, but there are forces at work trying to sink the ship, and many of the crew want to go inland to find out the fate of their families.
Adam Baldwin plays the ship’s executive officer Mike Slattery. “I’m sort of the voice of reason to Eric Danes’ character,” he explains.
Baldwin, originally from Illinois, first came to public attention when he was eighteen years old as the title character in MY BODYGUARD. Since then, he’s been in a lot of feature films, including INDEPENDENCE DAY and FULL METAL JACKET. Baldwin is also no stranger to series television, having spent five years as Special Agent John Casey on CHUCK and playing the indelible Jayne Cobb in Joss Whedon’s FIREFLY, a role he reprised in SERENITY, FIREFLY’s big-screen continuation.