Johnny Weir discusses 'Be Good Johnny Weir' season finale and the possibility of a second season
Johnny Weir was minding his own ice-skating business when TV producers James Pellerito and David Barba approached him after the 2006 Olympics. They wanted to do a movie or a TV show about the young American athlete who has won over audiences with his charisma, flair and style, as well as his skills on the ice. They wound up doing both.
Weir agreed to be followed by cameras, reasoning that "I'm gonna be crazy whether there's a camera here or not, so let's film it," he told The Times during an interview in Los Angeles after the Vancouver Olympics ended.
So, for the last four years, cameras have been trailing Weir and collecting footage for his 2009 Sundance Channel movie, "Pop Star On Ice," and his current Sundance Channel TV series, "Be Good Johnny Weir."
The TV series ends its first season Monday night in an episode that will include footage from the Vancouver Olympics. Although no decision has been made about a second season, Weir said he hopes there will be one.
In the following video, Weir discusses how the TV show was created, how he felt when he first watched it, and his (scary) manager Galina.
In this video, Weir talks about the prospects of a second season for "Be Good Johnny Weir."
-- Maria Elena Fernandez and Denise Martin (follow us on Twitter @writerchica and @denisemartin)
Photo: Johnny Weir performing at the Vancouver Olympics: Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
Videos credit: Maria Elena Fernandez
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