HOLLYWOOD – Richard Dawkins has confirmed rumors that he is to guest star in the popular teen drama Pretty Little Liars.
Dawkins sat down with The Studio Exec to discuss his upcoming role.
Professor Dawkins,what drew you to the role?
Well, I’m a big fan of the show and they asked me if I wanted to go over to America for a few days to film some scenes.
Who will you be playing?
I’m playing myself. The girls come to one of my book signings and we end up going for a coffee to discuss evolutionary biology. Hannah argues that the evolutionary phenomena can be explained in a way consistent with known genetic mechanisms and the observational evidence of naturalists and Aria speaks passionately about the evidence supporting Niles Eldredge’s Punctuated Equilibrium theory. Then we all go shopping and get our nails done.
Will this be your first and final appearance on the show?
I initially thought so but the producers called me up last week and asked if I’d like to become a recurring character. I’m not sure, though, as I have a couple of other projects in the pipeline.
I’m playing the part of Pontius Pilate in the National Lampoon’s spoof remake of The Passion of Christ and after that, I’m moving straight into directing The Richard Dawkins story for Miramax.
Wow. Who is playing you?
A new season of Pretty Little Liars is out now.