Before he was cast as The Highlander for the TV show, Adrian Paul saw a poster for Highlander 2, and thought that he would have something to do with the property.
He was one of the first people to audition for the television show.
“You know, you don’t have to look any further. You’ve found your guy,” Paul told the casting people.
They didn’t believe him and casting went for another four months. He did some screen tests, but at some point enough time had passed that his agent thought he didn’t get the part.
The agent’s assistant called him on a Thursday to tell him that he got the part and shooting would start on Monday. When he got to the set, he was relieved to find out that he would not be playing Connor MacLeod, but they hadn’t decided on a name.
“’I am Dougal MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod’ doesn’t have the same ring,” says Paul.
Paul has taken on directing and producing, and he is writing a script that he hopes to bring to the big screen.
“I don’t think anyone ever falls into anything,” says Paul. Somehow, life gives you an opportunity, and you choose to take it or not.