Alexis Denisof starts shooting 'Dollhouse': Please play a suit-wearing badass

Wesley-alexis-denisof_lSometimes you say you’d follow an actor anywhere, but then said actor ends up guesting on Private Practice and well… Luckily, Alexis Denisof’s new giga recurring role on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, which he started shooting today according to wife Alyson Hannigan’s Twitter feed — is far more appealing. I just read a rumor that Denisof is playing a senator on the show. (UPDATE: Fox tells me the character’s name  is Sen. Daniel Perrin, and that he will be a thorn in the side of the Dollhouse — and Rossum Corp — through the season.) I’m torn: The man does know how to wear a suit, which he proved as Wesley on Buffy the Vampire Slayer*; but he also looked good as the casual-attired badass who, late in Angel‘s run, wasn’t afraid to pull double guns on The Beast or have hot sex with Lilah.

So, to recap: I’m okay with him playing a suit, as long as it gets dirty.

How are you hoping to see Denisof used on Dollhouse? How much have you missed him?

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  • Snarf

    About time he returned to TV! Can not wait to see if his senator charecter runs afoul of Echo.

  • Kaiulani

    I’m with you Mandi…. dirty suit and all. Glad to see Alexis back on TV and working with Joss.

  • Jessica S.

    I’m so thrilled that Alexis is back on tv! He’s been sorely missed. I am in complete agreeance, Mandi…dirty suit FTW :-)

  • tamuchi

    Missed the Private Practice ep, but I’d watch Alexis act himself out of a paperbag if I had to. He does look most scrumptious when he’s scruffy looking and wearing leather, but he also does a suit good in a James Bond sort of way (even if he’s bumbling around in it). Thank god for Joss!

  • readinrobin

    I’m sure whatever Joss puts Alexis in will be perfect, and we’ll be pleased with the results. Glad to see Alexis back on TV, and especially on one of my favorite shows.

  • Lauren

    I’ve never seen Private Practice (aside from that one episode of Grey’s Anatomy) but how terrible must it be to be better than Dollhouse?

  • Nicotine

    I’m so excited to see Alexis return to television. Especially once again under the direction on Joss Whedon. On Dollhouse he should make a special request for Whiskey. Then Fred and Wesley will be back together again!!! Joss, please MAKE. THIS. HAPPEN.

  • Michelle

    It’s about time Alexis is back where he belongs: back on my TV. I’ve missed him so much. I watched his Private Practice ep last year and ugh. He was fine, but the show itself was terrible. I’m so glad Joss got over his I-don’t-want-to-show-favoritism-by-hiring-my-favorites thing. And yes, Alexis can rock a suit. I can’t wait to see him go toe to toe with the peeps of the Dollhouse!

    • Meg

      IAWTC. I hated that he felt compelled to prove to people that Dollhouse wasn’t just “a party for his friends”. Joss says it finally occurred to him after the convention. “Wait, these ARE my friends.”

  • Sara

    I am ridiculously excited to see Alexis on Dollhouse. He is such a hottie, and I loved him on Angel (his role on HIMYM was too funny – loved him playing the kinda douchey news anchor). So excited he’ll have a recurring role! And I agree w/ Nicotine – pls reunite him with Amy Acker!

  • TMB

    Love Him! Glad he’s back on a show I’ll watch.

  • Shasta

    I don’t know, I’ll miss his fake English accent. Whenever Denisof or Marsters speak in their American accents, they just sound nasally and whiny…and they are WAY less hot.

  • DawninDenver

    This totally made me squeal like a little girl! Join us in the fall at “mile high horrors” in Denver for our recaps of dollhouse, bones and supernatural. see you there!

  • Meg

    Best day of my life, hearing that Joss had given Alexis a role at last, after fantasizing about it endlessly during the entire season one run of DH. I mean… give him ONE scene with Eliza OR Amy and it’s done. Over. Universe explodes, game called on account of Watcher/Slayer/God-King reunion.

    As for what I hope he’ll look like? I want him to be closer to seasons three, four, and five of Angel’s Wes. Primp him up, or dress him down, the man’s as beautiful as anything (except perhaps his wife) as long as his character has some level of confidence. I’d rather not revisit a Wesley who apologizes for breathing and can’t exist in his own skin. It was played perfectly, but Dollhouse ought to take advantage of Alexis’ edge. The man is quite possibly the most talented male actor Joss has ever called part of the family. And I mean that literally, too, what with Alexis and Alyson being godparents to Joss’ son.

  • s

    God that man is pure sex. Truly wish he got more work. Honestly one of the most underrated actors ever. At the end of the day, Wes was the best developed character Whedon ever made and it wouldn’t have been possible without Alexis’s acting chops. LOVE.

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