Since Felicity, you’ve chosen pretty eclectic roles. Has that been a conscious decision? You know, I’m not a guy who needs to be on set to feel validated. It’s just what seems fun or interesting to me. And more and more, I recognize that the director is vital. You can have the best script in the world, but you have to have someone who understands this medium, and very few people do.

Any chance we’ll ever see you back on TV?
Never say never. I’m interested in the cable stuff. The writing is so strong, and they take riskier choices. Those are really, really, really talented people. If a great part came along like that, for sure.

Do you ever catch reruns of Felicity and realize just how good it was?
I was very self-conscious about watching it when I was doing it. When I watch it now, though, I think it’s such a good show. And it’s still super important to me -- one of my favorite things I’ve ever done. I’m still in touch with some of the cast, like Keri [Russell], Mandy [Foreman], and Robbie [Benedict]. We always joke about doing a TV movie.

NEED FOR SPEED

Have you missed getting your weekly dose of Scott Speedman since Felicity went off the air? Here’s what he’s been up to.


WHAT’S NEXT:
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride. It’s a fun, ambitious little movie.”

WHERE HE’S BEEN:
“Hands down, my favorite country is Brazil. I loved Rio de Janeiro. It wasn’t at all what I expected it to be. I love to travel. After Cannes, I hung out in Spain for a while and then headed to Amsterdam and a bunch of other places.”

WHERE HE’S HEADED:
“Buenos Aires. I’m dying to go there.”

WHAT HE’S READING:
A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley.”

WHAT HE’S LISTENING TO:
“Radiohead.”

WHAT HE’S WATCHING:
There Will Be Blood. Daniel Day-Lewis is one of my favorite actors.”

WHAT HE WATCHES ON HIS COUCH:
“I’m a sports nut. I love, love, love all kinds of sports.”

HOW HE RELAXES:
“I love hiking and any outdoor activity. I’ll find the off-the-beaten-path places, not the ‘normal’ L.A. places.”