In the TV miniseries “Meteor,” which first aired on NBC in July, actress Mimi Michaels plays Jenny Crowe, a young girl who has a lot more to worry about than just the colossal rock rocketing through space on a collision course for Earth. Faced with an impending natural disaster, Jenny must also escape a psycho ex-detective who is out for revenge.
“Meteor” is rebroadcasting on Spike TV Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. CT.
Were you a fan of the disaster movie genre before you did “Meteor?”
I really enjoy a good disaster flick. I find them to be really thrilling and exciting. I always love those apocalyptic-type movies.
Every few years we get an onslaught of these disaster movies. This year at theaters there was a movie called “Knowing” with Nicolas Cage. Later this year we’ll be getting “2012.” What is it about these types of films do you think that moviegoers love so much?
I think people are kind of drawn to this “what if” scenario. What if the world came to an end? How would people react? I know I find that very intriguing. I think it’s kind of exciting to see something like that filmed in a creative way.
So, what do you personally think is going to happen in the year 2012?
I don’t think the world will end as we know it, but you never know. That’s why you have to enjoy every day and every moment. But I think we’ll be okay for a little while longer.
Well, let’s just say the world is going to end in 2012. What are you going to be doing in the last moments?
I think if that was going to happen I would just want to be with my family and spend time with them. That would be a descent ending for me.
I know the meteor that is mentioned in this movie is a real-life one called 114 Kassandra that was discovered back in the 19th century. Do you know of any Mimi Meteors we need to be looking out for? Or maybe even a Hurricane Mimi or some other natural disaster with your name?
I hope there isn’t a Hurricane Mimi! I don’t think I’d want to be associated with something so horrific. Maybe an ice cream. That would be better. Vanilla Float Mimi. That’s a lot safer.