: Do you mind that you've been defined by your role as Malcolm in Malcolm in the Middle
, or do you wear it proudly?
: I don't mind at all. I mean, it's one of those things ya know when I was in the show, people were saying "oh you don't want to be typecast or stereotyped as Malcolm - you want to move on and get done what you can." So I listed to them a little bit.
But now I look back, it's cool that people recognized me for something, especially something I dedicated my life to for 7 years. People still tell me they watch the show and love it - it makes me feel good. I appreciate they do that and don't mind hearing Malcolm 100 times a day because I'm still known for something.
You'd rather be known as something than nothing, right?
: Hey Frankie! What are the chances of one more season of Malcolm in the Middle?
: Well, it's kind of interesting because I don't know if was like a week ago, I randomly had a dream where we were filming MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE but it was taking place now. Ya know, I'm turning 30 this year and the last episode aired like 10 years ago. And I thought it would be really really fun to see where everyone was.
So, I tweeted that, and people responded really positively. And news groups picked up. I wrote the creator [Linwood Boomer] an email asking if he would be interested in the possibility. He shared my email with Jane and Bryan and they both responded with very positive messages and they would love to do it.
It's been kind of weird in the last week or so, but it's definitely possible it could happen again. I don't know how long it would be - a week, a season, 7 more seasons. But it could definitely happen. It's cool because Jane and Bryan are interested, and Bryan is a Hollywood GOD right now, and it's cool he'd say yes to it.
I'm not a writer or anything, but it's cool to think we could see where everyone is. With it being on Netflix right now, I'm getting a lot of emails that are saying "I've just binge-watched 7 seasons" or "please, please, please, write more" - that's pretty cool.
: That's so exciting! What about Erik, Justin and Chris? Are they interested too?
: I've emailed Justin, and waiting to hear back. I called Erik and so I have his answer. I still haven't reached out to Chris yet, but it's just about gauging interest and seeing where everyone is.
When I was on the show, I probably would have said that I like doing movies better. Now that I've stepped away for such a long time, and I think back on my experiences, definitely being on the show was amazing and I would LOVE the opportunity to do that again - especially with what were' talking about.
You become a family on the show - you spend all your time together and get really close. You get to hang out and get to know each other in all your time together. It was really really nice, the relationship that you build.
Movies are fun because you start them and it's a whole new cast and crew, and then you finish it and everyone loves it and then it goes away and you're on to the next thing.
Long story short - I prefer TV. There's an excitement going "what did the writer's come up with?" I would always get excited about bringing a girl on, and thinking "Oh do I get to kiss her?" So that was always fun.