Friday, October 9, 2009

Rick Springfield Joins Californication

Former teen idol Rick Springfield will be half-nekkid when he guest stars on Showtime's Californication, with his four-episode story arc beginning this Sunday, Oct. 11. He plays a washed-up movie star who wants to rebuild his career, with Charlie representing him at his new agency. He says his character, also named Rick Springfield, is a "very twisted, warped version" of himself.

Of his naked scene, Rick says: "It's not full-frontal, but it's pretty much full on. As long as it's for the part, I'm cool with it. And it's funny. It's not done to be particularly sexy."

Springfield said "great writing" drew him to Californication, adding that his character could return next season.

He bares his backside during a party scene (later in the season) featuring show stars David Duchovny and Evan Handler. "I've got a sore back from carrying this naked girl around," he said.

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