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Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island.
– Christopher Atkins
I had a lot of coaching for the movie and no, I have never sung professionally before.
The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!
It’s only in the United States that they make a big deal about nudity.
I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over.
I always wondered if I was supposed to be excellent at something or not. I think, because of that, I have a lot of insecurities about myself.
I’m a very big believer in fate.
As much as I didn’t want to change, lifestyles do change.
I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism.
I think the United States is way behind the times.
You know, I never expected to enter the movie business.
I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace.
I figured that, if you do a vampire movie in Hollywood, you’ve made it.
Brooke might tell a different story, but I’ve always loved the water.
I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It’s like something else has other plans for me.
I’ve been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me.
Usually I get recognized for The Blue Lagoon or Dallas.
We also shot at a location that was an Aboriginal sacred ground for the shots coming up the cliff.
I’m really a romantic at heart.
Let me tell you something: if you’re on an island for three and a half months and you’re four and a half hours by boat from the nearest store, and there’s nobody but 30 crew members on the island, I guarantee that you’d be running around without your clothes on.
Larry Hagman was a huge star, and he was carrying my stuff for me.
One of my favorite stories is my first kissing scene with Linda Gray.
There are times when directors just don’t know what they’re doing.
Hollywood wants press, any kind of press.
I thought that would be kind of cool, to make a bad guy look sympathetic.