PREMIERE "I would love to be a superhero" February 1999
"I would love to be a superhero," Freddie Prinze, Jr. says, not joking. "That's my main dream." At 22, the smooth and soulful ster of I Still Know What u Did Last Summer and its $72 million-grossing predecessor dreams of many things. "I'd love to be a cowboy; I'd love to be a husband, a big brother, a little brother - there are so many roles out there that I haven't even gotten to touch."
Hollywood has always been in Prinze's blood - his father, the late Freddie Prinze, was the ster of television's Chico and the Man - but a career in front...
USA WEEKEND Interview: Freddie Prinze Jr. on his dad, Mel Gibson and violent video games January 2000
Freddie Prinze Jr. has the same handsome looks as the famous father he lost to suicide when Freddie was an infant. Prinze, 23, who stars in the new big-screen comedy Down to You, also has something his dad (of TV's Chico and the Man) seemed destined for: a successful movie career.
USA Weekend: Your Down to u character struggles to find meaning in life. Can u relate?
Freddie: "It's kind of close to the last few years of my life. He's always messing up with his girlfriend. Every time he thinks...
PEOPLE The Real Prinze June 2000 By Andy Coulpepper Additional Reporting door Sef McDonald
Freddie Prinze Jr. settles back in his chair at a Los Angeles hotel where he's talking to a reporter about his new film, Boys and Girls.
This turns out to be the last interview for Prinze in what has been a very long day. But as the clock nears 5 p.m., Prinze shows no sign of wearing down. The 24-year-old Albuquerque, N.M., native is all personality, a display that would put the Energizer Bunny to shame.
It's vintage Prinze, almost a carbon copy of the guy he plays in this romp about figuring out romance the...