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DJ Cotrona & Zane Holtz: From Dusk Till Dawn

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D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz say "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" doesn't copy the original movie's storylines and characterizations; instead, they're used as more of a jumping-off point.

"I think if we completely replayed the movie, there wouldn't be as much point to watch the show," Holtz told Austin Monthly.  "From the midpoint of this first season, it really becomes it's own thing." As for season two, neither actor knows what will happen then.

And how about playing two iconic roles made famous by their big-screen portrayers, George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino.  Did that add any pressure?

"For actors, it can be daunting to do a reimagining of iconic work. But this isn't another director doing a version of these characters. This is Robert (Rodriguez, director of the original film and executive producer of the TV series) revisiting his own work. So the fact that Robert looked at us and said, ‘You're my guys,' really empowers us as actors."

D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz join Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about DJ Cotrona (Source: Wikipedia)

After a few guest starring roles Cotrona was being considered for the role of Ryan Atwood on the television series The O.C. but that role went to Benjamin McKenzie. Shortly thereafter Cotrona was cast as the male lead in another of Fox's new dramas of 2003, the Jerry Bruckheimer produced Skin. Cotrona played Adam Roam, the son of the Los Angeles District Attorney. His character becomes involved with Jewel Goldman (Olivia Wilde), whose father runs a pornography company. With their fathers' feud looming over them they pursue their "Romeo and Juliet" relationship. Skin was cancelled after three episodes aired due to poor ratings and the controversial story lines. The eight episodes of the series were shown on SOAPnet in 2005.

Fun facts about Zane Holtz (Source: Wikipedia)

Zane is a Canadian-born model and actor. In his home town of Vancouver, British Columbia, he began modeling at the age of 5, and shot one of his early commercials on his 10th birthday. In 1999, he moved to California, USA, with his mother and three younger brothers Beau, Harrison, and Mackenzie. He has attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles, and he has a daughter, London-Yves Pagnini, born on September 14, 2007.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series' airs Tuesday nights at 9:00pm on the El Rey Network.

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