Guy Williams is so beloved in Argentina that television shows about his life are often produced and eagerly received by Argentine and South American audiences. Recently, Emotional Rescue, an Argentine television series, produced a new special about Guy Williams featuring interviews with three of his co-stars. This special was recently aired and warmly received by Argentine and South American audiences. The producers, Esteban de Miguel and Esteban Farfan, have given exclusive permission for this website, Whitefoxdomain.com and Suzanne Lloyd's website to publish the captures and text of these interviews. These delightful interviews give us a rare and special view of Guy, his endearing personality and the fun he had with his co-stars. Interviewed are Zorro co-stars, Britt Lomond and Suzanne Lloyd and also Fernando Lupiz, who played ‘El Zorro’s' son in Guy's numerous appearances throughout South America. I hope you enjoy Britt's recollections below and be sure to check out Fernando's interview at Whitefoxdomain.com and Suzanne Lloyd's interview at her Official Website.

Norman Foster wanted Britt for the role of ZorroWhen asked how he got the role on Zorro, Britt said: "The agent I had at the time said, 'Britt, you can fence. My gosh, let's put you in all of these things', and I did forty pictures in a row. I did "The Prince of Pirates", I did "The Iron Glove", it went on and on. The agent called me up one day and said, "Britt, Walt Disney Studios is going to do a show called "Zorro" and I submitted you for the lead in the show because of your fencing ability and your background'. I said, "Cool, why not"? So, next thing, I had an interview out there and I met the producer of the show and I met the director, Norman Foster. Now Walt Disney wanted me for the part of Zorro. Fine with me, but Norman Foster wanted me for the Commandante, Capitan Monastario. The first days of shooting, I had a ball. I mean, I looked at this part, and I was disappointed, I mean, come on. I've got to be human to say I saw myself as Zorro, and now I'm this snarling Commandante, but when I got this part, I said, 'I'm going to make this son of a gun so you will never forget him. He's going to be evil, he's going to have humor, he's going to have all the little nuances, and colors that I think I can paint into this character. I had a wonderful time doing the series, and in a sense, it was the best thing that ever happened. I didn't realize it at the time because we think of success, money, etc.

Speaking of Henry Calvin and Gene SheldonGod bless all the people at Disney, and Norman Foster and Walt Disney. Not once in the entire thirteen episodes that I did, did they ever come up to me and say, 'Britt, can you change this a little bit, and do this a little bit'? Nobody ever said that. They said, 'Just do what you're doing. That's fine'. Sergeant Garcia and I had a wonderful relationship, and one of the things I always did was look at him and say, 'Iditota, Baboso, what are you doing Sargento? Huh? You are making a fool of me! Me! The Commandante!' I absolutely adored Henry Calvin. Henry Calvin as Sergeant Garcia, Sargento Garcia was, I must tell you, one of the finest characters you can imagine, and we had such a great relationship, because we would do things on the show which were entirely different from the script. Gene Sheldon was very nice, a very nice guy, but he was a little bit distant. I never got to know Gene that well. Remember something, Gene Sheldon was a star in his own right before the Zorro series ever started. But he was a star in doing theater shows, and he was a great pantomimist. He did things with pantomime that were fantastic.

Gene Sheldon was a great pantomimistWe had a great relationship always. The whole group. Guy particularly. Gosh I liked him very much. He was a great guy, he was a great human being. He was a nice person and you don't often find this in life, or in the picture business. The relationship I had with Guy was great because I didn't have to worry about lines or this and that, I knew what I had inside myself, and Guy knew that I was never trying to get a close-up here or a push here or a push there. We had a very relaxed relationship. Because he was the star of the show and I was the second lead, I was the second banana, and there was never a question of that and I never overstepped the line.

Sometimes went on locationWe did most everything on the set at the studio where they built the little hacienda and the town, you know? But we did go on location several times or different ranches in San Fernando Valley which they had to have these big panoramic views. I think the best episode I had was the fact when I tried to unmask Zorro. That was a great show. I just loved that. Our fencing scene in that was tremendous in which I got him up against the wall and I put a sword against his throat, and I said, 'Zorro, idiota, huh?' I mean, I didn't ever expect to put my sword up against his throat, that was not written in the script. All of a sudden, there I was, we played the scene and the director said, 'Wonderful! Cut! Print!' Enjoyed it. Lot of a fun.

Did things that weren't in the scriptI think one of the funniest things that happened to me is when Guy and I, we had a scene with Henry Calvin in a wine cellar. We were supposed to sing a song, etc, and what we did was, we sneaked real wine into the keg Henry was supposed to take. And we just did it enough, and he played the whole scene over and over again. Well by the time he finished, the thing was in the can, he was drunk as a skunk. I mean he was slurring his words, which was great for the scene, but he was so mad at Guy and I. He chased us around the set, saying, 'I'm gonna get you! I'm gonna get you!' God, it was fun. {Laugh}. One time when Walt Disney came down to the set, about the tenth or eleventh episode, he said, 'Britt, we're going to write you out of the series'. And I said of course, the fun expression, 'Was it something I said? What happened?' He said, 'No, I hate to tell you this, but your fan mail has equaled Guy Williams'. I said, 'Is that bad?' He said, 'No, but you have to understand Britt, we only have one star. One star for one series.'

I consider myself very luckyWhen you see the series, kind of look for the fun that all of us are having behind the scenes. Look at our eyes and look at our expressions, and realize that we are enjoying ourselves no end. Not just playing the parts, but enjoying what we're doing and enjoying each other. When I wrote my first book, "Chasing After Zorro", I wrote it at my wife's insistence. She said, 'Why don't you sit down and write a book about Zorro'?, and I said, 'who cares'? She said, 'You know, you're the only person that can tell the story, because everybody else is dead'. I'm still the only one left alive from the principle cast. So I sat down and I wrote a 600 page book on Zorro. Of all the 1200 credits I did and more, of television and feature films, what am I remembered for? A brief stint on the Zorro series, and I have to consider myself very lucky.


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