Article from Premiere Magazine 1993
The Broken Chain is the story of conflicting allegiances between two friends (played by Eric Schweig and J.C. Whiteshirt) in the Iroquois Confederacy."It's told from the point of view of the Native American characters",says co-star Wes Studi," not the white ones." You may remember Schweig from "The Last of the Mohicans" , in which he played Daniel Day Lewis"s brother and was consequently named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People."I don't know what that did for me,"says the actor( whose name comes from his German adoptive parents),"except give people the impression that my ego can be inflated by shit like that!." Schweig praises THE BROKEN CHAIN for having three Native American co-producers and eight Iroquois consultants who were meticulous in their attention to historical detail, but notes "The only thing that'll portray Indian people as people are contemporary flicks, likeHispanic people are doing. We just got to get in there and do it." He was recently cast opposite Ted Danson in the upcoming theatrical feature Pontiac Moon but balked when he was asked to get a haircut." I don't cut my hair for anything," Schweig says."I said, 'Listen ,man, if you guys can make cone heads,just put a damn wig on me. Tuck my hair up and underneath, put a bald cap on, hang a few hairs out the side of a baseball cap.'I mean, they 're having a problem with that. I don't have a problem.' Schweig kept his hair.
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PREMIERE Magazine '93