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KD: Wow, and then you go film a scene... CA: TV is TV, but while I'm making money having a great scene with great actors, when something like that happens, it's hard to get out of your head. KD: So what are you working on now? CA: With the writers' strike, there was a project that's been put on hold that I was allegedly supposed to be a part of. I received a script, but I don't want to give the title away [in case] it never comes to fruition. There are more and more options every day because of The Wire. The cast should have no problems finding work in a perfect world, but with the strike going right now, it's hard to say. There are a couple projects that many happen. As of right now, I'm still taking applications. [Laughs.] KD: How did you find out you were going to be on the fifth season of The Wire? CA: I received a call from David's assistant -- a courtesy call, because she knew I wanted to come back. I know on the internet, I get questions on my website and on MySpace: "Where [is Sergei]? Are you in prison?" I didn't really know. They did show me in court. They filmed me in one of the last scenes [of Season 2]. They were going through, down the line in front of the judge, and they stopped on me. I was there but they never showed it. KD: We missed Sergei in a suit? CA: Sergei was in a suit, as I recall, because my neck was itching and I wanted to get out of it. I had an altercation in the parking lot of the courthouse that day, because the van was taking about four of us to the courthouse, and this guy cut us off and almost caused a head-on accident. We're just driving along and this car comes cutting across the parking lot and causes our van to swerve pretty violently. The guy parks, and the transpo guy says, "What's your problem?" and the guy goes off like it was his fault. I had a problem with that, because the driver was so nice. The guy was so in the wrong, and if I'm wrong I'm going to tell you I'm wrong and say I'm sorry. I said, "Between the lines, if you have a problem take it up with me...If there's a problem, I'm going to fix it." KD: As Sergei? CA: Yeah, I used my Russian accent to mess with him more. It was like character work for me. I get aggravated at people who aren't considerate of others. Life's short to fight. That really bothered me. It's one thing to jump in my face, and hopefully I don't give people a reason to do that, but to do it to a guy who's doing a job to the best of his abilities and is such a nice guy, that rubbed me the wrong way.