"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” stormed to DVD this week. This second adventure of Marvel Comics' fabulous foursome — Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), Human Torch (Chris Evans) and the Thing (Michael Chiklis) — sees the team facing the spacefaring threat of the Silver Surfer. Actress Beau Garrett plays Capt. Frankie Raye, an assistant to Andre Braugher's Gen. Hager. Though Raye begins at odds with the Fantastic Four, there's a chemistry between the buttoned-down Raye and the hotheaded Human Torch. Garrett said she had a great time working with Evans, as the Torch. "I love him, he's one of my really good friends now,” Garrett said in a recent interview with The Oklahoman. "He's great, the chemistry's there, because we're buddies. It's just amazing to work with him, and we clicked from the get-go. We spent a long time — we spent like four and a half months together.” In the comics, Frankie Raye becomes the Human Torch's girlfriend and eventually gains super powers. Garrett was aware of her character's comic-book background. "She becomes Nova, so she gets super powers,” Garrett said. "If they do make a third, I would love to come back, but who knows what's going to happen?” Garrett, who was a "Guess” model in the 1990s, previously appeared in the film "Turistas” but said "Rise of the Silver Surfer” was her first big film. "‘Fantastic Four' was another world. It was fun. I spent a long time in Vancouver, and I love that city,” she said. "It's an action movie, so you do a scene a day or two scenes a day. So, you get a lot of freedom with your day; you breathe easier. You're kind of just along for the ride.” HBO fans might recognize Garrett from her role in "Entourage,” as Vincent Chase's hippie girlfriend in the show's first season. "That was my first gig, really, ever. I'd never done a show; I was nervous beyond belief,” she said. "They didn't know how big it was going to be. None of the boys thought that was going to go anywhere; now look at 'em.” Garrett said playing a hippie appealed to her. "It wasn't far from my roots,” she said. "I'm such an advocate for animal rights and environmental rights.” Garrett was in Oklahoma this summer filming "The Ivory Trade,” directed by Andrew Chan. That film is set for a 2008 release.
Actress Beau Garrett plays Capt. Frankie Raye in"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” which was released on DVD this week. ASSOCIATED PRESS