'Strike Back' season finale: 'Can we actually detonate a thermonuclear weapon?' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

When an actor describes the physical and mental demands of making a TV show as a "kick in the face," it typically refers to the long hours and relentlessly frantic shooting schedule. But for Philip Winchester, one of the two stars of Cinemax’s adrenalized action-thriller Strike Back, the description can feel quite literal. He and Sullivan Stapleton play special-intelligence agents tasked with tracking down bad dudes with weapons of mass destruction. The actors pride themselves on doing mostly all of their own stunts, and since they film primarily in South Africa and Hungary, safety restrictions can sometimes feel more like, well… mere suggestions. "I got blown up," says Winchester, with an impish grin. "But I didn’t get injured. Second degree burns on the back of my neck, took a big chunk of my hair out." Read More...

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