MONDO EXTRAS

Dirty Sexy Money Soaps Up

by DeAnn Welker October 1, 2008
The Peter Krause Interview

TWoP: So, can you reveal any of those "big" things that are going on?

PK: I don't know when this article will run, but in the in the premiere:
-- Somebody will get arrested for the suspected murder of my father, Dutch George.
-- Two characters who should not be touching lips are found kissing.
-- Somebody gets punched in the face.
-- During an argument between two spouses, somebody dies.
Obviously, there's other things I cannot tell you. The show operates on surprise and suspense. It is a soap, albeit a smart and good one.

TWoP: I think some people are resistant to that term, and I really like that you guys embrace it. Ultimately, it sounds like you feel this change was a good one.

PK: It was something that I was resistant to at the beginning, because I thought it was mutually exclusive, that it had to be one thing or the other -- that if we went down that road we could never achieve what I thought we could as far as being artistic. But I think we do achieve both things now, and it works.

At this point, a loud ringing begins in the background. Krause asks me to hang on, and then he hollers, "Come back later, please!" When he gets back to the phone, I apologize for taking up his time, and interfering with his life. He tells me it's not a problem, but he's at the end of a long morning that included President Bush bumping Krause's segment on Good Morning America, so he only ended up getting one minute instead of five, and with a different interviewer than he'd expected. But he was gracious about it, and said he knows that sort of stuff happens.

TWoP: You mentioned a death. What other changes can we expect to see this season, cast-wise? Any other major deaths, additions to, or removals from the cast?

PK: Lucy Liu joined us this season.

TWoP: What about Samaire Armstrong? Will she be back?

PK: I can't say. I'm sorry. There's so much I can't talk about concerning the show, which is a drag.

TWoP: No, that's okay. I expected that. Now for more of a personal question: What's it like for you to watch yourself on TV and in movies? Are you removed, or is it sort of uncomfortable?

PK: It's not uncomfortable for me. I've spent time editing myself for movies. I'm pretty removed. I look at it as objectively as possible.

TWoP: Do you read what fans and critics are saying about you and about the show?

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6Next

Comments

SHARE THE SNARK

X

Get the most of your experience.
Share the Snark!

See content relevant to you based on what your friends are reading and watching.

Share your activity with your friends to Facebook's News Feed, Timeline and Ticker.

Stay in Control: Delete any item from your activity that you choose not to share.

The Latest Activity On TwOP