"You Get To Basically Be An Ass On Paper And Channel Your Twelve-Year-Old Self"
SM: One of my favorite things about House is that there's always an ambiguity with the patients and the characters. Like, there's rarely a right or wrong or a perfect person or an entirely evil one. So the viewers are left to see things the way they want to instead of having it dictated to them. That's rare to see, especially in TV.
GL: Yeah, Fox definitely allows us to live in the gray areas, which I think is what makes this show so interesting -- we're drawn to ethical dilemmas, we're drawn to gray areas, we're drawn to questions that don't have simple answers.
SM: Are we going to see more ramifications from House's shooting, or is that done with?
GL: Yeah, I'm not a big fan of spoilers. I can't give any. You want to get everything perfect and you want to present it as a surprise and you want to audience to go along for the ride and it's a little bit of a bummer when you know that they know what's coming. You work really hard to craft things in certain ways and to have surprises and be surprised. So don't push me for spoilers. I won't give any.
We talked a little bit about spoilers and how the internet has made it so difficult to keep things secret, which led to talking about relationships on the show and how some fans align themselves with certain character pairings.
SM: Do you want to see House with anyone on the show?
GL: Am I a "shipper"? Is that's what you're asking?
SM: Oh, wow, you used the lingo!
GL: Yeah, I learned the lingo on Roswell; that was where my eyes were opened to the passionate fans. It was Max and Liz, and then Tess came into that, and man, it got ugly. It got bloody in that triangle. Um, no, I can't...I think House and Wilson would be fun, but, uh, just, uh...
Unfortunately, I didn't hear this last comment and thus didn't react to this, which made things awkward.
GL: I'm kidding, of course. I don't know if sarcasm translates to an interview.
SM: No, sorry, I'm an idiot. My bad. Go ahead. Sorry.
GL: I don't know yet. I like ambiguity.
SM: I prefer to believe that House and Cuddy might have done it once in the past sometime.
GL: I also like instigating fights so I try to have House bounce back and forth and get all the shippers mad at each other.
SM: You're doing a great job with that, that's for sure. Is House your favorite character on the show?