"You Get To Basically Be An Ass On Paper And Channel Your Twelve-Year-Old Self"
SM: So what's the set like? How does everyone get along?
GL: It's a good set in terms of [not having] doctors fighting one another. Or maybe that's good publicity, maybe we should. I'll see if I can instigate something tomorrow.
SM: If you can get Hugh Laurie and Jesse Spencer to wrestle, that'd be fine by me.
GL: Oh. I was thinking maybe Cuddy and Cameron.
SM: Yeah, well, I can see why you'd be more interested in that.
GL: That's where Grey's got it wrong as a publicity stunt. It would've been a much bigger story if it [were] Meredith and Izzie.
SM: Oh, yeah. If they had fought. In mud. And their clothes somehow fell off. That'd be huge publicity!
GL: Huge story!
SM: So what are the actors like in real life?
GL: They're one of the best groups I've ever been around.
SM: Nicer than Sammo Hung?
GL: Sammo, I honestly, I have no idea because he didn't speak English. He could've been nice or he could've been a complete bastard and I wouldn't have known. But he appeared nice around me. I mean, he never kicked me or anything.
SM: Which is good, because he can kick hard.
GL: Yeah. But on our cast, you've got actors who've been doing it for so long. Hugh's been twenty years, Robert's been twenty years, Lisa's been acting forever, so it's really nice because they're all so professional, they all take it so seriously, and they all have a really good rapport with one another, so [on] the set, you know, everybody's just professional; they all get along and it's a pleasure that way.
SM: PPTH sure has a lot of windows and balconies. Is that because it's in New Jersey and therefore supposed to look like a mall?
GL: That's a good question. I was not yet a part of the show [when the set was designed, so] I'm not privy to the decision why that was. And I've also never been to New Jersey or the entire Northeast, really, so I guess, to me, that whole world is Florida and it's just fine. For someone who's from Florida, balconies make perfect sense.