MONDO EXTRAS

Kane and Able

by Zach Oat July 21, 2009
The Christian Kane Interview

TWoP: Do you enjoy playing a more physical character, as opposed to a more intellectual one like, say, Angel's Lindsey McDonald?
Kane:
I hated Lindsey McDonald, man. I didn't like him at all. I remember looking over to [Angel writer/producer] Tim Minear at one point and just going "Kill me." I wasn't having any fun. There were a bunch of superheroes flying around me on wires, in cool make-up and leather jackets, and I'm sitting there pushing a pen. With one hand. That wasn't for me. And I remember looking over at Tim Minear -- and it kind of shocked him -- and I said, "What are you doing?" and he said, "I'm writing the next episode," and I said "Kill me." And so went the way of Lindsey. I was not having any fun. I loved working with my best friend, David Boreanaz, and he still is to this day, but I just wasn't having any fun. So when I came back as Lindsey [in Season 5], it was really a rejuvenating thing, and I had so much fun on that. But I get to star as a superhero here. We really are superheroes. And when I was in Oklahoma and I was a little kid, I used to get down on my hands and knees and pray that I would get to play a role like this, and Dean Devlin has blessed me with such a thing. Every day on the set is such a gift anyway, it's like Christmas year-round for me.

TWoP: That's funny, because when I talked to Timothy Hutton a little while ago, he said he was pitching the writers on doing superhero vignettes for all of your characters, where you would all get together and fight crime.
Kane:
[Laughs.] That's not a bad idea. I was out pretty late with him last night, and he didn't say anything about that. I'll have to bring that up with him, because Tim could make that happen. That's a great thing. Let me ask you, man, who do you think the characters would be?

TWoP: Well, I compared you guys to the Justice League, because you have that episode coming up with the "reverse crew," with Wil Wheaton and Griffin Dunne...
Kane:
Exactly.

TWoP: ...And they're like the Legion of Doom to your Justice League. And I told Tim I would buy the heck out of Leverage comic book.
Kane:
That's actually a great idea, because in comic books, you can do so much bigger and better stuff than on television. Well, Dean Devlin calls me "Wolverine," he does it all the time. Because I heal really fast -- I've gotten cut up a couple of times on the show. I've been in the hospital twice this year. I dunno, God's just blessed me with a body that heals real quick.

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