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The James Marsters Interview

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"I Almost Punched The Preacher, Man."

CB: Sure. Well, you alluded to it earlier, but I've read about the plotline surrounding your character, and it's pretty dark material even for this show. You've found a lot of humor in dark roles in the past -- do you think you'll be able to do that here?

JM: I don't know if they're gonna need that here. I think what they need from me is just the gut-reaction stuff of the normal good person. I don't think there...you know, dude, I don't know. We might get into it and decide that they need some gallows humor, I mean, at some point you have to have that.

CB: So talking about how you're the good guy, how does that play against some of the other regular cast members so far?

JM: So far, I've only shot with Marianne [Jean-Baptiste], and all they've told us is that they need more warmth from us, that's all. [laughs] And we joke about that, and then we talk about Aretha Franklin. But, you know, I think that...I may be inferring something, but I think that they're two good cops, and they both want to catch the same person, and they find no reason to distrust each other, and I think they...I don't know if they'll become, like, best friends or anything, but I think that they don't think that they're dicks. I think that they wanted some kind of connection, some kind of, like, you know, I guess we were kind of dry out on the helicopter pad in the first couple of takes, and they said, "We need more warmth." That's all I can tell you! And then we gave them warmth, and I batted my eyes at her. [both laugh] She's fabulous, by the way.

CB: She's great. Speaking of Marianne, we talked before about how you've spent a lot of time in England, but I think you've spent a good amount of time in Australia as well?

JM: Um, you know, I've been to Australia, I think it's three times now. And I haven't really been able to see Sydney yet, because they keep trying to find me, like they keep, on radio shows, they're like [Australian accent], "Find James Marsters!" And so I stay in the hotel room. But I was in Melbourne, and that was really good. Melbourne kind of reminded me of a Seattle kind of feel.

CB: Well, the reason I ask is that Marianne is obviously English, but Anthony LaPaglia and Poppy Montgomery are from Australia.

JM: Wow, I didn't know that!

CB: Yeah!

JM: Two more great actors from Australia! What is it? You know, they know how to do clothes. Australia knows how to do male clothes -- simple, strong clothes.

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Mondo Extra
The James Marsters Interview

Episode Report Card
Grade It Now!
YOU GRADE IT
"I Almost Punched The Preacher, Man."

CB: Sure. Well, you alluded to it earlier, but I've read about the plotline surrounding your character, and it's pretty dark material even for this show. You've found a lot of humor in dark roles in the past -- do you think you'll be able to do that here?

JM: I don't know if they're gonna need that here. I think what they need from me is just the gut-reaction stuff of the normal good person. I don't think there...you know, dude, I don't know. We might get into it and decide that they need some gallows humor, I mean, at some point you have to have that.

CB: So talking about how you're the good guy, how does that play against some of the other regular cast members so far?

JM: So far, I've only shot with Marianne [Jean-Baptiste], and all they've told us is that they need more warmth from us, that's all. [laughs] And we joke about that, and then we talk about Aretha Franklin. But, you know, I think that...I may be inferring something, but I think that they're two good cops, and they both want to catch the same person, and they find no reason to distrust each other, and I think they...I don't know if they'll become, like, best friends or anything, but I think that they don't think that they're dicks. I think that they wanted some kind of connection, some kind of, like, you know, I guess we were kind of dry out on the helicopter pad in the first couple of takes, and they said, "We need more warmth." That's all I can tell you! And then we gave them warmth, and I batted my eyes at her. [both laugh] She's fabulous, by the way.

CB: She's great. Speaking of Marianne, we talked before about how you've spent a lot of time in England, but I think you've spent a good amount of time in Australia as well?

JM: Um, you know, I've been to Australia, I think it's three times now. And I haven't really been able to see Sydney yet, because they keep trying to find me, like they keep, on radio shows, they're like [Australian accent], "Find James Marsters!" And so I stay in the hotel room. But I was in Melbourne, and that was really good. Melbourne kind of reminded me of a Seattle kind of feel.

CB: Well, the reason I ask is that Marianne is obviously English, but Anthony LaPaglia and Poppy Montgomery are from Australia.

JM: Wow, I didn't know that!

CB: Yeah!

JM: Two more great actors from Australia! What is it? You know, they know how to do clothes. Australia knows how to do male clothes -- simple, strong clothes.

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