MONDO EXTRAS

The Creepy Kids Are Coming, Be Warned

by Angel Cohn July 17, 2009
Torchwood: Eve Myles and Euros Lyn Q&A

TWoP: That's okay. We like long answers. So how was filming the little bits that you got to do for Doctor Who? Was it weird since you were so isolated?
Myles: It was very odd. On the Torchwood set with the Doctor Who crew with us. It was a completely different program. Very different. A little more heightened cause it's predominately a much younger audience than Torchwood is. So it's slightly more theatrical in a way. I'm not saying that with the audience it's less intelligent but you know you have a lot children that watch Doctor Who. Doctor Who was a lot more heightened me I think. But wow. What a stroke of genius to bring everybody in to be the Doctor's army and fight for civilization and humanity.

TWoP: I think it was fun for us as fans to see all the worlds cross lines.
Myles: Very, very clever. It's an absolute joy to be a part of it. We never forget that it's the mothership. It's the mama that give birth to Torchwood. Torchwood is now very much its own show in its own right but we derived from that and we never forget that. And we're very, very grateful.

TWoP: How was it working with Euros again? Was it nice to have a director you're familiar with?
Myles: Well Euros gave me my first acting job. When I was in my second year of college, university, Euros cast me in a drama called Belonging. Then we went on to do the "Girl in the Fireplace" episode of Doctor Who together. And it was just fantastic cause I rely on Euros. I can't explain to you because you just know your instincts in safer hands. What he's done [for Torchwood] is remarkable.

TWoP: How was it filming a block of five episodes all tied together instead of more stand alone episodes?
Myles: I've always championed from the first TV series. I thought the stories that work the best were the stories that they did in two or three episodes. They were stronger. They didn't have a beginning middle and end in 40 minutes. They were inundated with character more that got padded out. Give an actor more to do. I championed it all along on the second series. I think Owen had [episodes] six, seven and eight [last season] that were kind of one particular story about his death. I thought that was the strongest part cause you get the time to do it. I think having this one epic adventure defy excellence is truly remarkable.

TWoP: I'm not a huge fan of to-be-continued episodes, because I'm impatient, but I do love seeing long stories play out.

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