MONDO EXTRAS

The Creepy Kids Are Coming, Be Warned

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

TWoP: Through little kids, which freaks me out.
Lyn: I know. If you want to scare the audience get a scary kid in.

TWoP: The Doctor Who episode with the "Are you my mummy" kids. I have nightmares about that episode still. Lyn: It's really [creepy].

TWoP: That episode and the two library episodes of DW you directed give me the heebie jeebies. There's something about people with masks that I just can't deal with.
Lyn: It just takes away the soul doesn't it? A mask? Cause it's just that fixed expression.

TWoP: So you're also directing the final David Tennant episode?
Lyn: David Tennant's farewell. Yeah.

TWoP: Is that a little pressure?
Lyn: It's huge pressure 'cause I know it's going to be such a huge event. Especially in the UK, but I guess here as well. And I just want it to be brilliant for David's sake. And it's producer [Russell T. Davies'] farewell as well. And I want it to be fantastic for them. I've not seen the script yet. I don't know what the story is.

TWoP: Did you beg sight unseen to do it?
Lyn: Yeah. Shamelessly. I'm really excited to be asked and I'm really looking forward to it. When you get offered the job as a director you get some script first and you kind of make that decision based on script's sight. It's hard work and like anything creative you're giving of yourself. Usually I like making sure it really is what I want to do. But this time it's David Tennant and it's Russell. I'd be crazy to pass so much up.

TWoP: They keep talking about a musical. Would the finale be a musical? And would you be up for that?
Lyn: I have not heard that before.

TWoP: I think they are probably just teasing the fans actually.
Lyn: Doctor Who the musical? I'm interested to see that. The thing is what's brilliant about the concept is that it's got so many possibilities. The premise is so simple. It's the guy who travels through space and time. He can go anywhere at any point. And it will be an adventure that he usually has to save the world. You can apply that to almost any genre 'cause within a series of Doctor Who the different stories are completely different genres in themselves.

TWoP: So they're in the same realm. But Torchwood has a sexier vibe to it. Was that a big transition for you to switch over to this one?

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