"I Really Appreciate What You Guys Do"
JD: Wasn't the group dynamic awesome? I just fucking loved that. And I couldn't agree with you more -- like when we were all taking pictures of each other, and being on the beach together, and it was us four -- we were really a group, and when that went haywire -- it wasn't the same with just us three, no matter how much we may have wanted that.
CB: Totally. Now, in the beginning of this season, Logan was sleeping with Kendall Casablancas. You did a couple a fairly steamy scenes together. Had you ever done a sex scene before?
JD: Yeah, actually, I did one at Sundance, when we did the Timothy McVeigh project ["it was accepted to the Sundance Writer's Lab 2005" -- CB]. It was all right -- you have fun with it for the present, and then it's...done.
JD: It was cool, but she had never done scenes like that before either. It was very funny that we'd be close to each other, and she'd be like, "How's your wife?" And I was like, "Oh, God." And then I'd ask about her husband.
CB: Rob mentioned that he gave you some notice you'd be doing shirtless scenes, and that you hired a trainer. Did you bulk up a lot?
JD: Well, I guess halfway through the first season, I started working out, but I'm not trying to get all crazy with it. But it's cool to be in shape, I guess. I'd lifted a little bit before, but I didn't really know quite how to do it -- it makes a huge difference. I learned how to get in shape without getting certain muscles too big that make you look like a meathead. But Charisma is so much more in shape than I am. And she's so damned tan, too. My Irish skin did not contrast well.
CB: Another Buffy alum you've worked closely with on the show is Alyson Hannigan. Prior to her first appearance, she talked a lot in the press about how she was a huge fan of yours. Did you know about that at the time?
JD: I think Rob mentioned that, probably to give me a little bit of confidence.
CB: Did that make you excited to work with her?