from Seat42F, by Thomas
This past week at Comic Con I got the chance to sit down with three of the stars of the new CBS vampire series “Moonlight”. Sophia Myles, Brian J. White and Jason Dohring were all kind enough to sit with us and discuss their new series “Moonlight”. In true vampire form they arrived with no sleep after a hectic week of filming that included an all-night shoot prior to them driving down to San Diego for Comic Con.
Q : Are you shooting in LA?
Sophia Myles : “Yes, in LA at Warner Brother’s Studios. Also, we are shooting in various locations all around LA. “
Q : Are you commuting back and forth from London?
Sophia Myles : ” No, I just flew in as we started a week ago and I haven’t had a trip home yet. Judging by the way the schedule works here not sure when that is going to happen. You can’t really go to London for a weekend trip, it’s just too far.”
Q : How is it different shooting American television versus British television?
Sophia Myles : “It’s a lot of work. It’s more than just a job. It’s like a lifestyle. In the working week we shoot five days a week and you’re literally working with no time for anything other than the series. But that’s great because I’d rather be busy then home twiddling my thumbs.”
Q : Mick seems to be sort of a guardian figure for your character, Beth?
Sophia Myles : “You see in the first episode that Beth is an Internet news reporter and goes to a horrific crime scene and does a live feed to a Internet site called Buzzwire News. She meets Mick at a crime scene and she thinks she knows him, but doesn’t know from where. She feels there is some sort of connection between the two of them. They do have a history that will be revealed to the audience, but my character won’t be let in on the connection right away. It makes for an interesting story and potentially a great love story.”
Q : Is there a chance you will be back on “Doctor Who”?
Sophia Myles : “I don’t know, I’m totally up for that, but I want an action doll first! I’m deeply offended they never made a doll (lots of laughter). Seriously though, I’d love to if they asked me, but in a way it was such a fabulous episode that to push it might be a bit greedy.”
Q : Will Beth be reporting on all the crime scenes Mick is working?
Sophia Myles : ” Yes, Mick is a private investigator and they meet on a crime scene. She sees something in him so I think that’s the kind of vibe we’re after. There will be kind of a Mulder and Scully type of working partnership.”
Q : Talk about the love triangle with Mick, Beth and Coraline?
Sophia Myles : “Coraline is part of Mick’s history and turned Mick into a vampire back in the war. She’s incredibly beautiful, played by Shannyn Sossamon, very seductive and she reappears throughout and she was kind of involved in my abduction when I was younger.”
Q : How is the overall tone of the show?
Sophia Myles : “It’s going to be very scary in parts, but there’s a real lightness to it, quite a lot of irony. It’s funny and adult.”
Q : Any chance that Beth will become a vampire?
Sophia Myles : ” I’m absolutely positive that might happen. I don’t know, but I’m sure at some point it might happen. “
Q : Are you following the “traditional” vampire rules?
Sophia Myles : “No, our rules are slightly different and we are sort of bending the vampire rules. Garlic doesn’t affect them. They can go out in the sun.”
Q : Are the viewers going to want Beth and Mick to be together?
Sophia Myles : “Yes, but they are not going to be boyfriend and girlfriend straight away. I think you are going to want to watch them fall in love with each other. It’s going to get messy and really complicated because he’s not going to age and she is.”