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Interview with Lucas Bryant of "Haven" on
Syfy Conference Call
September 27, 2011
3:00 pm CT
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by and welcome to
the Haven call with Lucas Bryant. To register a question at any time
during this call press the one, followed by the four on your keypad.
Please note today's call is recorded on September 27, 2011. It's now my
pleasure to turn the call over to Erica Rubin, please go ahead.
Erica Rubin: Hi everybody, thank you so much for joining today. We are
joined by Lucas Bryant, one of the stars of Haven. The season finale is
premiering this Friday on Syfy at 10:00 pm. If anyone would like a
transcript of the call, please let me know after we are done, and I
should have that available within 24 hours. So thanks again for joining,
and I'll turn it back over to the moderator to begin.
Operator: Perfect, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen if you'd like to
register for a question, feel free to press the one, followed by the
four now. Thank you. And our first question comes from the line of Jamie
Ruby from SciFi Vision, please go ahead with your question.
Jamie Ruby: Hi Lucas, thanks so much for talking to us today.
Lucas Bryant: Thanks so much for having me, how are you?
Jamie Ruby: Sure, good, You?
Lucas Bryant: Great.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great. Well first of all let me just ask, how are you
feeling about how Audrey and Nathan's relationship is changing. Because
we're all kind of excited I think about that, at least I am.
Lucas Bryant: Yes, well it's been a long time coming, huh?
Jamie Ruby: Uh-hum.
Lucas Bryant: And yes it is exciting. I think a lot of fans got what
they wanted this past episode - I mean a taste of it anyway. And then
maybe some were horrified, but I hope there's not too many of those. But
yes I'm sorry to say I don't see it progressing as easily as one might
hope and realize. I mean there's definitely going to be some roadblocks
and speed bumps, I can't and won't tell you exactly what they are, and I
don't know the half of them. But yes I think that puts us on a
trajectory that has potential to be lovely, but will probably inevitably
be very difficult and potentially dangerous.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great. Well let me ask you, this is sort of a theory of
mine I had before, I noticed how with a lot of the people that are
troubled, it seems like once they end up with like the people they are
meant to be with, their trouble sometimes or at least manageable, and
they sort of go away or whatever. And I was curious, do you think that
that could be why Nathan can feel Audrey? You know, that it means that
they're meant for each other.
Lucas Bryant: Uh-hum. Yes I think there's definitely in Nathan's mind,
there's some feeling of fate there. Like she's the only one that he can
feel and so, yes for anyone to have that effect on him, I think puts
their relationship up in high standing. But I hope, I guess it's
interesting what you're saying. Like in other cases when people are with
the ones they're meant to be with, that sort of negates their troubles.
And I guess that speaks to the fact that trouble sort of manifests -
there's a stressor that manifests them.
And so I guess if people are happy or content or, you know, keep it
mellow, they can sometimes sort of circumvent their afflictions. So I
hope that them getting together doesn't negate Audrey's capability like
that their abilities or afflictions don't cancel each other out. But
that could be a...
Jamie Ruby: Well it shouldn't.
Lucas Bryant: ...good reason for them not to be together, couldn't it?
Jamie Ruby: Oh that's true I guess. One last question, how can we get
you to go on Twitter?
Lucas Bryant: I've been asking myself that same question. I know I just
got Emily and Erica to always forward me stuff - petitions to get me on
there. And apparently this morning, I was named one of Perez Hilton's
sexiest men on TV. I would just like to say yes, I have been telling
everyone this for years and finally it came true. I know, I've always
known that the Hiltons are a big fan of mine. So that makes perfect
I just hope that it's not a typo, because it's, "Lucas Bryant, one of
the most sexist men on TV," that would not be good. But, so I get the
Twitter feeds if you will, I get information from the Twit machine. But
no I have not done it yet. And I don't know, I'm still on the fence
about it, I can't tell you what it's going to be that would make me take
the plunge. I'm just...
Jamie Ruby: Right.
Lucas Bryant: ...you know, I'm like a grandma.
Jamie Ruby: All right, well thanks so much.
Lucas Bryant: Thank you.
Operator: Thank you Jamie. Going to continue on, the next question comes
from Erin Willard from SciFi Mafia, please go ahead with your question.
Erin Willard: Hi, Lucas it's great to talk to you today, thanks so much
for being on the call.
Lucas Bryant: Hey, you got it. SciFi Mafia's kind of scary.
Erin Willard: Yes, that's okay. We're...
Lucas Bryant: Yes, I better...
Erin Willard: We're basically a friendly group.
Lucas Bryant: Okay good. I have to say the right answers, yes.
Erin Willard: That's exactly right.
Lucas Bryant: I'm not going to tell you where I am.
Erin Willard: (Erin) that's okay. First question..
Lucas Bryant: I know, you've got eyes on me already, don't you? I'm
looking around now. Yes, there's definitely some weird vans parked in
Erin Willard: (Thank you) and they were supposed to be incognito. Oh
Erin Willard: Love your work, Haven is one of my top two shows. Do you
watch it? Do you watch your work?
Lucas Bryant: Absolutely, I...
Erin Willard: Because I know…
Lucas Bryant: Sadly I must admit I watch it, yes. Not sadly, I'm very
proud of it. But I really like to watch my stuff over and over. I
fast-forward through everyone else.
Erin Willard: Well you hardly can be blamed on that one.
Lucas Bryant: Yes
Erin Willard: And I got a say your work on the scene in last week's
episode, when you're at the meeting after Audrey kissed you're absolute
perfection. My husband and I just loved that, and the scene before. We
cheered for the character, which was so much on the line.
Lucas Bryant: Oh, thank you.
Erin Willard: So, that was wonderful.
Lucas Bryant: Yes that was a big moment, we really were concerned about
getting it right. And I think it landed well, so I'm very happy about
Erin Willard: It was perfect. And like I said, your reaction afterwards
at the meeting was just so great. Have you seen the finale? The final
version of the finale?
Lucas Bryant: I have not, no.
Erin Willard: So you don't know what's been included and what might not
have been included?
Lucas Bryant: Right, right. I don't know if they cut out the whole
second half of it yet. I might not even be in the finale at all.
Erin Willard: I'm guessing probably you will be, but...
Lucas Bryant: I hope so, yes - I'm just going to fast-forward through
the whole episode.
Erin Willard: You're funny. So do you know if we should be planning a
cliffhanger like usual?
Lucas Bryant: I'm sorry, do I know what?
Erin Willard: If we should be planning on a cliffhanger like usual?
Lucas Bryant: Yes, there are some definite cliffhangers. I mean, it
would be nice to say that everything is revealed and they figure out how
to end the troubles, and everyone lives happily ever after. But we want
to do another...
Erin Willard: Well no (we want a season three).
Lucas Bryant: ...another ten seasons, so exactly.
Erin Willard: Exactly.
Lucas Bryant: No, I mean you get some great answers, learn some crazy
stuff. And we'll see if people think that it's as rug pulling as the
season one finale was. But there's definitely some huge - some big
precipitous - like as precipitous that is not the right word. Like a
precipice - like a big, big wall (cliff). Yes, at the end.
Erin Willard: Perfect, perfect. You know from the show runners, the
letters about what might be in store for season three?
Lucas Bryant: I don't. I have completely given up trying to get my head
around what the heck is going on here. There's stuff that they want to
keep from us. But then there's also - I don't necessarily want to know
the things that Nathan doesn't know. I enjoy it discovering it as we go,
as he does. So I don't know, no. I mean I hear some rumblings about
potential storylines, but then I imagine those will all change as well
in the writers room as they hash things out. So no, I'm as clueless as
you. Not to suggest that you're clueless, no.
Erin Willard: Certainly not, not when I've got a van parked outside your
Lucas Bryant: No. Yes I see them, they're inching closer.
Erin Willard: And then last thing, what do you think about working at
Sci-Fi? Are you enjoying it, are you planning on doing more? Or do you
prefer kind of (non-John with sheriff). I know you're great with comedy.
Lucas Bryant: Well, sure I would love to do comedy. I would love to do
noir, I'd love to do everything. But I'm absolutely having a blast doing
Sci-Fi. And I suppose it is that genre, but I don't feel like - we're
not running around in space suits every week. And it is a pretty, sort
of human story. So I feel like it's pretty universal kind of themes. Yes
there's all sorts of weirdness going on, but I don't feel like stuck in
any particular genre, it feels, I think it's very cool. I'm proud of its
So I would love, yes I mean I'm talking with Syfy now about doing other
stuff for them and with them. And I would - I'm definitely open to any
and all possibilities within and outside of the genre. I'm just an actor
and I love to do it all.
Erin Willard: That's great. Well it's great to hear about you. I was
going to ask if you were going to be - doing anymore for Syfy. It seems
to happen a lot with actors that work on - for the network, so that's
great to hear. That's great news.
Lucas Bryant: Yes the network is really a fantastic place to be. They do
take care of their own, and so there are some opportunities there that
I'm definitely looking forward to.
Erin Willard: That is so great. Well thanks so much for taking the call,
and thanks again for the show.
Lucas Bryant: Hey, you got it. Thank you.
Operator: Thank you Erin. And we're going to continue on. Next question
comes from the line of Reg Seeton from thedeadbolt.com, please go ahead.
Reg Seeton: Hey Lucas, how are you doing?
Lucas Bryant: I'm excellent, how are you?
Reg Seeton: Good man, good. Well in your opinion, how does the dynamic
between Audrey and Chris impact the way Nathan feels about her?
Lucas Bryant: How does the dynamic between Audrey and Chris impact...
Reg Seeton: Yes.
Lucas Bryant: Oh, yes well I suppose, as I'm sure you've noticed, Nathan
is never too sure of himself. And so I guess that was just an example of
what can happen when you wait. So I think things that have taken place
over the last couple of episodes, have forced him to be a bit more
forthcoming about where he stands and forced him to address how he feels
about her. And I think that's a good place for him to be because he's a
pleasure to play.
He's wrestling with asserting himself, and being forthcoming, and the
general effect that she's had on him which is to push him to man up and
so it's really fun to be a sort of long uncomfortable guy, trying to
Reg Seeton: Uh-hum. Well since we see a shot of Nicholas Campbell in the
preview, can you talk a bit about where Nathan's at, and where he winds
up at the end of the season?
Lucas Bryant: Yes, right. I guess that's been leaked hasn't it by Syfy
themselves. Yes we get to see the chief or some version thereof in the
second season finale. And thank God, I mean I was so excited for that. I
love Nick, I think he's a fantastic actor and person and a great
character. So I'm really happy that he's back, for this episode at
least. And hopefully there's potential for more. But yes that's - well I
don't know that, I mean the conversation that Nathan and the chief have
in the season finale is revealing.
But, how do I say this, it also doesn't reveal everything that it could.
So I believe there's going to be large ramifications from it, which we
won't necessarily come to understand until God willing, season three,
four or five. So it's a big moment obviously for the character, and also
for the show. But saying this, I wonder if people when they watch the
show will be like, what the hell was Lucas talking about, because I
didn't see that. Let me just say that there's more to their interaction
than we necessarily experience now. Boy that's a bit vague, isn't it?
Reg Seeton: No, that's good way to put it. Just one last question for
you, I'm originally from Halifax, so I'm looking to get your take at
what it's like to work in Nova Scotia for the last couple of years.
Lucas Bryant: It's wild man, I mean where do you live now?
Reg Seeton: I'm in (Bankin)
Lucas Bryant: You're in (Bank) - oh you went all the way to the other
Reg Seeton: Yes.
Lucas Bryant: So you know from LA it's not an easy commute. Not that I
go home to LA everyday after work, thank God. But I realize I could live
in Germany and commute to Halifax more easily than I can from LA. So
just specifically getting there is a haul, and I think that's something
that serves the show well. We're an hour down the South Shore from
Halifax, mostly around the Chester area. And so we feel really removed
from all other parts of our regular life.
And I think that's a perfect ingredient to the remoteness that is Haven,
you know. It is another world there. It's a beautiful, tiny little town.
I grew up in a small town and Ontario, so I sort of have a love/hate
relationship with small towns. But I must say, I've enjoyed being in
Chester because I have a three-year-old daughter now. And so she cruises
around and has swimming lessons and a bunch of great little friends. And
we get ice cream every day, and it's sort of Norman Rockwell, you know.
Sit and watch the boats, so that's really fantastic.
But yet just that feeling of all being apart and away together, there's
100 of - I mean more than that. There's a number of people camped out
there, it really feels like I said before, it still feels like it's
summer camp for big kids. We're all away from home, hanging out
together, doing this weird thing. And so you really do form a key sense
of community and family, and it's just a pleasure and honor to be a part
of. And then the community itself is so welcoming and great with us,
Reg Seeton: Great, thanks Lucas.
Lucas Bryant: You got it.
Operator: Thank you Reg. Continuing on, our next question comes from the
line of Allison Ebner, popculturemadness.com. Please go ahead.
Allison Ebner: Hi Lucas how are you today?
Lucas Bryant: Excellent, how are you Allison?
Allison Ebner: I'm good thank you.
Lucas Bryant: Good.
Allison Ebner: So you know, (running up a few) seasons now, what keeps
challenging you about the role of Nathan?
Lucas Bryant: Oh wow. Well I guess - like I was saying before, I guess
one of the most fun and challenging things to do is explore how he
progresses as a man when he has so many socially awkward issues. On the
one hand he's like, totally comfortable in his role and relationships in
the town. People, I think have generally a good feeling about him. And
he's a good guy, but he's not terribly excellent at expressing himself.
And so any time that Nathan's put in a awkward situation or often with
Duke or with women or with his emotions, that is a real pleasure and
challenge to work through.
Allison Ebner: Great. And you remember this goes a little bit with it
too, but what would you say is your favorite and least favorite
characteristic of him?
Lucas Bryant: Favorite and least favorite. Well, yes that does play into
what I was saying. I like the fact that he's like terribly reserved and
somewhat uncomfortable in social interactions. But then at the same
time, have the sense that he does have a great and sort of strange sense
of humor, and more quirky and weird personality than we get to see all
the time. Like his terrible dancing ability...
Allison Ebner: Uh-hum.
Lucas Bryant: ...which that was totally ridiculous to shoot and even
more awkward to watch, but that was a lot of fun. That might also be my
least favorite of Nathan's characteristics is his terrible dancing.
But no I don't, you know, there's no part of him. I guess maybe what
some viewers experience to, sometimes I just want him to pull the
trigger. Not literally, but it's like, man do something, tell her, do
it, kiss her, step forward, you know, punch him, whatever. I mean he's
still sort of fighting them in self-imposed handcuffs.
Allison Ebner: Yes and it's a (unintelligible). But in terms of his
future, if you could give Nathan one piece of advice, what would it be?
Lucas Bryant: If I could give Nathan a piece of advice?
Allison Ebner: Yes.
Lucas Bryant: Stop worrying so much and just go for it, man. And I guess
that's what happened a little bit at the end of 11, right? When he has
that realization and he's at the meeting, and he says to Vincent Dwight
that sometimes taking risks pays off. So hopefully he learns that
lesson, and that's not just a moment of fleeting feeling for him.
Because I think if we get to see him taking a lot more risks, that would
be first of all dramatically exciting and then a lot of fun for me to
play. But also great for him as a character.
Allison Ebner: Absolutely, well great. Thank you so much.
Lucas Bryant: You are quite welcome, thank you.
Operator: Thank you (Allison) for your question. Before we move on to
the next question, we'd just like to remind everyone to register feel
free to press the one followed by the four now. And our next question
comes from the line of Melissa Girimonte from the Televixen.com. Please
Melissa Girimonte: Hi Lucas, how are you doing today
Lucas Bryant: I'm lovely thank you, how are you?
Melissa Girimonte: I'm great, thanks
Lucas Bryant: Good.
Melissa Girimonte: What I wanted - what I was most interested in is for
you as an actor, playing a character who theoretically can't feel
anything, is there any way - any specific things you have to do in your
performance in creating this character to convey that? Because you're
always aware of it, even when it's not being put right out there. You're
Lucas Bryant: Uh-hum.
Melissa Girimonte: ...aware that the character can't feel. What is it
that you've added to that performance to really convey that and make it
Lucas Bryant: Well thank you for saying that. They did a big wide
casting call, looking for a really unfeeling actor, and they came up
with me. So it's really kind of just my actual personality and sad state
of affairs here. Now I guess I initially in the first season when we
were starting, there was a lot of experimentation, figuring out what the
heck that looked like and how I was going to maintain that. And then
there's something magical that happened.
When you're playing a character like that for so long, and especially
like I was saying, when we're living in this small town so far away from
home, and you're just kind of living it, and you're in it. And it starts
to seep into your being in your regular life to. So I would go around
and slam my hand on the car door after work and not even feel it, and
realize that Nathan was me. And I mean it just becomes much to my wife's
(chagrin) sometimes, and other people are like, Jesus, you know, when
she's trying to have a conversations with me, and I'm giving like
monotonous monosyllabic answers.
She's like, you got to stop doing that show. But, it's always like the -
what was that episode? Two, three - where he got his feelings back for a
little while. It was hilarious to play, and so fun to have those little
moments where he is reveling in what that's like to feel after not
having that feeling for so long. So I just try and find every
opportunity that I can. Whether it's just bumping into doorframes as you
pass them or pressing pencils too hard into my forearm.
Just to give sort of physical indications of that affliction. And then I
think like I was saying, that it just happens after awhile, it's just
second nature. Like this character the emotional distance that that
physical distance forces just in his interactions with people in
general. That just kind of starts happening, the stand-offish and
awkward physicality. I don't know, that was sort of a long winded
strange response. Does that make any sense to you?
Melissa Girimonte: Thank you so much, and can't wait to see the season
Lucas Bryant: Thank you.
Operator: Thank you Melissa. And our next question calms from the line
of Tiffany Vogt from TV Addict, please go ahead with your question.
Tiffany Vogt: Hi Lucas.
Lucas Bryant: Hello, how's (stuff)?
Tiffany Vogt: Oh, things are great. Thanks, thanks for being on the call
today. So I was...
Lucas Bryant: You got it.
Tiffany Vogt: ...wondering, in the scene that you filmed where Nathan
was with the Dwight, and Dwight saved Nathan, and Dwight said, "Well
let's (find me)." It looked like you were about to crack up. Can you
tell us a bit about that scene?
Lucas Bryant: Yes, well first of all I must say after watching this
whole season so far, Adam Copeland, otherwise known as WWE Superstar
Edge is fantastic and I could not be any happier with the fact that he's
joined our cast. He is a really, really – to use a California word, an
awesome guy. And like a total sweetheart, very professional. I mean and
I think his work has been fantastic. And people are so into his
character and his performance, he's a blast. So that said, working with
him has been a total pleasure.
And yes I thought that that scene, Nathan doesn't have many buddies, and
very few opportunities to have this sort of bloody moment with another
guy. So both Adam and I were thinking - looking for ways to really make
that connection. And I think I wanted to communicate in an honest sense,
how funny I do think that trouble is. I mean it's totally ridiculous. He
is a bullet magnet. I mean it's a bit silly, and dangerous. And then in
the episode where we're chasing the (Windigos) in the woods and I say to
him initially, like, dude well you can't come with us?
Like everyone's got guns. You're going to - yes, that's going to be
lovely. So basically you're going to turn all of our weapons into
completely useless devices and our hands that will only kill you.
Thanks. So yes I was about to crack up, and I think he played it
perfectly too, with this sort of like, yeah man I know, it's kind of
ludicrous, but this is what I'm dealing with. So I think it's if you saw
me about the crack up, you're absolutely right, because I was.
Tiffany Vogt: Okay great, and how would you describe Nathan's
relationship with Duke. It's a very complicated relationship.
Lucas Bryant: It is very complicated, and you're going to understand a
bit more about why in the season finale. And I'm really happy about
that. I mean we know something about their complicated history, but
there's a really great reveal in the season finale that doesn't explain
fully their relationship, but gives a lot more insight into why it is
what it is. And I have such a blast (with him myself where is) total
asshole, no I don't want to say that.
He's a great actor, and he's a lot of fun to play with and work with.
And any time we get to buddy up with for a moment or be at odds is a
pleasure. And also I think it's something that fans have enjoyed as much
as I have, so it's a blast. Beginning to understand more why they are
the way they are, which we do in the finale, is I think going to add a
lot more weight to that relationship.
Tiffany Vogt: Okay, and finally, what do you think intimidates Nathan or
scares him about pursuing a relationship with Audrey?
Lucas Bryant: Well I guess first of all he is intimidated and/or scared
by her period, because he is just that way. Not so comfortable letting
it all hang out, and also because I think he has a great friendship with
her and mutual trust that the last thing he wants to do is screw that
up. Not that that has to inevitably be the way it works out, but I think
as with any good relationship, there's a lot of trepidation that comes
with taking it any further.
Tiffany Vogt: Yes, well thank you, thank you very much.
Lucas Bryant: You're quite welcome, thank you.
Operator: Thank you Tiffany. And now we have a follow-up question from
the line of Jamie Ruby from Sci-Fi Vision, please go ahead Jamie.
Jamie Ruby: Hello again.
Lucas Bryant: Hello.
Jamie Ruby: I have a (same) question, it's kind of related to what you
are saying. Is it hard for you and Eric a lot of times to go through
scenes without laughing?
Lucas Bryant: No - actually yes. The two of us get along quite well and
screw around a lot in our real lives. So when we get to play together on
screen, it's a blast. And especially this year I think everyone was a
lot more comfortable in their roles and a lot more comfortable in the
show. And so there was probably to the chagrin of the producers and
There were a lot more laughs this year than we had in the first season,
and it took us a lot more time to get things done. We'll try to be a bit
more professional next year. But at the same time, I mean it's a blast
to have such great people that would play around with every day too.
Jamie Ruby: Yes, you seem like you get along great. I remember the dance
video, the car or whatever it was that Eric posted.
Lucas Bryant: Oh no. Yes, yes.
Jamie Ruby: See if you were on Twitter, you'd know that.
Lucas Bryant: See, yes.
Jamie Ruby: All right. But one more question, is there something
specific that you would like to see happen for Nathan, if you could
write his, you know, write his story besides, you know, being with
Audrey. Is there something else?
Lucas Bryant: I would like to see his house. I don't know if that's
going to happen, but I'd like to see a bit more of his home life, if he
has one. What that home is. Is it just the tent that he pitched on the
back of the police station? Does he have like a large sort of locker
that he sleeps in at the police station? Does he live in a cabin in the
woods? Does he have a trailer that's on the coast, you know? Yes, I'd
like to see a bit more of that.
But story wise, well like I was saying before, if he could just step up
and risk taking more risks, I think he's got a lot of potential, power
and danger and anger and good love if he could just step things up, that
would be lovely. And I guess that would also include seeing his home.
Because I want to know more about who the guy is when he's just
Jamie Ruby: Okay great. And lastly, what something your fans would be
surprised to know about you?
Lucas Bryant: Surprised to know about me?
Jamie Ruby: Yes, not Nathan.
Lucas Bryant: I don't think there's any more surprises. I mean Balfour
and Emily outing me on Twitter all the time, like posting dance videos
of us, I think everyone knows all my embarrassing stuff so far.
Surprised to know about me? I guess - well I don't know if people would
be surprised, but I guess one of the biggest differences between me and
Nathan is that I am no where near as serious and monosyllabic as he is.
My voice is a little bit higher and more expressive. I think when I meet
people who've just seen the show they'll often say, wow you smile a lot
more than - it's weird to see Nathan, well sorry, you're not Nathan, but
it's weird to see you smiling so much, and waving your arms around so
much. So there you go, (Evelyn) there's your big surprise. I wave my
arms around a lot.
Jamie Ruby: All right, thanks so much.
Lucas Bryant: You got it.
Operator: Thank you Jamie. We have a question now from the line of Diane
Morasco from Blogcritics, please go ahead with your question.
Diane Morasco: Hi Lucas, how are you today?
Lucas Bryant: I'm excellent, how are you?
Diane Morasco: I'm doing good. I have to ask, when you're doing the show
and your (ad libbing), do you (ad lib) much, or is it just (off the top
libbing) the script?
Lucas Bryant: I wouldn't say much, but yes we do. And definitely more
this year than last year which plays into I think just because that much
more comparable. And also the writers gave us more freedom this year.
They said if we do a version where we get the dialogue as written, stick
to the script, then they, which is very kind of them, I think they've
trusted us to play around with it a little bit as well.
If we find things in the moment that we think are funny or might be
interesting, then go for it. And I've been really happy to see that, in
the end they've been keeping a lot of that stuff.
Diane Morasco: Okay, and what have you learned about yourself from this
experience so far of being part of the cast of Haven?
Lucas Bryant: Myself, well I'm just kind of like a block of wood. I
don't learn very much. No, it's been interesting. I guess going into
this I thought, well first of all it's fantastic to be - just honored to
be a part of the show, and able to do now two full seasons and hopefully
many more of this show as an actor. Just being in front of the camera
and getting to play with your friends in a comfortable, creative
environment is so rewarding. And you learn so much about your artists in
But I guess what's been most interesting for me are the lessons I've
learned doing this show are lessons that I didn't necessarily foresee.
And they're simple things, like children's books like important and easy
things like, what a difference it makes to be a nice guy. Or how
important it is to make people feel comfortable and welcome. Visiting
actors on the set, how that can hugely positively affect the product.
And so it's kind of like going back to preschool, like the big lessons
I'm learning now are those like simple, bottom line 10 Commandment
And I'm just realizing how important and easy that can be. Not like, hey
I have to be this serious professional prick all the time, who takes
myself incredibly seriously, especially now that I'm on a TV show. But
just how important it is to to have a good time and treat people well
and that everyone benefits from that and including the creative nature
of the show.
Diane Morasco: Okay, have you thought about wearing multi-hats, and
maybe directing and writing scripts for it, and producing? Have you
thought about taking it all on as well? Or are you comfortable just in
the role of being Nathan, and nothing more.
Lucas Bryant: No, I'm definitely interested in those hats. And hopefully
I will get the opportunity. I don't foresee that happening next season,
but if we get many more of this creative team that's been very open to
that - to those possibilities, and that's a great thing about doing a
show - a cable show as well. There are other opportunities to expand
your career, and that's something that I definitely am looking to take
advantage of. I would love to be able to direct an episode eventually.
Diane Morasco: Okay, and is there any particular scene that you shot
this season where you say, "Yes this is why I do what I do?"
Lucas Bryant: That's interesting. I guess there's all sorts of scenes
that I've said that for different reasons. But definitely one of the
highlights is coming in the finale, the scene with the chief was really
such a pleasure. Because he, Nick Campbell, is a giant of stage and
screen. In Canada for sure, and then I know that he also has many fans
in the states. But to be able to work with him is such a huge honor and
thankfully it's just like such a beautiful scene and to have him back
after being out of the season for so long, it really was special.
Diane Morasco: Okay, and my last question is there a characteristic
that's so complex that it had to take time for you to adjust that Nathan
Lucas Bryant: I'm sorry, is there a characteristic of Nathan that…
Diane Morasco: Yes, that was so complex for you to take on, that it took
a while for you to adjust to?
Lucas Bryant: Well sure I guess the overall characteristic of being
reserved, someone that doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve. It's
strange, because he kind of does in many nonverbal ways. So it was that,
how to communicate the heart and soul of this guy that was so unwilling
or unable to communicate it verbally. And that I think that just came
with trust and experimentation. And then seeing it back and then after a
while you're like yes, this guy does make sense.
So now I think it's a much more comfortable thing to portray. But like
going into the second season when we started shooting the first episode,
I remember thinking, aww man what was this guy like to begin with? I
just stand still and that's him? I just stand still and speak in simple
sentences and very quietly and I'll be him again? I remember being a bit
nervous about that. But as soon as I did, I was like oh yes there he is.
Diane Morasco: Okay, and the last question, Haven is actually based on
(unintelligible) novel or favorite film?
Lucas Bryant: Misery I guess, both novel and film, I just like how
twisted and like simple that story is.
Diane Morasco: Do you see yourself, you think maybe if there was a
remake, would you take on the role of (unintelligible)?
Lucas Bryant: Yes, I would be Kathy Bates.
Diane Morasco: Okay, thank you.
Lucas Bryant: Just for versatility. Thank you.
Diane Morasco: Thank you Lucas, I appreciate it.
Operator: Thank you Diane, and once again we have a follow-up question
from Jamie Ruby of Sci-Fi Vision, please go ahead.
Jamie Ruby: Hello. Okay, if you remember back - I don't know the name of
the episode, but it was the one where the girl everytime somebody looked
at her they were, you know, scared to death...
Lucas Bryant: Yes.
Jamie Ruby: ...Whatever they ran because they...
Lucas Bryant: Yes, I think it was fear and loathing.
Jamie Ruby: Oh yes that's right, that does sound right. Okay, well do
you think they'll ever tell us, and probably not, but if not, what do
you think that Nathan saw?
Lucas Bryant: Yes, I know, I know. I don't know actually what he saw,
but I do hope that we get to know. But I don't think that will happen
for many seasons. And actually I don't have a clue what it is. But I
hope that writers who are much smarter than I am, can bring that one out
someday and it will knock all of our socks off. I don't know what it is,
but I guess - I think it has something to do either with his childhood
and/or his fate.
Jamie Ruby: All right.
Lucas Bryant: You know, like a vision, like Dukes, but hopefully not a
tattooed guy reaching for me.
Jamie Ruby: Hopefully not. All right. If you could pick a trouble or an
affliction but like, you know, in a good way, like a superpower type
thing. What would you choose for yourself and why?
Lucas Bryant: Well flying and invisible. I've said this before, I want
to be able to fly invisibly. But also be visible, because I'd like to
show off too. But I'd like to choose when I could be invisible, so I
could just be wherever I wanted and be that fly on the wall too. But be
that fly on the wall that could fly. So can I have two...
Jamie Ruby: Yes.
Lucas Bryant: ...superpowers? Or maybe we could just call it one. It
could be flying invisibility. Just one power, okay?
Jamie Ruby: All right. Could you talk a little bit about the like stunts
that you do and the effects and that?
Lucas Bryant: Sure. Well this year I didn't have too many crazy stunts.
Most of them involved like people flying into the water or flying walk
out of the water. (Chris Wood), who does our visual effects I think is
totally cool and ridiculously capable. And it's become an act of faith
to shoot this stuff in front of a green screen or to imagine something
that's not there but we're all getting much more comfortable with just
Because I think if you think too much about it, then it becomes
ridiculous. But if you let your six-year-old mind just pretend, then
I've been really happy with how things have been working out. And yes, I
like to do as many of my own stunts as they'll let me. But I understand
sometimes when they don't, because I've seen how banged up these guys
get. And I might like the experience of doing it, but I wouldn't
necessarily like the aftermath.
Jamie Ruby: Okay, I get that. Do you have anything - do you have another
movie coming out? I have it written down there somewhere, the Vow. Can
you talk about that?
Lucas Bryant: Oh yes, I play a small role in that movie and the Vow is
coming out Valentine's Day 2012, I believe. And yes, a beautiful little
quirky, heavy love story between (Rachel McAdams) and (Channing Tatum).
And that was a blast to do. I shot that just as I was finishing season
one of Haven. So I was flying back and forth shooting the finale and
shooting that movie. And I just play a little part. But it was really
cool to get to play a sort of a weirdo at the same time as I was flying
back to Halifax and playing Nathan.
Jamie Ruby: All right, thanks. I have one more last question, and I
figure I'm probably one of the last ones, so I might it. A fan question,
they wanted to know about your love for teacups. I have no idea, but
that's what they asked.
Lucas Bryant: My love for teacups?
Jamie Ruby: That's what they asked. I don't know what it meant, but
that's what they asked.
Lucas Bryant: I'm trying to think.
Jamie Ruby: I figured you would know, but I guess not. I figured you
would know what they are talking about, so.
Lucas Bryant: Ah-ha, I can't think of it, I don't recall teacups, do
they mean teacup poodles?
Jamie Ruby: Maybe, I don't know.
Lucas Bryant: I've been having tea parties. My daughter's very into tea
parties these days. So we hang out with the teacups. But I can't see,
unless they're watching me from that van that's parked around the
corner, how they would know about that.
Jamie Ruby: I don't know, it just says, I'd like to know about a love...
Lucas Bryant: I don't know, maybe it's a...
Jamie Ruby: ...for teacups, I don't know.
Lucas Bryant: Lucas's love for teacups, I guess that remains something
to be seen by Lucas as well.
Jamie Ruby: All right, well sorry, thanks.
Operator: Thanks Jamie.
Lucas Bryant: Thank you.
Operator: And that was actually the last question. So I'll turn it back
to Erica Rubin now. Thanks again.
Lucas Bryant: Thank you.
Erica Rubin: Thank you so much for joining. Big thanks especially to
Lucas Bryant for his time today. Please remember to tune into the Haven
this Friday at 10 o'clock on Syfy. And I hope everybody has a great day.
Lucas Bryant: Hey can I say one more thing, or are we done?
Operator: No, we're still open to the audience, go head.
Lucas Bryant: I just wanted to say I know you're all aware of this but
tomorrow is my birthday. So you can send your gifts to the address that
that unmarked van is parked at. And I'm sure I can just walk out there
and pick them up, that would be lovely. Thank you. And please, all I
want is teacups apparently. So just nice teacups with pictures on them.
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