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Interview with Jack Kenny, Enrico
Colantoni and Missi Pyle of "Warehouse 13" on Syfy 5/8/13
Moderator: Gary Morgenstein
May 8, 2013
1:00 pm CT
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by.
Welcome to the Warehouse 13 conference call. As a reminder
this conference is being recorded Wednesday, May 8, 2013. I
would now like to turn the conference over to Gary
Morgenstein. Please go ahead sir.
Gary Morgenstein: Welcome everyone. Today we're delighted to
have Enrico Colantoni and Missi Pyle who'll be guest
starring on Warehouse 13 this Monday, May 13 at 10PM. And
along with them we have executive producer Jack Kenny so
Enrico, that's the right spirit. Okay the first call - and
everyone we have a lot of people on the line so if you could
just limit yourselves to just one question and there'll be
hopefully time for follow up.
Operator: Our first question comes from the line of Tim
Holquinn with TV Overmind. Please proceed.
Tim Holquinn: Wow this is my first time being first.
Jack Kenny: We get to spank you. It's like an order.
Missi Pyle: In order? Okay. I didnít realize that' what we
Tim Holquinn: Missi, my first question is for you. You know
me and --- on Twitter. It's about your song, "After You've
Gone", and there's been so many beloved standard versions of
that interpreted by singers throughout - since the time it's
been composed. I wonder if you have any favorites, ones that
inspired your take on it.
Missi Pyle: Gosh. You know, I went and looked into...
Actually I didnít - they had already - Jack who came up with
the version of it?
Jack Kenny: I knew you would ask me that. I'm trying to now
think of which version - if you guys -
Missi Pyle: I think it was Iggy Gourmet?
Jack Kenny: It was Iggy Gourmet.
Missi Pyle: --- I Googled it and looked into it and my
absolute favorite is a version of --- which was really fun.
That was a big band in the 90s. It's such a great song and
there's --- sound beautiful in flow.
Jack Kenny: You did have your own version too. You started
acapella which is nice.
Missi Pyle: That's true. It was probably the most fun I've
had --- I just love singing and that song is so beautiful
and now I am - and it's gorgeous --- in black and white ---
Tim Holquinn: I can't wait to hear it. I have questions for
the rest of you but I'll wait and get back in line. Thank
Jack Kenny: Thank you, Tim.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Jamie
Ruby with Scifi Vision. Please proceed.
Jamie Ruby: Hi guys. Thanks for doing the call.
Jack Kenny: Hi Jamie.
Jamie Ruby: Hi. So can you guys talk about what it's like
joining an already established cast and how that was?
Missi Pyle: Rico?
Enrico Colantoni: I missed the question.
Jack Kenny: What was it like joining an already established
cast? Did we treat you well?
Missi Pyle: It was very painful.
Enrico Colantoni: It was painful. It's hard to come into
someone else's house. But they were -
Jack Kenny: Enrico has terrible gas. He was hard to hang out
Enrico Colantoni: The good thing is that no one noticed with
all the gas that was already there... No, I think I said
this even off the record that it was one of the most
enjoyable casts and crew experiences I've ever had. Missi
was there at the beginning. Jack was just -
Jack Kenny: I was in and out.
Enrico Colantoni: Crazy off the wall, just happy energized.
I think I went back months later just to watch them work.
Jack Kenny: You did. You said, ďCan I just come back and
hang out at the set?Ē
Enrico Colantoni: Yes just hang out with you guys because it
was so delightful to be there. That was my experience.
Missi Pyle: It was very delightful. I had a ball when they
told me Enrico was doing it. He told me that. I think they
told us both that the other was doing it before -
Jack Kenny: Before we got you each to agree.
Missi Pyle: I was like gosh --- and I was like they told me
and he was like they told me. Dr. Eddie was so excited to
Jack Kenny: We talked about Galaxy Quest. We talk about
Galaxy Quest all the time. We even quoted it on our season
premiere last year. (Claudia) quoted, "Never give up, never
surrender." So we're huge - we're all huge Galaxy Quest fans
so when we had this little mini reunion we were all just so
excited. My gosh, oh my gosh. I was little disappointed that
we didnít have to show up in Thermian.
Enrico Colantoni: Yes well I donít know if it was illegal
Jack Kenny: Well you're doing black and white. I'm not sure
it would play. You were black and white the whole episode
Enrico Colantoni: Yeah. We sort of have this black and white
tinge to us, didnít we Missi? --- black and white, sort of
Jack Kenny: You played it in black and white too which is
Enrico Colantoni: Yes totally played it in black and white.
Missi Pyle: The Thermians this a little --- when they caught
the historical document they were in black and white. When
they actually created these alter - what do you call them,
alter egos? When we actually created them they were in gray,
shaped in gray because the man saw the TV show in black and
Jack Kenny: Wow. That's deep. That's a deep connection. I
know I speak for the cast. I'm absolutely certain I speak to
the cast when they say that they had a magnificent time
working with these two. They still go on and I was out with
dinner with Joanne last Saturday because we all went to see
Eddie's movie and we were talking about how much fun it was
working with the two of you. (Joann) was like we've got to
find a way to get them back on the show. She actually
thought of a way to get you guys back so I guess I'll have
Missi Pyle: An absolute ball. From the moment we got there
everyone was so great. I was sort of like I just want to be
on. I just want to keep doing this show.
Jack Kenny: We all do.
Enrico Colantoni: Yes. We tried to figure out a way to keep
us on. We're going to find a way to get Jack.
Missi Pyle: I think the best thing to do is to blog mail
Jack Kenny: I'm not sure we answered anybody's question. Is
anybody still there?
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Tony
Tellado with Scifi Talk. Please proceed.
Tony Tellado: Hi guys. It's great that you're going to be on
the show and Jack hinted black --- in black and white but
there's also the language of film noir, the way they speak
and everything is very different. What was that like for you
as actors to totally immerse yourself in that film noir
world which I happen to love by the way.
Missi Pyle: Which you what?
Tony Tellado: LoveóI love film noir.
Jack Kenny: That's what I do on the set. I interpret reading
the director and the actors and the writers and the actors.
What the script says is this, very helpful.
Missi Pyle: When - I used to do a lot of sketch comedy and I
used to do the film noir lady. It's just really fun to do
that and to actually have an excuse for it to keep it real.
It's definitely a challenge but just - to stand next to you
Enrico it's lke... It's like -
Enrico Colantoni: I loved you channeling - you kind of
channeled Judy Holiday a little bit.
Jack Kenny: I did?
Missi Pyle: He's...
Jack Kenny: Enrico you did. That's what was so special about
Enrico Colantoni: I think Missi and I could've gazed in each
other's eyes for a whole hour and a half.
Missi Pyle: The whole season. It was so fun.
Jack Kenny: The great thing that I noticed that with you
guys working the noir dialogue was you really - you still
sink your teeth into it because it's not pedestrian. It's
all very - the words kind of are bitten off and I love how
you guys sort of really bit into it when you were -
especially in the scene in the alley Enrico with the gun.
Enrico Colantoni: I haven't seen it. But I'm going to trust
you on that Jack.
Jack Kenny: No it was great - I love the way noir villains,
when noir people hold guns they donít really point them.
They just hold themÖ
Enrico Colantoni: They just kind of keep them right there
ready to go. It's kind of all rooted in that old sort of
American set standard speech from Katherine Hepburn and how
actors were even taught back in the 30s. There was a clipped
sort of standard American speech that everyone had. So I
donít know if the noir that made it up or actors were
trained to talk like that at that time.
Jack Kenny: A lot of noir too is so much of it played in the
looks. We cut to somebody giving somebody the look of death,
the look of fear, the look of so much in place. Dum, dum,
dum, when you see somebody's eyes and the murderer would
throw strip of light across your eye like Joan Crawford.
Enrico Colantoni: Did you keep the part where Eddie throws
the gun back? Did that make the cut?
Jack Kenny: I loved that. Well maybe I loved it because I
Enrico Colantoni: It was so noir.
Jack Kenny: Yes. There was a moment where Eddie takes his
gun away from him, Eddie takes Enrico's gun away from him
and then at the end of it just throws it back to him like be
careful with that thing. I think it's such a noir private
detective move because he's un-killable. He's immune to
danger. It was great. I'm glad it made it.
Tony Tellado: That's so cool. Enrico I loved Person of
Interest. You were tremendous. I loved seeing you play that
Jack Kenny: You were another show Enrico?
Enrico Colantoni: Who's that?
Jack Kenny: He congratulated you on Person of Interest.
Enrico Colantoni: Thank you, Tony. Was there a question
attached to it? I didnít hear you.
Jack Kenny: He just said how great you are.
Enrico Colantoni: Thank you. Thatís a lot of fun. I like how
--- are surprised to see me as a bad guy. That always makes
me go okay.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Kenn Gold
with Media Boulevard. Please proceed.
Kenn Gold: Thank you so much for taking the time today. The
question I wanted to ask was going back to Galaxy Quest for
a minute -- and I know it's a much loved movie -- Jack I
wonder how much that movie influenced casting Enrico and
Missi. And Enrico and Missi I just wondered when it kind of
presented to you as Galaxy Quest maybe reunion and what's it
like? You've both done so many things since that movie.
What's it like being remembered for that among other things?
Jack Kenny: Honestly it was the cherry on the cake that they
were in that movie together and it's fun to set that from a
validity standpoint but honestly I loved Enrico on Just
Shoot Me. I loved Missi Pyle in The Art. They have such
great bodies of work that that was the icing on the cake,
the fact that they were together in Galaxy Quest and it's
one of my favorite movies but just working with these two
was the real fun and the joy and the excitement. So that's
my answer to that one. You guys want to go into your Galaxy
Quest history? Did you hear the question?
Enrico Colantoni: I just remember that first day Missi when
we were doing the make-up tests and it just seemed so -
nothing seemed real. It was such a great - it was surreal
from the word go and so much fun, you and I sitting in the
Missi Pyle: You mean Galaxy Quest?
Enrico Colantoni: Yes remember? It was our first day.
Missi Pyle: I remember we were both sitting on a parking
space and just chatting and we had that meeting with Dean.We
walked around a little bit and I was like maybe they got a
slightly backward --- were together and the body was so big
so maybe they just - they donít know what it's like to have
a small body but facially it was very special, crazy fun.
Enrico Colantoni: When someone like Tim Allen -- who I
haven't seen since Galaxy Quest -- still talks fondly about
it I know I wasnít imagining it. You want them to experience
it like that, to keep coming back and back.
Missi Pyle: When I worked with - when I met - I remember ---
how --- what amazing character work and I think all I did
was watch you and Jed and just - I was like I'll just see
what they're doing and they're having a ball doing it. It
was so easy and fun and everybody was --- was very special
experiences where I donít know if I have to do anything in
how special that was.
Enrico Colantoni: But needless to say you knowing that you -
I was going to get to see you because when I read it Jack I
go, "They want me to do what?" Then when I knew Missi was
doing it I go okay and then reading it four times over and I
go it's the film noir thing. I get to play Humphrey Bogart
kind of sort of but Missi had a lot to do with it and I
thought for some reason you wouldnít remember me here.
Missi Pyle: That's hilarious. I literally was like from the
moment they told me it was you I told everyone - I was like,
"Enrico's doing it? I can't believe it. I'm so excited,
literally giddy to see him."
Jack Kenny: Told you --- recorded the song. Was that the
first time you heard? We met to record your song and I said
Enrico's doing this and you were like my gosh.
Enrico Colantoni: When you actually recorded it yes.
Missi Pyle: I'm so excited to sing. I love singing so much
and the idea that somebody wanted to pay me to sing because
I usually have to pay to do it. I was like yes and you were
there and it was so noir and you were in love.
Enrico Colantoni: I know.
Missi Pyle: I'm going to get to make out with him finally
Enrico Colantoni: Yes like in the 40s style.
Jack Kenny: You with the heels and the wig you're about 18
inches taller than Enrico.
Missi Pyle: A hundred feet tall and it was so hard to get me
in A frame.
Jack Kenny: You're a tall girl anyway but we put you in 4
inch heels and a big blonde wig and there's a scene at the
end like I can't see Enrico so we turned it somehow because
I know he's there. I can see his hands but thatís all I can
see. There's a little glim coming off his head ---
Enrico Colantoni: You're so awful. My gosh, I hate you.
Missi Pyle: You know, --- so enamored with it and sometimes
people can make you feel uncomfortable. Why do you have to
be so tall? I wanted to...
Jack Kenny: My mother stretched me as a child.
Missi Pyle: I go home and stretch myself.
Jack Kenny: It's just as bad for us. I'm 6 feet shorter than
Enrico and we donít like it either. I walk into a room and I
have to carry a sign.
Missi Pyle: Rico's like gosh you look --- you look glorious
and they said - I felt like the attack of the 50 foot person
but the hot version and everyone was happy about it.
Operator: Our next question is from Marx Pyle with Scifi
Pulse. Please proceed.
Marx Pyle: Hey. First I want to say real quick I'm a big fan
of you two. I love your work Enrico especially a big of your
work on Veronica Mars.
Enrico Colantoni: Thank you.
Marx Pyle: And Missi I've been a big fan of your work for
years and not just because we have the same last name other
Missi Pyle: I know, how exciting. Are we related?
Marx Pyle: I suspect distantly maybe - so I have a quick
question. We haven't heard much about who your characters
are so give me a semi-perfect way out so you donít spoil the
show but give us some clues. Could you explain your
character in one word, what would it be and why?
Missi Pyle: Rico please go first.
Enrico Colantoni: Stuck in a world madly in love with
Jack Kenny: That's - I donít know if you heard the one word
Missi Pyle: Mad.
Enrico Colantoni: Still love, they're all combined.
Missi Pyle: Mad, madly. I donít mean your same theme but
it's like this platinum everything that's hazy.
Enrico Colantoni: I think the first word that comes to mind
for you Missi is breathy. I just get the feeling that your
character is very breathy. You donít understand. You need to
Missi Pyle: Eating bosom.
Jack Kenny: Maybe you can hyphenate it.
Missi Pyle: Yes hyphenate eating bosom. I'll put it all
Jack Kenny: And Enrico it's tense. You were tense, you were
worried about these guys coming into your world and privacy
on your girl. Tense, they're trying to take your girl.
They're trying to shake your world up. Who are these people
in the middle of your world? It's kind of cool. You could
say wider. I'm bitching on your words.
Missi Pyle: Wider chantoose, is that the word, ---?
Jack Kenny: Chantoose, that's a good one.
Enrico Colantoni: Actually you're punching up on words is
what you're doing --- Jack.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Jen
Sylvia with NerdSpan.com. Please proceed.
Jen Sylvia: I thought it was pretty awesome that the two of
you guys were doing this episode together especially in
something so drastically different from Galaxy Quest and I
have one question for Enrico but Missi I want to say I've
been loving your YouTube channel and I'm especially fond of
your Valentine's song and I shared that with a lot of people
so thank you for that.
Missi Pyle: Thank you so much.
Jen Sylvia: This is slightly different but Enrico I have a
Missi Pyle: Thank you.
Jen Sylvia: You're so welcome. Enrico I was wondering if you
remember a show you did about 20+ years ago that it's like
--- of Warehouse 13.
Enrico Colantoni: Sure.
Jen Sylvia: The Friday the 13th series.
Enrico Colantoni: Yes. Friday the 13th had their own
Jen Sylvia: Yes.
Enrico Colantoni: Yes. That was my first job.
Jack Kenny: Really?
Enrico Colantoni: Yes. I had hair.
Jack Kenny: My gosh.
Missi Pyle: Wait a minute.
Enrico Colantoni: It's true. I wasnít born this way.
Jack Kenny: You were actually.
Enrico Colantoni: I was actually - I have pictures of me as
a baby. I had a full head of hair.
Jack Kenny: Really, must be Italian. I'm assuming your
Italian Enrico Colantoni. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe you're
Swedish, I don't know.
Enrico Colantoni: Pretty good guess. Jen, was there a
question attached to that?
Jen Sylvia: --- I was just wondering how different it is for
you guys today to be on something like the shows that you've
been on and not to be on something like Warehouse 13 after
something that's been 20 years ago that's also a cult
Enrico Colantoni: Yes.
Jack Kenny: He was having fun back then 25 years ago.
Everything you do is a cult favorite. I think I should
follow you around. I thought I'd throw a compliment in there
or you're kind of a Jim Jones guy. It can go either way.
Enrico Colantoni: Kind of. That's one --- to.
Jack Kenny: He was a cult favorite too until right near the
Enrico Colantoni: I donít know what people are watching
these days. Everything's a cult favorite now. There's so
many channels now for God sakes. Everything's a cult
Missi Pyle: I own a house in Montana --- but I --- from a
Jack Kenny: This question has gotten so weird. You're
talking about buying a house from a cult member and Enrico's
sounding like an old man. "Get off my lawn. There's too many
things on television. I donít know what to watch."
Missi Pyle: There really are. I donít watch TV.
Enrico Colantoni: Are you guys in the same room Missi?
Jack Kenny: No.
Enrico Colantoni: She just wants to know if we appeared
together on the phone. Why isn't that happening?
Jack Kenny: Was Friday the 13th a lot like Warehouse 13? I
never saw it.
Enrico Colantoni: Yes the TV series was. It was all about a
bunch of artifacts that got -
Jack Kenny: You were a regular?
Enrico Colantoni: No I did the guest slot. I was possessed
by a wooden mulcher and it would give me money. And then
when they threw me in the wooden mulcher all they got was
blood because I wasnít worth more than a cent.
Missi Pyle: Is that what you're pitching to have us come
Enrico Colantoni: Not yet, no.
Jack Kenny: He came back as a wooden mulcher.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Lisa
Steinberg with Starry Constellation Magazine. Please
Lisa Steinberg: Congratulations to you Enrico on Veronica
Mars and hopefully you'll return on Warehouse 13. We'll
crossover so you'll able to return but I was wondering if
you guys can talk about how much improv you have to do on
your Warehouse 13 stunts.
Enrico Colantoni: In front of Jack? I donít think so.
Jack Kenny: Come on. We did it together.
Enrico Colantoni: We didnít improvise anything. It was all
on the pages wasnít it? I donít remember it. It was four
hundred years ago. It was -
Missi Pyle: The magic.
Enrico Colantoni: I remember. All the magic was on the page
Jack Kenny: That's an actor who wants to come back on the
Enrico Colantoni: Yes it's true.
Missi Pyle: We just took what was on the page and brought it
to life with our own personal magic.
Enrico Colantoni: That's what we do.
Lisa Steinberg: Was there anything challenging then about
Enrico Colantoni: I'm sorry?
Lisa Steinberg: Was there anything challenging this time
about returning to the role?
Missi Pyle: One thing I found challenging was it's so
stylized and you just want to make a meal because it's so
much fun. So we just try to keep it real. Rico and I just
have a hard time sometimes containing ourselves from having
so much fun.
Lisa Steinberg: Clearly.
Missi Pyle: Just the things we say to each other are so
ridiculous because the dialogue is so ridiculous you want to
make a meal out of it for 13 people to keep it from going
real which I donít know if we did.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Suzanne
Lanoue with TV MegaSite. Please proceed.
Suzanne Lanoue: Hi guys. It's nice to talk with you all
Missi Pyle: Hi.
Suzanne Lanoue: I'm enjoying listening to you all joke
Jack Kenny: We feel like we're wasting your time.
Suzanne Lanoue: Not at all. Enrico, I followed your career in
Hope and Gloria back in '95. I loved that show.
Enrico Colantoni: Wow. I loved that show too. Thank you.
Suzanne Lanoue: It was a long time ago. It seems like it,
anyways, but I wanted to know if there's anything else you
guys could tell us about the upcoming episode on Monday.
Jack Kenny: Okay. Well I can tell you we already know that
it's a noir episode. There's a love story and I think you
know who it involves. And - what can I tell you about it?
Missi Pyle: They are two cult members who are involved.
Jack Kenny: They are two cult members on this call. I feel -
I donít want to give away too much but so much has already
been given away. I think you can go on --- you can download
a whole bunch of pictures that we made into Facebook
banners. But it's honestly every season we do just a goofy
fun episode like --- a video game. They go into a - last
year we had - what was the one we had two seasons ago?
We had them fall into a video game and study I guess with
the noir was one this past season but we like to do big -
there was one with Egypt. We did a lot of weird green screen
in Egypt but I think this one is just - it isn't one of our
- in this one we kind of have fun. It's not - the B stories
follow the arc a little bit with him dealing with what
happened last season and they're in a different story
entirely from Pete and Myka in noir but we just wanted to
We talked about - for the beginning we talked about doing an
episode. It started out as a town gone noir where this whole
town had turned into a noir town and Pete and Myka had to go
investigate it and then it turned into other story with a
writer and his book and they fall into his book and they - I
will say this, that Enrico plays a part that is not yet he's
part of the noir world but he also kind of isn't and that's
something we find out in the story as well.
My favorite part of the episode is aside from everything
Enrico does is Missi's singing. It was done again beautiful.
It's you know, it's really beautiful. It's so nice to see
the episode just stops and Pete and Myka are dancing and
Missi's singing and Enrico is over at the bar smoldering.
What could be better?
Suzanne Lanoue: Sounds great. I love all the fun and light
episodes and it's one of my favorite shows.
Operator: Our next question is a follow up from the line of
Tim Holquinn with TV Overmind. Please proceed.
Tim Holquinn: Hi. Jack this one's for you. Just so you know,
I watched Double Indemnity last night and Martin Scorsese. I
wanted to do my homework. I also watched the Scorsese
documentary of noir movies and he was talking about the
director and writer sometimes being a smuggler of sort
especially in the old decency code days. And I was wondering
if there are any direct topics or ideas you smuggled into
the subtext of this Warehouse 13 episode that views might
not be savvy to on first viewing?
Jack Kenny: When you say smuggle, I know that you're
pitching you said in the episode but how do you mean
smuggle? Can you clarify a little bit what you mean by
Tim Holquinn: Sure. Even in comic books they had to do it
where it was the old decency code days.
Jack Kenny: I see. Comedians used to do it. WC Fields had a
lot of --- Godfrey Daniels instead of gosh dang it and
suffering sciatica for pain in the ass. We do - I donít know
how much smuggling we had to do because the codes then and
the codes today, what you get away with today you could
never put in a movie then so we're already way over the line
with that but I will say Double Indemnity is a movie that
everybody on the show watched. Eddie and Joe watched it to
prepare for the dialogue.
So I think that's got the best back and forth. There are a
couple of scenes between Cedric Murray and Barbara --- just
go disco machine gun fire, back and forth and I know Joanne
really worked on that for the scene she has with Missi where
basically she's reading her the right act and it's seen with
a detective tells the suspect everything she knows and sort
of nails her to the wall and Pete said you've been waiting
to play that scene your whole life haven't you?
And so we used Double Indemnity as a real model for this and
do we have - you guys remember any sort of sexual
sub-context we threw in there that would've gotten past the
censors in the 40s? I'm trying to remember any. Enrico does
most of it without his pants on but you donít see it because
we use different shots. But he plays everything that way in
a show he ever does...
Missi Pyle: He's somewhat taller.
Jack Kenny: Yes he can't see...
Missi Pyle: He doesnít need to wear pants.
Jack Kenny: His shirt goes right to his shoes anyway so -
Enrico Colantoni: I'm going to stand here and laugh.
Missi Pyle: Joanne, that was so great. She nailed it to the
wall. It was so funny to watch her do that.
Jack Kenny: It was fun for - I know she had fun with it too.
We talked about it a lot ahead of time too, here's the theme
to watch in Double Indemnity and she watched it. She said,
"My gosh, that was so graphic." She wants to go back and do
those movies now.
Missi Pyle: Can you write a movie please?
Jack Kenny: Sure a noir movie. That would be huge. Tim, does
that answer your question at all?
Tim Holquinn: Yes it does. Thank you.
Jack Kenny: Okay. I'll write you guys - let's do a noir
Missi Pyle: Okay. Men.
Jack Kenny: It'll pay anything but - Patrick do we have
Operator: Our next question is a follow up from the line of
Jamie Ruby with Scifi Vision. Please proceed.
Jamie Ruby: Hi again. So you guys have one specific favorite
moment that you can think of in the whole experience?
Missi Pyle: Kissing Enrico. Remember we kissed and we sat
there holding us because we froze?
Enrico Colantoni: I loved it. It was amazing.
Missi Pyle: It was literally - we were trying so hard not to
Jack Kenny: Her nose just kept running too. It was a long
Missi Pyle: It was a long - because if you freeze, my nose
is running and about to slobble over on you. I'm wearing
7-inch heels. We're kind off balance.
Jack Kenny: --- I can't see Enrico.
Enrico Colantoni: I have you - one take you were actually
literally in my arms because we had to go ---
Missi Pyle: --- I'm like I'm falling, I'm falling. He was
like I've got you, I've got you.
Enrico Colantoni: She fell off her shoes. That was a good
moment. There, we shared the same good moment, Jamie.
Jamie Ruby: That is so fun. Okay guys. But also before I
forget Eddie told me to ask you guys and I quote, "How cool
was it working with someone as talented and well-hung as
Jack Kenny: It was so awesome. Talk about a guy not wearing
his pants then he goes off and finally --- himself. It's not
long but it's very thin. Eddie, he's so dead. I'm so
embarrassed. My gosh Eddie is just shameless.
Enrico Colantoni: He has the big golden retriever.
Jack Kenny: And he comes into my office. I know when Eddie's
stopped by the office because he's drawn a picture of a
penis on my desk every time he ever comes by the office.
Operator: Our next question is a follow up from Tony Tellado
with Scifi Talk.
Tony Tellado: Hello again guys. I do have a Galaxy Quest
question. As I understand it Enrico you came up with the
cadence of your characters talk, the way he spoke in Galaxy
Enrico Colantoni: Tony, I'm sorry but you're the one guy I
can't hear so it comes in and out.
Tony Tellado: Okay. Is that better?
Missi Pyle: He's saying he understood that you came up with
a cadence of your character in Galaxy Quest, right?
Enrico Colantoni: Yes that's true. Dean it was in the
audition process that we sort of discovered it.
Jack Kenny: It was before you even got the part you came up
Enrico Colantoni: Yes.
Jack Kenny: Wow.
Enrico Colantoni: Yes kind of, sort of. It sort of came in
because he's an alien. What does an alien look like? And
then Dean said - he gave me a direction that made me think
of a Jehovah's Witness. So I took it in that direction with
a happy guy knocking on your door, just happy to see you,
Missi Pyle: You're so innocent.
Enrico Colantoni: And then he brought us to Thermion school
and that's what Missi was talking about. We spent a whole
day discovering the walk and the other things.
Missi Pyle: How happy they all are.
Jack Kenny: They're so happy. We're so happy. Weren't they?
Missi Pyle: Did you have another question?
Tony Tellado: Yes. Missi what was it like doing the scene
with Tony Shalhoub doing the tentacles and everything and
saying Rockwell's classic line?
Enrico Colantoni: My favorite scene.
Missi Pyle: Well that was never in the original script. I
think they just realized they didnít have another ---
happens with the couple of looks and hand hold in that one
scene and at our seat were these two puppeteers with these
giant tentacles with a remote - they have them - they were
hovering them at our feet and they were all coated with
slime and flopping and over us. It was hilarious.
It was --- a lot of people. There were maybe two or three
puppeteers at my feet just kind of --- but we did that whole
thing. Tony of course - I think the magic of that movie was
that every single cast member was even more incredible than
the other and it was so fun. Tony is just - other than
Enrico maybe my favorite other actor I've ever worked with,
just so much fun.
Enrico Colantoni: Remember how torn he was? He was - just
early on he'd come in and go I haven't found him yet, I
donít know - then he found his bag? He found his little
Missi Pyle: He always had the bag. The character was in the
Enrico Colantoni: Found him, he's right here. Tony found his
character when he came with that bag.
Missi Pyle: To answer your question, Tim, this is actually
--- that was really my first movie. I had this tiny part in
As Good As It Gets and it was just a shocking huge wonderful
thing to be able to do that movie and then to be able to ---
one or two small --- and to just kind of get to hang out
with everybody and smile pretty much.
Jack Kenny: Right from the first scene in the limousine - it
was your voice box that broke right?
Missi Pyle: Yes. I remember - my voice box - the description
as it was her voice box is broken and it sounds like a baby
in a bagpipe. I was like --- a baby in a bagpipe. I was like
I'm so happy to be here.
Tony Tellado: Kudos Jack for getting these two together and
I'm so looking forward to that film noir episode. It's going
to be a lot of fun. I'll even watch it live.
Jack Kenny: You'll have a great time. It's going to be a
great episode. Thank you so much.
Enrico Colantoni: What did Tony say? Did Tony say something?
Is he gone? Is he there?
Jack Kenny: I think he said he's really looking forward to
the episode Monday night. I feel like I'm talking to my
grandfather. "He's looking forward to the episode Monday
Go back to sleep. We'll call you when dinner's ready.
Grandpa I think you have to go to the bathroom, too late
Operator: I'm still on the line. Our next question is a
follow up with Tim Holquinn from TV Overmind. Please
Jack Kenny: Tim, you didn't have to get back in line. You
couldíve asked them all.
Tim Holquinn: Well I was trying to be polite.
Jack Kenny: I appreciate that.
Tim Holquinn: So I have a two-parter for Enrico and one more
quick one for Missi. So Enrico, Jack has talked about how
much you enjoyed your time on Warehouse 13, so much so that
you came back to hang out when you weren't working on an
episode you weren't working on. And so first thing I was
wondering, if you could compare that environment to any
other set on any other show you've ever worked on and you
did one just like that and in second week Warehouse 13 owns
Aaron Ashmore is rumored to be in the cast of Veronica Mars
movie. Can you confirm whether that's true or not yet at
this early time?
Enrico Colantoni: I can't confirm who else is in the cast
right now. I've read an early draft and a lot of the
characters are in there but as to what changes between now
and then I can't really say. And not just to blow smoke up
Jack's ass but really Warehouse 13 has such a special energy
and possibly because I was just a guest and they know how to
treat their guests. But on other shows we're usually the
ones that extend ourselves so I can only compare it to other
guest experiences I've had and I've never been treated
Missi Pyle: I concur.
Enrico Colantoni: Eddie first of all is just bouncing off
the wall making sure everybody's happy and when Jack shows
up suddenly you just see everybody on the crew feel relaxed
and his energy is just something that he's bringing in the
moment. It didnít feel like a machine that found its groove.
It just felt like each episode seems to be a new discovery
for them and they're willing to go down that road which is
Tim Holquinn: Okay. And Missi, my last question for you is
also a three-parter, one part being about Warehouse 13 and
maybe Jack will want to jump in on it. But not about
Warehouse 13 I was wondering through your love of music, if
you could make an equal amount of money doing in music as
you do acting knowing that you're equally talented, would
you choose music over acting if you had to choose?
Missi Pyle: That's such a funny question. I do love music
and I think like anything I would probably mesh - what I
love so much about acting is that you can get to inhabit a
character who you can bring the emotion to it and I like
improv but I also really like working with great writers,
someone who can write, put words in your mouth and you can
go deeply inside of you, the words that I wouldn't come up
with myself and you can just have them sort of envelope you
and that's an experience so collaborative you really are
creating something that isn't just in you.
So to me there's something really lovely about being able to
play a character but have someone who's another artist give
you the dialogue. I love that. Singing is like nothing else.
I donít think I could ever choose one over the other but I
do love singing. --- as far as like -
Tim Holquinn: I thought that might be your answer. It's
probably --- and then lastly -
Missi Pyle: --- so much. Go ahead.
Tim Holquinn: I'm also a musician so yes with a new passion
you donít to give it up and you just want to be multilayered
and have diversity.
Missi Pyle: I actually donít ever believe anyone will ever
make money being a musician.
Tim Holquinn: --- that anymore.
Jack Kenny: No one will what?
Missi Pyle: Make money being a musician.
Jack Kenny: Wow. You heard it here first. The cheery
forecast for Missi Pyle, no one will ever make money as a
musician. Now you're sounding like my father.
Missi Pyle: --- that you can make.
Jack Kenny: You're sounding like your parents. Why are you
doing that? You're never going to make any money doing that.
Missi Pyle: I would've answered that so much more
differently if my grandpa wasnít on the phone with me. ---
Enrico. He heard it.
Jack Kenny: Say what?
Tim Holquinn: I donít know if you're hearing me. So last
week did either of your characters have stunts and how
involved were you with them if so?
Missi Pyle: We had a few little stuntsy things.
Enrico Colantoni: Those heels you were in, that was a stunt.
Jack Kenny: I think she already mentioned she had to kiss
Enrico. We had to bring in doubles for that.
Missi Pyle: Over and over again.
Enrico Colantoni: We actually had to get up at one point
Missi right and move. The bar was very low with you. We had
to - I had to walk. That was a stunt --- right there
Jack Kenny: We had that girl fall of the balcony right when
she was shot.
Missi Pyle: Yes.
Jack Kenny: We had that stunt. That wasnít none of you guys.
If somebody was shot and fell off the balcony and landed on
the floor that was Enrico --- place one of the other
villains in the show.
Enrico Colantoni: It's great.
Jack Kenny: It's spelled with America but it's... While
we're - just off for a second, I just want to do a shout out
to Chris Fisher, the director of the episode, our ---
director. We always make sure he gets the most difficult
episodes because he really makes them sing and Chris shot
this with noir angles. He worked very closely with Mike
McMurray, the DP to make sure it was lit with noir type
He had the low angles, the wide shots and the masters that
were low and close ups the way they used to do in the noir
films. He really gave this such a great feeling of noir and
kept that all alive. He was amazing and the script also by
the way was written by JP Nichol, a young writer on our
staff who's done amazing work with the script as well. So I
want to make sure I get those shout outs out there.
Enrico Colantoni: He was the first director I ever met that
wore a tie to work and I thought it was a homage to the noir
genre but apparently he wears a tie to everything because -
Jack Kenny: He wears a tie and it's usually a tie that has
food on it. His clothes are very nice. Nice pickup there.
Most of the toilets are covered with some sort of food item.
He either buys them that way or he does that to them. He
likes to shop in thrift stores. He wears pink suits and he's
a lot of fun on set.
Operator: So our final question now comes from the line of
Jen Sylvia with NerdSpan.com. Please proceed.
Jen Sylvia: Hi again.
Jack Kenny: Hi Jen.
Jen Sylvia: --- you guys discussed the --- question, I was
curious after looking at Syfy.com website if any --- of the
costuming and stuff to be released because I bet those will
be interesting to look at also.
Jack Kenny: I think they would be. I donít think we'll
release any color photos. I donít know what they released
but the interesting thing about black and white is you have
to really - sorry?
Jen Sylvia: Sorry about that. I was on Syfy. The commercial
Jack Kenny: That's okay. You have to adjust the color of
black and white. You wouldnít use the real color that we
would ordinarily use for something. The green has to be a
grayer green or a brighter green to appear a certain shade
of gray. So the colors of the costumes, although there's a
lot of honestly black and white costumes because for a lot
of it the big scene is there and you have - Enrico's in a
white dinner jacket and he's in a black tux.
But in terms of the color we do tend to - you would use a
much darker lipstick than you would ordinarily use so it
comes across as red in black and white so it looks like it's
ruby red. So the colors donít always match up to what you
would normally expect to see - ordinarily expect to see but
I donít know if they released anymore or not.
Jen Sylvia: Well I hope so. Either way what a fascinating
way to get the film noir effect that you guys went so deep
into it. It's going to be so appreciated when we see it
Jack Kenny: I think you're going to be amazed. I think
everybody's going to love it. It's going to be a favorite.
Jen Sylvia: I can't wait for it.
Operator: We have no further questions at this time so Mr.
Morgenstein I'll turn the call back to you.
Gary Morgenstein: Thank you all so very much Missi, Enrico
and Jack. Warehouse 13, the special episode, this Monday May
13 at 10PM. Thank you everyone.
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen that concludes the conference
for today. We thank you for participation and ask that you
disconnect your line.
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