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By Suzanne

Transcript of Interview with Paula Garces and Tia Carrere of "Warehouse 13" on Syfy 8/27/10

I do a lot of these conference calls, but this one was very fun. These ladies are hilarious and have a lot of enthusiasm. It was a joy just to listen to them. They were very nice on the phone to everyone. I really enjoyed it. Please enjoy reading the transcript!

Man:  ...everyone and welcome to the Warehouse 13 conference call. Today we have returning guest star Tia Carrere and reoccurring guest star Paula Garces on the phone for you. The next episode of Warehouse 13 airs August 31st at 9: 00 pm on Syfy. So without further adieu, I'm going to throw it over to your questions and the - believe me they're very excited to speak with you. Moderator?

Operator:  Ladies and gentlemen, as a reminder to register for a question, please press 1, 4 on your telephone. Our first question will come from the line of Ken Gould. Please proceed with your question.

Ken Gould:  Paula and Tia, thank you very much for taking time today. It's greatly appreciated.

Tia Carrere: Thank you.

Ken Gould:  So my first question, I was wondering, the two of you being paired together on this call, does that imply that there's going to be some sort of love triangle with Pete coming up or what exactly is behind that?

Paula Garces:  Oh my God. Oh well that would be an amazing honor for myself. I am definitely a Tia Carrere fan and have been for a very long time. So for me it would - that would...

Tia Carrere:  Oh my gosh.

Paula Garces: That would be amazing on many levels.

Tia Carrere: No, thank you. We don't know. I don't know. Maybe they just wanted to give you two hot chicks at the same time. How's that?

Ken Gould:  Cool I'm all for that.

Tia Carrere:  Albeit from two different generations so maybe we sleep with all of you.

Ken Gould:  Well I'm all for that pairing for that reason. Next question, and this might be an ego buster or a builder for Eddie, but how is he as a kisser?

Tia Carrere:  Well he's a lovely kisser. This is Tia. But the funniest thing is that Eddie - we did our scene right at breakfast time and Eddie being Eddie had a mouthful of French toast, bacon and eggs before he had the kissing scene with me.

I don't know why but let's suffice it to say that I had breakfast alongside Eddie McClintock that morning.

Paula Garces: Hi - and that's really Im giggling because I had a similar experience but mine wasn't so tasty. Mine was garlic pizza at like 2: 00 am in the morning after an 18 hour day.


Tia Carrere: What was it with his food and his kissing?

Paula Garces: So I don't know. I don't know if Pete's trying to - I don't know if he's scared of kissing us with fresh breath or what it is.

Tia Carrere: Maybe.

Paula Garces:  I don't know.

Tia Carrere: Maybe. I came at him with some breath spray though the second time that I had to do a kissing scene.

Paula Garces: Ah, that will be my secret weapon next time.

Tia Carrere: Yes, and I was like open your mouth.

Ken Gould:  Okay great. Now I'll ask one more and then I'll jump off and let somebody else jump in. But I was wondering - Syfy's got a lot of mileage this summer out of the Debbie Gibson Tiffany fight scene promoting the creature movies. And I was wondering if it does proceed to you two fighting for his affections, would you both be interested in a fight scene like that or kind of rolling around on the floor fighting for Pete?

Tia Carrere: I think in a Jello fight. Wouldn't that be fun Paula...


Paula Garces:  That would be a lot of...

Tia Carrere:  ...Jello in like a kiddy pool?

Paula Garces: Tia I'm liking your vibes, a lot. Keep it going. I like it. I'm down...

Tia Carrere: We got a whole other show here now.

Paula Garces: I am so down for Tia's ideas, absolutely.

Tia Carrere: Ah boy.

Ken Gould:  Great. Great. Thanks a lot. And I'll let somebody else jump in here. Thank you.

Tia Carrere: You're welcome.

Operator:  Our next question will come from the line of Jamie Ruby. Please proceed with your question. Jamie Ruby your line is now open for your question please.

Tia Carrere:  Oh Jamie.

Paula Garces:  Hello?

Jamie Ruby:  Can you hear me?

Paula Garces: Hi.

Tia Carrere: We can hear you.


Paula Garces:  Hi.

Jamie Ruby:  Sorry. I don't know what happened but I'm here. Thank you so much for taking this call. So, can you - this question's for both of you. Can you talk about how you came to work on Warehouse 13, like if there - you are - if you auditioned or maybe you were offered the part?

Tia Carrere: Do you want that Paula or do you want...

Jamie Ruby:  Hello?

Paula Garces: Oh okay. I'll take it first.

Tia Carrere: Okay.

Paula Garces: I was offered the part and it was a lovely surprise and I'm glad I took the offer because everyone was just super welcoming and nice. And the whole concept of Warehouse 13 was just amazing to me and I'm a true fan, like I was watching it. So to be offered something that I was actually watching and wanted to be a part of, it was really cool for me.

Tia Carrere:  Well I had gone in for another role and I guess this role came up and they said this is much better for you so that's how I got this one.

Jamie Ruby:  Well that works.

Tia Carrere: Um-hmm.

Jamie Ruby:  So what's your fave - both of you, what's your favorite part about working on the show?

Tia Carrere: Gosh, I just love the chemistry, the chemistry of the people you're working with, there are only so many stories, there are only so many, you know, story lines and, we've all worked many different places in the world but it's the group of people that you work with that makes it fun and enjoyable at 2: 00 o'clock in the morning, like Paula said she had to work at 2: 00 o'clock in the morning.

It's really about the leads on the show and the show runners and the producers that you're dealing with on a daily basis. And they have such a great group of people together, I loved working with them.

Paula Garces: Yes. I guess I can second that. And I really felt the passion about the show and about the stories from everyone. Everyone from the crew, the writers, the creators, the actors on the show, they're all very passionate about what they're doing and the stories that they're trying to create and how they're trying to entertain their public.

And they really love working there and being together that it's infectious. The vibes on set is infectious and I really enjoyed it and wanted - I left wanting more. I left wanting to work on it more so it was really great.

Jamie Ruby:  Okay.

Tia Carrere: You know what Paula? I do agree. I think they didn't settle for just like the same old thing. You know what I mean? They really - everybody wants 110% in the writing, in the production and the acting of it. You're right.

Paula Garces: Yes. And I also felt that Warehouse 13 was trying to bring something new to the Syfy...


Tia Carrere: Crash, no.

Paula Garces: ...something new that wasn't done before for Syfy. And I feel like they're doing that. I really - I feel like they are definitely accomplishing something different.

Jamie Ruby:  Um-hmm. Okay. Well really quickly and then I'll let you guys go. I know especially Paula you said that you watched the show before. I don't know, you know, if you have Tia, but do you have a favorite artifact or story line that's been on the show before?

Paula Garces: A favorite artifact or story line that's been on the show before, I don't know. I mean there's so many great stories. I really like the one that I got to play with. I really liked the compact. And I love the way they sort of - I don't know, they snuck that up on me and I really liked it.

I watched the whole first season and I thought it was so cool, and again something different, something that I really didn't expect from Syfy although I am a Syfy fan. It was just so different from all the other shows that I don't know. I have to say I'm going to be selfish. My favorite artifact is the compact that I got to deal with that's coming up.

Jamie Ruby:  Um-hmm. Okay great. What about you Tia?

Tia Carrere: It's so funny. I had not seen an entire show. I only seen bits and pieces on, you know, like whatever on the Syfy Web site. What really attracted me to it was the dialogue. It was like Hepburn and Tracy. It was really well written. It was very witty.

And I had years ago done a TV show called Relic Hunter. And so I knew of all the different, you know, the racquetore camata and the, you know, of course, you know, the arc of the covenant and the chalice of this and that. They're a nice templer so I think I probably know about 66 different icons and relics.

I basically know that sort of magical vent to an icon. But what really struck me was, like Paula was saying it's just that fresh different way that they're approaching it. And they're approaching it with humor and just fantastic dialogue and really good characters on which to introduce all these fantastical magical objects. It roots in reality.

Jamie Ruby:  Um-hmm. Okay well great. Thank you so much.

Tia Carrere: Um-hmm.

Paula Garces: Thank you.

Operator:  Our next question will come from the line of Troy Rogers. Please proceed with your question.

Troy Rogers:  Hi Paula. Hi Tia.

Paula Garces:  Hi.

Troy Rogers:  Actually I just wanted to know what do each of you like best about the characters.


Tia Carrere:  I don't know. I mean I like being a ballbuster...

Paula Garces:  Do you want to go first?

Tia Carrere: I like being a ballsy broad. Like I said, the dialogue is very Hepburn and Tracy. And I challenge him and I know his bag of tricks and I call him out on it. And I like that. I love playing strong willed women.

Paula Garces: I like the fact that Kelly is sweet and sassy but is also open to romance and I don't know. I just - I feel like the dialogue that was written for me was very much taken from the way I speak myself naturally. And I really felt comfortable. I felt like I could just be and just let the words take me where they would or where the moment would take me.

And so I really like that about the character, the fact that she's a free spirit and that she's smart, that she loves animals, that she's well educated but again open to being in love and being in a relationship. I really like that.

Troy Rogers:  Excellent. And Paula you mentioned that you've watched it before you got on the show, did you have a favorite episode before you joined it?

Paula Garces: I really loved the pilot. That's what hooked me in. I loved everything about it. The pilot was just so different from anything I had ever seen on Syfy before that I was like wow that's really cool that Syfy is stepping it up and doing something different.

And again, I just think both Eddie and Joanne are really amazing and bring a great chemistry to the show. And Saul and definitely of course Allison with just being so smart and so quick with what she's given, with the words that she's having to say that I really give it up to the cast and the writing and the producers of the show to bring something new to Syfy.

So again, one of my favorite episodes is the pilot. I really loved the first show.

Troy Rogers:  Okay. And one more thing for Tia. I wanted to know did your time on Relic Hunter help you buy into the whole artifact idea on Warehouse 13.

Tia Carrere: Well it certainly gave me a shorthand with - actually even Saul Rubinek, he made the connection. He said Tia you've been on all - he interviewed me on set I think for Syfy's Web site. And he said Tia you've been on all three shows that shot here in Toronto that handled magical relics and icons. I said what's that Saul? He said you were on Friday the 13th...

Troy Rogers:  Right.

Tia Carrere: ...the TV series, Relic Hunter and now Warehouse 13. And while they all handle, you know, magical power, you know, powerful magical objects, they're all very different shows. And, it keeps getting better and better because I have to say I really like the fact that they framed it in a government warehouse which is very, very plausible in this day and age.

And I love that they're these two feisty secret agents that, you know, are a little bit bikersins and a little bit brother and sister. And it just makes it refreshing and fun.

Troy Rogers:  Okay. Thank you.

Tia Carrere: Um-hmm.

Operator:  Our next question will come from the line of Amy Harrington. Please proceed with your question.

Amy Harrington:  Hi. Thanks for being with us today. I'm actually here with my sister Nancy who's my writing partner. And...

Tia Carrere: Oh that's awesome.

Amy Harrington:  And following up on the artifact questions that other people have been asking, we're wondering if you could pick any artifact to be in an episode that you're going to be on, anything in the world, what would you pick?

Tia Carrere: Hmm. I'd let them pick from the clothes from the Helen of Troy. No. Then I could get anything I want at all. I don't know. I don't know.

Paula Garces: An artifact, hmm. I don't know. It would have to be something, oh God, I don't know. God that's a great question. I don't know, maybe like the Mayan calendar or maybe like the Tree of Life or Fountain of Youth or something to that effect definitely.

Amy Harrington:  That's great.

Tia Carrere: I'm so like traditional, like they're Helen of Troy's clothes or...


Paula Garces: And me I want to live for - I want to live and be young forever. What does that do on me?

Tia Carrere:  No. You have the Fountain of Youth. Hey the Fountain of Youth that's a good one. That's a good one. And then let's see, specify...


Paula Garces:  I don't know, Im interested in ancient civilizations in South America and in Central and South America, so I would say my number one pick would be the Mayan calendar.

Amy Harrington:  That's excellent.

Paula Garces:  And...


Tia Carrere:  Casanova's Book of Love would be fun to work through.

Amy Harrington:  And shifting gears a little bit, Tia we were just wondering what's happening with your music career and what's next on that front for you.

Tia Carrere:  That's so funny. I'm here in Hawaii. Well then you know I won the Grammy last year and I've been doing Hawaiian music. And I'm back here because I just finished another record, Huana Ke Aloha which means love - aloha overflows, you know. That's shipping and its classical melodies in all new Hawaiian lyrics. And yes, it's hot off the presses. It should be hitting stores here right now.

Amy Harrington:  Great. Congratulations and good luck with that.

Paula Garces:  Yes. Congratulations.


Tia Carrere:  Thank you.

Amy Harrington:  Thank you both.

Tia Carrere:  Bye sis.

Operator:  Our next question will come from the line of Anne Morris. Please proceed with your question.

Anne Morris:  Hi Paula. Hi Tia.

Paula Garces:  Hi.

Anne Morris:  Hi. I'm going to start with you Paula. And this - I may have to change directions because I need to ask a preliminary question. But I know, you know, you have a very strong interest in fashion so - and I was curious, have you been to any of the big science fiction conventions like Comic-Con or, you know, Dragon*Con or any of those things?

Paula Garces:  I was just at Comic-Con this past San Diego Comic-Con introducing my own comic book called Aluna. And I urge everyone to go to my Web site, and they can see everything that's going on with that. And so I do - I am a big, big geek at heart and a Syfy fan. And I love the Comic-Cons.

I will also be at the New York Comic-Con coming up, also introducing a second volume to the new comic book that I put out. And I am definitely into fashion. I created, produced and host my own show about fashion on the mun2 network called the mun2 Look which is actually airing this Saturday at 4: 00 pm on the mun2 network. And I will take you guys behind the scenes of Warehouse 13 as well.

Anne Morris:  Oh that's wonderful. Well that leaves me - what I wanted to ask about was what do you think, you know, with your eye on fashion, what do you think about all the costumes you see at the convention and do you have an eye toward maybe doing some costume design yourself?

Paula Garces:  Wow. I'm not a very good designer although I know what I like and what I don't like. I leave that up to the experts. And the costume designer on Warehouse 13 is obviously an expert and amazing. Poor thing has to cover everything from comic books to history and things that she just has to come - it has to come out of her imagination, really doesn't have anything to draw upon.

As far as fashion, I take my inspiration from fashion designers that I love and friends of mine to things that I see on the street and people that I grew up with. Being - growing up in New York City and Spanish Harlem, you really had to be very savvy as far as money. And you had to make a dollar stretch.

And I've always been the type of girl that wanted to look a certain way. And I loved looking cute and sexy, but didn't necessarily always have a lot of money to do so. So I had to be creative. And that's what street fashion is all about, taking what you see on the runway and what these high fashion designers are putting out and making it your own and also seeing what you can do with your own pocket. And that's what we do on the mun2 look. We basically celebrate Latino culture, street style meets the runway.

Anne Morris:  Well that sounds really great. And I thank you very much for that. And Tia, I'd like to ask you one quick question. You know, you've done all those Warehouse 13 and Friday the 13th which I watched all the time and loved. And of course Relic Hunter I watched that too because I am a geek. And I want to know, are you a geek at heart? And even if not, do you have any Syfy kinds of projects coming up in the future?

Tia Carrere:  Well I look forward to more Warehouse 13 certainly because I love working on it. But, you know, I'm just open to the journey. I've been in the business such a long time and, you know, when you least expect it, somebody calls you and says can you be in South Africa next week for three months. So fortunately I like just going with the flow and seeing, you know, what the day brings.

And, here I am in Hawaii doing music just because I love it and getting, you know, awards for it. So I like to just experience things creatively and just jump in head first and wherever it takes me it takes me. So, I look forward to any other Syfy things that come up, or anything else actually.

Anne Morris:  Oh thank you very much...


Tia Carrere:  ...thank you.

Anne Morris:  ...and I'll let someone else have a turn now.

Paula Garces:  Okay, bye.

Operator:  Our next question will come from the line of Suzanne Lanoue. Please proceed with your question.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Hi. Thank you for talking to us today.


Paula Garces:  No problem.

Suzanne Lanoue:  It seems like both your characters are real tough cookies and so it seems like Pete is attracted to these type of women. What do you think they see in him?

Tia Carrere:  He's just a lovable doll. He's just like - he's playful. He's like a playful puppy dog. That's what Eddie's like in real life and that's what he's like on TV. And how can you not love that, you know, when you're so serious. You need somebody to show you some levity in life.

Paula Garces:  Well if he's a playful puppy dog then I think that's perfect for why Kelly would love him because he is a vet and of course she loves puppies. So if that's the vibe that he's putting out there to girls, I'm sure that's why Kelly likes him.

And then it's also his sense of humor. Hes very much a guy's guy, you know, but there's something sweet and funny about him and kind of geeky and nervous. So I think also the fact that he's not so, that he's not tough and mean I think is also just something that's adorable to women.

Tia Carrere:  Yes. He doesnt have to prove himself, that's why.

Paula Garces:  Yes.

Tia Carrere:  Yes, he just is.

Suzanne Lanoue:  All right.

Tia Carrere:  He's cool like that.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Okay. I have to point out that besides being a big Syfy geek like you are Paula, I'm a big soap opera fan and both have great devoted fan followings. And you both got your start on soap operas.

Tia Carrere:  Yes.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Tia I'm a long time GH fan so I remember back when you played Jade in Asian Quarter story.

Tia Carrere:  In the Asian Quarter so as not to offend any Asian, you know, group. And I...

Suzanne Lanoue:  That was fun.

Tia Carrere:  ...couldn't have an interracial relationship. That's how long ago it was.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Yes. It was a while ago but at least they had some Asian actors I guess. But, you know, you know, they're not very good at integrating anybody on soap operas still actually.

Tia Carrere:  Well.

Suzanne Lanoue:  But it was kind of a sci-fi story line too so that's kind of weird that you've done a lot of sci-fi after that.

Tia Carrere:  Oh yes, but the eyeballs - the eyes of the dolls, the pearl eyeballs.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Right. And Paula you of course were on Guiding Light for a while as Pilar.

Paula Garces:  Yes.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Not that that's such...

Paula Garces:  I mean, I absolutely loved my time on a soap. I was really young and I needed a steady job and I wanted to stay in New York and I wanted to act. And I just - it was just the perfect job for me at the time. It was really fantastic and I got to work with really brilliant New York actors, most of them, who were just very giving people and amazing, and were trying to make, you know, the writing work.

And I really learned a lot about the business, what to do, what not to do and just learned a lot about myself. So my memories on a soap opera are happy ones. And I'm glad I went through it and I'm glad that was my start as well. And it was ground breaking for us as well. We were the first Latino family on soap operas at the time which is like still amazing to me.

And it was big. It was a huge success for Guiding Light. And for CBS it was a big step. So I'm proud to have been part of it and I loved it.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Well thank you very much.

Tia Carrere:  It was a great experience, wasn't it, huh, Paula?

Paula Garces:  I'm sorry?

Tia Carrere:  Did you feel like it - it was like baptism by fire. Like you had to learn all these pages of dialogue every night. It is a good training ground.

Paula Garces:  It's - I mean I'm not fly. I was probably having a heart attack every day.

Tia Carrere:  Yes, exactly. Exactly.

Paula Garces:  But it definitely was school of hard knocks. I didn't have a chance to go to acting school or, you know, go to a college. I didn't go to college at all but I didn't get to go to any acting school. So for me, it was like going to acting school and getting paid for it which is what I needed at the time being a single mom.

Tia Carrere:  That is so funny. It's like you're in New York and I'm in Hawaii and we basically had the same set of trajectories. Like where I grew up was a, you know, you said you're in Spanish Harlem. I grew up in a predominantly immigrant area where the roofs of the houses are tin and they look like they're going to be, you know, demolish these houses. That's how bad they looked.

But, somehow you just sort of pull it together and you just put one foot in front of the other. So it's kind of funny. We have a lot of things in common.

Paula Garces:  I wasn't lying Tia. I really am a big fan and for a lot of different reasons. I know about you. Trust me.

Tia Carrere:  No. Thank you. It's just wonderful.


Paula Garces:  And I'm a big fan of your work obviously and the fact that you're so gorgeous and beautiful. But I'm also a fan of your soul. I've read about you and I really admire the strong woman that you are. And you're just - you're beautiful. I just wanted you to know that.

Tia Carrere:  Thank you. Thank you. Hopefully we can hang out when I come over there.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Wow, that's so sweet you guys. Maybe you'll turn out to be sisters on the show. That'll be cool.

Paula Garces:  That'd be awesome.

Tia Carrere:  Oh my God, incestuous love triangle.

Suzanne Lanoue:  Thank you very much.

Tia Carrere:  It's Syfy. Bye.

Operator:  Our next question will come from the line of Lisa Steinberg. Please proceed with your question.

Lisa Steinberg:  Hi Paula. Hi Tia. Thank you so much for speaking with us this afternoon.

Paula Garces:  Hi Lisa.

Lisa Steinberg:  I've heard - I'm really enjoying this call. There's so much love. I mean it's so, you know, it's so fun and you guys are a lot of laughs. And it's nice to hear you guys becoming friends over the phone too.

Tia Carrere:  I know. Isn't that crazy? I can't believe we didn't get to meet on set. That sucks.


Paula Garces:  We need to meet, definitely.

Tia Carrere:  Yes we do.

Lisa Steinberg:  Well my question for you both is I wanted to find out how you feel about this strong push lately with a lot of strong female characters in the sci-fi realm.

Tia Carrere:  I think in every realm. You know, I've often thought that the more that women became a force economically and the more women that get into, you know, positions of power in the business, that it would just naturally be reflected in the shows that we see on TV.

I think, the last time we saw really strong female characters like this was, I don't know, with, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and all that. But, back then they were like sort of evil and arch and way too tough.

But I think it's come back around again where women are represented the way that we are. You know, women war heroes that go out there and raise our families and earn our livings and, you know, we're not shrinking violets because we can't be.

Paula Garces:  You know, now that I'm a little more aware of the business side of acting, of creating my own shows and producing and sort of creating opportunities for other people that I admire and want to make sure that they have a platform to shine, I've just learned a lot from friends who work at various networks, who work in marketing and work in the economic side of the spectrum and have just really that - a lot of the way that TV is paying their bills is through women's advertising and companies that want to advertise towards woman.

Those are the companies that are paying the bills. And in knowing that, that just gave me a lot of information and just gave me self-awareness and self-power that yes, that women do count and women are paying the bills. So I don't think anybody should really second guess that, the fact that there are a lot of companies out there that are really interested in the women who are spending money.

And let's not kid ourselves. All women spend money, whether it be beauty products or products that take care of their children and their family or any, you know, technology, cars, everything that pays the bills on TV is what women are buying.

So I will never forget that lesson from a couple of executives at a couple of networks. And now I have that in mind all the time.

Lisa Steinberg:  Well I don't know if either one of you are a part of the social networking site Twitter.

Tia Carrere:  Yes I am.

Paula Garces:  Yes.

Lisa Steinberg:  And I'm wondering what - why you feel it's so important to be a part of a social networking site like Twitter where - like Facebook, in order for connecting with your fans but also for promotion of shows like Warehouse 13. A lot of the cast members are also on Twitter as well.

Tia Carrere:  I just think it's a shorthand with people that want to know what's going on with you. And, in the olden days, you had to rely on, with all due respect, you know, articles that came out on you that maybe weren't exactly all that you wanted to get out to your fans.

And this way, there's a - for better and for worse, as we've seen in some cases with celebs, it's a very direct line to people. You can type something at your computer at home and in two seconds it's out there in the world. You know, and if you're drunk or if you're being crazy or whatever, angry, and you said something, it's out there.

But also, if you want to get the record straight on something, it's out there as well. So it's just good for us to be able to get our true story out.

Paula Garces:  No, absolutely. I think Twitter is definitely the most direct and the most honest way. And any actor can portray themselves to the world. I mean whether it's their true self or something else, that's obviously on the actor or actress. But on Twitter I just feel like I could really say what it is that I want to say at that moment and especially to my fans or to people who are interested in what it is that I'm doing.

Lisa Steinberg:  Well thank you both again for speaking with us. I've been a long time fan of both of your work. So it's great to have the opportunity to talk to two fabulous ladies at the same time who I admire.

Tia Carrere:  Thank you. Thank you.

Paula Garces:  Thank you.

Operator:  Our next question will come from the line of Blair Morneau. Please proceed with your question.

Blair Morneau:  Hi. I just wanted to ask, will your characters will be meeting in any of the upcoming episodes of Warehouse 13?

Tia Carrere:  We'll have to leave that to the mind of Jack Kenny, the show runner. I leave it in his capable hands.

Paula Garces:  That's right. I don't know. I mean I don't see why they couldn't and I don't see why it wouldn't be a lot of fun. I mean it'd definitely be a lot of fun for me.

Tia Carrere:  That'd be so awesome. That'd be great.

Paula Garces:  I think, yes, and I think - I don't know. I think fans would really love that so let's put that out there.

Tia Carrere:  Okay. I'll manifest it.

Blair Morneau:  Well since your characters are both kind of love interests of Pete, which one do you think - both of you, do you think would - should end up with him?

Tia Carrere:  Oh dear. Myka's probably going to end up with him. Let's be honest.

Paula Garces:  I don't know. That's a hard one.

Blair Morneau:  Well, do you think your share...

Tia Carrere:  My votes on Myka.

Blair Morneau:  Okay. So is it - both of you are voting for Myka then.


Paula Garces:  Yes. I think so.

Tia Carrere:  I don't know. What do you think Paula?

Paula Garces:  No I agree. I agree.

Tia Carrere:  But that would have to be like Season 5, you know, where they jump the shark and stuff.


Blair Morneau:  Okay. Jump the shark with the artifact.

Paula Garces:  That might be a - they end up together.

Blair Morneau:  All right. Well thank you very much.

Tia Carrere:  Thank you.

Paula Garces:  Thank you.

Operator:  Our next question will...

Tia Carrere:  See Paula, he tried to divide us, tried to make us say we're going to get him over each other. No.

Paula Garces:  I know.

Tia Carrere:  I'm just kidding.

Operator:  Our next question will come from the line of Ian Cullen. Please proceed with your question.

Ian Cullen:  Hey Tia, Hi Paula. How're you doing?

Tia Carrere:  Hi.

Paula Garces:  Hi.

Tia Carrere:  I'm good. Aloha.

Ian Cullen:  And I've got a question for both of you actually. Both your characters have been caught in the middle of the Warehouse 13 adventure, but also both your characters don't exactly have a full inkling of what's going on. How do you think they would actually react if they learned the true nature of what Micah and Pete are actually doing, you know, with all these artifacts?

Paula Garces:  I would love to answer that question but I don't want to give up too much information of my coming episode. I will tell you that very question will definitely be dealt with by the Kelly character. She's definitely going to be conflicted to that.

Tia Carrere:  Well being that I'm also an agent, Agent Kate Logan, I think over the course of the couple of episodes that I've seen so far, she's pretty savvy and she's getting the drift of it. And I think more and more the picture's coming together of what Pete and Micah do. And it kind of freaks her out but it also intrigues her.

Shes standing her ground and waiting for the whole story to unfold before her. I don't think she's shying away from it at all.

Ian Cullen:  Tia a quick side question for you. I've noticed that you're going, you know, you're going to do an amazing class. It's in production now. It's called Wave Dancer. Now from what I've read about, it...


Tia Carrere:  Oh yes, oh yes.

Ian Cullen:  ...seems like an interesting project. Do you mind telling us a little bit about it?

Tia Carrere:  Well, like with everything else, it's like putting together film is - someone told me once it's like riding a thousand swinging needles and he was absolutely right with that analogy because it's, one thing comes together and the other thing sort of doesn't quite line up and then the other part comes together. And so it's - no - it's we wrote it and we're producing it together, myself and my ex-husband. And we're moving forward with it.

It's all about putting together the financing. We had a different in-road with financing but that didn't work out and now we've got another set of investors that's stepping up now. So it's great and part of being in Hawaii is talking to the Hawaii Film Funds here too.

Ian Cullen:  Okay. And...


Tia Carrere:  So watch this space.

Ian Cullen:  Just so, you know, I just read a bit of a synopsis on IMDB and it sounds like an interesting story about a woman that could surf and be crafty and a lot of it's obvious stuff. It just sounds like a really interesting fanister film.

Tia Carrere:  Yes. I agree. Thank you. She's a big mentor here in Hawaii. She was a, you know, she and her girlfriends really started women's surfing in the '70s. She used to have to compete in men's meets because there was no woman surfing. So she was a mentor to generations of surfers male and female.

Ian Cullen:  Okay. Well thanks for taking time to answer my questions and do this conference call. I'm going to - so when I hand on to somebody else now. Thank you.

Tia Carrere:  All righty.

Paula Garces:  I want to see that movie.

Tia Carrere:  Me too, me too. We're working on it.

Operator:  Our next question...

Paula Garces:  It'll happen.

Operator:  ...will come from the line of Heather McGlagee. Please proceed with your question.

Heather McGlagee:  Hi ladies. Thank you so much for talking to us today.

Tia Carrere:  Hello.

Heather McGlagee:  So first question is a follow on to the question that came up about using the social networking site. What kind of feedback have you all had when you do sci-fi shows like this versus your other endeavors? When you hear - do you hear from different...

Paula Garces:  Oh that...

Heather McGlagee:  ...types of fans or do you hear from existing fans that are kind of happy at the new direction?

Paula Garces:  Sci-fi fans are amazing. There are a lot of them. And they are very vocal and very involved. And they love to get at extras and insights and sneak peeks. And I think that's why Twitter and sci-fi fans go so well together.

And I really love it. I'm completely hooked on Twitter and on sci-fi. And I love, love to interact with the fans. And my experience has been a very positive one. I feel and get nothing but love from sci-fi fans.

I started - I got one of my big breaks on a sci-fi movie called Clockstoppers which was directed by Jonathan Frakes who obviously is a big part of the Star Trek endeavors and series. And I just think that sci-fi fans follow all of that and they love that history and they like following you.

And if you're a sci-fi geek and you like the world of imagination and what if and possibilities and all kinds of history and future, I think that that's why Twitter is amazing. And I love the sci-fi fans. So to answer your question, the sci-fi Twitter fans and myself equals one big love fest.

Heather McGlagee:  Thank you. Tia what's your experience been?

Tia Carrere:  I was down there at Comic-Con down in San Diego. And just walking down the street was amazing because if there's one word for sci-fi fans, it's rabid. They just dive in head first at the deep end of the pool and just enjoy it, you know, for the spectacle that it is and just go out and have fun.

And I think these days we're so lacking in our heroes that sometimes we have to dig into our comic book culture to find really, you know, people that we can admire. And I look forward to going out - I'm going to Dragon*Con next weekend too and I'll see how they do it down in the south.

But I think that whatever - if there's something posted about Warehouse 13 or if somebody makes connection that I do this film at Universal called Kull, there's a response - it's much more - it's even stronger than usual because the fans are that much more connected to it.

Heather McGlagee:  Thank you. And just another sort of a question. You talked about filming these types of shows in Toronto. Do you think that informs the camaraderie of the cast mates because you all are outside of Los Angeles so it's really more like a family behind the scenes as well as on set because you're isolated?

Paula Garces:  Because we're on - because we're at camp?


Heather McGlagee:  Yes.

Paula Garces:  ...we're still at camp.

Tia Carrere:  Yes. I did settle I suppose whenever you're on location, yes, because you're not getting to go home to your family unit and this becomes your, you know, ad hoc family away from your family.

Heather McGlagee:  You're probably right.

Paula Garces:  Absolutely. And Toronto's just a gorgeous city. I'm from New York so whenever I'm in LA that's my camp. But Toronto's just a different vibe. It's, you know, it's kind of on the same vibe as New York but you - but I, you know, in Toronto I am away from home and it is a little bit like what Tia said, a little bit like camp.

And you have to rely on these people that you are working with. And, you know, what a great experience because if you're going to be working on a show that's going to require a lot of time with you, a lot of time from you which most TV shows do, then you better like the people you're working with because if not, I couldn't imagine what a nightmare it would be.

So, again, it, you know, kudos to the Warehouse 13 people who make it work and make it a nice loving vibe for people to go and guest star in and work in.

Heather McGlagee:  Okay. Thank you ladies.

Paula Garces:  Sure.

Tia Carrere:  Thank you.

Operator:  Our next question is a follow up question from the line of Jamie Ruby. Please proceed with your question.

Jamie Ruby:  Hello again.

Paula Garces:  Hi.

Tia Carrere:  Hello.

Jamie Ruby:  I just - hi. I just tweeted you both.

Paula Garces:  Oh okay.

Jamie Ruby:  I'm new to this whole...

Paula Garces:  We can't respond now. We're talking to you.


Jamie Ruby:  ...Twitter thing. No. No. I know. So my first question this time's for Paula. You had started talking about your comic book a bit. But when I was looking up on the Internet movie database, is it being made into a movie? Is that worth credit...

Paula Garces:  We are producing the motion comic, the action comic right now. And yes, we are definitely trying to again gather funds and produce a feature length film. We very much would like to do that. And also very open to the idea of a pilot for a TV show. So all of that is being worked out with the various producers and finance people that are attached to the project.

Jamie Ruby:  Very cool.

Paula Garces:  And it's all thanks to the interest that we saw at Comic-Con and the interest that we see on the Internet and on Twitter. I mean people just really - they want to see more. They want to know more. They want the story to unfold and they just - they want it.

So again, that's why I feel that Twitter's really, really important for actors to be involved in because if they - it's kind of like the place where you can sort of experiment if an idea or something that you love is going to be loved by other people or maybe if there's going to be an interest by other people.

And so I really thank Twitter for that because just because I like it doesn't mean that other people are going to want to see it and pay for it. But now that I can sort of put word out there and put the idea out there on Twitter, I get that immediate response of like yes this is really cool, this is awesome or oh that's really whacked Paula, like that was not fun. And I've had both - I've had both reaction. It's just - it's totally cool. I love it.

Jamie Ruby:  Instant feedback can be good.

Paula Garces:  Absolutely.

Jamie Ruby:  So this question's for both of you. Is there something that you would like to see in the future of your characters? I mean I know you talked about meeting up, but beside that just anything like if you could write, you know, the script yourself?

Paula Garces:  Hmm.

Tia Carrere:  Hmm. Unintelligible.

Paula Garces:  I wouldn't mind them meeting. That would be cool, Tia's and my character meeting. It would be kind of a sweet awkward cool moment. And I don't know. Tia what would you like your character to be doing?

Tia Carrere:  That would be interesting, like what if we both had to come back because it was an icon that had to do with the love that he has for people or whatever. And then we have to come back to counteract its sort of, you know, some sort of magical power that this thing has over his mind, you know what I mean, that you...

Paula Garces:  I'd love...

Tia Carrere:  ...and I have to reach out to him by going into his mind or something.

Paula Garces:  Yes, like an artifact that makes him think about his past loves or...

Tia Carrere:  Yes. Yes. That'd be kind of cool.

Paula Garces:  Unintelligible him. We have to pen feet Tia.

Tia Carrere:  We're going to what?

Paula Garces:  We have to save him.

Tia Carrere:  Yes. We have to save him, exactly, by going into his mind and seeing what he thinks about us and what he fanaticizes about us. Ooo.

Jamie Ruby:  Oh.

Tia Carrere:  It's very matrix.

Paula Garces:  Yes. Absolutely.

Jamie Ruby:  Okay. Well it sounds definitely like you guys have a lot of fun on the show with the cast and everything. Is there any like funny moments that you guys can think of or maybe people are playing pranks or, you know, just something kind of funny you can remember from the set?

Paula Garces:  Something funny.


Tia Carrere:  I don't know this is tele con but a food bank.

Paula Garces:  No, let's see. Eddie and I have a pretty physical scene coming up. And he's kind of fighting for his life with me. And, you know, Eddie was trying to be all like macho and thinking he could do his own stunts. And he kind of got hurt in the groin area.

Tia Carrere:  No.

Paula Garces:  Yes. And he was like, all right, I think I should have had a stunt double. And I'm like yes, well you're trying to show off for the girls or something.

Jamie Ruby:  All right. What about you Tia?

Tia Carrere:  Oh gosh. Like I said, I mean, things like kissing somebody and ending up with, you know, scrambled egg in your mouth. That's kind of traum...That's like a one story that stands out. Oh gee, what can Eddie out of - I don't - he's just - he's a ton of laughs. He's just really cool to hang out with, you know. I got to see him and his family in LA a bit since we've all came back and just, you know, just good times, just generally good times laughing often.

Jamie Ruby:  Um-hmm. Okay. Well thank you very much. Now I know some juicy secrets.

Tia Carrere:  Scrambled egg kisses, ugh.

Jamie Ruby:  No. That sounds - no but you sound more traumatized than anything.

Tia Carrere:  I'm never going to let him forget that.

Operator:  And there are no further questions from the phones at this time.

Tia Carrere:  Awesome.

Man:  Well thank you all very much. It was a very lively fun call. If you have any questions, feel free to follow up. And we thank Tia and Paula for joining us today.

Paula Garces:  Thank you.

Tia Carrere:  Thank you everybody. Nice to meet you Paula. I sincerely hope that we get to meet in New York or LA. We'll have to figure this out.

Paula Garces:  Absolutely. I'm going to start following you until you follow me and then I'll just stalk you.

Tia Carrere:  Done. It's a deal.

Paula Garces:  Awesome. Thank you everyone...


Man:  Have a great - everyone.

Paula Garces:  ...for all your - it was a lot of fun.

Tia Carrere:  Bye. Thank you.

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