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Interview with Eddie McClintock of "Boogeyman" on Syfy 8/8/12
I really wanted to make this call, but something
prevented me from attending. I remember when he was making this movie,
out in Bulgaria, because we had a conference call for "Warehouse 13" at
that time. He was on the line, as was Saul Rubinek, and they were
hilarious. And McClintock kept making so many jokes about Bulgaria...
BOOGEYMAN/WAREHOUSE 13, SYFY CONFERENCE
Moderator: Gary Morgenstein
August 8, 2012
3:31 pm CT
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to
the Boogeyman/Warehouse 13 Syfy conference call. During the presentation
all participants will be in a listen-only mode. Afterwards we will
conduct a question and answer session. At that time if you have a
question please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. If at
any time during the conference you need to reach an operator please
press Star 0.
As a reminder this conference is being recorded Wednesday, August 8,
2012. I would now like to turn the conference over to Gary Morgenstein.
Please go ahead sir.
Gary Morgenstein: Welcome everyone to the conference call with Eddie
McClintock, star of Warehouse 13 and also the star of the upcoming Syfy
Saturday Original Movie Boogeyman. Hey Eddie, how are you? Really thatís
Eddie McClintock: Can you hear me? Can you hear me?
Gary Morgenstein: Yes.
Eddie McClintock: Okay good. (Unintelligible).
Gary Morgenstein: All right Eddie just got back from hiatus, theyíre
starting shooting again so weíll talk about both things. Anything you
want to ask Eddie. All right (Naquin), go ahead, steer them up.
Eddie McClintock: Except for the penis size.
Gary Morgenstein: Except plot spoilers.
Eddie McClintock: Yes.
Operator: Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, to register for a question
please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. You will hear a
three tone prompt to acknowledge your request.
If your question has been answered and you would like to withdraw your
registration please press the 1 followed by the 3. If you are using a
speakerphone please lift your handset before entering your request. One
moment please for the first question. And our first question is coming
from the line of Kyle Nolan with noreruns.net. Please go ahead.
Kyle Nolan: Hi Eddie, thanks for taking time to talk to us.
Eddie McClintock: Hey, of course, my pleasure.
Kyle Nolan: So with Warehouse 13 youíve had years to build the chemistry
with your co-stars and the crew. How was it different working on this
film where itís such a short time to both film it and get to know
Eddie McClintock: Well, you know, we filmed this movie in Sofia,
Bulgaria in the dead of winter. And my family and I, we all flew out
there together and our luggage got stuck in Germany for six days. So it
didnít start off great for us there.
But luckily Amy Bailey and Emma Samms and our director Jeffery Lando and
everybody out there was so great. The crew was so great. And, you know,
when you work again like any other job really except this is - was more
intense because as you say the time, we had less time.
So you either become bonded very quickly or you learn that you canít
stand each other very quickly and luckily we all kind of came together.
And I think that shows in the - I saw a very rough cut and even in that
rough cut you could see that we all kind of were having a good time.
Kyle Nolan: Yes now your character Michael Samuels is very similar to
Pete in some ways. How would you say that the characters are different
from each other?
Eddie McClintock: Well, you know, Officer Samuels doesnít have like a
sixth sense, a vibe like Pete does. Heís more serious than Pete. Heís a
single father, his wife was killed in an automobile accident, we kind of
find that out. And, you know, heís struggling to deal with that and
struggling to deal with being a single dad of two ornery sons.
Kyle Nolan: Okay thanks, I enjoyed the movie and Iím looking forward to
more Warehouse 13.
Eddie McClintock: Oh you saw it?
Kyle Nolan: I saw - I think I saw the same rough cut you did without
music and stuff.
Eddie McClintock: And it still had like all the - it hadnít been color
Kyle Nolan: Yes it was very faded, yes.
Eddie McClintock: Dubbing problems and stuff? Yes Iím sure when they get
it cleaned up itís going to be fun, man. I mean, it is what itís
supposed to be, you know, a Saturday night turn out the lights and have
fun watching a movie. Thatís all we can ask for.
Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Jamie Ruby with
SciFi Vision. Please go ahead.
Jamie Ruby: Hey Eddie, how are you doing?
Eddie McClintock: Jamie hi, how are you?
Jamie Ruby: Iím good. So you did this movie a long time ago from what I
remember, you were talking about it before. Can you just kind of talk
about how you got involved and why you decided to go for it?
Eddie McClintock: Yes once Warehouse 13 became a success on the network,
you know, I had always - look I had grew up watching, you know, I loved
Friday the 13th, The Night of the Living Dead, The Hills Have Eyes,
Creep Show, you know, Dawn of the Dead.
I mean, thatís the stuff - on Friday nights when I was growing up in
Cleveland there was a show called Big Chuck and (Hoolihan) and they
would show creature features on Friday nights. And itís some of the best
memories that I have of growing up is staying up late with my dad and,
you know, watching these movies.
So when I had an opportunity to do that on the Syfy Network I really
just jumped at it. I just - I wanted to be able to again maybe possibly
give some little kid who loves scary movies a chance to have a good time
with his family, his brothers or his dad or whoever.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great. And through all your acting, not just this, but
who has been your inspiration the most?
Eddie McClintock: The non-actor who is my biggest inspiration would be
my dad. You know, my dad raised me pretty much by himself and so he has
always been my hero.
But as far as acting is concerned, you know, I remember watching Bruce
Campbell in Evil Dead II. A bunch of my - a bunch of the guys on my
wrestling team had seen it and they came back and they were like Eddie
if anyone is going to love this movie itís going to be you, you have to
see this movie. And this was before I had thought about - really thought
But when I saw Bruce Campbell doing the things that he did and able to
make me laugh in one moment and in the next moment make me feel like Iím
in sheer terror, I just thought that was an amazing ability. So kind of
he was my inspiration and Sam Raimi, I have always been a big - and John
Carpenter, Steven Spielberg, and so on.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great, well thank you so much.
Eddie McClintock: Thanks Jamie, itís always good to talk to you.
Jamie Ruby: You too.
Eddie McClintock: Iíll see you on the Twitterverse.
Operator: And our next question comes from the line of (Mike Oheman)
with Airlock Alpha. Please go ahead.
Michael Hinman: Michael - youíre doing great with those names. Hey
Eddie, how are you doing?
Eddie McClintock: Hey man, how are you?
Michael Hinman: Sorry, they mis-said my name, Michael Hinman.
Eddie McClintock: Oh right, hi Michael, whatís going on man?
Michael Hinman: So a couple of questions for you.
Eddie McClintock: Yes.
Michael Hinman: I was going to say yes, you didnít recognize me, like
Michael Heenman, who the hell is that?
Eddie McClintock: Yes, yes, new blood.
Michael Hinman: New blood, thatís right. So first of all I was just kind
of curious because, you know, these are movies that obviously arenít
going to be out winning Emmys but yet they have such a huge draw. I
mean, the audience that Syfy draws for these is absolutely amazing. And
I might even break my rule of not watching them because youíre in this.
But for people who maybe have shied away from this, you know, who have
shied away from the whole B movie format, I mean, what do you think is
the biggest draw? Like what would you say to them to kind of pull them
in and say tune in Saturday and see this. What makes this different?
Eddie McClintock: Well, you know, like I have a great deal of respect
obviously for anyone who gets in front of the camera and has the courage
to - or anyone who gets behind the camera and tries to make a film
because itís hard and it can be embarrassing.
So, you know, I love - even though I love movies about half men, half
mosquitoes or off the cuff just happen to also be part ferret, I wanted
to - if I was going to do one of these movies I wanted it to be more of
a straight up like horror than, you know, and I just thought Boogeyman,
you know, this is more of a straight up and down horror film like what
Iím used to growing up with before they started, you know, animals.
And so for me itís more of a downstream horror film than normally what
youíll letís say have been given on the network previous to this. You
know, also I wanted to make sure that people knew we werenít taking
ourselves too seriously which seems to be a running through line for
most jobs I do.
You know, when I arrived in Bulgaria Jeffery Lando our director said to
me, he goes, well Syfy basically said, you know, if you want to change
things and make things funnier or do whatever you want to do youíve got
permission, you know, as long as we see eye to eye.
And fortunately he and I got along great and so there were chances for
me to kind of in my own not as funny, not as talented way to be able to
give a shout out to Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi. And hopefully people
will see that there are actual scares and bumps to this and then you
might even get a few chuckles, you know. The boys who play my sons are
good together and Amy Bailey who plays my partner is great. I think we
did an honorable job.
Michael Hinman: Excellent. And so what are the chances of the Cleveland
Browns going to the Super Bowl this year?
Eddie McClintock: Hey look, you know, until basically every year until
the second quarter of the first game Iím hopeful. So, you know, I think
weíve got that new quarterback whoís, you know, old enough to be able to
step in and play in the league I think.
And that new running back that we got, the Heisman Trophy winner from
Arkansas I think it is, and he - I think heís going to be able to - heís
going to be forced to come in and play right away. And, you know, Iím
looking up as are the rest of my Cleveland compatriots.
Michael Hinman: Thatís awesome, good talking to you Eddie.
Eddie McClintock: Likewise, itís a pleasure man.
Operator: And our next question comes from the line of (Tim Holquin)
with TVOvermind. Please go ahead.
Tim Holquin: Hi Eddie, itís great to speak to you again.
Eddie McClintock: Hey man, good to talk to you.
Tim Holquin: Sort of answering He-man Hinmanís question.
Eddie McClintock: He-man Hinman, I like that.
Tim Holquin: I was impressed that the writer David Reed is associated
with two of my favorite franchises, Supernatural and Ron Mooreís
Eddie McClintock: Oh yes, there you go.
Tim Holquin: Yes I was wondering if you could comment on how you found
the writing, if you thought it was especially - my thought maybe it was
the writing that would have brought you to the project perhaps.
And then as a second follow-up question if you could just elaborate,
speak a little bit about your co-star Amy Bailey who I think a lot of us
are unfamiliar with.
Eddie McClintock: Yes, you know, I have actually never met the writer
although weíre friends on Facebook which is always good. When I say that
Jeffery said that Syfy gave me carte blanche in regards to changing
lines, there wasnít a whole lot to change.
Again as you said, I thought that it was a fun script. I love the Cain
and Able tie-in. I think it was a great idea. It makes things - anytime
you get into like biblical characters for some reason itís always
scarier especially if you are a recovering Catholic like I am.
So I thought that it was a lot of fun, you know, and I just basically
injected my own brand of, you know, silliness into it at some point. So
what else? What else did - have you asked me?
Tim Holquin: Oh well just to comment on that, I was excited because
Supernatural was such a fun show.
Eddie McClintock: And Amy Bailey.
Tim Holquin: Yes and then follow up with Amy Bailey.
Eddie McClintock: Right, right. Have you seen it? Did you get to see it
Tim Holquin: No I didnít get to see it, no not yet. I would have if I
could have but I didnít get sent a screener.
Eddie McClintock: Well Iíll make sure next time they send one your way.
Well Amy Bailey is a former ballerina and she lives in the UK and she is
one of the sweetest ladies Iíve ever met. She was amazing. And Emma
Samms who is a kind of television legend in her own right came over and
helped us out.
And, you know, we had fun, we got along, it was - the conditions were
horrific. As I said it was in the middle of the Bulgarian winter. Any of
the interiors that you see are basically exteriors, theyíre outside. And
a lot of the interiors have just this clean roofs on them so there was
no real - even when you were indoors you never really were indoors, you
were still outdoors. It was always cold.
And, you know, we just - UFO, the makers of the film did the best they
could and kept us warm as best they could and we made the best out of a
tough situation, you know. Itís a lot of hours and in the middle of the
Bulgarian winter. But my co-stars were great. And I think youíre going
to see more from Amy Bailey. She is - I think sheís really talented.
Tim Holquin: Thanks a lot Eddie, I always look forward to speaking
with you seriously.
Eddie McClintock: Thanks man, back at you.
Tim Holquin: Thanks.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Judy Manning with
Your Entertainment Corner. Please go ahead.
Judy Manning: Hi Eddie, itís Judy.
Eddie McClintock: Hi Judy.
Judy Manning: I just wanted to say - hi. I wanted to say I met you
briefly at the Syfy press room at Comic Con and your dad was there. And
it was really great to see that kind of bond that you have with him.
And I was just wondering now that - with you being a parent yourself,
are there any folklore stories or urban legends that you grew up with
that you were - will share with your kids? Since Boogeyman is obviously
kind of like an urban legend.
Eddie McClintock: Well, you know, in regards to that, I try to scare
them as little as possible although I did tell them about, you know,
because parents arenít allowed to spank their kids anymore.
But, you know, I told them the other day, I said, you know, when I was a
kid your (Pap-Pap) used to spank me with a belt. I used to go and have
to pick out the belt and then I would get spanked with the belt. So
unless you guys want to get spanked with a belt I suggest, you know, you
straighten up. And they did.
So thatís a pretty good urban legend, you know. You know, itís the best
way that I have learned to keep my kids in control just short of
actually making them pick out their own belt.
Judy Manning: Now about this role of Sheriff Samuels, you say he is also
a single father and you mentioned that your dad also raised you alone.
Was that something that really drew you to this project or did you draw
on that experience that you had growing up?
Eddie McClintock: Oh yes, I mean, there are times when you see Sheriff
Samuels trying to, you know, figure out whatís the best way to deal with
his kids under these weird, crazy circumstances.
And, you know, I mean, even though there is a lot of tongue-in-cheek in
this movie there were moments where I really needed to kind of settle
down and be serious. And I always try and use situations from my past
with my dad and other stuff to help my work so definitely, yes.
Judy Manning: Well Iím looking forward to seeing this film. Of course
Iím a huge fan of Warehouse 13 so it has been a pleasure speaking with
you. Thank you.
Eddie McClintock: Oh my pleasure, thank you.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Diane Morasco with
Morasco Media. Please go ahead. Ms. Morasco your line - go ahead. Iím
sorry Ms. Morasco, your line is open. You may proceed.
Eddie McClintock: She is shy.
Diane Morasco: Hello, is it me?
Eddie McClintock: Itís you, yes youíre the winner.
Diane Morasco: Oh my goodness. I guess I was shocked. Hi Eddie, itís
Diane, how are you? Itís great to speak to you again.
Eddie McClintock: Hi Diane, good to - we were worried for a moment.
Diane Morasco: I was shocked because Iím just so crazy about you.
Eddie McClintock: Oh thank you.
Diane Morasco: Anyway, I have to ask - youíre welcome. You know, I think
that youíre a modern day matinee hero and Iím only 35 but I can say that
about you so Iím going to. And I did.
Eddie McClintock: Well that is one of the nicest things anyone has ever
said so thatís a huge compliment and I appreciate that.
Diane Morasco: Thank you. Now I have to ask you, the characters that you
take from paper to the flesh Eddie, do they ever revisit you when youíre
done and are you able to release them?
Eddie McClintock: Say that again?
Diane Morasco: The characters that you (unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: Iím sorry (unintelligible).
Diane Morasco: No no no, the characters that you play, do you take them,
you know, from the script to the flesh, do they revisit you when the
movie is done or the show is done? Do they ever revisit you?
Eddie McClintock: I mean, they do because so much of the characters that
I play come from just who I am. I mean, I guess thatís just how I
learned to be an actor was to, you know, Ivana Chubbuck who was my
acting coach for so many years, you know, Charlize Theron and I started
off together and Ivana also - she coached Halle Berry, Halle Berry
thanked her when she won her Academy Award, Charlize thanked Ivana when
she won her Academy Award and Elizabeth Shue when she won her Academy
Award for Leaving Las Vegas.
So I had a great coach and, you know, what Iím - what I was taught to do
was use real circumstances and situations from my own life and
substitute them for what the character is going through.
So most of the time Iím just reliving things that have happened to me in
the past. So yes I would say the characters - all the characters that I
have ever played stay with me, you know, because I am a huge part of
Diane Morasco: Okay. When youíre deeply connected and youíre immersed in
a role, do you have a dream, do you ever dream but itís not yours Eddie,
that maybe it might be the characters like say Peteís or somebodyís?
Eddie McClintock: Yes thatís an interesting thought. I guess I hadnít
really thought of it that way but I suppose that could happen,
especially if I had been drinking heavily.
Diane Morasco: Okay whatís the drink of choice?
Eddie McClintock: Vitamin D milk in a dirty glass.
Diane Morasco: Okay and I have one more question. Is there any
characteristic of Pete this season that was so complex or that is
complex that you have to take time to still adjust to it?
Eddie McClintock: You know, I wish I could tell you that, you know, it
takes me hours, you know, of meditation to get into character and all
that. But even for like my death scene this year, if you saw the
premiere episode which I donít know, from the comments Iíve been getting
a lot of people think that maybe that has been the strongest thing Iíve
done on the show. It didnít take me that long to get into it.
I just - I donít know, I imagine what Iím supposed to be going through
and then I just kind of go through it. It just depends on what the
director thinks about it, whether I move on or whether we go again.
I think I said that, you know, I get a lot of my inspiration from films
that I have seen before just short of stealing from some of my favorite
actors. There is a scene where Johnny Depp gets killed in Platoon and
so, you know, I used part of that.
And then there was Giovanni Ribisi gets killed in Saving Private Ryan
and I just thought he was so amazing in that and so strong and, you
know, being able to be strong in the face of death. And just as an actor
itís such a cool thing. So I guess I just try and use those things as
Diane Morasco: Thank you so much Eddie. I wish you the best of luck and
congratulations on your family.
Eddie McClintock: Thank you so much. Thank you, Iíll talk to you soon.
Diane Morasco: Youíre welcome. Yes, bye-bye.
Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Stacy Roberts
with seriouslyomg.com. Please go ahead.
Stacy Roberts: Hello Eddie, thank you for doing the call.
Eddie McClintock: Of course, how are you? Hey weíre friends on Facebook
- on Twitter now too, arenít we?
Stacy Roberts: Yes we are. Thank you for following me.
Eddie McClintock: Of course.
Stacy Roberts: Iíve been - I love your tweets.
Eddie McClintock: Oh thanks.
Stacy Roberts: When you were growing up...
Eddie McClintock: It gets me in trouble sometimes.
Stacy Roberts: I know, so whatís your penis size? No just kidding.
Eddie McClintock: I can say this -- itís not very long but itís really
Stacy Roberts: I was only kidding about that. But when you were a kid
were you afraid of the Boogeyman? Like was there a Boogeyman you were
Eddie McClintock: Well, you know, I grew up on, you know, I Was a
Teenage Werewolf and Wolfman and, you know, (Chainey) and Lugosi and,
you know, all the Universal horror films. So when I asked my parents if
I could go see the original Friday the 13th on an Easter Sunday, I think
I was in seventh grade and I went to a matinee - I donít know how I was
ever allowed into the film because I was just a little kid and I went
with my best buddy.
And I remember walking home we had to walk through - because Iím from
Ohio so we had to walk through a field and I just thought what could be
underneath - because there was like a chest high grass. And I just
started thinking what is under - what if something jumps out at me.
And that kind of carried over. I had bunk beds in my room and my room
was at the top of the stairs. And I ended up sleeping in my parentsí
room for three weeks. That movie scared me so badly my dad went to see
it on his own so that he could see what it was that scared me.
That I would say, the original Friday the 13th, Jason or his mother, she
scared me. Because then I was like what, the guyís mom, itís not a
monster, itís a person and sheís talking to the moon? That scared me. So
I guess that was my Boogeyman.
Stacy Roberts: Now you have to tell the writers of Warehouse 13 because
maybe they could do like a Friday the 13th episode where Jasonís mask is
Eddie McClintock: Oh yes, yes. Well, you know, they did one on Psych. I
watched that and it was pretty funny.
Stacy Roberts: And on a more serious note, what was it like when you
were reading this script and you saw the reveal of who the Boogeyman
was? Because itís a pretty interesting reveal.
Eddie McClintock: Well yes, as I said, being a recovering Catholic, you
know, anytime you throw in biblical characters into a horror story it
always seems to make it more real and a little more frightening because
weíre taught to be so afraid of God and all that stuff.
So, you know, I thought it was a great twist and it definitely was one
of the things that had me leaning toward doing this. You know, I just
thought that it was - it would be cool for everybody.
Stacy Roberts: And what will Gary let you tell us is going to happen in
the next few episodes of Warehouse 13?
Gary Morgenstein: Very little.
Eddie McClintock: Pete makes some fart jokes, he acts like a fool, he
saves the world. Artie grumbles, Claudia snarks, and (Jo Ann) OCDs.
Gary Morgenstein: Perfect. Are you on message or what? I mean really.
Eddie McClintock: There you go. I know the company line.
Stacy Roberts: Thank you very much.
Eddie McClintock: Thank you.
Operator: And our next question comes from the line of (Mark Pyle) with
SciFiPulse. Please go ahead.
Mark Pyle: Hi Eddie, I havenít seen the screener so there is a lot
about the Boogeyman movie. Can you tell us a little about the Boogeyman
creature, what you think makes it stand out in a memorable creature?
Eddie McClintock: Well again, Iím just a fan of downstream horror and
sci fi films so this seemed to be - it just seemed to make sense to me.
You know, I donít know if theyíre taught about the Boogey - if kids are
taught about the Boogeyman as much these days, you know, maybe this will
reinvigorate the legend of the Boogeyman.
But, you know, as a kid it was always fun to stay up late and, you know,
I donít think we were still using candles back then but I remember, you
know, staying up with my buddies and telling ghost stories. And, you
know, this is kind of a modern day telling of the Boogeyman ghost story
with some biblical references in there which is really cool.
You know, the Boogeyman, we actually even get to see the Boogeyman so
itís always the Boogeyman is under your bed and at one point in the
movie the Boogeyman is actually under the bed so itís kind of a cool
call back to the original story. I just think, you know, heís a scary
guy and he does - he can do some serious damage but we do our best to,
you know, kick his butt as it were.
Mark Pyle: Now besides you being in it, what else do you think would
appeal to Warehouse 13 fans watching this show versus - watching this
movie versus the show?
Eddie McClintock: You know, if youíre a fan of horror films, if youíre a
fan of, you know, a little bit of guts and a little bit of glory and
with the laughs, then I think youíre - itís for you.
I mean, you know, itís nothing to be - itís not one of those movies
thatís going to just scare you to death, you know, itís not like oh I
canít watch scary movies, I shouldnít watch that. Because itís not, you
know, real heavy on the scares. Itís, you know, bump scares and chuckles
from me and chuckles from the boys. You know, itís pretty
So but, you know, as Warehouse 13 fans have found, you know, you get a
little bit of everything in an episode of Warehouse 13. And hopefully we
were able to, you know, draw parallels in regards to being able to give
the viewer a little bit of everything in this movie.
Mark Pyle: Okay and one last question. Is there any kind of moment on
set with this movie that kind of stood out to you, like a funny moment
like a goof up or just something that was memorable to you?
Eddie McClintock: There is - I guess my personal favorite is there is a
scene where my character is talking to my partner and she is distracted.
And you know when youíre talking to someone who you can tell isnít
really listening, youíll say something outlandish so that you can see if
she is actually - or he or she is actually paying attention.
Well there is a moment like that in the film and they let me do a little
improv that Iím sure the viewers will recognize immediately that
probably came from me. That to me is kind of my funny moment.
And then there is - even in the trailer where Pete says letís boogie.
That was again my little shout out to Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell and I
wanted to make people smile a little bit during that.
Mark Pyle: Great, well I look forward to seeing it. Thanks.
Eddie McClintock: Thank you.
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, as a reminder, to register for a
question you may press the 14 on your telephone. And our next question
is a follow-up from the line of Kyle Nolan with noreruns.net. Please go
Kyle Nolan: Hey, so - sorry I thought I got out of the queue because I
ran out of questions but let me see if I can come up with something. So
yes, so you had mentioned the improv. Were your co-stars also used to
that or was that a surprise for them when youíd start rattling out these
Eddie McClintock: You know, most of the time the improvs would be not
usually while we were actually rolling. I would talk about the maybe
changing a few things here or there before we actually shot it so that
everybody was on the same page.
You know, I mean, to me it feels a little disrespectful sometimes to the
other actors to start making stuff up arbitrarily during the scene
because, you know, people - other actors want to have an opportunity to
I took, you know, thereís always that time where itís fun to just get an
honest reaction from people but, you know, most of the time itís always
discussed beforehand. By improv I just mean it wasnít on the - it wasnít
necessarily on the script. We came up with it on the day.
Kyle Nolan: Now did the others get involved too once they saw you doing
that? Did they start coming up with their own lines or was it...
Eddie McClintock: It was definitely a team effort. The script was in
good shape when we got it. There were just a few things situationally
that present themselves as youíre going along. Maybe the writer when he
wrote it didnít know exactly how we would be able to present those
situations once we were on set so we would have to manipulate the lines
a little bit.
And, you know, again I think that everyone was encouraged to bring
whatever they thought they should bring to the character. And Jeff Lando
our director was a pretty - he was a good leader so he was able to deal
with it without, you know, having an ego.
Kyle Nolan: Yes it was a lot of fun and I did suspect that line you were
referring to came from you and was not part of the script.
Eddie McClintock: Yes. Itís life imitating art.
Kyle Nolan: Well thanks a lot for taking the call.
Eddie McClintock: All right thanks man.
Operator: And our next question is coming from Jamie Ruby with
scifivision.com. Please go ahead.
Jamie Ruby: Hi again.
Eddie McClintock: Jamie, I havenít talked to you in forever.
Jamie Ruby: Yes I know, itís been so long. So you talk about how you
always, you know, put yourself in the characters and that you pull a lot
from yourself and your own life. But has there been anything either a
part of a character or a scene or something where you really had to work
at it because you couldnít find something, you know, that happened to
you to connect to or that was really unlike you?
Eddie McClintock: I mean, I think that there will always be those
moments. You know, I have never died in real life so itís hard to - well
you know what Iím saying?
Jamie Ruby: I guess thatís true.
Eddie McClintock: So when youíre dying itís your job as an actor to, you
know, try and get to the place where you feel you would be, right, in
those moments before you would go would you be panicked, would you be
clear, you know?
For me I would hope that I would be clear and so I get to actually live
out what I would hope would be my last moments. You know, Iíd be brave
for the people around me and be, you know, thinking about the people
that you love and stuff like that.
I mean, I think that - I would like to think that there are no moments
that I could not play if I needed to. Again, you know, you just - itís
about substitution, right? So you take something that will bring about
an emotional response.
And it doesnít really have to even be in the same line of - it doesnít
have to be in the same context of whatever the scene is, as long as it
gives you an emotional response. So I think there is always the ability
to have an emotional response to a certain scene.
Jamie Ruby: Definitely.
Eddie McClintock: If that makes any sense at all.
Jamie Ruby: No no, that makes sense. Iím just typing as youíre talking.
So if they decide or even if they didnít, if you could decide, what show
on Syfy would you like to see Pete on, see him cross over onto? Or maybe
a different character, you know, (unintelligible).
Eddie McClintock: Oh you know what would be cool is to go to Defiance. I
hear such great things. I would also like to - I talked to David
Strathairn and I just said, I was like David youíve got to come over and
do an episode of Warehouse 13. I would love to be able to go and work
with him and work with the people over there too.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great. Well thank you again.
Eddie McClintock: Thanks Jamie.
Gary Morgenstein: And thatís all our time for today. We have to let
Eddie get back to work.
Eddie McClintock: I did 16 hours yesterday.
Gary Morgenstein: Oh geez.
Eddie McClintock: My first day back.
Gary Morgenstein: Well thank you so much for doing this.
Eddie McClintock: It is my pleasure. Thank you guys for your interest
and I hope that Iím able to bring some type of entertainment to you if
you decide to watch Boogeyman.
Gary Morgenstein: This Saturday on Syfy. Thank you Eddie, thank you
Eddie McClintock: Thanks Gary. Thanks guys, bye-bye.
Gary Morgenstein: Bye-bye.
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, that does conclude the conference call
for today. We thank you for your participation and ask that you please
disconnect your lines.
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