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By Suzanne

Lindsay Wagner

Interview with Lindsay Wagner of "Warehouse 13" on Syfy 8/21/12

I love Lindsay Wagner, and the show, and this is the second time I was honored to speak with her. She is just very nice, and also a kind of new-agey kind of lady, not really at all like the characters she plays. She is very thoughtful and always takes the time to think about her answer before giving it.

NBC UNIVERSAL
Moderator: Gary Morgenstein
August 21, 2012
1:00 pm CT

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Syfy conference call, Warehouse 13. 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 Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Gary Morgenstein. Please go ahead sir.

Gary Morgenstein: Thank you and thank you everyone for joining us. Next Monday, August 27 at 9:00 pm, Lindsay Wagner returns at Dr. Vanessa Calder and she has a very hot and heavy romance with Artie. So Iím going to Lindsay tell everyone all about it. Thank you Lindsay for joining us.

Lindsay Wagner: Well, thank you.

((Crosstalk))

Gary Morgenstein: (Unintelligible)

Lindsay Wagner: Go ahead.

Gary Morgenstein: Thatís all right. We can put the first call forward please.

Operator: Thank you. So our first question comes from the line of (Reggie Seaton). Your line is open. Please proceed.

Reg Seeton: Hi, Lindsay. Thanks for taking the call.

Lindsay Wagner: Hi.

Reg Seeton: Hi. Now that youíve played Dr. Calder a number of times, in what ways do you relates to her as compared to how you related to Jaime Sommers?

Lindsay Wagner: Well they both work really long hours. Doing a series is always pretty grueling. I donít know that I relate the two characters, to be honest with you. Dr. Calder is very - sheís very seasoned, sheís mature, sheís - Jaime was very young and optimistic. Not that Dr. Calder isnít optimistic, I donít mean to be saying that. But, Jaime had a lot of enthusiasm based on a lack of experience, if you will. And encountered difficulties and painful life lessons as all young people do and was in a very exaggerated circumstance, obviously.

Dr. Calderís been through that state already and is very clear about whatís going on in her life and in the strange life that she lives, which is - the only way I can really compare the two is that - and itís not exactly the same. But, that Jaime had to live a secret like, right, she had two lives. Thatís similar in that Dr. Calder lives a life out in the world and covertly goes and does this work for the warehouse. And so...

((Crosstalk))

Reg Seeton: (Unintelligible)

Lindsay Wagner: ...I think - I guess those two - I never, you know, you ask that question and I thought thereís absolutely nothing in common but, Iíve never even thought about comparing the two before. So, Iím having to kind of think this through as I answer. Forgive the lack of (unintelligible).

Reg Seeton: Thatís okay. Well, just let me ask you how do...

Lindsay Wagner: But those are two odd things that they have in common is theyíre having to live double lives and that always brings about certain life challenges. Itís just that Dr. Calderís been doing it for such a long time that noting is new or odd to her. Whereas Jaime, everything was like whoa God, whatís going on here. So their characters are pretty different.

Reg Seeton: Well how do you view her energy with Artie now in their collective troop going forward?

Lindsay Wagner: Iím sorry, could you repeat that?

Reg Seeton: How do you view her energy with Artie and their collective troop going forward and where theyíre at right now?

Lindsay Wagner: Well, I feel that both of them have been through so much with all the years that theyíve been doing what theyíve been doing and for Dr. Calder certainly living a double like, Artie kind of has a mono life because he doesnít have to pretend anything, thatís all he does. And because she has to hide what she does in the other relationships that she has, her relationship with Artie is something that allows Vanessa to be all of who she is. She can be completely herself with him because she doesnít have to hide anything, obviously. And thatís very difficult, you know, even in the so-called real world people who work for our government, CIA agents, things like that.

You know, they - theyíre living private lives out of necessity that - for their own safety and for the way that the whole espionage type world is set up. And thatís the kind of thing that Vanessaís having to live all the time, is living this double life and itís very - one can only imagine that itís very stressful and uncomfortable to never be able to just relax, say what you want to say, be how you want to be, just be open.

And I think that for Vanessa that is such a joy to be in an intimate relationship with someone who - sorry about the old granddaddy clock here - where she can truly be all of herself. Thatís a blessing for anybody, you know, when we find people who unconditionally love us and we can just be whoever we are, thatís something thatís really wonderful for Vanessa and I know for Artie too.

Reg Seeton: Great. Thank you very much and good luck with the show.

Lindsay Wagner: Thank you.

Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Amy Harrington with Pop Culture Passionistas. Your line is open. Please proceed with your question.

Amy Harrington: Hi, thank you so much for your time today.

Lindsay Wagner: Hi there and welcome.

Amy Harrington: So, we were just wondering, what is it about Warehouse 13 and the experience on working on the show that keeps you going back?

Lindsay Wagner: Oh, the people are so nice. The actors are also nice. Jack is just a joy to work with and all the producers that work and write there. Itís a lovely set. I was very blessed on Bionic Woman to have a wonderful crew and Iíve guest starred and done various things on different places and people are nice but, thereís - sometimes thereís this special thing that happens and itís just like family and that is what the Warehouse set is like.

So, more than anything, itís the joy of working with the people that Iím working with. Theyíre good actors, Artieís a - I mean, Saul is a wonderful actor, always has been. And watching the young people on the show who are all pretty young and green just blossom and become wonderful actors in their own right develop their characters, thatís been really fun for me too.

Amy Harrington: Excellent.

Lindsay Wagner: I just love hanging out with them and working with them is fun, even if itís grueling hours.

Amy Harrington: Is - would you ever consider returning to series television as a regular?

Lindsay Wagner: I would and yes, Iím kind of sniffing around for things and looking at some different concepts, been talking with my agent about it lately. Itís definitely a possibility.

Amy Harrington: Excellent. Well, we hope you do and thanks...

Lindsay Wagner: Thank you.

Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Karen Moul of Sci-Fi Vision. Your line is open. Please proceed with your question.

Karen Moul: Hi, thanks for being with us today. I know you probably canít talk to us too much about the episode but could you tell us anything about what brings Vanessa to the warehouse this time and tease us a little bit about what to expect?

Lindsay Wagner: Well actually, itís not at the warehouse. I had a bit of my gag order taken off here (unintelligible) today. Actually, Artie and Vanessa have been taking rendezvous together and so we start out at one of our rendezvous places. That day we decided to take the relationship to another level and so the adventure takes place out in the world where theyíre meeting up thinking that they were going to have a nice quiet weekend together, which Alice, who escapes from the mirror kind of wreaks havoc on our weekend together.

Karen Moul: Wow, that sounds like an action packed episode.

Lindsay Wagner: It pretty much is. I - yes, she pretty much makes me go crazy in the process.

Karen Moul: Great, canít wait for it. On a different note, you were just talking about returning to television. Did I read that youíre going to be involved in the Scruples remake?

Lindsay Wagner: Yes, I narrated the pilot for them - the pilot episode.

Karen Moul: How - was it fun revisiting that story? I grew up in the 70s and I remember...

Lindsay Wagner: Yes.

Karen Moul: ...the original and how...

Lindsay Wagner: Well...

Karen Moul: ...great it was.

Lindsay Wagner: ...it was - yes, it was an interesting experience because I didnít even really get to see the episode. I just kind of had to go in and wing it. You know, there are redoing exactly. They make - obviously, they made a series out of it and so theyíre building their story as they do. Although some of the - a lot of the beats are the same. Yes, it was very interesting. But because Iím not narrating it as Billy, that was very touch actually. It was difficult trying to find the voice of a character that weíve developed one way. It was the voice of the - her friend the...

Karen Moul: The roommate from New York.

Lindsay Wagner: No, the journalist. And I think theyíre kind of playing her - theyíre trying to find the voice that they want to use of it. So, it was interesting. I love doing voice over though, that was real - that was fun to kind of sit in a room and massage it and work it and not have to worry about makeup and hair and all that stuff.

Karen Moul: Great. Well, Iím looking forward to that too. Thanks a lot.

Operator: And our next question comes from the line of (Diane Moore). Your line is open. Please proceed with your question.

Diane Moore: Hi, Lindsay. How are you today?

Lindsay Wagner: Hi there, good thanks. How about you?

Diane Moore: Iím doing well. I have to ask, what is the greatest gift you have received since practicing meditation?

Lindsay Wagner: I think the ability to relax and let everything go and be fully in the moment. To just experience being alive and enjoy being alive. The - we tend to experience so much through our lives, most of it actually, until we kind of get a handle on it, of all the facts in our life and kind of like our thoughts become what we think life is.

And meditation and the various techniques also - the other techniques that help you be able to calm your mind and meditate are just simply kind of be calm and be present without always analyzing and comparing and all those things that the mind wants to do all the time, which kind of makes us think that we are the mind.

But we arenít and in know the spontaneous spark of life, if you will, that when weíre fully in the present, whatever is going on around us, to be able to experience that without all of that mind chatter is a really wonderful experience and meditation is definitely something thatís helped me be able to do that.

And at times, when youíre meditating, if you canít even do it when your eyes are open and youíre walking around, at least your body has a few minutes of being fully relaxed. I mean, thereís a lot. I donít know itís - I donít know that I can name the one single thing thatís kind of the idea.

Diane Moore: Thank you for that. I have to ask too, ever wanted to dust off your dancing shoes and be a celebrity guest star on one of those reality dancing shows.

Lindsay Wagner: Not really. Thatís not my strong suit, I must say. Never had...

Diane Moore: Okay. Well my last question is what traits of yours have you seen have come from Jaime Sommers and are there any traits of Vanessaís that youíve adapted to your own, Lindsay?

Lindsay Wagner: What traits of Jaimeís have I adopted? Is that what you said?

Diane Moore: Yes, for your own that you were like, wow that takes me back.

Lindsay Wagner: Iím not sure I can answer the question the way it was asked. I - because for me when Iím developing the characters I look for ways to develop them from within myself. So itís more about finding things in me that I infuse in them.

Now, Iím - you know, Jaime was all about espionage and I certainly didnít adopt that in my personal life but even the idea of having children in the show. You know, Ken and I talked about it - about how to make the character more dynamic. The more we got to know each other the more we were able to flush out the character.

And in Dr. Vanessa, like I was talking about kind of living in two different worlds. The traditional world, which we all kind of live in and came from and this other world, well a lot of the meditation and the healing techniques and the things that have learned over the years and that I teach in my workshops and retreats, thatís the kind of thing that she would be doing. Working with energy, not understanding that everything is energy, that the body is energy, that even the table is energy but it feels like dense matter. Itís just the way our sensors perceive that energy thatís moving slower, makes it feel like itís a hard thing to us.

But, Vanessa kind of works in both of those worlds. She works in a very traditional medical world and she works pretty much in the energy world. One of the things that was so much fun for me in the very first episode, I donít remember if we talked about this in a previous interview but, was that the writers went on my website. And they - one of them was familiar with one of the techniques that I teach, which is a tapping technique that you do on your own acupuncture points to release emotional charge of fear or even physical pain.

And the - and so they put that in the show, they didnít quite get it right but they gave me some freedom to kind of adlib and make it my own and actually do the process with him a little bit. And so if you look at that very first episode when I say have you been doing your tapping and he says, sure and I know heís lying, right, so Iím tapping around on his face and his body. That is actually a technique that I teach in my workshop. Itís an amazing technique and so I kind of bring things from my life and they just kind of start to blend. I donít know if I answered your question but...

Diane Moore: You did, thank you...

Lindsay Wagner: Okay.

Diane Moore: ...so very much. I wish you the best.

Lindsay Wagner: Thank you.

Diane Moore: Youíre welcome.

Lindsay Wagner: Thanks, you too. Bye.

Diane Moore: Thank you.

Operator: And our next question comes from the line of (Ann Morris) with Airlock Alpha). Your line is open. Please proceed with your question.

Ann Morris: Thank you for allowing us to speak with you today Lindsay.

Lindsay Wagner: Hi.

Ann Morris: Hi. I actually have not looked around and seen a lot about your personal life or, you know, things you do outside of acting. But I - if Wikipedia is to be trusted, which it can be variable, you and I are contemporaries in age.

Lindsay Wagner: Okay.

Ann Morris: And both of us have grown children. My sonís, like, born right in the middle of your, mine was born in - well, actually, my sonís from 1974. So my sonís older but, you know, we both know what thatís like having grown children and all that sort of thing.

And I was wondering if you have felt that there is a difficulty in Hollywood in getting good roles at your age, because Iím really pleased to see as a romantic lead in Warehouse 13. Those episodes are delightful and I love seeing that, that a character is - doesnít have to be 20 to be the romantic lead. But I want to - kind of want to know your thoughts on that, what Hollywood gives to women who are our age and your thoughts on playing Dr. Vanessa in light of that.

Lindsay Wagner: Well, Iíve only recently started kind of going back and looking at whatís really going on there. I mean, thereís a few shows that I like, I - my mom introduced me to. I kind of - you know, Iím just not all that familiar because Iíve been in this - doing this other work for the last 8 - 10 years. And Iím just recently starting to get back into the industry, therein, looking at whatís really going on there. I just donít watch a lot of it to begin with, so Iím not the best person maybe to ask about that.

But, certainly, them being willing to write a romantic story about older people who arenít dead, you know, is very wonderful and courageous. Itís actually something that hasnít really been done much ever, I think, in the history of television. Or movies, thereís the odd movie, thereís the occasion movie that where it comes out and say oh wow, thatís right, people are still alive and vital and, you know, have all the same qualities of human beings once they pass 50, you know.

And - but they certainly are - have been few and far between forever, really. I think from my viewpoint. And I honestly donít know much to say about it other than Iím thrilled that they were willing to do that and in the midst of something so odd to do it in. You know what Iím saying. The...

Ann Morris: Yes.

Lindsay Wagner: ...this show was an odd one to do it but I really applaud the courage and the creativity of, you know, of Jack the producer and all the writers involved for doing it.

Ann Morris: I do appreciate that answer. I think maybe being away from it actually made it easier because you didnít have a preconceived notion...

Lindsay Wagner: No.

Ann Morris: ...that they wouldnít do it, you know. That might well be and thatís probably a good thing. I have another question I like to ask when I - Iím on these calls. What kinds of entertainment you do enjoy, what kind of books you like to read, movies you like to see. You know, we see - we talk to all these people who are on these science fiction programs, which is my main interest in literature and everything but Iím curious to know what yours would be.

Lindsay Wagner: Yes, itís typically not science fiction. I tend to read more - because I study a lot with, you know, that holistic type modalities and things like that and I - so I read a lot of things that people are doing that Iím learning about, things that are helpful for people and kind of sorting through that kind of thing.

When I read Iím typically reading something like that, either self-help, spiritual or - I did read a couple of - I mean, when my - I think I read - this may sound silly - I read more - growing up dyslexic, I did not get into the groove of reading. So I must admit that reading isnít a strong suit of mine, although I donít have any problems with it anymore. I seem to have gone through an amazing, you know, dealing with that over the years and I can read just fine, itís just that I think early on you either learn to read and are passionate about reading stuff.

I found myself being impatient when - even reading a good book, which I tried. My mother is an avid read. She loves reading, she loves reading stories and (unintelligible) development. To me I find Iím impatient with it. I didnít get into the leisure experience of doing that because it was years before I could do that as an adult. And so, I didnít learn that, I - so for me, reading stories that people love, itís like come on just get to the point. Where are we going with this? And yes, yes, interesting character but, you know, you couldíve said that in seven words.

I never - honestly, and Iím embarrassed to say, I never developed the - I can read a little bit of that but then I do get impatient with it, I must admit. So I was kind of - thatís why I think some of the books that are studying that get right to the point for me are.- and even then sometimes I get impatient with - which is funny, Iím bearing one of my odd little sides to you here.

But as far as the art of it all, films and/or television and things, I think Iím very excited to see that - one of the things I can say about television today, not about women or older women, that - but just in general is the intelligence is coming back to television. Itís - it seemed like for a while this stupider you could make people look, the more it would sale and I never have understood that but, intelligence is coming back. Youíve got the, you know, Suits, for example, and violent shows like - oh, whatís that one with the - heís an art thief but he works for the FBI - White Collar.

Ann Morris: Oh, okay. Yes.

Lindsay Wagner: White Collar, for example, whoís - you know, they have - I mean, whether you are a fan of it or not, itís just something that theyíre still seeing a successful show that doesnít have to have violence in it and all of the, I think, neat, cheap tricks that things are call on to be sensationalistic to get peopleís attention too. You know, Iím so excited to see things coming back that arenít grasping on to the lowest kind of common denominator of our consciousness. And that people are going for it, that thatís exciting for me. And thereís others too, I just those two come to the top of my mind.

Ann Morris: I think you get to be a part of that when - in being in a program like Warehouse 13 where you have...

Lindsay Wagner: Yes, and theyíre walking an interesting line, arenít they.

Ann Morris: Yes, and...

Lindsay Wagner: Theyíve got the funny and the fun but, yes, go ahead, sorry.

Ann Morris: But the audience is - you know, because that audience is typically one that likes science fiction and fantasy and a lot of them have very high level of education, intelligence matters to them. So I...

Lindsay Wagner: Right.

Ann Morris: ...think that youíre getting to be a part of that, and I think thatís a really nice thing. And I really appreciate you bearing your soul. A lot of people have dyslexia. Iíve know many any it is a difficult thing. We talked with Eddie Izzard a few weeks back and he had the same problem.

Lindsay Wagner: A lot of artists do. The artistic abilities - theyíve even got statistics on that - people are - tend to be very creative who have kind of classic dyslexia. Itís kind of like the balancing factor, if you will, of what - like I would - if I werenít as creative as I was - am, I would never have gotten through school. But my creativity - I mean, there is an - a very interesting intelligence. To me, creativity is another form of intelligence.

Ann Morris: Oh, well it certainly is.

Lindsay Wagner: Yes. And itís one - well, as writers you all know. You know, youíre kind of - you kind of are blending both worlds -- the left brain, right brain. But that creativity part if - allows you to think things - think outside the box, think -you know, put things together that arenít linear and still create a communication. I mean, itís a - itís something that a left brain canít do by itself and that right brain creativity is definitely part of intelligence. And I think more and more our culture is coming to recognize that.

Ann Morris: I thank you very much and I guess I better let other people have a turn. Thank you so much.

Lindsay Wagner: Thank you.

Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Tony Tellado with Sci-Fi Talk. Please proceed with your question.

Tony Tellado: Hi Lindsay, itís a real pleasure to talk to you. Iíve been a fan of yours for a long time. Just have a question. And just how - in your career how youíve seen, especially this type of show, which is similar to the bionic woman have kind of had a chance to reflect as you work on Warehouse 13 how much this type of show has changed as far as the filming of it with all the effects and things? And also, even just how itís perceived by the public compared to how it used to be.

Lindsay Wagner: Well, certainly, the technology is humorously, profoundly advance compared to what we had to work with back then. But - and the audience expects more today. Itís just been - itís been very interesting doing it because even as technology was advancing, I wasnít doing that type of thing when I was doing all the movies and miniseries and stuff like that that I was doing. Other than explosions and things like that upon occasion but even it wasnít - there wasnít even a whole lot of that. So, doing this has been interesting and fun just to watch what they do and learn how to - how they do it.

My - Iíve learned actually more because Iím not in as much of the, like, the characters of Pete and Myka theyíre - and even Artie. Theyíre typically the ones doing the stuff with the special effects because theyíre putting the artifacts in the bag and all that kind of stuff where theyíre having - or turning into something. My character is usually not involved in that part of it a couple times. So, I still havenít had the opportunity to work a lot with that, whereas, my kids are both stuntmen and Dorian, my oldest son, he doubles as - he was a stunt double for the Silver Surfer on - he was...

Tony Tellado: Oh.

Lindsay Wagner: ...Tomar Re - he played Tomar Re in the - he was the character and did all the - I think they dubbed his voice with somebody elseís voice but he is the character of Tomar Re in The Green Lantern.

Tony Tellado: Yes.

Lindsay Wagner: And now heís going - he is the stunt double for the new Robocop.

Tony Tellado: Oh, great.

Lindsay Wagner: Heís - Iíve learned more about what they do today through him than doing the Warehouse 13 and itís just fun to hear about it and see some of it. And he does a lot of wire work so...

Tony Tellado: Wow.

Lindsay Wagner: ...heís used to wearing those suits with the dots all over it for - especially for Tomar Re because they CGIíd the visual of what Tomar Re looked like over him, you know, over his - and it was - but that was his body and his movements and stuff. So...

Tony Tellado: Very, very cool. Do you think there is a story to tell yet with Jaime Sommers or is that chapter do you think or the story over?

Lindsay Wagner: You know, personally, I can see a story but it means taking the show to another level, not trying to repeat the show. And thatís - you know, repeating the show in the style that things to tend to want to be today is just another show.

One of the reasons I think it didnít work when we tried to do that is that they tried to do just - they were doing kind of just that. They just took the concept and made it into a show like things today and - but that isnít what it was and that isnít what people were wanting to see again.

It was fun, it was - there was levity, there was, you know, there was, you know, yes - whatís the work I want - suspense and all that kind of thing. But, it was - but what we were doing was new and there - by the time the second one came out, there was nothing new about having powers. There was nothing new about the show at all; we had - other than the - changing what was expected. That was new, but not new as in anything special about the show.

And, you know, for me I see - I saw taking it into more of - I mean, if I were going to remake it, I would take it more into what she found out...

Tony Tellado: Cool.

Lindsay Wagner: Remember the episode, the ďBiofeedbackĒ. I donít know if you remember that. Where they...

Tony Tellado: I think so, yes. Itís...

Lindsay Wagner: ...where the scientists could control his heart and his mind and all that.

Tony Tellado: Yes, yes, because Iíve actually watched it before it was - I watched it live before it was DVRs and all that stuff.

Lindsay Wagner: Yes. That - I see taking it and launching off of that.

Tony Tellado: Oh, cool.

Lindsay Wagner: That -you know, if I was going to be involved in remaking that. To me, it was about taking her into another consciousness level of understanding that physical power is just that no matter how strong it is, and that thereís always somebody who can end up being stronger than you. So whatís -you know, so whatís the big deal.

And, whereas, finding the strength within the person, within that human being, the extraordinariness of human beings and what - how weíre really made up. To me, the things that Iíve learned and studied about what Yogis can do and people, you know, whoíve done - you know, everybody knows the story about the mother lifted the Volkswagen off the kid, right.

Tony Tellado: Yes.

Lindsay Wagner: She - her mind just didnít, in that moment, stay limited to what sheíd been told and that she wasnít strong enough to pick up a car. And so, we are extraordinary human beings. I mean, we are - human beings are extraordinary I should say. And people tend to want to write all this fantasy stuff but itís coming - even fantasy is coming out of - you canít write - you canít even fantasize something that there isnít some potential flaw that was in you...

Tony Tellado: Right.

Lindsay Wagner: ...because you didnít think it. It couldnít come out of your consciousness. You know what Iím saying.

Tony Tellado: Yes.

Lindsay Wagner: So, I would see taking her into that, to where she goes beyond and learns to - learns things beyond physical strength. Like - whatís that martial arts, itís - I can almost...

Tony Tellado: Thereís so many.

Lindsay Wagner: Itís about...

Tony Tellado: Krav Maga?

Lindsay Wagner: But itís all about energy. Itís all about moving energy. Itís way advanced - Tai Chi for example, Chi-Gong. I donít know if youíve ever seen any videos or anything about really high level Chi-Gong masters. But, they literally - when theyíre teaching their students, Iíve seen things where they have them - a student try to attack them and their mental ability is what you see on Alphas, for example today.

Tony Tellado: Yes.

Lindsay Wagner: I mean, their ability to use their energy and the person ends up never even getting to them before they flop over because they can project their energy in such a way that that happens. So thatís what Iím saying, I think to make The Bionic Woman interesting again is to have her - show that sheís absorbed the - all that there could be learned from having extra, physical strength and all the limitations of it and went deeper. To me, that would be interesting. I donít know...

Tony Tellado: Yes.

Lindsay Wagner: ...to anybody else, but...

Tony Tellado: It gets my vote, it certainly does and I hope Syfyís listening.

Lindsay Wagner: Okay.

Tony Tellado: Thank you very much. Itís been a pleasure talking to you.

Lindsay Wagner: You too, thanks. Bye.

Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Suzanne Lanoue with TV Megasite. Your line is open. Please proceed with your question.

Suzanne Lanoue: Hi Lindsay, itís nice to speak with you again.

Lindsay Wagner: Hi.

Suzanne Lanoue: I was wondering - I missed the first few minutes of the call so I hope somebody didnít ask this already but, is it safe to say that your character can - the new episodes - that Artie is hiding a big secret.

Lindsay Wagner: Say that again, please.

Suzanne Lanoue: Is it safe to say that in the episode youíre in that your character can tell that Artie is hiding a big secret? Is she suspicious?

Lindsay Wagner: I think in this next episode, sheís more confused about whatís going on.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay.

Lindsay Wagner: I think they are - because they are spending - theyíve now moved their relationship to a different level...

Suzanne Lanoue: Right.

Lindsay Wagner: ...and they are having these rendezvous - weekend rendezvous and where theyíre not working, theyíre not in that environment. So Artieís a lot more relaxed and whatnot, but until something happens in this episode, which, you know, all Iíll say about it is that Alice escapes from the mirror and wreaks havoc on our weekend together, which we were totally not expecting.

Suzanne Lanoue: Uh oh.

Lindsay Wagner: And Artieís reaction to that is very confusing to Vanessa and very upsetting because sheís - you know, theyíve been having such a wonderful time, itís not making any sense to her. So she hasnít quite figured out what the heckís going on, obviously something. But, itís - I think I would say more confusing than her saying aha I figured this out, youíre hiding a secret. Yes, itís obvious but, itís painful.

Suzanne Lanoue: Right.

Lindsay Wagner: Itís hurtful for her what his reaction to it.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay. And you were talking before about putting some of your own things into the show and your character. How would you say that you are very different from your character in real life?

Lindsay Wagner: From what?

Suzanne Lanoue: How are you very different...

Lindsay Wagner: From Vanessa?

Suzanne Lanoue: ...from your - yes.

Lindsay Wagner: Iím not sure Iíd be very good at living a dual life like that or thereíd have to be a really good reason for me these day, because itís a lot of work. Itís a lot of work to hide kind of your life. And, obviously, sheís got - sheís very dedicated to something thatís very important to her and so I guess we can all summon that if we needed, but if itís important enough to us. But, Iím not sure Iíd want to have to do that.

Suzanne Lanoue: Well, all right. Well, thank you very much and Iím looking forward to seeing the episode.

Lindsay Wagner: Okay, thanks.

Suzanne Lanoue: Thank you.

Operator: And as a reminder, to register for a question, please press the 1 followed by the 4. And our next question comes from the line of Marx Pyle with Sci-Fi Pulse. Youíre line is open. Please proceed with your question.

Marx Pyle: Hi, Lindsay.

Lindsay Wagner: Hi.

Marx Pyle: I was curious, your character is normal on Warehouse 13 but she did cross over from one episode with Alphas, which is a very different show and tone and...

Lindsay Wagner: Right.

Marx Pyle: ...then, of course, completely different cast. How was that experience and did you have to adjust your performance at all? How was the experience?

Lindsay Wagner: It was - you know, it was very small. It was very short. It was the beginning of the season and they were just trying to bring the attention to it and thought of crossing over and bringing, you know, bringing a name to it, as many names as they could early on. As, of course, getting peopleís attention to come and check out the new show. And it wasnít really that different because for the most part, it wasnít - there was no humor to be played or had, obviously. But...

Marx Pyle: Was it - did it feel kind of odd taking this character into a whole new cast? I mean, did it feel - I mean, feel a little out of place or did - weíre they all welcoming and just kind of...

Lindsay Wagner: Oh, yes, they were pretty nice. You know, it was still pretty new at the time and all crews and cast and everybody kind of trying to find their way. It wasnít as settled in and comfortable as a crew and a cast that had been together for a year now and kind of figured out where theyíre going with what. Everybody was feeling the massaging, but everybody was very nice. It was just not a well-oiled machine yet. And...

Marx Pyle: Yes.

Lindsay Wagner: ...when I came into Warehouse, it was definitely a well-oiled machine by that time.

Marx Pyle: And did they ever say you might make another appearance now (unintelligible) or is that just kind of a one-time thing?

Lindsay Wagner: No, I think it was just a one-time thing. I think it was just an attention getter to get people to watch the show.

Marx Pyle: Yes. Well, what do you think about doing those kind of crossovers? Is it kind of gimmicky for you or do you...

((Crosstalk))

Lindsay Wagner: (Unintelligible) saying that but I think thatís the truth.

Marx Pyle: What else - so, is there anything else you can tell us about this episode with your character that you havenít already told us?

Lindsay Wagner: Well, I donít want to ruin the whole surprise. Other than youíre going to see a side of Vanessa that Vanessa didnít even she had.

Marx Pyle: Ah, thatís intriguing.

Lindsay Wagner: She might become possessed a little bit.

Marx Pyle: All right. Well, great. I look forward to it.

Lindsay Wagner: Okay.

Marx Pyle: Thanks.

Gary Morgenstein: And this will be our last question coming up, thank you.

Operator: Thank you. And this is a follow up question from the line of (Diane Moore). Please proceed with your question.

Diane Moore: Hi, itís (Diane Lasko). I want to ask the question, Lindsay. How do describe fun? What does fun mean to you?

Lindsay Wagner: Iím sorry, I couldnít understand you.

Diane Moore: Iím sorry, what does fun mean to you and how do you find balance?

Lindsay Wagner: What does fun mean to me and what?

Diane Moore: How do find balance?

Lindsay Wagner: Itís a little foggy for some reason, the connection.

Diane Moore: No, itís probably my sinus infection, Iím sorry. How do you find balance?

Lindsay Wagner: Balance. What is fun for me? You mean just in life?

Diane Moore: Yes, anything thatís (unintelligible).

Lindsay Wagner: Well, I love nature. I love playing with my dogs. I - the gentler things tend to be more fun for me than sensational. I do not like (unintelligible), that type of thing is not fun for me, thatís terrorizing.

I just - I love being out in nature. I love hanging out with my kids and family and joking around and itís pretty simple docile stuff. I like - I enjoy traveling. I have traveled a lot in my life and Iíve enjoyed travel, although Iím kind of not as into as I used to be, which is an interesting thing for me because I have loved it. I mean, I used to do a lot of photography and traveled to all different places around the world and itís interesting that I donít have as much of a drive for that anymore.

But - and how do I find balance? I do a lot of meditation and I do clearing practices, which are kind of things that I teach in my workshops. Thatís very helpful to me. And my spiritual life is very important to me. Always has been and it kept me going through times when I wasnít so balanced. But maybe I wouldíve ended up worse had I didnít have it. And itís (unintelligible) enhanced my life and sense of everyday peace and openness and forgiveness and all those kinds of things that we strive for that are kind of harder, I think, when weíre younger. And definitely, itís been a big part of my life.

Diane Moore: Really quick, can you describe what it was like to receive the Emmy for Bionic Woman?

Lindsay Wagner: That was interesting. I truly did not think that that was going to happen. I was just really happy to have been nominated, and not because I didnít think that I deserved it but, as a - as far as my performing ability, but because our show was such a different genre. We were put in the category of dramatic actress or dramatic series and so to have (Zeta Thompson) and - I canít - Iím trying to remember the name of the show. I want to say House but thatís not right.

Diane Moore: Family?

Lindsay Wagner: Huh?

Diane Moore: Family, was it.

Lindsay Wagner: Something like that. It was something like that, yes. Which is - all the other shows were very serious drama shows and ours was clearly not a serious drama show in that way. And, so I just thought that was wonderful that I was nominated so I didnít - I truly did not have anything prepared. You know, a lot of people say oh I didnít think this was going to happen but I just happen to have a speech in my pocket in case, so when they pull this paper our, right. I just really did not even have that.

I - and I was dumbfounded and I was panicked going up to the podium because I so did not expect it that I didnít have anything written down and I was shocked and excited and blown away, all that kind of stuff. But, I - at the moment I was stunned and so afraid that I would forget everybody that I was supposed to thank that - or that I would like to have thanked, let me put it that way, that it was causing my mind to not be able to remember anything. And so, it was kind of a state of (unintelligible) in a way. I forgot to thank my manager and it was - and a couple of other people.

And so, unfortunately, it wasnít just joy for me, it was kind of fear and panic of oh my God, what do I say, I donít know what to say, I donít know what (unintelligible), all of that. So it wasnít as much fun in that moment as it couldíve been had a not had to worry about that. You know what Iím saying. But, once that part was over and I did what I could and went backstage and then they take - you can take photographs and what not with the Emmys. It was starting to sink in and I was starting to let myself just enjoy it. So, thatís what it was like for me.

Diane Moore: Thank you so much.

Lindsay Wagner: Yes.

Diane Moore: This truly is a full circle moment for me. I am truly honored to speak with you this afternoon again.

Lindsay Wagner: Oh, thanks.

Gary Morgenstein: And thank you all...

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Diane Moore: (Unintelligible)

Gary Morgenstein: ...thank - sorry. Thank you but we have to let Lindsay go. Thank you so much Lindsay for talking to everyone.

Lindsay Wagner: Youíre welcome and thank you everyone for helping us to promote the show. I mean, I appreciate it, I know Gary does. We all appreciate it. Thank you.

Gary Morgenstein: Thank you very much. Next Monday, August 27 at 9:00, go see Artie and Vanessaís hot date.

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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