Q. What about the show continues to challenge you?
Eddie McClintock: The hours.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah, the physicality and the hours I think.
Eddie McClintock: Well, you know, for me the challenge is to keep it fresh, you know, not try - we
try and make sure that we donít hit the same beats again andagain in episode after episode. So
Joanne and I try and communicate to one another if we feel like maybe a beat is stale or weíve
used it before and just keepingthe show fresh and new is a bit of a challenge for me.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah and - yeah, I think that, you know, as mentioned before with the hours, people
get really tired and to keep the work - the focus on the work andto make sure that itís continuously
good despite the hours. It doesnít matter if itís 4:00 in the morning, itís still important to make the
scene as good as it can beand that sometimes is a challenge but one of the more interesting
ones that we - I think we manage to pull it off most of the time.
Eddie McClintock: You know, people come over and theyíre like oh I feel so bad, you have
worked so long and so many hours and Iíve just been saying to them, go ditch digger, coal
miner, oil rig worker, you know. I mean, those people have hard jobs, not me. So it kind of
keeps me - when I hear myself say that it keeps megrounded and keeps me from ragging
too much about the hours.
Q. What has been like your favorite either scene youíve filmed so far this season or moment that has gone on this
Eddie McClintock: Iíll start I guess. There is an episode called Around the Bend where an artifact has affected Pete to the point
where he begins to lose his sanity. And I have a really good scene with Mark Sheppard that was really a challenge.
I had another scene with Myka and Claudia and Artie that, you know, itís always nice when we have scenes with all of us
together because I really feel like we work pretty well together. So when you get everybody in there firing at the - firing
on the same wavelength, it really seems to be a great experience.
Joanne Kelly: My favorite episode this year which I think - I always pick the one that was most challenging to me as an
actor was probably an episode that involved an artifact that was a gryphon. Iím terrified to see that episode.
Q. There are so many shows right now that have the will they or the wonít they between the female and the
male leads. In a lot of cases it really does get frustrating. I really enjoy the dynamic between Pete and Myka.
I feel like itís good now. If the two characters were to get together that would be fine too but it doesnít
necessarily have to go there. Can you both tell me a little bit about your on-screen chemistry?
Eddie McClintock: Well Joanne and I figured weíd just get it over with the first week so we got together a couple of
times and she - unfortunately she kind of fell for me and I had to tell her to back off. So, since then sheís not quite
as hands-on letís say as she used to be.
Joanne Kelly: Shut up. You see how long I let that go for? Are you impressed?
Eddie McClintock: This is kind of mine and Joanneís relationship in a nutshell. She and I were being pulled by a car
- a camera truck and we were - I was supposed to be driving, sheís sitting next to me, itís a beautiful day, and weíre
being driven. And I just looked at her and I said do you ever get tired of the fact that I can never take anything
serious? And she goes sometimes I want to stab you in the eye with a pencil. And she goes but if you were any
other way, you know, it just - it wouldnít be the same.
I have a personality that, you know, it works for me sometimes and maybe not all the time but, you know, Joanne
is a good sport and she puts up with my Tom Foolery letís say. We truly are like a brother and sister. Like we
donít always like each other. We spend 15 hours a day 5 days a week. I mean,most families donít spend that
amount of time with each other so - and weíre in a very stressful situation. You know, itís like thereís always
someone standing there with their watch pointing at their watch going, "Letís go, letís go, letís go, you know,
why did you mess up that line, why donít you know your lines, weíve got to move, why do you - havenít you slept?"
I mean, so thereís a lot of opportunity for us to just not really care to like one another but, you know, we love each
other and I have a great deal of respect forJoanne and her work and I think that it reflects in the work that we
have on screen. I think thatís maybe why it works so well.
Joanne Kelly: I think that a lot of actors can be very competitive with each other on screen and Eddie and I
never competed and I think thatís one of the reasons what people call chemistry is that we actually trust and
like one another.
We never compete in things, we let each other do their own thing and that - I think weíve - itís just our - the
fact that weíre just so different, I think our personalitiesallow that to happen and again he puts up with me
because Iím not the light of...
Eddie McClintock: The what?
Joanne Kelly: Why, are you curious?
Eddie McClintock: Yeah a little.
Joanne Kelly: Iím not the happiest chick in the world. Sometimes at 4:30 in the morning I can get a little
testy and Eddie is the one, you know, tells me - he makesme laugh. So thatís all I was going to say -- or not.
Eddie McClintock: I always love when I look over to Joanne and she has that look on her face like do not
look at me, do not touch me. So it causes me to like jump around - like it makes me want to jump around
even more even if Iím kind of tired Iím like ooh, all right, this is a good opportunity for me to poke sticks at
Joanne. So itís good man, it seems to work so far.
Q. Do either of you want to see them get together or does it make a difference to either one of you
if they stay just partners or if they get together?
Eddie McClintock: Well Iíve been saying that in Season 15 Pete and Myka start bumping their wheelchairs
into one another in kind of a mating ritual but that wonítbe for a long time.
I mean, I like the fact that they have enough respect for the boundaries of their job and enough respect for
one another not to cross the line. I think it makes Pete a more honorable guy. I think it makes - it lets Pete
earn his other little idiosyncrasies and I think that it gives the character depth, you know.
Look, theyíre two relatively attractive people that by all rights should want each other but again I think they
have a respect and a love for each other that they donít really go there.
Joanne Kelly: I think any human relationship, any interesting human relationship between two people is
complex and it truly takes time to develop, anything thatís worth its salt. And for us to explore the
romantic part of it without first exploring the complexities that - of these two people, you know, the
partnership that theyíre creating and the friendship that theyíre creating I think would just short change
Q. How did you get cast on Warehouse 13 and what drew you to the characters?
Joanne Kelly: Okay. Well how we were cast, basically it was a tough situation. Just like any network
there were about ten Petes and ten Mykas. You know, you go and then they whittle it down and whittle
it down and then thereís about ten of each characters. The network mixes and matches the characters
in the room and, youknow, thereís quite a story about the way that we got put together and Iíll let Eddie
take over from here.
Eddie McClintock: Usually by the time you get to the test they have whittled it down to maybe two Petes
and two Mykas. And in this case we walked in and there were like - yeah like seven or eight of each.
Joanne Kelly: All in suits all looking exactly.
Eddie McClintock: Everybody looking exactly the same. And I just thought oh great, Iím not going to get
this job either. This was shortly after the birth of my second son and I kind of had a thin year the year before.
Joanne Kelly: He was very sweaty.
Eddie McClintock: I was very sweaty inside and out and I just, you know, an actorís greatest fear is to
make a mistake during the test, at least thatís my greatest fear. You generally only get one chance in
front of the network so you better not screw it up. And they had been mixing and matching us all day
and I hadnít gotten placed with Joanne so I was like oh she must suck.
Joanne Kelly: He thought I sucked.
Eddie McClintock: So they finally said okay you two go in and we were in there together and we had
Joanne Kelly: We hadnít been talking. Eddie you had your freak out session before we were in there
Eddie McClintock: Oh thatís right.
Joanne Kelly: So he comes out of the room and heís like sweating and he likes takes off his tie and
starts pacing. He starts talking about his babyís birth and Iím like what is this dude talking about?
Eddie McClintock: Yeah we didnít know each other at all.
Joanne Kelly: No and Iím pretty Zen at tests. Like I just - which is not how I am in real life at all.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah she actually was sitting like in a Lotus position.
Joanne Kelly: Not in a Lotus position but Iím very Zen.
Eddie McClintock: She had a (Bendy) on. So well what happened was the director put his arm
around one of the other actors and I was like thatís it, Iím not getting this job.
I took off my tie, I took off my jacket, and I said you know what, I got these - my sons, theyíre like
two little birds in the nest and their necks are stretching right and theyíre stretched and their
mouths are open, theyíre waiting for their mom to sweep in and drop in the chewed up,
regurgitated worm and Iíve got no fucking worm. And I was a little flipped out. And then literally
Joanne was like dude.
Joanne Kelly: I sat him down and I basically just talked him off the ledge. Tests are painful
enough without some dude having a nervous breakdown.
Eddie McClintock: Hence her calling me dude.
Joanne Kelly: And they called us in the room the next - and we went in.
Eddie McClintock: And Joanneís line - she was supposed to call me a showboat and she
was like listen you showbot. And so I just started going Showbot, Showbot, Showbot, and
doing a robot and then I did like a Michael Jackson kick with a hee hee verse.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah and I started getting mad at him and tried to get him back on track and
Eddie McClintock: And she punched me and told me to shut up. And so when we walked out
apparently Mark Stern looked at everybody and goes there it is, thatís the show right there.
And so ironically enough we kind of got our jobs through a mistake so it was pretty cool.
Eddie McClintock: I mean, it was just the way we recovered from the mistake and that we were...
Joanne Kelly: Well we actually had to go in the next day because they had forgotten to turn on
the sound. Yeah.
Eddie McClintock: The girl that was operating the camera forgot to turn on the sound.
Joanne Kelly: She is no longer with the network.
Eddie McClintock: So we had to go back the next day and theyíre like just recreate the
Joanne Kelly: Give me a wand. So that was our test experience. Thatís the story of our
first meeting when we fell in love.
Q. Eddie, we noticed on your Twitter account that you were at the Trek convention
in Tulsa and that you spoke with Shatner so weíre dyingto hear that story.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah, I was backstage and the - my booking agent for the expo is a guy
by the name of (Gary Haas) and heís a great guy and he has handled Bill for years, Mr.
Shatner for years. And he was telling Mr. Shatner all about my show and all the great
things that have been happening for the show. And I just said yeah, you know, if you - I
said Mr. Shatner, if youíre not too busy maybe you would come and do an episode of
the show. And he just looked at me and he goes, ďCall me Bill, pleaseĒ almost in the
voice of George Takei. And so that kind of to me was like - okay, never mind. He
didnít come out and just say no Iím not going to do that but he kind of didnít need to.
I donít think heíll be doing it, I mean, heís got three shows, heís got two talk shows
and another show.
Joanne Kelly: I think heís definitely going to come on the show after he hears that you
Eddie McClintock: But I must say that I sat next to Michael Dorn and he was really interested
in coming and doing an episode of the show. What a great guy, really smart and nice guy,
Michael Dorn who played Worf.
Q. Youíve got such an interesting array of guest stars. You have Lindsay Wagner,
Rene, and Paula Garces.
Joanne Kelly: I love Renee.
Q. Can you give us a little bit of insight on who is doing what? I know that Faran
Tahir has also joined your cast. Can you tell us who is doing what on Warehouse 13?
Joanne Kelly: No we canít. Itís a secret, you have to watch to find out.
Eddie McClintock: I know that they have released the fact that Jaime or Jaime, Jaime Somers
-- Lindsay Wagner plays the warehouse doctor so she has already been in one episode and I
know sheís coming back to do another episode. Tia Carrere plays kind of a lost love interest
Joanne Kelly: A lost love interest?
Eddie McClintock: Because they never - I donít know if they ever...
Joanne Kelly: Actually consummated the relationship?
Eddie McClintock: I donít know if they ever...
Joanne Kelly: I think they consummated it bunches.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah well thereís a lot of...
Joanne Kelly: But thatís just Mykaís point of view.
Eddie McClintock: A whole lot of consummating going on. Paula Garces of course plays...
Joanne Kelly: Another, yet another love interest.
Eddie McClintock: Love interest for Pete.
Joanne Kelly: There are so many love interests.
Eddie McClintock: They hooked me up pretty good this year.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah they kind of left me out to dry.
Eddie McClintock: Rene Auberjonois plays a love interest for Myka.
Joanne Kelly: Yes, Rene is sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy man.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah. And itís awesome man, you know, I get to see all these people who,
you know, I grew up watching, I mean, Rene and Lindsay.
Joanne Kelly: And Rene and Lindsay are both lovely, lovely, lovely human beings and Faran.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah, weíve had really great experiences with everybody. And I think that...
Joanne Kelly: Weíve been lucky.
Eddie McClintock: You know, I think that what - we welcome them to the show, you know, I mean we...
Joanne Kelly: We both know what itís like to come in and have a stint on a show and not know
anyone and have people in a definite rhythm and I think that both Eddie and I and our producers
and everyone really tries to make the set a very open and welcoming place for everybody.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah.
Joanne Kelly: A place where you can like really create and dig your teeth in and that you feel free
to make choices and that free to create on I think is important to both of us.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah thereís not a lot of stress on the set.
Q. What is the prop or the artifact that you guys play with that you annoy the crap with the
Art Department and theyíre like put it down, donít touch it. Which prop, which artifact?
Joanne Kelly: Oh thatís more of an Eddie question.
Joanne Kelly: He tries to break stuff. He tries breaking down the door, itís like 3:00 in the morning,
he has to break down a door. He actually tries to break - Iím like do you understand if you actually
break the door we have to build a new door and reset it and we will be here until 6:00 am. He
continues to try to break the door.
Eddie McClintock: Well how many times do you get kind of permission to kick a door as hard as
Joanne Kelly: A lot in the show. We get lots of time.
Eddie McClintock: Anytime I get an opportunity to kick the door or to slam into something, you
know, I like to break it. It looks real.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah, he just likes to break it, not because it looks real.
Eddie McClintock: Last year Joanne threw me through the wall.
Joanne Kelly: Oh I didnít really throw you through the - well I kind of did.
Eddie McClintock: She had her hands on me and I kind of threw myself around.
Joanne Kelly: No I threw you through the wall.
Eddie McClintock: Okay she threw me. And so they worry that Iím going to break other things.
Joanne Kelly: Well I do all the stunts.
Eddie McClintock: On my body instead of the props per se.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah Eddie likes to break his body.
Eddie McClintock: Right and I like to break dance.
Q. Each day that you go into work or each time you get a script are you surprised by
some of the things that you do or each time you get a new episode?
Joanne Kelly: Yeah, every time I get a script it scares the living daylights out of me with what they
have planned sometimes. There is never a dull moment Earl, never a dull moment.
Eddie McClintock: To me itís like Christmas, you know, itís like opening a present before, you
know, sneaking and opening a present because Iím like "Oh what? do I get to do that? I get to
break a door because I love breaking doors."
Joanne Kelly: What is it with doors today?
Eddie McClintock: Itís really a lot of fun, man, you know, because we get to do so many different
things on the show.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah and this season, the second season, is even...
Eddie McClintock: Even more so.
Joanne Kelly: Even more so like Iím even more scared to pick up my scripts this year than I was
last year so they have a lot planned Earl.
Eddie McClintock: The show has gotten bigger, better, faster, and funnier I think.
Joanne Kelly: Bigger, better, faster, stronger.
Q. Itís become this phenomenon.
Joanne Kelly: Well I think, you know, weíve been really, really lucky too, I mean, the network really
pushed us last year and Syfy has been really great about promoting the show and I think they really
put it out there.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah weíre on billboards this year. Our faces are on billboards.
Eddie McClintock: Which is very exciting for me.
Joanne Kelly: Very exciting for Eddie. But I think that the audience response has been so good and
I think that, you know, they have just continued to push it and everybody is real proud and I think the
show this year, everyone has really done their darnedest to deliver. Because the audience - for the
audience, you know.
Eddie McClintock: I think the writers, you know, because last year when we did the pilot, you know,
the pilot is much thinner on the comedy than subsequent episodes because I think when we did the
pilot at that point we were still going is this a funny show, is it supposed to be funny?
And then when they used that line about I made cookies and then when Pete goes ooh and then that
kind of became the tag for the show, I think it let everybody know including the network and the writers
and everyone that, you know, we were really going to - we were also going to have a good time and
not take ourselves too seriously and I think thatís what...
Joanne Kelly: You think that came from the cookie line?
Eddie McClintock: I mean, thatís just, I mean, for me itís just...
Joanne Kelly: Iím just kidding.
Eddie McClintock: It became kind of a metaphor for the evolution of the show.
Joanne Kelly: I think that is a good metaphor for the evolution of the show.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah. And so, you know, I think that the writers really have found an amazing line
to walk in regards to being able to have a very well written, well done, dramatic moment and then in
the same scene there is a big comedy beat. And then in the next beat weíre on a chase.
Eddie McClintock: I think it keeps the viewer off balance, it kind of keeps me as an actor off balance,
and I think it helps keep the show fresh.
Q. Ideally youíd love to work on a show for 15, 20 years. But do you see kind of like a point
where youíd like to see Warehouse 13 get to at least what season before the show starts to
go stale? Or it may not go stale, I mean, look at ER and stuff like that.
Eddie McClintock: You know, I mean, if you see the shots of the warehouse, the warehouse is massive.
I mean, it goes on for...
Eddie McClintock: For miles.
Joanne Kelly: Itís infinite.
Eddie McClintock: And so, you know, I mean, as far as where the story can go, as long as they donít,
you know, put me on water skis in an Evel Knievel outfit and have me jump a shark, you know, Iím still
there, Iím still ready to go. I remember watching that episode and even I at that age was like what?
What are we doing here?
So yeah, I mean, I think as long as you continue to enjoy what weíre doing and enjoy each other, Iím
in, you know. I would like the show to get moved back to LA, Iím not thrilled that weíre in Toronto
just because my family is in LA, you know.
Q. Any talk that the show might go to LA?
Joanne Kelly: No.
Eddie McClintock: After contract renegotiations and I have fully blossomed as a, you know, actor type
prick, I think Iím going to, you know, muscle the network into making it move back to LA.
Q. You talked about how the two of you, your relationship is a lot like Pete and Mykaís
relationship so it got me thinking, could each of you describe how the other one is like
Eddie McClintock: You know the expression donít get your panties in a bunch Priscilla?
Eddie McClintock: Thatís kind of a one-liner for JoJo. And sheís really tall. So Myka is tall and Joanne
is - Myka has very long legs and so does Joanne, Myka is very pretty and so is Joanne.
Joanne Kelly: You should ask us those questions separately when weíre both not in the room.
Eddie McClintock: I see Joanne as a right brain, more of a right brain thinker and I think Myka is the
same way. Myka is smart, Joanne is very, very smart. And Myka wants to give Pete all the money in
her bank account and so Joanne wants to give Eddie all the money in her bank account. And go.
Joanne Kelly: I think everything you need to know youíve just heard.
Q. All right so theyíre both jokers, huh?
Joanne Kelly: Yeah. Iím a big believer that every character you play you take a little piece of you and
you just kind of run with it. In this case I think the writers tend to write for who they think we are as
people and what we bring to work and I think, you know, Iím very focused at work and very practical
and very problem solving and that is who Myka is. And Eddie is five years old.
Eddie McClintock: You can say it.
Joanne Kelly: Heís five years old. But thatís - and thatís what is so fun.
Eddie McClintock: I know you are, but what am I?
Joanne Kelly: Five years old. I think thereís a lightness and a real love of what he does and a real, you
know, mischievousness that makes it, you know, mentally watchable. So I think that kind of my stick up
the assedness and his...
Eddie McClintock: You made up a word.
Joanne Kelly: And his lightness and kind of craziness, we allow each other to take that to the nth degree.
Eddie McClintock: You know, itís like this. When youíre working and youíre shooting for 15 hours a day itís
hard to hide behind a character. Itís at least for me itís like if I had to try and fool someone with this character
for this amount of time I donít know, maybe itís because maybe Iím not that great of an actor.
So instead of trying to play act some character or be someone else, I mean, I pretty much just think well how
would I say that, how would I react to that, and let that and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnít and
when it doesnít work Jack, our EP comes - he will come and say, you know, maybe you should change that.
And thereís other times when, you know, I mean, when I just figure because Iím not in certain circumstances
that Pete and Myka end up in that I just assume how would an adult act and then I just try and do that. Anyway.
Q. Eddie said that superhero suit you have to wear I think in the second episode, that he was kind
of mad he didnít get to wear it. He thought his butt would have looked a lot better.
Eddie McClintock: Ooh, did I say that? I must have been drunk.
Joanne Kelly: No.
Eddie McClintock: She had a pretty nice booty.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah my bum is pretty good.
Eddie McClintock: She works out pretty well.
Joanne Kelly: I work out hard. But Eddieís is a little on the flat side. Itís a little flat in some places.
Eddie McClintock: Thank you.
Joanne Kelly: But maybe if we pulled it up into a wedgy like apparatus that would have been the most
Eddie McClintock: My ass has more dimples than a Titlist, okay?
Q. Are you guys surprised that the show is such a hit with such a variety of ages?
Eddie McClintock: Am I surprised? Well like we said earlier, Iím always surprised when something
is a hit. I mean, the fact that viewers have 400 channels to look at and they need to have - the show
needs to be an immediate success or the networks, you know, they kill the show. So Iím surprised
that itís a big hit.
Am I surprised that itís a hit with such a wide audience? No I think that was kind of our - certainly
it was my hopes that, you know, the show could be a show that would bring a family together, you
know, like something that everybody could like say okay, you make the popcorn, Iíll get the blankets,
you turn the lights down, Iíll get and everybody sits and watches it and the next day at the breakfast
table they could talk about the show.
I know itís kind of an old - it may be like I donít even know if people - families sit down for breakfast
anymore but, you know, itís kind of an old fashioned notion. But it just seems like maybe it would be
nice to get back to that.
You know, I know there were shows like that in the past and we used to do that when I was a kid.
Weíd watch the Night Stalker, you know, Cold Shack andeverybody would get a little creeped out
and I used to have such a - itís just such a great memory for me as a kid.
And if I can create those kind of memories for some other kid that has an overactive imagination
like I seemed to have when I was a kid then that would be amazing. Thatís kind of the dream come
true for me.
Q. Can you guys think of any artifact that hasnít been on the show yet that youíd like to see?
Eddie McClintock: Iíve kind of been saying that Iíd love to have Janis Joplinís backstage pass from
Woodstock and whoever held this backstage pass could go to any concert through time. And so it
would allow me to go back and see, you know, early Beatles or go see Black Sabbath or the
Doors or Credence and all this music that my dad exposed me to as a kid that I never was able to
I was supposed to go see Led Zeppelin when I was in like the 8th or 9th grade and then John Bonham
died and I never was able to. And theyíve been, you know, for me music is such a huge part of my life
and I use songs as like memory triggers, you know, so a lot of my memories of being a kid and
growing up are associated with different songs. So it would be the backstage Janis Joplin laminate
pass from Woodstock.
Joanne Kelly: If I could meet one person dead or alive it would be Shakespeare so we already did
Edgar Allen Poeís pen so I think it would be uninventive of me to say that. Maybe like Shakepeareís
hat or Shakespeareís - something so I could meet him.
Eddie McClintock: Shakespeareís codpiece.
Joanne Kelly: No.
Q. Considering all the past warehouse operatives have essentially left the job due to being
killed, is that something thatís in the back of the minds of Pete and Myka and does that
affect them at all going into Season 2?
Eddie McClintock: I think that Pete never really allows himself to go there. Again I think part of his
defense mechanism in regards to having those kind of thoughts are - his defense mechanism is
his arrested development, the state of arrested development that he tends to live in. But, you
know, put him in a serious situation and you would want no one else backing you up.
But from the time that his father died at a young age Pete has used his sense of humor as a way
to escape and I think thatís what he does in regards to any kind of thoughts of being killed. Heís
a brave guy at heart and I donít think that heís all that concerned about that as long as he can
die nobly and help the world and help his friends.
Joanne Kelly: I think Myka is - itís quite the opposite for her. I mean, in Season 1 we see her
having already lost a partner which I think comes from a lot of the mask that we see in Season
1, the kind of obsessive personality, the need for control, the need for structure.
I think that death is something that her partnerís death and her loverís death was something that
affected her and I think thatís why she holds onto everything so tightly and why sheís so
regimented and has such structure in her life is because thatís something that she lives
with every day and the fear of that happening again is a driving force behind her character.
And I think thatís very much where her seriousness comes from.
Q. Last season we got to meet Mykaís parents to get more of an insight into her
background. Do we get to get any more on Peteís background this year?
Eddie McClintock: In regards to his parents, no. I think we kind of - we touch on Peteís
alcoholism and we touch on, you know, his military history, heís a former Marine. And,
you know, that was a thing that I kind of - that I really wanted. I wanted him to be an ex
former Marine. I thought that it kind of - it lent more credibility to - it gave Pete some gravitas.
And it was a good opportunity for me to kind of give a shout out to all the people in the armed
forces who are - who have lived and died and continue to fight for our country. Thatís just the
way I kind of grew up so that was important for me. And so yeah, I think we continue to find out
more and more about all the characters throughout the show.
Q. Many fans want Pete and Myka to hook up which probably wonít happen so I want
to know how would any other love interest work in relation to the job that they have?
Joanne Kelly: Well how does any love interest work in relation to the jobs?
Eddie McClintock: They tend to not work out.
Joanne Kelly: They tend to not work out. You know, I think that the truth of this is we see two people
who are consumed by their profession and who are trying to develop relationships both within the
warehouse and without. I mean, one of the things that I think makes this so interesting is that not only
is it fantastical and not only do you have really cool artifacts and such but itís the relationships in the
show that is the heart of the show.
And I think as we explore that, as we continue to explore the relationships between the people in the
warehouse and their attempts to form relationships outside of the warehouse which I think youíll see
in Season 2, you see how, you know, as in - as reflected by life that conflicts into. I mean, career and
love in life as it is in the warehouse I think is very different and I think we see a lot of people struggle
with that this season.
Eddie McClintock: And I think, you know, some people realize that theyíre just better as friends, you
know. So itís almost like I think they realize theyíre really so different from each other that theyíre
better - they better serve one another as friends. No? I donít know. So, you know, Pete almost goes
to Myka and, you know, Myka I think - my back story is like Myka would be, you know, Myka would be
the first one to try and help Pete, you know, hook up with some chick that she thought that was good
enough for him.
Joanne Kelly: Which would be no one.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah, exactly.
Q. What does the Eureka crossover mean for the show?
Eddie McClintock: Well, I mean, I think that Eureka has such a great following, you know. I think it will
be great for our show. You know, we went to Comicon last year and their panel was just enormous
and I was just blown away. I really had no idea that the show is that popular.
Joanne Kelly: Itís such a great bunch of people and actors as well, like a really talented cast, really nice
Eddie McClintock: Yeah, yeah.
Joanne Kelly: And a lot of them are Canadian as well. Iím Canadian so that makes me happy.
Eddie McClintock: We wonít hold that against them.
Joanne Kelly: Heís in Vancouver.
Eddie McClintock: I know. I think it will be good for both shows man. And I think that it kind of opens up
the door for maybe Pete to end up on Sanctuary or, you know, I donít know if - I donít know what would
happen if Pete ended up on Caprica. I donít know what they would make of him there.
But, you know, I think itís great. Itís - Syfy has a great way of sharing the casts between shows and they
donít worry too much about it and they actually encourage it so I think itís cool.
Q. Eddie, was it by design or coincidence that Pete has a weakness for cookies and Artie loves
to bake cookies?
Eddie McClintock: It was kind of in the script. I think it was one of those things that just kind of
happened and then they were like ooh, letís make that a thing, you know. I donít really think it
was by design, I think it was just one of those lucky little coincidences that occurred on the set,
you know, which weíre thankful for because I do like cookies.
Joanne Kelly: He likes sugar but heís quit eating sugar. Iím very proud of him.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah I donít eat sugar at all during the week because, you know.
Joanne Kelly: But he used to, he used to eat so much heíd make his belly sore.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah my belly would.
Q. Youíve got Lindsay Wagner from Bionic Woman, weíve got Sean Mayer from Firefly.
Are we going to see any sort of playful references to those shows in the new series
when it comes out?
Eddie McClintock: Not to Firefly and I donít know if we have any references to Bionic Woman
in the show.
Joanne Kelly: Other than the person who plays the Bionic Woman.
Eddie McClintock: Right, right.
Joanne Kelly: Which is enough isnít it?
Eddie McClintock: There are so many nods to so many different shows.
Joanne Kelly: This is true.
Eddie McClintock: And a lot of times, you know, weíll be nodding at a show and Iíll be like what
show is this again? And sometimes I wonít know it and but itís great. I think itís great for the fans,
I think itís great for the old fans and for the new fans but I donít think - it doesnít alienate the people
that donít get it. They still make it funny whether you are a fan of that particular show or not. So
even though we donít necessarily reference the shows that the guest stars, there are plenty of
other show references.
Q. As actors, how much actual input do you guys actually have in regards to the
characterization? Do you actually get to talk to the writers if you feel that something
isnít say true to the character in your point of view?
Eddie McClintock: Yeah absolutely, I mean, I think the writers - no one really truly knows the
characters better than we do I guess at the end of the day even though they write the words
for us. And if there is a - if we have a problem basically weíll ask, you know, what do you
think about this and then generally what happens is they will say well just try it as written
and then weíll do it your way too so weíll have both. So that way everybody kind of is
satisfied in that regard.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah and, I mean, at the beginning of each season, you know, because we
are in Toronto we actually go and have a sit down with the writers, all of us, and they tell
us what theyíre planning for the season and we all talk about it. Not a lot of shows do that.
And theyíve been - the writers room is so great because theyíre so open to suggestion
and theyíre so open to any ideas that either Eddie, I, Saul, Allison, anyone really has.
And they really - I think itís part of what makes the show so great is that kind of openness
towards any ideas, our ideas or, you know, anyone elseís.