Sorry if I'm embarrassing you, Jamie. :)
Nah, embarrass him more. It's warranted in this case. And I'll exacerbate things by adding a big, fat HOLY SHIT, BAMBER, WHY SO AWESOME?! Big-time gratitude to him what puts the JB in JBN for being kind enough to make time for us, so we could pick his brain a little and give all of you wonderful peeps who follow the comm a little somethin' extra-cool. Also to all the behind the scenes folks asta77
mentioned above - can't thank you all enough!
Couple of followups I'm compelled to add to the interview. Because I don't know when to leave well enough alone, clearly. *g* But they feel worth pointing out...
1. Re: the question of his accent on Perception and sounding like Callis/Baltar. I wouldn't say he was taken aback by the question per se, but he did seem to bristle a tiny bit and I wondered if perhaps he didn't think the implication was that he was just "copying" someone else's performance. If so - not at all, Jamie! If anything, the implication was that perhaps it was subconscious, but that's about it. (It's to his credit that he doesn't lurk around fansites like this one often enough to see how much we praise his accent work on regular basis and know better, to be honest!) Also, I got the sense that as we tried to reassure him, he just wanted to move on to the next question, which we did.Although
... you might notice that I sort of started to challenge him a little bit, but I held my tongue. It wasn't at all
the right time; If the circumstances had been different, i.e. a more relaxed setting or we knew we'd have longer to ask him questions I might have given him a friendly nudge back on the "they're just Americans seeing Brits as being slightly smug" response. With a healthy dose of respect, Jamie (promise!) - yellow card for a sweeping generalization. ;) Can't argue that some Americans do (And sure, some are
a bit accent-impaired - saw someone elsewhere wonder if his accent on Body of Proof was Australian. Say huh
?!), yet so many of us have watched ridiculous amounts of British television and thus might actually know our way around a posh accent vs. a working class accent, or even a West Country accent vs. a Yorkshire accent. And wouldn't use it as a strict judge of character. (Also correct me if I'm wrong (mea culpa in advance if so), but anamarya
, you had said you recognized the similarity too, right? Dude... she's not even American, JB. Heh.)
I knowwwww, putting the soapbox away. In the extremely
unlikely event he pokes his head in here and reads down this far: Rebuttals will be gladly accepted at any subsequent date of your choosing, good sir. *curtsey* ;)
2. I completely
fumbled the pick-up on that first question about Monday Mornings. Basically, after his response that both the script in general and the character appealed to him, he had to split briefly to shoot the group photo ops that also included Trucco and Callis - when he came back, I should have asked him to finish that thought and see if he had anything else to say about the character of Ty in particular. Instead, because again I'm thinking "ooher, clock's ticking" I wanted asta77
to get her first question in so I passed the buck.
3. We spent time the night before editing down our questions because we were concerned about just how much time we'd have, particularly if it was tricky to find Jamie after his photo op was through. (Thankfully, it wasn't.) Also, we figured we should account for time in that at least some of the questions might elicit solid, wordy and eloquent BamberAnswers™ (He didn't disappoint there either. ;) ) So we ended up just chucking in questions as they came to us after we got through our short-list, and of course like a dolt I had deleted a few off my iPad rather than moved them down the page. So I blanked on some I really wanted to ask. Bah.
4. It also didn't occur to me until later that in his answer about upcoming projects, he didn't mention Filly Brown. But that's not too surprising since his role does seem to be a really small cameo, plus he'd probably put forth to the notion that it's much more Kerry's upcoming project than his. :)