Big thumbs up to that RedEye Chicago piece; really is one of the better interviews I have read w/ Jamie in some time. I love the bit about Outcasts, as well. (First time I think I have heard him address the character as a red herring. Yes, Jamie, you were the Janet Leigh in that show! ;) )
From the publicity we've been seeing, he is being positioned as the lead and I have to imagine he's feeling some added pressure for the success
or failure of the show.
Yep, I could see that. I could also see him really hoping that the show does well so that it will continue to open doors for him professionally over here. I mean, despite his filling the handsome leading man role in the ensemble, and his character having the major arc of the pilot, everything I am reading keeps emphasizing that the cast all get a fair amount of equal time.. He's not really carrying the show as he would if, say, he were a title character or something and yet, sure he's an anchor in a way he hasn't been in the past. It probably is rather nerve wracking. (Don't freak out, Jim Jam! Have we told you lately you're fucking awesome? You are. No lie. ;) )
Also, he's brought up his fans following him to different projects a few times now in recent interviews, and it does seem like its sinking in a bit that there are folks who dont necessarily strictly associate him with Lee Adama anymore. (Some of us never did, either, even if we rather adored both Lee and BSG!) It is rather sweet of him to say that he hopes that his fans like the show, it shows that he's aware there's obviously going to be some build up and expectations. I hope we like it, too, but hey... at the end of the day, it is giving him a spotlight and a chance to do something completely new as a performer. IMO that's the best that a fan of any artist's creative output* can ask for.
(*okay yes fine clearly he is also crazyridiculoushandsome but that is actually incidental to my point so pbbbbbt. ;) )
Edited at 2013-02-04 04:40 am (UTC)