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Interview with Aaron Ashmore, Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti, & Executive Producer Jack Kenny from Warehouse 13 Part 3

This is part 3 of the Warehouse 13 Q&A, with Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, & Allison Scagliotti. If you missed parts 1 & 2, check them out HERE & HERE.
 

On what keeps challenging them about their roles

Saul Rubinek: Well the scripts are surprising. When you’re doing the procedural – there are a number of them on television, some of them I like. I used to like the Law and Order episodes, their procedurals are – you’re basically doing the same show every week. There are some slight variations. Some of them are a little bit more (biwrote) than others and still gets huge numbers and great fans and people like what’s predictable with variations. We don’t have that. We really don’t know, other than the fact that an artifact is going to be retrieved. We don’t know from one show to the next. We’re challenged – listen, we were very lucky, Aaron Ashmore joined our cast this year and I think that Allison and Eddie will agree with me. In order to do our show, you have to deft. You have to be able to cross quickly from doing melodrama to action, we call it schmacting, facting and acting. Schmacting in front of a green screen. Facting is exposition. Acting you’ve got to be able to do melodrama, thriller, comedy. You’ve got to do sentimental staff, tragedy. You got to jump usually, not just from one episode or one scene but sometimes from one line to the next. There’s going to be a joke that you got to get away with some wit. And that’s basically our show.

So the challenge is to be able to be (spire) enough and to wake us up to be able to see it when it’s in front of you and to keep it alive and spontaneous and jump from style to style without it looking that way. That’s our show, right? I mean, that’s…

Allison Scagliotti: We really watched out with Aaron because not only can he handle it, he’s great at it. He fills up the – at the tenets of – at the three tenets of working in Warehouse 13 which are acting, schmacting and facting.

Saul: Yes. And Eddie, you know, makes fun of himself as the buffoon of our group but the truth is and disparages the fact….

Eddie McClintock: Thank you.

Saul: …of any serious stuff that he does. But – and I know I have to tell you, I’ve been doing this for a long, long time, Eddie can handle all of it. And he has more of it to do than any of us and it wouldn’t be a great show, it would not be if he didn’t have a versatility that he does. So I’m a big fan of the guy.

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Interview with Aaron Ashmore, Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti, & Executive Producer Jack Kenny from Warehouse 13 Part 2

This is part 2 of the Warehouse 13 Q&A, with Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, & Allison Scagliotti. If you missed part 1, check it out HERE.

On the possible H.G. Wells spinoff

Jack: Bob Goodman and I — one of the writers on the show went and pitched an idea for a spinoff for an H.G. Wells spinoff to Syfy a few weeks ago, and they really loved the idea and wanted to hear more about it. So in the business, in the TV business, before anybody can go in and officially pitch things deals have to be made and lawyers and agents and blah, blah, blah, blah.

So that all started happening. And, somehow the details of that meeting got out and it was like, “Oh, it’s a spinoff and it’s happening and here it is.” And there are so many hurdles to jump before a show gets on the air. I mean, there’s a thousand different stars that have to get into line. Everything has to be in alignment and karma and all that sort of thing.

But we were in yesterday, actually and pitching more details and more specifics and all the characters to Mark Stern and the folks at Syfy. And I think everybody’s really excited about it. Again, it’s a long way to go before it’s actually a script and on the air and being shot and all that sort of thing, but people seem to be really excited about the idea.

The character seems to leap off the page. We’re building a really cool ensemble of people, again another family to be to people, this world and this series. And I think it could be really exciting. But unfortunately I have no details because we’re still in the very early birthing stage.

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Interview with Aaron Ashmore, Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti, & Executive Producer Jack Kenny from Warehouse 13 Part 1

In preparation for this week’s season premiere of Warehouse 13, Executive Producer Jack Kenny and stars Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti, and new cast member, Aaron Ashmore, spoke to the press about their characters and the show. The show returns with a key question looming from the gripping season two finale: has Myka (Joanne Kelly) left the Warehouse team for good? Joining the Warehouse is Steve Jinks (Ashmore, Smallville), an ATF agent with an innate ability to detect when someone’s lying.

Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (McClintock), Myka Bering (Kelly) and young apprentice Claudia Donovan (Scagliotti) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache.

Check out the first of four Q&As, which include great questions from Jack Kenny & Aaron Ashmore!
 

On how the show has changed since the beginning & why it’s so successful

Jack Kenny: It’s changed in that we’ve — like any show, at least that I’ve worked on — the actors start to tell you a lot about the characters. And so we start to write more in the direction of the actors playing the parts and their strengths and backgrounds and things.

So that sort of makes them – it enriches the characters, makes them more real to us and to them, and allows them a certain ownership of the characters so that they can actually really invest themselves.

We’ve also expanded quite a bit the mythology of The Warehouse — its history, its background, how it all works. We added Claudia, as you know, in the first season to broaden out the family. H.G. Wells last year, both good and bad — I mean the bad guy. And she’s fantastic.

And this year we’ve added Aaron Ashmore as Steve Jinks. Just sort of increasing our family and I use that word because that, I think, is one of the reasons the show is successful, aside from the incredible talent of everybody who participates — the writing staff, the cast, the crew. Syfy’s getting behind it so strongly.

I feel like because it’s a show about a family — I mean a made family — I think it’s more relatable to everybody. Everybody can sort of relate to that brother-sister-parent-child relationship one way or another. And I think that’s what we have with this show — a father, you know, a brother and a sister, a younger sister, and now a younger brother, and that crazy aunt who shows up once in a while.

And I feel like it’s something that everybody can relate to in dynamic-wise. So I think they’re willing to get on the ride with us and take that ride all the way to the end. I think they like hanging out with this family.

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Interview with Eddie McClintock & Saul Rubinek from Warehouse 13

Tuesday night features the Christmas episodes for Eureka and Warehouse 13 on Syfy, at 9/8c & 10/9c respectively. I got the chance a few days ago to speak to stars Eddie McClintock (Pete) and Saul Rubinek (Artie), and honestly, it was the most fun I’ve ever had on a call. They were genuinely nice and absolutely funny guys, and you could tell they were comfortable with each other and with speaking to the press.

In this ‘long lost’ holiday episode of Warehouse 13, as the Warehouse team prepares to celebrate the holidays in snowy South Dakota, Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) are called upon to hunt down a malevolent Santa Claus. Meanwhile, in time for Hanukkah, Artie and his estranged father, Isadore Weisfelt reunite after 30 years. Award-winning actor Judd Hirsch guest stars as Artie’s father. Paul Blackthorne also guest stars as a harried workaholic who becomes terrorized by a strange series of robberies committed by a thief dressed as “jolly old Saint Nick!”

Right before the questions started, they had a little silly conversation back and forth.
 

Saul Rubinek: They have to register a question.

Eddie McClintock: I’ve got a question, Eddie why would you go to Bulgaria to do a movie called The Boogeyman?

Saul Rubinek: Because it would be fun and you have a family to support.

Eddie McClintock: Answer, because it’s awesome. No it is fun man, I’m having a blast.

Saul Rubinek: Cool.

 
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Interview with Eddie McClintock & Joanne Kelly from Warehouse 13

Eddie McClintock & Joanne Kelly on Warehouse 13

 

The other day, I got to speak to the insanely funny Eddie McClintock & Joanne Kelly, stars of Syfy’s Warehouse 13. It amazed me how much like their characters they seemed to be in real life. They had me laughing and enjoying the call immensely. Check out the Warehouse 13 Facebook page and @thereeleddiemcc on Twitter. Be sure and watch the season premiere on Tuesday, July 6, at 9/8c, too! Just with me to read all the funny stuff they talked about and the great preview clip at the bottom! Continue reading

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