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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