A few Fringey bits and pieces this morning, including; Fringe snippets from TV Guide’s fall preview, the “Fringe Pattern Analysis” from the season 1 DVD extras, interviews with Lance Reddick and Blair Brown, and season 2 filming photos..
Fox Fall Preview – including Fringe:
Fringe DVD Extras: Pattern Analysis
UGO’s Fringe DVD launch coverage continues with more interviews from the cast – next up Lance Reddick and Blair Brown:
UGO: Broyles is such an intriguing character, can you tell me a little about where this season takes him?
Lance Reddick: This season, we’re going to see Broyles really develop. We’re going to find out more about his personal life and more about how his professional life is influenced by that.
UGO: I can’t figure out what side Broyles is on. What’s your take?
Lance: That question is so interesting to me because I hear that so consistently. People are not sure if Broyles is a good guy or a bad guy. It’s interesting to me, because from my point of view, he’s always been a good guy. Well, rather I should say that I’ve always played him that way. I felt that he was a bit ambiguous in the beginning of the season but by the second half, I felt that it was clear. I only hesitate to say that because whenever you’re playing a character, you can’t play them effectively if you’re judging the character. So here is a terrible analogy but I played a wife beater a couple of years ago in a film called Tennesee and the only way to effectively play that character was to feel like I was totally justified in what I was doing. And so I do think from Broyles’ point of view, he’s on the side of the agents but in terms of what the audience thinks, I think their loyalty is to Peter and Olivia
UGO: So you’re saying Broyles feel he’s doing the right thing but it might not appear that way to the audience?
Lance: Yes, exactly.
UGO talk to Blair Brown:
UGO: Last season was quite a cliffhanger for you. How does Nina develop this season?
Blair Brown: I have no idea and that’s the fun of it. I feel a bit like a fan and it’s really fun. I don’t know where things are going and nor have I really asked. What I enjoy is that the when scripts come in they’re complicated and it’s our job to make them more so and to allow for all the possibilities. Lance and I were talking last year and we decided that we had no idea how Nina and Broyles got together or what their relationship was so we just decided to play it like there was a long history and it appears there is…
UGO: Regarding that hand of yours, I’ve always wondered if there’s more to that story.
Blair: Yea I don’t buy that necessarily, the cancer. I’m not sure I buy that. Also he (William Bell) had that chip implanted in there, which is why they killed me, or rather tried to kill me. Did I know that was there? I’m not sure. And so the Bell and Bishop and Nina thing, we’re all the same generation, so who was I to them? What personally, was I to them? Was I a guinea pig to them as well? Did this arm happen maybe crossing back early on? Bell’s over there, can he get back if he wants? I’m not sure.
[head-up: Jon Lachonis]
Fringe Season 2 Set Photos: