Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nice Alexis Denisof Interview on BlogTalkRadio

Mark at Somewhere in Vegas conducted a very nice interview with Alexis Denisof via BlogTalkRadio. My only disappointment is that it was only 30 minutes long as opposed to the 60 minutes that seemed to be originally advertised.

Here's a webpage for the interview. Again, I'm always confused by what BlogTalkRadio throws at me. The interview was online for several hours this afternoon and early this evening, but it seems to have disappeared as of this time. I'm sure it will show up again, perhaps on what is possibly the November 2, 2009 (November 3, 2009 at 1:00 am UTC) re-broadcast(?).

Alexis, who always sounds great, talked about his love for baby daughter Satyana and his wife Alyson Hannigan, how he's the "Nanny Daddy" who babysits "Saty" at a little nursery that's been set up at Fox studios so mom Aly can come visit during breaks from filming How I Met Your Mother, his enjoyment of working with other Whedonverse actors, the Whedonverse stable of actors in general, his on-again and off-again British accent, how much he enjoyed his voice work for "Justice League", and his admission that he'd like to do more voiceover work.

Happily, Alexis talked at great length about his role of Wesley Wyndom-Pryce on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and the amazing character development Wesley went through over the years. At one point Alexis mentioned "Wesley holds a very special place in my heart, no question". He poignantly described how even though Angel lasted for over 100 episodes during the course of five seasons, he really felt like the show was setting the stage for at least five more great seasons. Alexis also described his deep disappointment that the show was cancelled since "so much was possible" at that point.

I have to admit that I was afraid Alexis might be bored with talking about his Wesley character. He strikes me as being a very gracious person and he could have just been being polite, but he did come across as being quite enthusiastic as he talked about his time on Buffy and Angel.

(Possibly a mild spoiler). Alexis mentioned he was "delighted and surprised" that Joss Whedon called him about appearing as Senator Daniel Perrin on Dollhouse. He spoke about his character, and said "things do not go exactly as planned" as Senator Perrin goes after Rossum Corporation and the Dollhouse. Alexis thought the two upcoming episodes, which will air on December 4, are "as exciting as anything that I think I ever shot on Angel". Alexis was careful not to give away real spoilers, but he did mention that he enjoyed working with Eliza again, and I believe he mentioned that he appears in one or two scenes with Miracle Laurie!

For only being 30 minutes long, there's a lot of information packed into this broadcast. I left out a lot of good stuff, so enjoy the interview, if you manage to find it.

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