Question: Do either of you want to see Pete and Myka get together?
Eddie McClintock: Iíve been saying that in Season 15 Pete and Myka start bumping their wheelchairs into one another in kind of a mating ritual, but that wonít be for a long time. I like the fact that they have enough respect for the boundaries of their job and enough respect for one another to cross the line. I think it makes Pete a more honorable guy. It lets Pete earn his other idiosyncracies and I think it gives the character depth.
Joanne Kelly: Any interesting human relationship between two people is complex and it truly takes time to develop, anything thatís worth its salt. And for us to explore the romantic part of it without first exploring the complexities of these two people, the partnership that theyíre creating and the friendship that theyíre creating--I think would just short-change everyone.
Question: What is the prop or artifact that you guys play with that annoys the art department the most?
Joanne Kelly: Oh, thatís more of an Eddie question. He tries to break stuff. He tries breaking down the door, itís like three oíclock in the morning and he has to break down a door. Iím like, ďDo you understand, if you actually break the door we have to build a new door and reset it and we will be here until six a.m.? He continues to try to break the door.
Eddie McClintock: Well, how many times do you get permission to kick a door as hard as you can?
Joanne Kelly: A lot, in the show. We get lots of time.
Eddie McClintock: Anytime I get an opportunity to kick the door or to slam into something, I like to break it. It looks reall.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah, he just likes to break it. Not because it looks really.
Eddie McClintock: Last year Joanne threw me through the wall.
Joanne Kelly: Oh, I didnít really throw you through the--well, I kind of did.
Eddie McClintock: She had her hands on me, and I threw myself around.
Joanne Kelly: No, I threw you through the wall.
Eddie McClintock: Okay, she threw me. And so, they worry that Iím going to break other things.
Joanne Kelly: Well, I do all the stunts.
Eddie McClintock: On my body instead of the props per se.
Joanne Kelly: Yeah, Eddie likes to break his body.
Eddie McClintock: Right. And I like to breakdance.
Question: Each time you get a script, are you surprised by some of the things that you will do in the new episode?
Joanne Kelly: Yeah, every time I get a script it scares the living daylights out of me with what they have planned sometimes. There is never a dull moment.
Eddie McClintock: To me itís like Christmas. Itís like sneaking and opening a present because Iím like, ďOh, what do I get to play? I get to do that? I get to break a door?Ē Because I love breaking doors.
Joanne Kelly: What is it with doors today?
Eddie McClintock: Itís really a lot of fun, man, because we get to do so many different things on the show.
Joanne Kelly: And this second season is even--
Eddie McClintock Even more so.
Joanne Kelly: Even more so like Iím even more scared to pick up my scripts this year than I was last year.
Eddie McClintock: The show has gotten bigger, better, faster, and funnier, I think.
Joanne Kelly: Bigger, better, faster, strongerÖ.Weíve been really lucky. The network really pushed us last year and Syfy has been really great about promoting the show. I think they really put it out there.
Eddie McClintock: Yeah, weíre on billboards this year. Our faces are on billboards. Which is very exciting for me.
Joanne Kelly: Very exciting for Eddie.
Question: Can you each describe how the other one is like his or her character?
Eddie McClintock: Why donít you go first, Jo?
Joanne Kelly: Why? I donít want to.
Eddie McClintock: All right, Iíll go first. You know, I am impulsive.
Joanne Kelly: Wait, weíre supposed to describe how the other is like their character, not how you are like your character. Thatís why I wanted to go first, so I could get you back.
Eddie McClintock: You know the expression, ďDonít you get your panties in a bunch, PriscillaĒ? Thatís a one-liner for JoJo. And sheís really tall. So Myka is tall and Joanne is. Myka has very long legs and so does Joanne. Myka is very pretty and so is Joanne.
Joanne Kelly: You should ask us those questions separately, when weíre both not in the room.
Eddie McClintock: I see Joanne as a right brain thinker, and I think Myka is the same way. Myka is smart, Joanne is very, very smart. And Myka wants to give Pete all the money in her bank account and so Joanne wants to give Eddie all the money in her bank account. And go.
Joanne Kelly: I think everything you need to know youíve just heard.
Iím a big believer that every character you play, you take a little piece of you and you just kind of run with it. In this case, I think the writers tend to write for who they think we are as people, and what we bring to work. Iím very focused at work and very practical and very problem-solving and that is who Myka is. And Eddie is five years old.
Eddie McClintock: You can say it.
Joanne Kelly: Heís five years old. And thatís whatís so fun.
Eddie McClintock: I know you are but what am I?
Joanne Kelly: Five years old. I think thereís a lightness and a real love of what he does and a real mischievousness that makes it mentally watchable. I think that my stick-up-the-a**edness and his--
Eddie McClintock: You just made up a word.
Joanne Kelly: And his lightness and craziness, we allow each other to take that to the nth degree.
Question: What kind of artifact would you personally like to see on the show?
Eddie McClintock: I've been saying that I'd love to have Janis Joplin's backstage pass from Woodstock, and whoever held this backstage pass could go to any concert throughout time. And so it would allow me to go back and see early Beatles or Black Sabbath or the Doors or Credence and all this music that my dad exposed me to as a kid, that I never was able to see live. I was supposed to go see Led Zeppelin when I was in the eighth or ninth grade and then John Bonham died and I was never able to go. For me, music is such a huge part of my life, and I use songs like memory triggers, so a lot of my memories of being a kid and growing up are associated with different songs.
Joanne Kelly: : If I could meet one person, dead or alive, it would be Shakespeare. We already did Edgar Allen Poe's pen, so maybe Shakespeare's hat--something so I could meet him.
Eddie McClintock: Shakespeare's codpiece.
Joanne Kelly: No.