Working with Brad Bird - he’s coming off of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol., and he has this great history in animation. What’s been your experience working with him on set?
It’s been a really awesome experience. I’ve learned so much and, you know, I’ve been able, working with him, I’ve had to sort of treat this as a different project in itself, because I kind of have a different process than I’ve ever had before, because he’s a guy that, all he needs you to do is show up to work prepared and he will manipulate you to be the person he wants you to be as long as you show up prepared, then he can tweak you and like, he’ll literally be like, "Move your arm up, up more, up more. Now do this weird face. Now, scrunch your nose," and you’re just, in this bizarre situation and you look really ridiculous, but it’s hilarious, then he’ll be like, "Ok, now start the scene," and you just go for it, so it’s a completely different process than I’ve had with any other project, but it’s like being, I’m such a big kid, for the last three months I’ve just been playing nonstop.
How much longer is the production?
We finish at the end of January.
I know. It’s long. It’s good. It’ll be fun.
It’ll be worth it?
To talk a bit about Under the Dome also, have you heard anything yet about where the second season is going?
No, hopefully I’m going to have dinner with a couple of my cast mates this week so I can get the scoop hopefully, because I haven’t heard anything. I’ve been sort of MIA, but hopefully it will be cool and I mean it’s some great people still attached to it and I think it will be the same but more and better.
What kind of things are you hoping to see happen?
I kind of want my character, I think it would be cool...
I mean, now that you’re out of the bunker…
[Laughs] Yeah, now that I have some freedom, thank God. I kind of want her to like go on a mission to fight back Big Jim and take him down, you know. I kind of want to like, I don’t know, like get a rebellion against him. I want him gone.
And your character in the book...
She dies early. So is there a freedom in that or is there a degree to which you wish you had a look into her future?
I mean there’s a part of me that kind of wishes I at least had, because coming to the pilot, I was like, I mean I don’t know anything about this girl. In the book, they sort of reference the fact that she was a little more salacious, kind of, she got around, but that was really the only thing I had to connect to and the show it’s a lot different. I mean, I have a brother in the show and so it’s different, but it’s better that I didn’t have a guideline to go off of and yeah, just kind of made it more interesting and fun and I can do whatever I want to do.