Friday, April 18, 2014
Warehouse 13 - Saul Rubinek and Aaron Ashmore Interview
Warehouse 13 is on the SyFy channel Monday nights at 9/8C.
While Allison Scagliotti (Claudia) couldn't make the call, Saul Rubinek (Artie) and Aaron Ashmore (Steve) more than made up for it in fan appreciation and love for their show. They talked for an hour about how sad they are at Warehouse 13 ending but how much they appreciate everyone they worked with, especially show runner Jack Kenny, their fellow actors, and ex-head of programming for SyFy, Mark Stern. Since this was a phone interview, I tried to be as precise as I could with things in direct quotes but most of what you read here is a paraphrase of what was said. Also due to the length and thoroughness of the answers, far fewer questions were able to be asked in the hour allotted than usual so I apologize if not all questions could be answered. In a conference call, there are usually a dozen or so people asking questions all in a queue, but I do appreciate everyone who submitted their questions. I think most of them were alluded to if not directly answered.
One of both Rubinek and Ashmore's favorite episodes of this season is the one in which the cast gets stuck in a Spanish telenovela. To prepare the cast learned Spanish from a language coach so they could do part of the episode in Spanish. According to both, everyone was cracking up throughout the production and it was a lot of fun to shoot. Rubinek: "I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in anything I've ever done." In a nice twist of fate, Rubinek had portrayed a producer of a telenovela before in a guest stint on Psych, which informed part of how he approached the episode. As for Ashmore, he quipped that he laughed harder making this episode than he has at anything for the last 5 years. Part of that comes from playing a super flamboyant, ultra gay version of Steve. He had the entire cast cracking up. Originally the show wanted to hire Ashmore's twin brother, who is currently starring in The Following, to play the part but his schedule didn't permit it. Therefore, Ashmore plays two Steves in the episode.
Warehouse 13 airs on SyFy Monday nights at 9/8 central.
Screencaps by Wikia, About.com, Scifi Mafia, Weird Girls, TV.com, Borg, Cybermage, and Oh No They Didn't.