AfterElton has posted an interview they did with Eve Myles while visiting the famous Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. The discussion centers on the new Torchwood series as well as the culture shock of moving to Los Angeles.
The history of the show has been, in a lot of ways, the history of you and Gwen. The show began through your character’s eyes, and as the show itself has become a global phenomenon, so have you. What’s the ride been like?
Well, first of all, thank you very much – I think that’s very generous of you. But god, it’s been incredible, and it still is. I’ve had my family over here to do the show this year, and I have a 17-month-old child, and my dog, and my partner [Bradley Freegard], and we’ve all had to come over together, and it’s strange, because I feel like it’s just about to begin. It’s been a huge journey in the UK, you know, we’ve worked really hard to get the show to Hollywood, we’ve worked our asses off. We’ve had the gift and the payoff to take it to the hub of the industry that we’re in, and we’re making it the best that Torchwood could possibly be. We’re on a very exciting journey.
And as far as the adjustment of bringing your family to the U.S., what’s that been like? Has there been a culture shock?
Ooh – I have to say, moving my family over here was probably the most stressful time of my life outside of spending 73 hours in labor. It was hard going, but as soon as we were here, and I had the pleasure of coming to Warner Bros. for the first read-through, I mean, working every day, it’s been the best year of my life. It’s been incredible. California is the land of dreams. It’s beautiful, the people are great, the weather is fantastic, the facilities for our industry are just mind-blowing.
It’s why you become an actor, to work in these kinds of studios, with all this history. And my family has just melted into it, they love it. My little girl is just thriving here. We love it; we’d love to make it a permanent fixture. If there’s a second season here, we’re packed bag and parcel, and we’re here, full stop. You know, Friday night, we’re watching Camelot, just having a family evening at home, and a teaser comes up for Torchwood. It was only six seconds and we all – my daughter’s only 17 months, but I’m sure she did too – we all held our breath, and then we all started crying, with joy. There I was, watching the television in California, and there was my program, you know? I’ve never been so proud in all my life. So I’m here, and I’m proud, because we’ve got a great story to tell.