Accidental Sexiness have three new interviews with RTD, John Barrowman and Eve Myles and they’re laced with spoilers. Don’t read any further unless you find Miracle Day spoilers too tempting.
Question: John, after Miracle Day Jack is mortal and can die. Do you think that prompts him to see his relationship with Gwen in a new light? Is she suddenly more important to have in his life because his days are now numbered?
Jack I think has always thought of Gwen being important because initially Gwen was the heart that he brought in in order to teach him again how to be more connected to the human race.
And now we’ve moved on to a fact where Jack is at risk of dying. And I think he’s realized you know, over the time he hasn’t really come to terms with his immortality and all of a sudden he’s now mortal. And he realizes he kind of liked being immortal and loved the life that he had. So he needs the protection and Gwen is the right one to protect him.
He needs her and she also needs him because they each have it’s like a 50/50 they have in their kind of team and their partnership. And he very much needs her to step up to the plate to save him from any harm. But he finds it very difficult not to get involved because he has to stop himself and think I could hurt myself here.
So it’s a really nice new dynamic that develops and you learn an awful lot about Gwen and Jack and their relationship in this series.
Question: Eve, one of my favorite bits from the premiere episode is the part where you put the tiny little pink ear muffs on your daughter before blasting away at the helicopter.
I’m really loving the whole mommy kicking butt theme. Is this something that’s going to be recurring throughout the season? And how does this kind of parallel with your life with a new baby and having to work and all that?
Thank you. That’s an absolutely lovely question. Yes, she doesn’t stop kicking ass in the entire series. She is like a lioness with her cubs. She’s absolutely fierce and yes, she uses her fists a lot.
She uses a lot of weapons but yes, it’s all very grounded and very real and quite a lot of it is quite humorous as well. So she is really quite militant this year and full on. And trying to compare it with my life, my god, the only confrontation I have normally is with myself in the mirror in the morning. No, I love – I can’t bear being away from my little darling Matilda.
And to think of the pressure that Gwen Cooper has on the show every day is unbelievably crazy and huge so no, I can’t make a comparison at all although we do have tight tempers the both of us.
Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres this Friday, July 8th at 10pm ET/PT on Starz and Thursday, July 14 at 9pm on BBC One.