Monday, November 05, 2007

Outed

Today's edition of the Metro newspaper contains an interesting story about John Barrowman, regarding his now infamous story about his audition for the comedy series "Will and Grace". Barrowman has told fans in the past that he was turned down for the role of Will because producers thought he was "too straight" to play a gay man. The Metro's Green Room columnist Neil Sean says otherwise...

"Dr Who star John Barrowman claims that he lost out on the starring role in Will & Grace owing to the fact he was not quite 'camp enough'... yet the studio has no record of that other than a standard rejection..."

So, who's telling the truth? The tabloid journalist or the mainstream celebrity?! There's only one way to find out... FIGHT!

Today also sees the official release of the season three Doctor Who DVD boxset in both the UK and the USA. There's a John Barrowman commentary on the last episode, "Last of the Time Lords", as well as a sneak behind the scenes on his return in David Tennant's ever-interesting video diaries.

Freema Agyeman takes us on a tour of the Upper Boat studios, and she ventures past the Torchwood production office where members of the crew are busy working away on the series' second series. Oh, and she heads onto the Hub set as she explores the recording studio. Welcome to the world of Torchwood Freema, we'll be seeing you again soon!

Of particular note on the boxset is one deleted scene from the very end of "Last of the Time Lords". The Doctor and Martha are in Cardiff, ready to drop Captain Jack back off at the city's Torchwood branch. Jack salutes, and tells the Doctor "look after yourself; the 21st Century is when everything changes" - the Torchwood series motif. The Doctor replies, "What's that supposed to mean?" - and Jack's reply? "I don't know; it just sounds good!" Typical...

Finally there's a neat James Marsters interview here, where the star talks about moving on from the character of Spike he played for seven years in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel too. As well as appearences on the CW's "Smallville" series, Marsters talks about his upcoming appearences as Captain John in Torchwood. Specially, what accent he'll be using...

"Yes. I decided I was going to England so I should have an English accent. I got the script and he's a total criminal, so he should be lower class, and then immediately I'm in Spike territory... The nice thing was that there is a difference to the two characters that was central; Spike was a romantic, he would only date one person at a time, whereas this new character, Captain John, will do anything that moves. (Laughing) In the script is said "anything with a zip code." I'm introduced and kiss the hell out of the male lead and then kick his ass. Or maybe he kicks my ass. We kick each other's ass."

January is only two months away now, folks...
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