Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Things You Didn’t Know About BONES Star Tamara Taylor


The path not taken:
For an actress who has fit in so well at the Jeffersonian, it may surprise fans to learn that Tamara Taylor was this close to not joining the cast of BONES. The reason, a little show you may have heard of called GREY’S ANATOMY. “It was actually down to me, fellow Canadian Sandra Oh, and one other woman [for the role of Cristina Yang] and of course we all know who got it,” recounted Taylor. “But I’m a huge believer of fate, destiny, call it what you will and when I see her [Sandra Oh] giving her Emmy speech, it’s like of course it was destined to be.” Destiny, which thankfully worked out in her favour months later when Taylor, after shooting the pilot of 3LBS (a short lived CBS medical drama starring Stanley Tucci) turned down the opportunity to move to New York when the show got picked up as a series, “My agent, friends, everybody thought I was crazy,” explained the actress. “But I said I didn’t want to go and then as soon as that happened I got the part on BONES.”

She’s a technophobe in real life:
It’s called acting! Which probably explains why Tamara Taylor — who plays the head of a highly technical forensic division on TV — has yet to jump on the twitter bandwagon like BONES boss Hart Hanson (Who can be found tweeting/procrastonating away when he should be writing at @harthanson.) “It’s funny, because my Mom actually tweets whereas I am Amish and don’t understand it,” joked the actress. “I love games on my iPhone but I’m such a technotarde, Facebook is completely lost on me and Twitter even more so.”

Her favorite BONES moment doesn’t even involve her character:
“Last year’s episode ‘Mayhem on a Cross,’ I love, love, love that scene with Sweets, Booth and Brennan, where they all admit they’ve had difficult things happen. It was so beautifully done, written and executed. It’s amazing, it’s my own show and I’m still constantly surprised.”

She’s pro Booth and Brennan getting together:
To the point where she doesn’t waste a second thinking about the answer when asked if she is for or against Booth and Brennan finally getting together. “I’m for it and I think Cam is for it. I think Cam and I would agree though that however they get together, it needs to be done with care,” said Taylor. “I’ve been stopped by a lot of people this summer and it’s so interesting. There seems to be a split down the middle, some people seem to have felt completely rewarded by the season finale, while others completely didn’t understand it. Which is why I think the season premiere worked so well. It sort of filled in some of those blanks and brought everything together in a perfect way.”

She’s adjusting to parenthood:
On TV that is, with the third episode of the season titled “The Plain in the Prodigy” partially focused on Booth helping Cam deal with the stress of keeping new stepdaughter Michelle in line. Just don’t be surprised if said stepdaughter looks a little different from the last time you saw her. “She is not the same actress! We’re just going to pretend that she is which is always a little odd, very DYNASTY, but they did a really great job of casting,” explained Taylor. “She’s 16, wanting to go to prom, date and all these crazy things that send Cam — who you think would be able to deal with them well — into a minor meltdown.”

New episodes of BONES air Thursdays on FOX at 8PM (Wednesdays on GlobalTV in Canada)

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  • stayingin

    I wasn’t so fond of Cam at first, but I’ve really grown to like her. Glad they’re not forgetting she has a stepdaughter now.

  • Krizia

    I think the scene she’s discussing as her favorite is from the episode “Mayhem on a Cross”, not “Hero in the Hold.” I know this because that’s also my favorite scene. Just an FYI. Loved this article, thanks for posting it!

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  • Cass

    I’ve always been a big fan of the character of Cam, and am so glad the absolutely stunning and classy Tamara Taylor is getting some attention. I know the reason Emily and David get all the attention, and I think they’re fantastic, but I love to hear from the rest of the cast as well!

  • Liz

    I’ve loved Cam since day one and was a huge Bam fan, but I’ve moved on like Cam. I want Cam to have her own love interest. It is also cool how Cam, Hart and TJ are all so into the cast and crew that they don’t try to get credit for themselves.
    Cam was a basket case when Michelle was smoking so this episode should be great. Booth in the mix is going to be totally cool.

  • Millicent

    Boy am I glad she didn’t get the role of Cristina Yang on Grey’s. Sandra Oh was made for that role.

  • My Queen’s Jester

    I lenjoy Grey’s Anatomy…can’t stand Stand Oh or the character of Christina…I would love to see the character leave the show or someome, anyone, else in that role. Having said that, I can’t imagine anyone other than Tamara Taylor in the role of Cam. Since Taylor joined the show, every episode has been outstanding!