Two Squints and a Baby: Michaela Conlin Reveals What it’s Like to Have a Baby on BONES

Are you a life-long BONES addict that still has yet to wipe that smile off your face following the outcome of May’s jaw-dropper of a season finale that saw Booth and Brennan finally go where fans have waited six seasons for them to go? Rest assured, you’re not the only one. Just ask BONES co-star Michaela Conlin.

“We’ve [Angela and Brennan] had a few pretty great scenes so far just talking about hormones and baby like things and I’m really glad that they sort of have that to talk about this season. It’s a nice change,” admitted Michaela Conlin in a one-on-one with the TV Addict during Fox’s recent Television Critics Association Party in Los Angeles. “It’s nice to talk about something else other than is she [Brennan] going to get together with Booth. Okay, they are together, now let’s talk about this child they’re going to have to raise!” [Read more…]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for DEXTER, GLEE, BONES, GREY’S ANATOMY & More!

Any word on how Colin Hanks is going to fit into the new season of DEXTER? — Dave
The TV Addict: Words, we’ve got plenty. What’s more, they’re not just a random collection of ambiguous ones strung together in a desperate attempt to leave readers with the impression we know far more about the upcoming sixth season of DEXTER than we actually do. Rather, they’re from the former good guy himself, Colin Hanks, who was kind enough to make up for interrupting our one-on-one with HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’s Jason Segel during last week’s CBS/CW/Showtime Party by dropping a few hints about what fans can expect from his character. “Here’s the problem. So much of the show is a secret that they’ve sort of engrained in me to not ruin the secret and when you sign a legal binding document it sort of makes you not want to do that. What I can say is that my character Travis restores ancient artifacts and he has a relationship with a Professor Gellar that’s played by Eddie Olmos,” said Hanks, of his character who is sprinkled in throughout the season. “It’s amazing and I want to tell the world about it but I can’t. Here’s the one thing I can say, there are a few instances this season where we are doing things that the show has never done before that will make all the DEXTER-heads flip out!”

Is there any truth to the rumor that GLEE is going back to its first season roots this year? — Drew
The TV Addict: Indeed there is. So much so that fans will be thrilled to discover that when GLEE does return for its much-anticipated third season this Tuesday September 20th at 8PM on FOX (Global TV in Canada), it will do so in a very familiar fashion. Teased star Lea Michele during last week’s FOX TCA Party, “This is the only top secret information that I can give you. I was really hoping that in this upcoming season I would get no slushies, no mess and whatever and then… like page two of script one I’m already a mess! Obviously they’re doing it on the first script because we’re coming back from the break happy and well rested. Had they put that in mid season we all would definitely have said no, I’m not looking forward to that.” [Read more…]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Questions with Michaela Conlin who reflects on 100 episode of BONES


What can you tell us about Angela’s role in the much-anticipated 100th episode?
Michaela Conlin: We go back seven years, a year before the pilot. Brennan and Angela had been friends already and we find out about how and why Brennan decides to bring her into the Jeffersonian as an employee. She had been travelling and is trying to get back to Paris, which is sort of why she takes the job.

Looking back on the first 100 episodes, do you have a favorite?
I really loved the first Christmas episode. I know a lot of people didn’t love it, but shooting that episode, it was the 13 episode of the season of the first year and it was really when we started to congeal as a cast. We all shot everyday, we were locked in the lab, I was in an elf outfit, it was just a blast. It was lovely and the first time I think we realized that we had something very special.

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Exclusive Interview: BONES Star Michaela Conlin

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The TV Addict with BONES Star Michaela Conlin in Los Angeles, August 2008

Full disclosure. Prior to last season, I had never watched a single episode of BONES and quite frankly, callously dismissed it as yet another oversimplified procedural [ie. CSI].

Yet after having the pleasure of interviewing TJ Thyne, Emily Deschanel, Eric Millegan and Michaela Conlin last Fall and absolutely falling head-over-heels in love with what by all accounts seems to be the nicest cast in Hollywood, I quickly changed my tune and jumped on the BONES bandwagon.

Since then, I’ve been hooked. Because as any BONES fan will tell you. The show is so much more than your average who-done-it! Rather, it’s about the relationships between the characters. Which is why fans are still reeling from last May’s shocking finale. And more to the point, why I started off my interview with BONES star Michaela Conlin by asking the following.

How shocked were you by the outcome of last season’s finale?
Michaela Conlin: It was a big shocker wasn’t it.

I mean “WOW,” I did not see that coming. When did you discover that Zack was Gormogon’s Apprentice?
Maybe a week before we got the script. I mean we started hearing rumors, but really it was confirmed when we got the script. Eric had been with the show from the beginning so it definitely was a shock for everyone. But I think he’ll be back for a couple of episodes. At least that’s what I’m hearing.

And by ‘hearing,’ would it be safe to assume that it’s actually going to happen and Zack will be back!
Okay, Yes [she smiles] Zach will definitely be back.

As a fan I feel so bad for an actor when it’s revealed that they’re actually a somewhat psychotic killer [or killer’s apprentice] and forced to exit the show.
It is sad, but Eric is doing fine.

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