They Only Get In 10 Questions For Zac
Well. This seems to be the day for “quick hits” and very slight reveals. I believe the term for this, used something like 150 years ago, would be “coquettish”.
TVGuide.com: Tell us about Chuck’s new love interest in Kristin Kreuk.
Levi: Kristin may well be one of the most adorable girls in the world. She’s a, super nice, and b, really talented. It’s tough when you only have one thing to go off of when you’re watching somebody to get a feel for what their acting level is. It’s only Smallville—and not to downplay Smallville— but she’s got more range than you can even see from her previous stuff. I saw a whole different color and shade to her when she came in to play Hannah on the show. Last, but not least, just gorgeous. She’s Dutch and Chinese, so I guess that’s how you make ’em. Wooden shoes and chopsticks…both wooden, though! So I guess it’s a wooden thing. Also, her and Rachel Bilson, just put me in your pocket small. She did a great job and I felt like we had a great chemistry.
TVGuide.com: Is her character a bad guy or a good guy?
Levi: Part of the fun of any one of these guest stars that we have is not knowing where it’s going to end up, where there’s going to be a turn. Rachel Bilson’s character, for example, didn’t turn out to be bad, she just happened to be getting illegally imported hard salami from the Greeks. Jordana Brewster was Fulcrum and bad, but also kind of redeemed herself, too. So people will have to watch and see.
I guess we will!
There’s more of course, so read the whole thing.
If you can’t tell already, my feelings on PLIs and “angst” have pretty much mirrored what we see in the boards, but tending to the optimistic side of the spectrum. As much as anybody (raging ‘shippers included), I want to see episodes (plural) of Chuck and Sarah together in a mature, adult relationship with drama provided mainly by the adventure and spy part of the story. I firmly believe that’s where the creative talent is taking us, too.
But I don’t need to see that on any particular time table, and I certainly would never consider imposing my conception of the story’s direction on them. Indeed, I still think that getting there is more than half the fun, and I’m in no hurry to see the end of Chuck and Sarah in the process of discovering each other. The introduction of Kristin Kreuk’s character, Hannah, seems less troubling to the denizens of the NBC Chuck boards these days, which is a sign that a health perspective is taking hold, I think. But the idea of Hannah never bothered me any more than Rachel Bilson’s character, Lou did.
Finally, you all know that the NBCChuck twitter account showed this some nine hours ago as I type.
Very exciting day in our little #ChuckonNBC world. Keep it here for more details!
So far there have been no “further details”, but we’re intrigued!
Update: NBCChuck now says that more information will come tomorrow (12/10).
Final Update: The announcement has been made.
“Chuck” already has a huge online fanbase. Now, NBC is hoping to harness the power of the nerd masses to help hype the show’s return.
The network tonight is launching “Mission: Chuck Me Out.” a social media-based game in which Chuckaholics can win prizes and other rewards by spreading the gospel according to Bartowski.
Seems to me that fans have already started hyping the return of Chuck. Certainly, it shows in both the number of excellent posts to the NBC boards and in the tone.