Yesterday, my office address was 666 Park Avenue (well, not the real street address… just the studio where they film the show!) I spent the day hanging out with the amazing cast. Here are some of the highlights from the visit:
Terry O’Quinn serenaded me with a song – During our interview in his dressing room, I noticed Terry had a guitar leaning against the couch. He kept talking about how much he loved playing and singing, so I asked, “Are you going to play something?” Next thing I know he’s strumming on the guitar and singing Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody.” His voice, which is soothing and calm when he’s talking, softly sang a mellow version of the song… it was AMAZING and it gave me chills.
I watched the sun go down with Vanessa Williams – The studio’s craft service area (where the cast and crew get food and drinks) is outdoors, overlooking the water and Manhattan skyline. I joined Vanessa who was relaxing and drinking a cup of coffee before she filmed her scenes. It felt like I was talking with a friend the whole time — one of the classiest and most genuine celebs I’ve met. She talked about how she kept in touch with her Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives cast members (going to their weddings, throwing their baby showers, etc.) It made me wish that I was part of that family!
Samantha Logan Gushed Over The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars – She’s the youngest one on set at 15, but as a lot of the other cast members agreed, she’s so mature. We talked about some of her favorite shows including TVD (she’s a huge Kat Graham fan) and PLL (she totally predicted the whole Toby twist when she first started watching the show).
Rachael Taylor is gorgeous – I caught Rachael after she was done with her scenes and coming out of hair and makeup (she wears a long wig on the show). She told me she was still in the transition from her show accent to her real-life Australian accent. It was adorable to hear her fade in and out between the two as we talked. She’s definitely one of the most beautiful (and confident) women I’ve met.
Dave Annable is hilarious – All of the other cast members raved to me about Dave’s sense of humor and energy, and when I met him I understood why. The first time I saw him on set, he broke out into a random tap dance. And throughout our whole interview, he kept cracking me up.
Stay tuned to 666parkavenue.alloyentertainment.com for more on my interviews with the cast. And don’t forget to tune into the premiere on Sunday (it’s so, so good — and scary!)
Julie Miller is the Digital Senior Editor for Alloy Entertainment in New York City. She’s a Louisiana girl at heart and sometimes prefers crawfish and sweet tea to sushi and lattes. Follow her musings on entertainment here: @jmiller925.