Pascale, one of your fellow blog readers, graciously took the time to send me these scans of a French Bones article, as well as fully translate the text for us.
The first section involves spoilers for upcoming sections. If you want to stay unspoiled, skip to the second section and read some great interview questions and answers with Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.
“Bones” fans have been waiting for a long time for Booth and Brennan to start a romantic relationship. Good news, this will soon happen, but not with the right Booth. The anthropologist will indeed be attracted by Seeley’s little brother, Jared Booth, played by Brendan Fehr (“Roswell” and “CSI: Miami”). He will be in at least two episodes, aired in the US at the beginning of November and will play a Navy Officer who has a difficult relationship with his big brother. “Jared and Brennan will go out and Booth won’t like it at all, David Boreanaz explains, as he is afraid that his brother could get her into trouble”. Moreover, the heroes of the show will have a hard job this year to catch a new serial killer who will make several victims during season 4. We’ll also learn more about Angela’s lesbian past and Booth’s family, with his beloved grandfather but also his father whom he constantly argues with.
Brennan and Booth make a dynamic duo in “Bones” but, behind the camera, the two actors are not less. No way to do an interview without big laughs with Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz who, between 2 jokes, still reveal a few secrets about season 4.
Which one of you looses patience faster on the set and who is the one who tries to smooth things over?
Emily Deschanel: David is, no doubt, the one who knows how to have everybody coming to an agreement and solve conflicts.
David Boreanaz: Emily might be more impatient than I am but I think we’re both the kind of persons who make compromises so everything goes well on the set. That said, there is no diva in the team. Most of the actors never had a regular part in a tv show and everybody was very humble from the outset. Until now, it remained that way.
The shootings are always long and tiring. What helps you to cope and give the best of yourself?
David: I just have to look deeply into Emily’s eyes and I am inspired. I see stars in her eyes, the moon, whole galaxies… (laughs)
Emily: One piece of advice: never stop being an actor to start a poet career! (laughs). To answer your question seriously, David and I love what we are doing and even when we’re exhausted, we don’t want to leave the set until the scene is perfect.
The dialogs in the show are full of scientific jargon. Do you always understand what you say?
Emily: When I say my line, I know what I say because I asked the scientific advisers who work on the show to explain everything. But don’t ask me the next day as I will have forgotten everything.
David: I just try to look as lost as my character. But well, the secret of this show rests in our ability to put latex gloves on with efficiency.
Emily: That’s right, do you remember how difficult it was at first? We never managed to put them on right, but now it nearly became second nature.
Emily, how would you describe your work relationship with David?
Emily: It’s hard to not faint when he comes in a room. He is so sexy, attractive. After all, his only fault is that he is married. (laughs)
David: Yes and thank goodness my wife has the same sense of humor as I have!
Emily: It’s your fault, you have a very bad influence on me! (laughs)
The first 2 episodes of season 4 take place in London. Can you talk about it?
Emily: I was delighted to come back to London where I lived for two years during my studies. I was a little like Brennan, I already had all my marks there.
David: I also had much fun. We spent 12 days there and it was a real pleasure. Moreover, this 2 part episode has what fans like most: never-ending bickering between Booth and Temperance.
Emily: Yes. She blames him not to be able to adapt as, at first, he criticizes everything that is English.
David: But Booth eventually adapts himself and even enjoys the life in London. He prefers FBI methods to Scotland Yard’s but has to admit that their inspectors work very well. I think that the show is at its top when Booth and Brennan are sent in an environment that is not theirs. That’s when they get along really well and their friendship is at its best.
It is said that during this season, Booth and Brennan will be in bed together. Is it true?
Emily: Actually, that’s not wrong. But as far as I know, it would be a fantasy moment and not real life. But then, which one of us will dream of being in bed with the other one…
David: I think that the script writers want to go on teasing the audience without Booth and Brennan doing it. If they really spend the night together and start a real relationship it would be the end of the show.
Emily: I think that the audience would miss their never-ending bickering if it happened. In the scenes we have together, David and I always try to show how much our characters share some kind of intimacy without becoming overly sentimental. I know that women can’t believe that Brennan does not throw herself at Booth, but it is not about to happen! (laughs)