If you're like me, you maybe wonder how much enjoyment established stars get out of new ventures. Is it beneath them? Is it a fun change of pace? Were they pressured into it or did they jump at the opportunity?
This is a great article about Mr. Billy Gibbons and his role on Bones, how Michaela Conlin reacted to the news of casting Angela's father, and how Hart Hanson pulled it off in the first place. A short excerpt:
Minor spoilers about when you'll see him again.
Conlin remembers her surprise when reading the script for the Christmas 2005 episode, which revealed that Angela had a famous dad.
"It kind of came from out of nowhere," she says. "But knowing Angela, it also made perfect sense. My dad is a big ZZ Top fan. So that was really cool to be able to call him and say, 'Hey, Billy Gibbons is playing my dad on the show. So in a way, he's playing you.'." (macon.com)