Interview with “Chicago Fire” Actors

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David Eigenberg, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte of "Chicago Fire" on NBC

Interview with David Eigenberg, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte of “Chicago Fire” on NBC by Suzanne 10/8/21

This was a really fun interview! These guys are hysterical. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Here’s the video of our chat.

NBC’s Chicago Fire 200th Episode Virtual Press Junket
Friday, October 8th 
12:00PM-1:30 PM PT 

Suzanne:   So, congratulations on your show being on the air for ten seasons. That’s fantastic.

Joe:   Thank you.

Christian:   Thank you.

David:   We’re very grateful.

Suzanne:   I mean, it’s not unheard of, but it’s kind of rare.  Joe, your character Cruz goes through a lot in the first three episodes. In the third episode, he seemed to be doing better, but will he still be traumatized? If you can tell us from what happened in the first episode?

Joe:   You know, I think we’ve definitely kind of gotten over that hump, at least for now. I think there are other hurdles that he’s going to be facing over the course of the season, but I think we’re going to be able to see Cruz back in action, the way he used to be.

Suzanne:   And now he’s gonna be a dad.

Christian:   Until there will be – I don’t think this is a spoiler; I think they’re okay with this, but at some point, there’s going to be an incident at a factory that results in Joe’s character having a terrible fear of packing peanuts.

Joe:   Oh, I didn’t want to bring that [up]. See, I feel like that did spoil it, because now you told them exactly. Well, you didn’t tell them that I fall into the vat of packing [peanuts]. Oh!

Christian:   Now, see, you just made it worse.

Joe:   Sorry.

Suzanne:   I have a fear of packing peanuts, so I understand. I hate those things. [laughs]

Joe:   They’re terrible for the environment.

Suzanne:   They’re almost as bad as Christmas tinsel. You’re finding it for weeks after you get the package.

Christian:   I haven’t seen tinsel in years.

Joe:   Where do you get tinsel?

Suzanne:   You can still get it online. Go on Amazon.

Christian:   Well, you’re not really doing the best job of selling me on wanting tinsel.

Joe:   Find it. It’s on Amazon!

Suzanne:   It’s worth it.  David, Herman got a black mark on his record for helping Sylvie. Is this going to cause more trouble for him this season? If you can tell us?

Joe:   Is it? Good question.

Christian:   David, is it?

David:   As my cast mates and my friends in real life, Christian and Joe, might say, my mouth, David, and the mouth of Herman are correlating in the same column of inappropriateness and belligerence, so you never know when Herm is going to snap off. The difference between me and Herman is Herman is trying to do the right thing. David is doing – how would you categorize it, Chris?

Christian:   He’s doing the thing.

David:   The thing. But you never know, and these days, we’re never cued into really what’s going to occur later on. People always find that kind of amazing, or people that you meet on the street, go like, “You should have them blah…” We don’t know.

Joe:   They don’t ask us what we’re interested in, because let me tell you, if they asked us what we were interested in, our show would be very different. Very, very different. And to their [credit], I think it’s a good idea that they’re not asking us for ideas.

Christian:   Joe’s not suggesting we would continue to get any viewers if it went our way.

Joe:   No, we would get canceled immediately.

Question:   Would it be like this conversation?

Suzanne:   Yeah, that would be good. I think you should have a podcast or something; you guys would be great.

Joe:   I keep telling Christian this. I haven’t asked David. Frankly, I want to be –

David:   There’s going to be a billing problem. It’s always a billing problem. He’s on the screen, a guy who gotten everybody to say he’s the greatest actor of our generation.

Christian:   What’s that? I’m sorry, did you want something?

David:   Yeah. See, and then it becomes – it’s a billing problem with the podcast. I’ve wanted to do it, but just…

Christian:   When David says it’s a billing problem, he’s talking about the fact that I bill him for any time he spends around me.

Joe:   Well, I mean, you have to charge David, it’s work. It’s actual literal work.

Christian:   It’s what he understands.

Question:   I have one quick question, that I think you guys kind of answered by the entire conversation, which is the show makes everyone feel sort of like a family. I was going to ask, do you feel like a family behind the scenes? I think the answer is clear by this conversation, but you can go ahead and give us a little more.

David:   Yeah, there’s a constant banter at our show, and not to be narcissistic, a lot of of it is to ridicule me, and whoever [can] pile on, they do, and because I came here –

Joe:   You have to understand. David goes in there asking to be ridiculed.

Christian:   Yes.

Joe:   He thoroughly enjoys –

Christian:   He’s not a victim of anything.

Joe:   He loves to be the butt of jokes.

Christian:   He loves it. He loves it. He invites it; he insists on it.

Joe:   Trust me. I’ve tried to talk –

David:   Family branches – that’s the flower, the thing that family branches out of. A good sense of humor and somebody who’s easy to hit.

Joe:   No one understands what the hell you’re saying you’ve made this a completely useless part of the podcast.

David:   I’m done apologizing for myself. I am what I am.

Question:   Thank you. I think that the question was answered before, but thank you.

Question:   Episode 200 I’ve heard is a very, very big one for you guys. What can you [say] about what you’re up to there?

Christian:   Can anyone think of anything to say that doesn’t spoil anything? If you have been a longtime viewer of the show, then you’re probably going to watch it without my prompt, without me trying to sell you on it, but if you are a person who’s been devoted to the show for a long time, brace yourself!

Joe:   Yeah, yeah, yeah. That is definitely –

David:   The conflict will come from outside, but the love will blossom from [with]in. That’s kind of at the core of I think what happens with a lot of these characters, even their flaws, is that they care and they have compassion, and that comes from first responders, the actual first responders that we work with, and their genuine concern for the human condition and taking care of people…We don’t have any nemesis within the core group of all the actors, the eleven, twelve, thirteen actors, depending on what day it is that we have together; we don’t have a nemesis amongst us. But the show is always branching out. It’s just, you know, it’s tentacles of love. I love that metaphor. Tentacles of love, what could be better?

Joe:   I mean, if that’s not the title to a song, I don’t know what is.

Christian:   [pulls out guitar] I’m sorry, did you say Tentacles of Love?

Joe:   Oh God, I never should have made that setup.

Christian:   Give me just a minute. All right, I’m done.

Joe:   Ask your question.

Question:   Since we are on our 200th episode, I want you each to share your favorite memory about being on the show.

Joe:   Everything between action and cut, like, especially those first couple of years, just whatever nonsense was filling our time, while they were setting up some giant fire while we were sitting in a freezing truck, those will forever be the best memories for me of the show.

Christian:   If you take the first few seasons, because it was all new to us, and we were all sort of marveling at the very idea that we could get paid to hang out with this cool group of people and suffer through some pretty rough conditions together, to the extent that you kind of lose your sense of humor on your own. Take any moment in the back of that truck where we’re laughing until tears come out of our eyes, and that’s my favorite moment. As far as the actual acting part, a lot of the cool rescues and stuff we did, those are hard won moments. They take a lot of hard work from a lot of people to make those things happen, and they are rewarding in their own way. But very recently, last week, we shot a scene that took place entirely in the bullpen, right outside Chief Boden’s office, and it was hard to comprehend, but it was a fast paced, high stakes, fast-moving scene, and it was probably the most rewarding acting experience I’ve had in ten seasons. It was exciting.

Joe:   Well, and we’ve been exploring a lot more kind of long form filming; we’ve been doing a lot more kind of longer takes. I think I will forever remember my episode with David in that elevator; that was unlike anything we’d ever filmed. We were doing thirty pages a day, twenty-five, twenty-six minute takes. And I think what Christian is kind of honing in on there is when we have the opportunity to play with each other for an extended period of time, and everyone’s hyper focused on just making the scene work, it is rewarding in a wholly new way. It’s ten years of doing, you know, one page at a time. When you get an opportunity to really let something kind of cook like that and let yourself feel through an entire couple of scenes, it’s really rewarding as an actor.

Christian:   Yeah, and to tag on to what Joe is saying, I think part of that, what is rewarding about it, is it kind of catches you almost off guard, because we don’t tend to take ourselves very seriously. We mock ourselves and each other all the time. Once in a while we’re in the moment like that, where I think each of us realizes, “Oh, we’re pretty good at this,” and we kind of forget that, because we’re used to just sort of taking ourselves in a casual fashion.

David:  [There’s] never, that I’ve ever been in or heard of, a scene in the show where everybody isn’t all inclusive, working on trying to get this thing to its best, highest level of effectiveness or creativity or however you want to label it. Everybody is on board to go, “How can we do this to make it [the] best?” And there’s never been a moment of somebody going like, “I’m not doing it like that,” type thing. And that’s a unique [thing in] my experience, not that I’ve seen a lot of that, but I’ve seen it where people bash against the grain of trying – I think the show has been very selfless in like, “How can we help make this work?” Many times other actors go like, “Can I kind of throw you something that’s going to aid you?” Or whatever. There’s a conversation about being better as opposed to how can the individual be better, because we all want each other to be as good as as we can. We always want to aid each other, rising to the highest level. It’s hard for me to explain, but it’s just hard to articulate that kind of friendship and creativity because it’s never been detracted against, if that’s right.

Christian:   And the new people come on the cast, they get it. They either get it, or they don’t last very long, but the thing is, if you come on our show and think this is gonna be about you, you’re gonna find out otherwise pretty quick.

David:   We had one actor one time, who will remain nameless, and we were at a call day, and they said, “I’ll read my lines from inside the vehicle,” and that immediately was like [shrugs]. They didn’t get out, because we were standing on the street ready to go. And not to be negative, I don’t mean to bring it down, but you fit or you don’t, and we’ve been really successful with that with those numbers.

Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com

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From renowned Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand) and co-creator Derek Haas, the writer behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes season 10 of the adrenaline-fueled drama “Chicago Fire.” This edge-of-your-seat ride is a look into the professional and personal lives of the firefighters and paramedics of Firehouse 51 as they risk their lives every day to save and protect the citizens of Chicago.

Led by Capt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney), the Truck and Rescue Squad companies work day in and day out beside each other. This tireless, never-give-up mindset brings them all closer together – the men and women of Firehouse 51 are more than co-workers, they’re family.

The firehouse also includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), who keeps his house running smoothly and his firefighters prepared to overcome all adversity. Paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) returns alongside seasoned veterans Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) and Randy “Mouch” McHolland (Christian Stolte) as well as resourceful firefighters Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso).

Completing the team are daredevil Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende), talented and dedicated Darren Ritter (Daniel Kyri), and 51’s newest addition, headstrong paramedic Violet Mikami (Hanako Greensmith).

Executive producers are Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Andrea Newman, Michael Gilvary, Reza Tabrizi, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.

“Chicago Fire” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

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David  Eigenberg

Christopher Herrmann, “Chicago Fire”

CHICAGO FIRE -- Season: 10 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)

David Eigenberg stars as Christopher Herrmann, a seasoned firefighter and salt-of-the-earth family man, in NBC’s drama “Chicago Fire.”

Eigenberg is known to film and television audiences for his former role as Steve Brady, the good-hearted husband and quintessential New York bar owner in the Emmy-winning HBO series “Sex and the City.”

His film credits include “See You in September,” “The Trouble with Romance,” “The Mothman Prophecies” and “A Perfect Murder.”

Eigenberg’s selected television credits include “Justified,” “Criminal Minds,” “N.C.I.S.” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

A member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, Eigenberg has performed in numerous Off-Broadway plays. On Broadway, he received his break in 1990, playing a hustler in the original cast of John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation,” directed by Jerry Zaks at Lincoln Center. He also starred in the original cast of “Take Me Out,” directed by Joe Mantello, which was awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League and New York Critics Awards for Best Play.

Eigenberg served in the United States Marine Corps for three years. He is married and living in Chicago with his wife and two children.

Joe Minoso

Joe Cruz, “Chicago Fire”

CHICAGO FIRE -- Season: 10 -- Pictured: Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)

Actor Joe Minoso plays Joe Cruz on the hit NBC drama “Chicago Fire.”

Additional TV and film credits include “Get Shorty,” “Man of Steel,” “Shameless,” “Prison Break,” “The Chicago Code” and “Boss.”

Minosora, raised in Yonkers, N.Y., graduated from Adelphi University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, and Northern Illinois University with a master’s degree in fine arts. Minoso worked extensively in the theater prior to his television and film appearances, including Chicago’s Teatro Vista, the largest Latino theater company in the Midwest.

As the founder and CEO, Minoso recently launched Mass Epiphany Studios and the Epiphany Project. Mass Epiphany Studios is a film and television vocational arts academy and studio system that looks to be a megaphone for America’s marginalized artists of tomorrow. For more information, check out the website at www.massepiphany.com

In addition, Minoso is active in the community and supports charities and organizations that include Shriners Hospital for Children, 100 Club of Chicago, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Cycle for Survival, Salvation Army and the Red Cross.

In addition, Minoso supports animal organizations that include the World Wildlife Fund and Fetching Tales Foundation. He and his wife currently have two rescues dogs, a pit-bull and French bulldog.

Christian Stolte of "Chicago Fire" on NBCChristian Stolte

Randy “Mouch” McHolland, “Chicago Fire”

Christian Stolte stars as Randy “Mouch” McHolland, a seasoned veteran who will do anything to protect his fellow firefighters and his coveted spot on the firehouse couch, in NBC’s drama “Chicago Fire.”

Stolte was born in St. Louis during the Cuban missile crisis. He moved to Chicago 28 years later in search of artistic fulfillment. He studied acting under Jane Brody and began working steadily in Chicago theater in such places as Steppenwolf Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, A Red Orchid Theatre (which produced a play written by Stolte, which won a Joseph Jefferson citation for Best New Work), Piven Theatre, Famous Door and Profiles Theatre.

His first film role was in “The Public Eye,” starring Joe Pesci. He has worked semi-regularly since, including roles in such films as “Ali,” “Road to Perdition,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Public Enemies,” and, perhaps most recognizably, as the killer who provokes Gerard Butler’s vengeance in “Law Abiding Citizen.”

On television, he has had recurring roles in the dramas “Turks,” “The Chicago Code,” “Prison Break,” “Boss” and “The Playboy Club.” He is a co-creator of the web series “Graveyard,” which can be witnessed in all its grotesque glory at thegraveyardshow.com.

Stolte still resides in Chicago, where his idiosyncrasies and peculiarities are indulged and tolerated to this day by his wife and two endlessly amusing daughters.

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Interview with Tim Rozon

TV Interview!

Tim Rozon of "Wynonna Earp" on Syfy

Interview with Tim Rozon of “Wynonna Earp” on Syfy by Suzanne 2/22/21

This was a fun interview because he really loves to talk about the show, and really appreciates the fans. I hope they get another season!

Here’s the video of our interview

Question: You had some big gaps in the scheduling. Were you confident you’d be back for this? Or were you just relieved? How did you feel about that?

Tim: You know, it’s so crazy. I started Schitt’s Creek before I started Wynonna Earp. Schitt’s Creek wrapped season six, six seasons before we wrapped the fourth season of Wynonna Earp, just to show you how long it was to film that show. Yeah, I don’t know. There was almost a year hiatus between season three and four that we weren’t sure if we were coming back, and then we finally did, and then the global pandemic hit. So, we only got halfway through the season, and then to come back, I wasn’t sure, but if I was ever sure about anything, it’s kind of with Wynonna that it was gonna get done. There’s just something so special about this show. Then, yeah, it finally happened. It took five years, I think, maybe a little longer, five and a half years, to finally finally get there. Well, we eventually got there.

Question: Do you feel like your character got a satisfying ending, and have you been able to let him go yet?

Tim: You know, I love the the ending of the show. If that is truly the way it ends, I loved it. So, especially for my character, I remember telling Emily just, “Wow.” I mean, she’s wonderful, and as a showrunner and a writer, she’s very open. She’s there for you if you need her, but I’m not one of those people who are really – I never bug her. I never ask for things. You know, I’m not that person. I just put my trust in what they do, and I perform, and I understand that I have a job to do. You know, sometimes my character is going to do some of the things that aren’t so great, man, and I understand that’s just that’s part of it. But the way it all came together, I just remember telling Emily, just, “Thank you. I mean, I thought you did an incredible job with this character. You showed him so much love and compassion and growth.” And it was really touching.

How do I say goodbye to him? I made sure to, though while we were filming the second part of Season Four, just because you never know. It took us so long to get there, to finally film Season Four, to complete it. It almost never happens twice. So, yeah, I was aware of it the entire time, so I tried to literally enjoy every second that I possibly could with that character. It’s difficult now that it’s more real than ever, that the show most likely isn’t coming back. To say goodbye to that character is difficult. I think most people understand that it’s one of my favorite characters I’ve ever played. He just has a special place in my heart, the old cowboy. So yeah, it’s tough.

Question: So, last we saw everyone, our hearts were cheering for Waverly and Nicole but breaking for Wynonna and Doc. So, how would you describe those two relationships in these final episodes? What are the chances of maybe two weddings before it’s over?

Tim: You know, this love is complicated, and it comes in different shapes and forms and people love differently, and they love different things about other people and themselves. You know, it’s funny, I just feel like Doc has come so far by Season Four, and he’s really done with the old life. You know, I think he understands that sometimes to move forward, we’ve got to let the old ways die. I think as a society we’re learning that. And I think Doc, he finally gets that it’s time to let go.

It’s unfortunate, because I don’t think Wynonna has yet, but Wynonna has the burden of the curse. Well, she did at least. So, before it was tough. You couldn’t really say anything, because she was the one who had the burden. Anyway, at the end of the day, it was Wynonna who had to save the day. So, you couldn’t really say “Hey, let’s stop and grow a family and grow barley in the little farm,” like Doc wanted, because well, she had the burden of the curse. But now, the curse is gone, and for him, he just sees it as, “Why are you fighting?” Did you somehow come to love the fight? Is that what it’s become?” You know? Will she ever let go? Because they can never be together if she doesn’t let go too. So, I don’t know. We’ll see. We’ll see what happens.

Well, Waverly and Nicole, that’s just magic. Those are those stories we hear about, just, you know, magic. It exists. True love like that does exist. I mean, that’s the beauty of love and life. Doc and Wynonna is a little closer to real life. Maybe not. If you’re in a relationship, to be honest, like Doc and Wynonna’s, you should probably get out. [laughs] Probably not the healthiest.

Suzanne: So, you said that you think it’s the end of the season? Have you heard anything about the possibility of it continuing?

Tim: I haven’t heard anything. I’m always the last to know. People think that we know stuff. I don’t know. I’d know, honestly, a little before anybody if we ever came back, because I’d have to grow the mustache. You know, no one [unintelligible] grow a mustache. So, yeah, I don’t know; I don’t know anything.

I’ll say this, and this is the thing that makes the whole process easier for me, the only thing at the end of the day that I really care about is the Earpers, the fandom, and the way that the story ends. Now, if it ends, I’m very proud of it, and I’m very happy, and I think everybody’s going to be very happy. Now, if it continues on, I’m 100% sure that Emily and her team can write another amazing story, and there’re other stories and other avenues to go down, other than telling these stories. You know what I mean? Even if Doc doesn’t come back, you could tell the (Rachel) Valdez story. You know, there’re so many great stories you could tell and everything, but, for me, the main thing and the most important thing is I’m really proud and happy that I think the Earpers are going to be happy. That’s what makes me happy, to be honest, the most, because they deserve it the most. They’re the reason we got as far as we ever did, and there’s no doubt. So, that’s the one part that makes it all kind of okay, because I know that they’re still gonna be happy.

Question: Over four seasons, how is it been playing somebody who’s a lot older than you look, or at least who has the sensibilities of somebody who’s a lot older than you look?

Tim: Yeah, does he have too many sensibilities? I don’t know, it’s interesting. We didn’t play the man out of time as much as I would have loved to, and I did find some moments early on in season one to really play it. I remember I was doing things like [that]. I remember, specifically, there was an episode where I went to where all the broken cars were, where Bobo lived, and Doc went to meet Bobo whenever Bobo was camping there. I remember, I got into a car with the Levi character, and I got in the car, and I acted like it was the first time in a car. I remember the director, Ron Murphy’s, like, “Tim, what the hell are you doing?” I’m like, “Well, Doc Holliday, he’s never been in a car before. He wouldn’t know.” He’s like, “Yeah, dude, we’re not playing that. We don’t have time for that.” You know, he’s like, “He’s figured out stuff right away.” He’s just like, “You got to figure that he’s figured out stuff.” Yeah, so we never played the matter of time stuff. So, I don’t know how sensible he is, because I don’t know how much he’s learned from – You know, I think he’s less crazy than he should be, to be honest, because if we’re being honest, he was stuck there for 180 years in solitude. I’m pretty sure that would drive me nuts. So, I think the old cowboy did pretty good, to be honest.

Question: So, you’re not playing the inclination to go up to every person you meet and go, “Talk to me; talk to me! I was by myself for 180 years. Say something.”

Tim: No. And I mean, had I wanted to play it, I think they would have told me not to, so, no.

Question: Both Schitt’s Creek and Wynonna Earp have tremendous fan bases. I was just wondering how life has changed for you over the last six or so years?

Tim: Oh, I mean, just in the best way possible, and in just the sense of family and community that I’ve met in this thing. Meeting people virtually is one thing, and it’s amazing, but some of my most favorite memories in the past years have been meeting people in person, the fans of both those shows. I’m happy you said that, because Schitt’s Creek, you know, everybody talks about the Earpers, but the Creekers, man, they’re amazing, same energy. I’ve gone to Australia, and I’ve met Earpers and Creekers together, and they’ve all been just very supportive and amazing. It’s immediate. The most amazing thing is, especially with the Earper communities, we don’t need to talk about it. We already understand; it’s a symbiotic thing. It’s almost like, every time we’re seeing each other, it’s like saying, “Thank you.” It’s like, “Thank you.” “But thank you,” and both people meaning it. I don’t know, in a lot of ways, it just made me conscious to make sure that I’m just the best version of myself that I can be.

I’ve seen some amazing things, just amazing things. I’ve seen a lot of people come out for the very first time and the courage that it takes to do that. I’ve seen just fathers that came to the cons to support their daughter for the first time. You know, just stuff. It’s just amazing stuff that’s bigger than the show at the end of the day. That’s why I said I’m happy that if it is over, that part’s never over, the Earpers. It’s not over. The community and everything they built, it’s bigger than the show. It’s better than the show. It’s more important than the show. The show was amazing. It was great, but at the end of the day, we are fighting demons, pretending to be – you know what I mean? What these people created, it’s incredible, and I feel lucky that I got to be a part of that and into their world. It’s so weird, because they feel lucky that they got let to ours, but it’s so obvious to me that it’s the other way around. Yeah, it’s very special, very special communities, and the same with the Creekers. I just did a Zoom meeting with Karen for a charity for a couple of Creek fans, and it was supposed to be a 15 minute zoom call. I think we went almost two hours just chatting. But, honestly, we’re just chit chatting, and it was great.

Question: Speaking of Zoom, how is it working with the COVID protocols? How was shooting the second part?

Tim: You know, it was very difficult. In a weird way, it was the busiest year I’ve had in my life, actually, shooting during COVID, because I went directly from the last day of Wynonna Earp, getting on a plane and flying and starting a new show called Surreal Estate four days later. I just had to test I think six times within those three days that I was off. Yeah, it was very interesting. It was difficult.

I felt for the crew a lot. There were groupings at first, and at first, Wynonna was kind of tough, because we were the first show back in Canada. So, there was a lot of eyes on us, a lot of pressure. And for me, that was a lot of responsibility to make sure that we got this season done. When we first got out to Alberta, the numbers were kind of low. I remember some of the rest of the cast were like, “Oh, let’s go for dinner,” or “We can go for lunch.” I’m like, “I’m not going anywhere. I just quarantined at home for three months. If you think I’m coming here to start work and put this entire production at risk of how lucky we are, you’re crazy.” And they’re all like, “Oh my god.” But nobody went for lunch either. You know what I mean? It’s like, it’s the crews job. The Earpers are waiting for that season. It was just too important. There was just so much responsibility to be responsible, because the actual part of it, the actors, we’re the luckiest ones, again. We’re the only ones that get to take our masks off, even if it’s just to film or when you go to your little area after your mask is off. The crew, that mask is on from seven in the morning until 8:30 at night when we wrap. It’s difficult.

I didn’t like the groupings, because we never had that on Wynonna Earp. I’m friends with the crew as much as I am friends with Melanie, you know what I mean? Like, on the weekend, I’m going to equally hang out, go have brunch with the grip, because it doesn’t matter for me, but the groupings kind of made it like “Well, only Group B can talk to Group B. Well, what group are you in?” It’s kind of like sometimes there is that on a set anyway, different groupings, and I hate that. So, that part I didn’t like. The grouping part was tough, but you understand; it’s a global pandemic.

It’s hilarious that we actually lived during – we’re living still. They never would have wrote this for Wynonna Earp. It’s too crazy. All the crazy stuff we did, but they never would have went to pandemic, because that’s just too nuts, and yet, here we are. We’re all dressed as Mortal Kombat characters.

Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com

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Tim Rozon

Doc Holliday, “Wynonna Earp”

Tim Rozon stars on SYFY’s WYNONNA EARP as Doc Holliday, the legendary gunslinger, friend and partner of Wyatt Earp, and now immortal “will they or won’t they” love interest to Wynonna Earp. He is handsome and charming and knows just what he must do to survive in Purgatory. Doc’s on a mission of his own to right the wrongs of his past before they consume him.

Rozon’s first leading role was playing heartthrob Tommy Quincy opposite Alexz Johnson and Laura Vandervoort on the teen drama series, “Instant Star.” Other notable credits include playing Mutt Schitt on “Schitt’s Creek,” gang infiltrator Alex Caine on “Befriend and Betray,” outer space rogue Isaac on SYFY’s VAGRANT QUEEN, and love interest to Candice Cameron Bure on “Christmas Town.” Guest appearances include “Rookie Blue,” “Flashpoint,” “The Listener,” “Heartland,” “Combat Hospital,” “Lost Girl,” “Being Human” and ”19-2.” Rozon won a prestigious Gemini Award for his performance on “Flashpoint” and was nominated for his role in “Befriend and Betray.”

Rozon currently resides in Montreal, where he co-owns the hit restaurants Garde Manger and Le Bremner opposite star chef Chuck Hughes.

WYNONNA EARP follows legendary law man Wyatt Earp’s descendant, Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) who inherits his mystical gun, Peacemaker. With it, Wynonna and her posse of dysfunctional allies must fight against supernatural beings and other paranormal occurrences in a raucous, whisky-soaked struggle to break her family’s demonic curse.

In Season 4, the infamous Earp Curse is broken, and witty and wild demon hunter Wynonna Earp would love to be celebrating with cold whisky and hot donuts. Too bad she has to rescue everyone she loves, save the town of Purgatory, and take on her most diabolical, Earp-hating enemy yet — all without her trustworthy gun, Peacemaker. And that’s just Monday…

WYNONNA EARP is produced in Calgary by Seven24 Films and globally distributed by IDW Entertainment and Cineflix Rights. Emily Andras developed the series for television and continues to serve as showrunner and executive producer. Jordy Randall, Tom Cox, Rick Jacobs, Todd Berger, Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock also serve as executive producers.

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Tim Rozon as Doc Holliday on "Wynonna Earp" on Syfy

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