“Torchwood” Season 2 kicks off on BBC America Sunday night, with James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) appearing as Jack Hart.
Eve Myles, who plays police constable-turned-special Torchwood agent Gwen Cooper, talked about Marsters, and about Season 2.
MATT: What does James Marsters bring to the show?
EVE MYLES: James Marsters is an absolute complete professional. He’s fantastic. What (Jack Hart) brings to Torchwood is … he brings danger and fear. He brings a lot of Jack’s past with him. So it’s very interesting.
And to work with James was wonderful, because he’s a player, a mad player. And what that means is you don’t have to stick to doing the same thing in every take. You can play with one another. And what that does is, it makes you listen to the person you’re talking to, or the person who’s talking to you, more. Because you react in a very natural way to that person, so nothing feels staged. I adored working opposite James Marsters. You’re only as good as the person you work opposite, and he makes you feel like a million dollars to work opposite him.
MATT: How is Season 2 different from Season 1?
EVE MYLES: It’s not majorly different. It’s still Torchwood, we’re not going to change the program, or the premise of the program. It’s still Torchwood. But you’ll have 13 episodes of 13 different stories. One week it’ll make you cry, the next week you’ll fall off your chair laughing. The other week is very sinister and dark, then you’ll get beautiful love stories. You’ve got fabulous new special effects and wonderful monsters. You can expect to see the Weevils back in full force. You’re going to see the characters develop much much more, you’ll find out a lot more about Jack’s past. You’ve got so much to look forward to.
– Matt Price