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Ryan Eggold: I will tell you truthfully what excites me about the new show is My only goal when we shot this sort of back door pilot was to maybe be a . is working with Megan [Boone], because the relationship with Tom and. Megan Boone: My experience was that I had kind of resigned to not I felt so involved and then read with Diego Klattenhoff and Ryan Eggold and then in her, so my ultimate goal and agenda with him is to uncover that mystery. about what we can expect to see from her in the first couple of episodes?. Megan Boone, star of the breakout crime drama The Blacklist, talks Pee-wee Herman, family, holiday recipes, I love Ryan [Eggold] so much.
Nagra would begin filming for The Blacklist around this same time as the show was picked up as a series in May of that year. Nagra plays Agent Meera Malik. For season 2, Arison has been promoted to a series regular and should appear in all episodes.
The episode was about the murder of an Iraq War veteran. The first appearance was during the fourth season of the drama and Amir played Lt. The episode focused on the murder of a toy collector. InArison would make a return to the series, but this time he would play Tarek Agiza in a season 7 episode that was about a murder of a diver who was part of a treasure diving team. He would appear in 9 total episodes. Prior to that, he appeared in a season six episode of the series also playing a doctor.
You may think that James Spader would have been the first person cast on the hit series The Blacklist, but you would be wrong. Megan Boone was the first choice for the producers.
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But they could not find anyone that would mesh well with Boone when she tested in front of the network. That usually is a bad thing for an actor because the network will just have the producers recast the character, but they refused to do that. After it was official Boone was cast, Spader would then join the series. In an interview with TV Line, Boone revealed her favorite moment from the first season of the show.
It was a moment for me when I discovered that I was really efficient at doing this job of television, which can be a machine, making 22 episodes. I went in there, I did that scene in two takes and felt good about the work. It made me realize that I found my footing in this new realm of my career.
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In one sense, this could be a story of redemption — bringing Red into the light for all his crimes. On the other hand, it could be about bringing Liz into the darkness. The audience has enjoyed Liz be very tough. I hope there is more of that in the coming episodes. Though James Spader has made a lucrative career starring on such television shows as The Practice, Boston Legal, The Office, and now The Blacklist, he has admitted that he is not a very big fan of television.
He especially likes that he does not know what is going to happen next with his character on The Blacklist. He is given one script at a time so he does not know what will happen to Red in future episodes. Spader enjoys his job so much that he even went as far as shaving his head for the role on The Blacklist. You may remember the long hairdo he sported during his stint on The Office. As he was getting into character for this role, he came to the conclusion that Red should be bald.
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He had lasik eye surgery, which corrected his vision problems. I think there will be a good deal of crossover, certainly to start. And then, ideally, the show will develop its own legs and have its own identity.
How is it building that rapport with your TV maybe-mom, Famke Janssen? Yeah, I've got to tell you, man, it's awesome. She's very good at this character. She's got smart ideas and, most importantly, she is very fun to work with, and she is a great collaborator, and she is easy-going in a way, and she very simply wants to make a good show.
And so it's just a lot of fun, truly, to work with her, because she wants to play with good ideas, and she's excited about the prospect and about the possibility of making an interesting show. So she's there for the right reasons, and she's great. Is the show sort of built for her to bring her own version of electricity in a way that "The Blacklist" was for James Spader?
Does she get to have or be that kind of electric center of every thing that's happening? I think, very much so, they want her to carve out that space of being the sort of master manipulator and being enigmatic, and being contradictory and all those things that make Red interesting, and that they don't want to do a carbon-copy of Red, but they want it to be Famke's version of a sort of power player like that, or whatever you want to call it, and in this case someone behind the scenes sort of pulling the strings, making empires rise and fall, manipulating governments, things like that, and how sort of that Blackwater-type espionage comes into play.
And I think on "The Blacklist," the dynamic between the two of them will be focused like it is between Red and Liz.
They want to write a great character for her, and she wants to help create it, and she's going to kill it! I imagine going to work on "The Blacklist," surrounded by great actors, must have been a little bit of a free Master Class, being paid to watch Spader play Red. What are the lessons that you learned that you'd like to apply and translate into your own performances? You know, one thing I like that James does, that a lot of good actors do, is they don't feel compelled to speak all the time.
I think a lot of more novice actors have to be on the line always, and as soon as your line is done it's my line, and James -- like so many good actors -- will sit in silence, or with a look, or with a mood, or with a feeling or a thought and not feel compelled to speak or to say something, or even do anything. And I think that comfortability and that sitting in a moment, that's something I admire and hopefully would like to steal.
With the espionage aspect, how have you gotten to broaden your skill set, physically?
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What are the fun things that you're going to be able to do with your character that you haven't maybe had room in "the Blacklist"? Well, one thing is that I'd like to make the -- if we're going to do a show about a spy who is a highly-trained assassin, I'd like to make him as much of that, honestly, as we can.
So, I'd like to train a little bit, if I could, and maybe get better at martial arts, the Israeli martial art Krav Maga, which is very interesting, or different fighting styles, and just sort of train a little bit. And, obviously, I'm not going to be joining the UFC tomorrow, but I would love to -- and I've learned a great deal doing "The Blacklist" and just rehearsing fight scenes and doing them, but I still consider myself a novice in the world of fight choreography and things.
I'm very riveted by it. I mean, it's fun. When you're in acting class, or whatever, when you're a kid, you do a dialogue and this stuff is so something else.
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It's so physical and more athletic and it's really fun. So I'd like to get better. I'd like to train and get better at that. What was the conversation like when they first broached the idea of taking you to another show? How did they approach you, and what was your immediate reaction to it?
John Bokenkamp took me out to grab a bite. I was in L. There's so much to explore with this character. We could really do some fun things, but it'll never happen," you know?
It's like, it's Hollywood, everybody wants to do a million things, and there's a lot of talk, and I was like "It'll never happen.
And, if so, how do you find them? Exactly, how do you find them? I've spoken to police officers. The closest I came was one of my parents' neighbors, actually: She's an older woman, and this man -- I believe he's not with us anymore -- he was an actual spy during the Cold War.
He was in Russia, spying for the United States, and in real life! And, so, obviously she couldn't tell people.