YAHOO made things more than a
little difficult for us this time, putting people who arrived to chat with
Jamie in five separate rooms. As a result, the chat started about
half an hour late and Jamie ended up a little pressed for time.
Jamie Denton enters
mally_oops2000 says, Jamie, I
cheered at the part where dozens of your female fans MELTED -
Jamie Denton says, Thanks
for the cheers, Jeremy
castor968 says, Excited about
basketball season, Jamie?
Jamie Denton says, March Madness,
luvsktry says, Are you watching
Jamie Denton says, Not until
pretenderangel17 says, March
Madness!!! Who are you rooting for Jamie!
Jamie Denton says, I hate
to go out on a limb, but the USC Trojans looked great tonight stomping Stanford.
I like Paul Westphal, so rooting for Pepperdine is easy
brandie1996 says, Jamie, do you
think Jack is favoring Kathleen in his rulings? He seemed easier on her than
usual and Terry seemed to notice even though he said differently.
Jamie Denton says, I don't
think he's favoring her, but I've noticed that he's definitely treating her
a little differently, in his tone.
caroline_1us says, Jamie, give
your personal trainer a BIG bonus.
Jamie Denton says,Thanks Caroline
- I wish I had had a little more notice that the clothes were coming off
tburketina says, jamie, did you
start working out when you realized you were going to be on a bochco show?
Jamie Denton says, I didn't
and I wish I had. I was able to lose a few pounds after I read
the episode, but it was too late to do much
luvsktry says, OK Jamie, How
many takes did it *really* take you to undo her bra
Jamie Denton says, The bra
was only one shot, I remember. It's a fancy lens set up and they
only wanted to do it once. Believe it or not, I didn't even think
about it. I was helping Kim cover herself with my right hand
and only had one free.
mc_california says, I loved the
way you delivered the line "what do you want to happen" Perfect!
Jamie Denton says, Thanks
MC-- again, no real thought about it. That's how it came out.
pretender1121 says, so Jamie...
how *closed* is a "closed set"??
Jamie Denton says, Bochco's
sets are always "closed" It just means no unapproved visitors and approved
ones only on special occasions. For example, I had a friend
at the set that morning to watch the scene with Kyle, but they had to leave
before the Apt scene. When they emphasize "closed" it means minimal
crew and NO visitors.
caroline_1us says, Jamie, nice
"checkmate" with Dan.; castor968 says, Can we expect more gentlemanly
warfare between Dan and Ripley?; ali_al444 says, what was that about,
a little toooo civil I thought
Jamie Denton says, I was
a little surprised at the civility, but these guys would probably handle
it that way
luvsktry says, Now that you two
are *dating* It's a shame we won't get to see the two of you during court
- they were great scenes!!
Jamie Denton says, Yeah, unfortunately,
for now anyway, the days of making eyes at Kathleen in the courtroom are
brandie1996 says, Jamie, do you
think Terry would have brought up the "you should recuse yourself" stuff
if Ripley hadn't ruled with the defense on the computer files?
Jamie Denton says, Great Question
Dina. The end of that scene was cut. After "Let's get to it"... (in
chambers with T & K) He stood up and said, "And Mr. Loomis - I noticed
you waited until after I'd ruled on your motion to raise this issue.
Next time you come in here questioning my integrity, you better bring some
of your own." The scene where Dan told him to wait was also cut.
Dan's reaction when Terry told him about K & R was, "RIPLEY? He's not
even her type." The scenes weren't necessary, just fun for the regularly
viewing fans (and actors)
liz_putney says, so what are
the chances that the show will get picked up for another season?
Jamie Denton says, I've been
through this with 4 or 5 shows in that many pilot seasons, and I'd say our
chances are about 60-40
liz_putney says, so...heavy chemistry
between you and kim, huh? did that come naturally?
Jamie Denton says, The chemistry
thing is tricky. I chose not to get too close to Kim for a long
time. We didn't know anything about each other for about 4-5
episodes - Definitely not until after Ripley BION. I just thought
our reactions to each other in the garage would be better if we didn't know
each other, so I sort of avoided her for the first couple of months.
It was an experiment for me and I know it worked better for my character.
Why get all chummy just to pretend you've just met?
wajag59 says, Did they cut anything
(well much) out of the scene with you and Dan?
Jamie Denton says, Nothing
was cut from the Dan/Ripley scene. I thought the choice of takes
a bit interesting. There was a bit more chest-puffing in the room than
was seen in the ep. I think they chose the right feel, though.
mc_california says, Jamie, So
we all know that you have eyes and ears on this board and we (or at least
I) was watching my drooling this week, but do you ever know what's happening
on other, say Philly sites? Can we drool there without embarrassing
Jamie Denton says, I snooped
around a little when I first joined the show just out of curiosity (If any
actor says they don't I wouldn't believe it -- Diana Maria Riva had seen
the boards and Lois' site before we ever met). I laughed a little,
responded to a few people and then stopped looking. It just felt
a little voyeuristic. I think you guys should be able to be honest without
thinking about actors reading the stuff. I haven't seen anything posted
in a long time. Since the very beginning.
mc_california says, but we're
glad you're being so generous with your time and chatting with us, THANKS;
mally_oops2000 says, if you're talking about alt.tv.pretender, I think we
were all hoping that someone from the show WAS reading!; caroline_1us
says, To be honest, Jamie, most of us do hope the actors read it. It's nice
to feel somewhat connected when you're passionate about something.;
wajag59 says, I hope the network and program mgrs are lurking! We love you
on the show!
Jamie Denton says, Well, you
guys are so supportive, I hope I can answer some questions that you have.
akadaynabayna says, When you
receive the next script for Philly, do you just concentrate on your storyline
or do you read the entire script and keep up with some of the other non-Jack
Jamie Denton says, I always
read the whole thing through a few times before paying much attention to my
liz_putney says, do you ever
visit the set when you're not actually in the scene?
Jamie Denton says, I have
to go in Monday to do a segment for "Extra" even though I'm not working.
They are interviewing some of the cast about how the show has "changed"
pretender1121says, i thought
extra was the 12th?
Jamie Denton says, Extra is
on the 12th with clips from that night's show, "No Business"
Jamie Denton says, Okay --
what have I missed? Question-wise?
southernbsn says, Jamie, how
difficult was it for you to say you went to Vandy?
Jamie Denton says, My mom
and a lot of her family went to Vandy and I'm a big Vandy fan so I got a big
kick out of it.
liz_putney says, was ripley intended
from the start to be a romantic interest?
Jamie Denton says, The producers
intended for Ripley to be the romantic interest, but sometimes it doesn't
work out that way. Chemistry is pretty unpredictable.
Seems to be working well though.
brandie1996 says, Jamie - who's
the writer for the #19 ?
Jamie Denton says, Steven
and Tom Szentgyorgi wrote 19
shna55 says, is there interaction
between k and j next week?; probst828 says, So it's the first time
they see each other after the apt?; shna55 says, is this their first
meeting after the APT?
Jamie Denton says, There is
always time in between that we don't get to see
Jamie Denton says, Did I miss a
caroline_1us says, Yeah, about
a missed scene? How did K & R go from weekend plans to calling a "halt"?
When Ripley said they "might as well" do it, it seemed anticlimactic, pardon
Jamie Denton says, I'm not
sure what happened to the "weekend"...
Jamie Denton says, I have
to go -- Thanks for watching everybody.
IWriteForYou says, Thanks Jamie,
for being so patient while we all ended up in one place
Jamie Denton says, Well, it
certainly tested your patience too
caroline_1us says, When can we
do this again?
Jamie Denton says, I think
Lois and I will discuss our options and she'll let you know
pretender1121 says, Jamie, you're
so wonderful...you spoil us here you know that right?
Jamie Denton says, Well, I figure
if you guys support the show like you do, it's a pretty easy part of the job
... and you guys are fun
Jamie Denton says, See ya
Jamie Denton leaves