Now that chats are being conducted
entirely through YAHOO! I'm not saving
actual transcripts anymore. At
first I thought that was terrible, but
soon realized that once everyone
understood that every word they
uttered wasn't going to be immortalized
forever, things were a lot more
relaxed, all the way around. For
those people who couldn't attend,
however, I did keep track of as many
of the questions and answers as I
could, although some of them are
slightly paraphrased because I had to
leave the chat to boot someone who was
being obnoxious and missed some parts.
Question: Jamie, are
Desperate Housewives exteriors shot on
a soundstage, or on a backlot?
JAMIE DENTON: The exteriors
are on the "Colonial Street"
set at Universal. That has
become "Wisteria Lane,"
where the show is set.
Question: He's single though
(Mike Delfino, Jamie's character on
Desperate Housewives). Was he
lying about being widowed?
JAMIE DENTON: Mike's
definitely single. Mike is
Question: Do you think
that Alias will take back its time
slot in January?
JAMIE DENTON: I'd be
completely shocked if we don't shoot a
full season. But I was
completely shocked that
"Philly" didn't return, so
Question: The critics all
seem to love Desperate Housewives,
which can't be a bad thing ... at
least they are talking it up.
JAMIE DENTON: We just
have to make sure that people watch
it, it's that simple really.
It's gotten a great reception outside
the country, and that's very
Question: Have you ever thought
of writing or directing an episode of
JAMIE DENTON: I'd like
to direct, but so would most
actors. I don't have enough
money to produce anything ...
Question: Jamie, do you
have a general idea about the schedule
for (ABC's Primetime Weekend at the)
Disney California Adventure?
JAMIE DENTON: I'm
"required" to be at DCA on
Saturday (September 11), if that
helps. I'm glad you guys came
last year. Thanks for trying to
do it again.
question from me before I have to
leave unfortunately. Would you
act Mr. Lyle in a 3rd tP movie, if
there'll be one? You know we
fight for a 3rd movie?
JAMIE DENTON: Andrea
Parker and I have both strongly voiced
our opinion that we would sign up for
a Pretender movie.
Question: If you were ever in
a James Bond film, would you be the
good guy or the bad guy?
JAMIE DENTON: I don't
have the accent to be "Bond"
so I'd settle for the bad guy.
Question: Do you have a
JAMIE DENTON: I'm very
partial to Billy Bob Thornton's
Question: Jamie, how did
you end up on TV Talk on the TV Guide
JAMIE DENTON: My
publicist arranged TV Talk. It
was a lot of fun, but not very high
Question: Jamie, what is your
Interesting question. Gray.
Question: Jamie, what artists
are you listening to lately?
JAMIE DENTON: I've
been listening to this guy that I saw
open for John Mayer, called Teitur
(one name). I really like him
and Maroon 5.
Question: Jamie, is the
address to write you and/or the
producers (of Desperate Housewives)
the same this year as last? On
JAMIE DENTON: We're at
the Univeral lot now. I'll have
to get that address to Lois. ABC
is always a safe bet though.
Question: Do you ever film off
JAMIE DENTON: We've
only had two or three location days,
since Universal has all those street
Question: Have you been to
any baseball games this summer?
JAMIE DENTON: I've
been to at least 30 Dodger games and a
dozen or so Angel games. Saw the
Brewers in Minnesota, the White Sox in
Question: Who's your favorite
team? The Dodgers?
JAMIE DENTON: I just
love baseball. If it's one team,
it's the White Sox. Or the
Dodgers ... We're (Desperate
Housewives cast) putting together a
softball team to play other
shows. There are "show
business" leagues for the casts
and crews of productions.
"The Pretender" had a decent
team - both Jonny (Jon Gries) and I
played on it.
Question: So what was your
win/loss record, or did you just have
a good time?
JAMIE DENTON: We
didn't get to play in as many games as
we'd have liked, but we were okay.
Question: Jamie, if you could
have the role of anybody else on the
show (Desperate Housewives), whose
would you take? (man or woman)
JAMIE DENTON: I'd like
to have the role of "Zach",
the son of Debra Strong (killed
herself in the pilot) and Mark
Moses. Creepy kid.
Moses? Need a memory refresher.
JAMIE DENTON: He's
digging up his pool ... for a VERY
JAMIE DENTON: No
shovels or sheds for Mike. They
are in the show, however.
Question: Jamie, how
fast does the "secret" story
line progress? Do we get some
info every episode?
JAMIE DENTON: They've
been very good about parceling out the
tidbits. We really get into my secrets
in the fourth episode.
Question: Mike seems like one
of the most intriguing characters on
Everybody's got a secret. Sort
of like real life.
something buried in the pool?
JAMIE DENTON: Yes,
something very scary is buried under
Question: Is doing publicity
JAMIE DENTON: It can
be fun. I did all the interviews
with Teri and we had a great time.
To more than one question about
whether or not Desperate Housewives
will air overseas ...
JAMIE DENTON: I'm
under the impression that DH will be
shown all over Europe. In fact,
I know it begins in Germany the
quickest ... about three weeks after
it starts here.
JAMIE DENTON: France
has already purchased Desperate
To more than one question relating
to playing a "good guy" or a
"bad guy" ...
JAMIE DENTON: I got a little
tired of playing bad guys.
"Philly" taught me that good
guys can be more fun than I thought.
JAMIE DENTON: I think
the "good or bad"
preference is dangerous as an actor. I
try not to be biased about a character
at all, and just try to make the
most of what they hire me to do.
Bad guys are easier.
Question: Do you have any
upcoming projects - plays, movies?
JAMIE DENTON: I'm shooting
a short for the
Twentieth Century Fox Lab called
"Assumption" in October,
but that's about all I have time for.
Question: Do you know why the
premiere of Desperate Housewives was
pushed back a week ...
JAMIE DENTON: Another
network was doing some counter
programming and ABC moved the premiere
of Desperate Housewives to protect us
Jamie's been chatting at JPAC
for more than five years and knows
many of the "regular"
chatters there pretty well.
Because of that, there are a lot of
"chat moments" that you
really just have to be there to
understand! Some of
them have been included as our own
form of "outtakes."
Enjoy! -- Lois
JAMIE DENTON: That was
some horrible macaroni.
JAMIE DENTON: Can't
comment on the kissing ... never have,
never will. I did demand a
number of retakes, though!
JAMIE DENTON: Hey - I
heard someone in here really wants me
Let me go on record as saying, "I
JAMIE DENTON: Don't
worry, you'll never get it out of
me. But you start getting hints