I recently spoke with actor Ioan Gruffudd about his new movie Fireflies in the Garden, which hits theaters October 14. We also talked about his role on the CW series Ringer, where he plays Andrew Martin, the husband of Sarah Michelle Gellar's Siobahn. When I asked him to drop a few teasers about upcoming episodes, he ended up discussing the format of the show, and how it promotes appointment viewing every week.
"(Laughs) Teasers. You know, it's funny, whenever there is a show I watch, being able to tune in like that is a treat, when you make that appointment. That's what it's all about, and I know people love spoilers, but it's discovering at the same time as everybody else, what I love about serialized dramas. In our case, because we're weaving all of these intricate stories, it's a bit like Damages, I suppose. We're trying to answer these questions we've posed in the pilot and, of course, in answering them, you pose four new questions (Laughs). It's really quite impressive. We're not pretending we're doing Breaking Bad or Damages. We are doing a CW, film-noir-esque soap opera. We're not pretending otherwise, and we're having a lot of fun doing it."
"It's amazing, you forget what a powerhouse she is. To have that success, you'd have to compare it to someone on Friends, how recognizable a figure she is, globally. It's really impressive, but more than that, she's an impressive person as well. We both have a lot in common. I have a two-year-old daughter and she has a two-year-old daughter, so we have that in common. She's also an incredible producer at the same time, along with being the leading lady of the show. To feel and sense, during a take even, we'll call cut and she'll go, 'You know, that's not working. We need to change the blocking or change this line.' She has the ability, through all her experience on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to monitor everything that's going on while she's living it in the moment. It's very impressive and I'm very pleased to be playing her husband."