Bones: David Boreanaz,Emily Deschanel

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Reason #332 Why My Job Does Not Suck: David Boreanaz.

You see, sometimes I'm just minding my own business, hanging out on the Bones set, interviewing the exceptionally gracious and graceful Emily Deschanel and trying to stay out of the way, when David Boreanaz walks into the room, lights up like a lamp at the sight of his costar and does my job for me, all while I sit back, relax and take in the sizzlin', swoon-worthy hotness.

Yes, they actually pay me for this job. And to counterbalance this good fortune, in the next life, I will be toe jam. On a ferret.

Regardless, David did so adorably interrupt my Q&A with Emily, and since I know you Bones fans are chomping at the bit for info, and the show returns tonight on Fox (can I get a "hell, yeah"?), allow me to share with you our glorious on-set ménage à treat!

Q&A: Emily Deschanel (Dr. Temperance Brennan)

I hope you know I'm going to get very personal...About your character, not you.
Okay, good—I like that better than personal about me! 

Where do you stand on the issue of socially retarded Brennan? Some fans think it's crazy that she's never heard of The Flintstones, some think it's hilarious—what's your take?
I think it's absolutely plausible. I've known people who have no idea about the stuff in their world—why would they want to waste their brain space with something as ridiculous as, like, Paris Hilton? Brennan's got her mind on much more important things, and I appreciate that there are people in the world that are like that.

I always imagine she's an expert in Cambodian pop culture.
Exactly!

Are you tired of talking about Brennan and Booth?
You mean like, "Will we get together?" You know, there are a lot of great supporting actors and all these wonderful characters on the show, but it's kind of like it revolves around the relationship of Booth and Brennan and that's the way that it is. I'm not tired of talking about it—I'm constantly trying to think of how they can grow in that relationship and change and what she's learning from Booth and how she's changed through knowing him and just how we can bring the relationship into any scene that we're doing.

[At which point David Boreanaz walks up, and since I didn't have a camera crew with me—curses!—you'll just have to imagine the heat I'm witnessing.]

David: Oh, it's aaalways about our relationship. I really think I should be interviewing her. Emily, I've got a question for you.
Emily: What's it like to work with sizzlin' hot David Boreanaz?
David: Yeah, what happens when you come into the presence of Booth?
Emily: I'm amazed that I can remain conscious. It's amazing I don't faint.
David: Where would you like your character to go?
Emily: I would like my character to go to the bathroom.
David: Okay, next year at this time, where do you see the show?
Emily: I see the show on a distant planet, in an alternate universe.
David: Sounds like my mind, 24/7.
Emily: It does! I think I've been influenced by you.
David: She influences me.

Taters, I'm telling you, these two are lightning in a bottle. I so wish you could have been there with us! But now, a little one-on-one with D.B.! (Remember: Job = not sucky.)

Q&A: David Boreanaz (Special Agent Seeley Booth)

Okay, I actually have a couple of fan questions for you. Are you game?
Oh, yeah.

Hellonurse from California wants to know whether you as an actor think Booth dropped Howard Epps—or did he slip out of his grasp?
I think it was a definite struggle between what's right and what's wrong, and maybe if we were to peek into the character's mind, it was something that he kind of questioned at that particular moment. It's really an interpretive thing, and something that he worked out with his therapist and maybe will continue to work out—maybe he doesn't really know the answer to that, I think. That's a good question, hellonurse!

This one is from Maryjo. Will we be seeing any more from Booth's backstory—his war, his gambling problem, his family?
Oh, yeah—with my character, there's so much more to explore, and I think that the two characters, Booth and Bones, kind of live vicariously through each other's past and present. So, her past will open up his past; his past will open up her past, vice versa, and I think that's what the relationship's about. We'll definitely get into more about maybe his father, next season, his grandfather and the effects of his relationship with his family.

Speaking of Brennan, what do you think Booth doesn't get from her that he consciously or subconsciously wants?
He really likes to push her buttons and watch her get rattled. That is such a high thing for him, and where that develops is always open for interpretation, I guess.

Last but not least, RosieBug asks, Who do you think will eventually make the first move: Booth or Brennan?
We've already made our first move—the both of us. I think it's continuous moves, not really one or the other. We're always outdoing each other in that department. You can see that we're making moves every time we do a scene; it's just a matter of putting that into cement, or whether that should be put into cement—who knows?

They're delicious, yes? Want more? Of course you do, so check back next Wednesday for tons more squint-squad scoop as we bring you Q&A's with Bones stars Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor, T.J. Thyne and Michaela Conlin!

—Additional reporting by Bones fan Jennifer Godwin

 

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