A few weeks ago the fine folks at USA Networks treated yours truly to an overnight stay in the Big Apple to visit the set of their hit show White Collar. I tweeted live from the event at the time. If you saw my Tweets you’ll know I’m a terrible tweeter, but beyond that not much happened during the visit. We were ushered into a plain windowless conference room for most of the day, we got a chance to do a quick five minute walk through of the set. What little we saw was quite impressive, especially the FBI Office – just a beautiful big, open set. We also saw the various apartments and Peter’s FBI Office. We weren’t allowed to take any pictures which was disappointing. But I do love talking with fellow TV Bloggers, we generally all get along really well.
USA Networks treated us like a million bucks, the swag bag they gave us was incredible and they treated us all to a NY Breakfast Buffet at the Hilton before we left. We got a chance to interview the cast and crew (Tiffany wasn’t there but we’re getting a phoner with her this week). Sheldon has been posting interviews from the Cast and Crew over the last few weeks. I will post audio from the Set Visit over the next few weeks. We had a surprise guess interview from Hillarie Burton, at first no one recognized her name and we were all like who is she? When she walked in and I realized it was “Peyton” from One Tree Hill I went all fangirl on her. She was so cool about it. She called Matt Bomer the 7th Wonder of the World and then she laughed when I said she’s worked with some of the hottest guys in Hollywood.
I asked Marsha Thomason about her part in Black Night particularly the dance scene and the fact that she wasn’t allowed to get her groove on, she laughed. Peter was fun to talk to, but the disappointment came when Matt came out he only had a about 10 minutes between takes so he wasn’t as relaxed as everyone else. He seemed like he’d be a cool guy, but it was rushed.
Tim DeKay was easy going and relaxed on the set. Notice my iPad there? I point it out for folks who don’t believe me when I say I own one and hate it. Apple finally released the WiFi fix! So after 3 months it finally works the way it’s supposed to. I’m not sure what I asked Tim so you’ll have to listen to the audio in a few days.
Like I said be sure to check out the site over the next few days and weeks, I’ll be posting audio and transcripts from this set visit. White Collar airs on USA Networks, Tuesday nights. Be sure to check it out.