Alex and Jason at New York Comic Con in April 2008 with IGN. com
It is actually heartbreaking to see how enthusiastic they were about their work on Moonlight, only a few weeks before it was formally canceled.
Alex: It’s great. I mean it is a little bizarre for me personally, because I don’t ….. I’ve never had fans before and I don’t … it’s just …. it’s kind of crazy. I mean how would you respond to like a whole bunch of people going like, “Oh … we” , you know?
Alex: It’s weird. But it’s terrific. I’m really, really excited about it. I love that the people are responding to the show as much as I do. ‘Cos I really care about the show, you know. We all do. And we’ve all been working very hard. Trying to deliver something special in these last four … no, all the way through. But in these last four, they are the closest to me now. We’re shooting those at the moment, you know.
Yeah, so it’s great. It’s really great. I hope we go into a second season and I hope … I hope it’s … I hope we can continue to deliver this thing that people love.
Jason: You know, it’s really nice to see. And especially it’s cool to see it for Alex, because at the start of it when we came for the San Diego one, there wasn’t any …. you know, nobody had seen the show. We didn’t even have a pilot. So it’s like twelve episodes later and this happens. It’s cool to like kind of go through it with somebody else. You know what I mean?
Alex: We’ll I think with this genre you’re always going to win. You know I don’t think…. I mean it’s a genre that will always have fans. And I’m a fan of the genre. I love it. And …. but also we really try to … you know we try to like introduce and maintain elements of true naturalism … of drama. Of what’s …of the exciting things in drama. Of what, you know, the exciting things in relationships, you know.
You know there’s a lot …. The stakes are really high in this show, you know. From the writing to the performance to the, you know, the execution, you know, and editing, to what we deliver. You know with the music, we try to really keep the stakes at a solid level. And I think we’ve maintained that so far. So as long as we can … as long as everybody, across the board involved with Moonlight, continues to do their job at that level, like I think, it can only sort of gets better. It can only remain there.
Jason: I think a vampire show more or less has a following, by itself. And then when you add a love story in and different characters elements, I think we’re starting to get more…. a lot more from different avenues and different places you know, that I think people are interested in.
I guess in this one they told us not to tell, and then they show like this big preview of what’s happening. And my character will wind up turning him. ‘Cos right now he’s a human when we come back. And it’s the one thing he’s always begging me for, and then something happens and he needs to be turned. And I have to take away the one thing he wants so badly. You know what I mean? So it’s a very emotional scene.
There’s a lot of like…. The music is like a 30 piece orchestra that the director brought out. So, we’ll see …. I was like emotionally a bit upset like for an hour or two, which never happens to me. So, it was … it was really cool. You hear the music and it breaks your heart, kind off. And it’s like very beautiful at the same time.
And there’s also some good stuff coming up I thought I’ll mention, about like …. we’re going to have like different people from different vampire circles, all meeting together. So like to deal with like a problem. Like there’s this big threat that comes about in [Epi]16. And Alex and a couple of the other favourite characters, we kind of like all meet in a room and discuss how to handle this. So it’s cool to see like the vampire interaction. Like the vampire cult or whatever you know, get together. So that’s coming up as well.
Alex: How does it end? There’s a little … there’s a little like real … there’s a real step forward with Mick and Beth in their relationship. You know what I mean, and there’s also … the last episode is awesome. It’s about like vampires uniting and making sure the community is safe. You know and our anonymity is … you know, safe. And that we can maintain our lives the way we have been in society for as long as we have been. And so that’s great. All the vampires come together and it’s cool. It’s really cool.