Phoenix: How do you think a good old-fashioned drama is going to stand up to all those otherworldly beings?
Wolk: I think that the American audience is ready for that. I think it's going to be refreshing, you know? The thing that I love about the show is that it takes place in kind of a real world, and it's sort of an old-fashioned sort of thing. It's like nuts and bolts, good writing and, hopefully you'll think, good acting. And I think that's really fun to have a platform that allows you .... Well, I came from plays, right? We both came from theater. A lot of actors love theater, the guy who plays my dad, David Keith, just came from doing a play. And there's something really just simple about this that's exciting. And I love sci-fi, I'm the biggest Star Wars fan in the world, but there's something nice about it taking place in the world of reality.
Mumford: And also I think that it will really appeal, despite how specific the story is, to a really broad audience as far as age range. Because in the cast itself we have such a broad range. I'm the youngest, I think, in the cast of regulars, and than you have Jon Voight. And that's a huge age span.
Wolk: Don't you become a vampire in the second episode?
Mumford: We're not supposed to...
Phoenix:And then you become a werewolf...
Wolk: Yup, I become a werewolf, she becomes a vampire. So, really, we're going to be fine.
Phoenix: Uh, oh, spoiler alert.
Wolk and Mumford [together]: Spoiler alert!
Phoenix: Moving on — so Eloise, you just graduated from NYU this past May. This is sort of a huge coup for you, getting a Fox pilot. How has your life changed?
Wolk: It's totally changed in a lot of ways. You know, you prepare yourself as an actor, especially one who went to college for it, to struggle for years and years and years. You think, 'What restaurant would I want to be a hostess at?' or 'Where would I be a barista?' And I have tons of friends who are all in the same boat, who are trying to find a job and I just feel really, really blessed to be part of this awesome project. And it's just wild, flying to all of these different cities, it's kind of like a double life. Speaking of double lives! It's pretty crazy. And then you go home and you see your family, we both spent some time at home this past month, and it's just normal. It's an exciting ride. It's fun.
Phoenix:James, do you think that your character has any remorse about the double life that he's leading? Any inner turmoil? You see flashes of it in the pilot, but overall he seems pretty pleased with himself.
Wolk: Well, I think he is happy with his situation, but the reason that he's driven to lead his double life is that both situation brings him so much happiness. He grew up in an impoverished situation, with no family, just his father. He grew up with not much money. So in Houston, he's being given the life he never had, the lap of luxury, big oil company, big business, cars, planes. And in Midland he's getting this amazing small-town feel of family and backyard barbeques. So he derives a ton of happiness from both of his lives. But I think it's also the kind of thing where he has a moral compass that points north, and a heart that's real, and I think he feels shitty about what he's doing, at certain points. So he's obviously a flawed character, he's a bit narcissistic, he's continuing to live his double life. And, for me, it's nice to play a kind of character that has that kind of layered depth to him.