Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fairly Legal - Pop Culture Passionistas: Baron Vaughn and Virginia Williams Interview

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FAIRLY LEGAL - POP CULTURE PASSIONISTAS: An Interview with Fairly Legal's Baron Vaughn & Virginia Williams

March 3, 2011

Baron Vaughn, who started out his career as a stand-up comic, and Virginia Williams, who almost made the cast of the Britney-Christina-JT-era Mickey Mouse Club, have both somehow managed to wind-up as characters in a law firm on USA's new drama Fairly Legal. The show stars Sarah Shahi as Kate Reed, a lawyer-turned-mediator at a law firm owned by her deceased dad's young, hot widow played by Virginia. Standing by Kate's side is Baron's character, her slightly nerdy assistant Leonardo Prince. The series has been getting great reviews and seems to be a fan favorite for USA, but as of yet, a second season pick-up has not been announced. We spoke with Virginia and Baron in a recent conference call about the chances for season two, working for USA and the atmosphere on the set...


Fairly Legal cast: Virginia Williams, Baron Vaughn, Sarah Shahi and Michael Trucco

... A Second Season for Fairly Legal

Many actors on USA shows that we have spoken with over the last year feel blessed to be working for the network. The channel carefully considers each show before it's greenlit and they give each one a chance to find an audience and grow. And while Fairly Legal has yet to be renewed, every recent show that has debuted on USA has been picked up for a second season.

But that success does not alleviate the pressure for the Fairly Legal actors. Virginia stated, "I don’t think there’s any calm, my friend. I wish there was. You never know what’s going to happen, and you never really know why it happens so often. It is true they do have a perfect score and USA is a phenomenal network to be a part of and one of the reasons. I’m sure all of us in the cast chose to be a part of this show, and we’re honored to be a part of it, because of the great track record. You’re probably going to get a much better shot of having multiple seasons on, when you do something for USA, then you are for another network, be it cable or not. In some ways there’s a sense of anticipation and excitement in that we’re probably more likely to get picked up, but there are no guarantees in this world, and as actors we go from job to job..."

... Baron agreed, "USA is very picky with what they develop in the first place. So for them to go forward with the show at all is already a tremendous vote of confidence. Of course I’m hoping and wishing and praying, as that song goes, that we will have a few seasons. I believe Heidegger said it best, 'Just because something has happened in the past doesn’t mean it will in the future,' but you can hope and have a good attitude about it, and if it doesn’t happen then I’ll cry for a day, eat a lot of Cocoa Puffs, but I will put myself back on Baron horse and go somewhere..."

Fairly Legal airs Thursday at 10/9C on USA

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