Sunday, June 19, 2011

Falling Skies - New York Magazine: Noah Wyle Interview

Source: New York Magazine [follow link for complete interview]

Falling Skies

FALLING SKIES - NEW YORK MAGAZINE: Noah Wyle on Going From ER to the New Spielberg-Produced Falling Skies

By: Amy Levin-Epstein

For fifteen years, before McSteamy, McDreamy, and House, Noah Wyle played a geeky med student turned hunky doc on the original sexy medical drama, ER. In that time, the show earned 23 Emmys and Wyle earned a spot on People’s “Most Beautiful” list. Now he’s back, fighting aliens in TNT's Steven Spielberg–produced Falling Skies, which premieres this Sunday. After Boston is invaded by an extraterrestrial army, civilians must save their families and take back Earth. Their leader? Tom Mason, a father and history professor played by Wyle. Vulture caught up with the real-life father of two to talk about returning to the small screen, being the old dude on set, and proving to his son that he's badass...


Falling Skies' Drey Roy (Hal Mason) and Noah Wyle (Tom Mason)

... NYM: The pilot has a very human feel to it, even though the concept of aliens is extraordinary ...

Noah Wyle: "That’s what I got attracted by. I knew Mr. Spielberg was going to design great aliens and spaceships, and my job was going to be to focus on the characters and make it as plausible as we could possibly make and walk these people through the appropriate emotional states. When I watch it, I find the human aspect of storytelling very compelling. It walks a very fine line between being a science-fiction show and a character-based drama, and I think it will satisfy both audiences equally..."

Falling Skies premieres Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 9/8C. Cast includes Stargate SG-1's Colin Cunningham, Maxim Knight, Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Mpho Koaho, Sarah Carter, Connor Jessup, Bruce Gray, Dale Dye, Drew Roy, Seychelle Gabriel, Peter Shinkoda, Dylan Authors and James Collins.

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