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HOUSE’s Robert Sean Leonard: The Show, His Life and Why Wilson & Cuddy Should Never Happen

November 30, 2009 by  

Tonight, the Oncology department at Princeton Plainsboro takes center stage, with an episode of House focused on Dr. James Wilson. In the appropriately titled, “Wilson,” viewers will gain a first hand perspective into the physical and emotional toll that cancer takes on patients and physicians alike.

In anticipation of this long awaited episode, Robert Sean Leonard took some time out to answer questions from an audience of print journalists and online pundits. After sitting in on several of these calls for GMMR, I was anticipating an affable, but predictable set of answers from an experienced performer. To my delight, Mr. Leonard was quick-witted, self-effacing, and genuinely interested in building a rapport with each of the participants. That’s why this time around, rather than sharing just parts of the interview, I decided to share the whole transcript, as you get a much better sense of who Robert is.

Even if you have never watched a single episode of House, I would strongly encourage you to read this transcript. It contains the sentiments of a man who has achieved success in show business without abandoning his sense of self, remained fiercely loyal to his family, and refuses to be absorbed into the bubble of self-importance that Hollywood can cast.

Without further adieu, Mr. Robert Sean Leonard…

WARNING: The following may contain HOUSE spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Moderator: The first question comes from the line of Matt Mitovich with

Matt: Hey, Robert, thanks for your time today.

Robert: Hey, no problem. How are you doing?

Matt: Congratulations on your self-titled episode.

Robert: Oh, no, it’s my worst nightmare. Are you kidding? When I read this pilot, I was going to—the other pilot I was considering was Numbers, when I first got out here five years ago, and I read Numbers and thought, well this is way too many scenes. Its way too hard, and I’m not interested. And then I read House, and the guy was, Wilson was in about three scenes a show, and I thought this is perfect. You know, I’m the Carlton the Doorman of my show. I’m not the most ambitious guy. I like playing the best friend. It’s good to be the lead of a show for a week, but I wouldn’t spread it all around too much. I like my role the way it is.

Matt: Well, tell us how Wilson is different in this episode, and why.

Robert: Well, he’s not different; he’s just examined more. You see my assistant you’ve never met. You see the oncology floor, you see where I work. My office next to House’s is just my office, so there’s a whole floor where I work in oncology. I have my own patients, my own assistant, my own day that doesn’t include House, so you basically follow Wilson around for a few days and see what his life is like.

Matt: And this case hits home for him?

Robert: Oh, yeah, Josh Malina, this great guy that was on West Wing, who played Will Bailey on West Wing, is the patient, and he’s an old friend of mine, and he gets into some trouble and I have some moral decisions to make throughout the show, and yep, it’s a personal case for me.

The girl who plays my assistant is great. If you look you can find her name. She was so great. She came in and just nailed it. But, yeah, it was a lot of fun.

Matt: And there’s a followup. There was a rumor that House and Wilson were going to go apartment hunting sometime soon. Is that going to happen, and how does it go?

Robert: That is correct. He has a deal with his psychiatrist that released him from his care, it was kind of dependent on him having someone to look after him, that he didn’t live alone. So, I think we’re in Felix and Oscar mode a little while longer.

Moderator: The next question comes from the line of Alice Chapman-Nugent with Times Courier.

Alice: Hi, Robert.

Robert: Hey Alice, how are you?

Alice: I’m doing great.

Robert: Where are you calling from?

Alice: Well, I’m in Atlanta.

Robert: Well, my goodness. Okay. Well, you know, I won’t mention Sherman. General Sherman—I was never a fan.

Alice: No, that would be taboo. That’s taboo.

Robert: I know, I’m not a fan. I was Confederacy all the way. Go ahead.

Alice: Okay, well cool. I was wondering, what’s it like on your average day on the set, and is there a technique that you use to get ready to play your role of Wilson?

Robert: Well, my average day involves me not going to the set; which is why I like the role so much. You know, Hugh Laurie is on that set 15 hours a day. I’m there about one or two days a week, usually. Lately it’s been more because we, our characters have been living together, so you see me a lot more than you used to.

A typical day for a TV actor on House is you get up, well I get up at four o’clock because I’m living an hour north of LA, because our call is six. So, I get up at four, and I’m out the door by about ten to five, and I’m in the makeup chair by six, and hopefully we’re done by 6 p.m., but usually it’s a little later than that, and then the week goes on. It’s 12 to 14 hour days, and it’s a lot of filming. I’m used to being on stage, so it’s a long, tedious day for me. But having said that, I’m massively overpaid and over praised, and it couldn’t be a better gig.

Alice: Well, is there like a certain ritual, or something, you do to get revved up for the role?

Robert: No, no. I mean, I learn my lines. You work on the scene the night before, usually. You know, you’re shooting one page at a time, so it’s not like you’re doing King Lear; the lines aren’t the problem. You can always learn those the night before, the morning you’re there, or before shooting. You have so much time on the set.

I’m not a big technique person. I think from stage I’m used to pretty much just walking on and getting it done. You know, there are things you need to learn. If your character juggles, if your character has a limp, if your character has an Irish accent, there are things to work on. But if your character doesn’t juggle, limp, or have an Irish accent, you just have to break the scene down as far as motivation and what your character wants, and all that stuff, but that’s almost secondary after 26 years of doing it.

Alice: Well, do you enjoy the difference? I mean between the stage and being on the set of course, just for a change?

Robert: It is different. I prefer stage work as an actor; it’s somewhat more, um, I’m not very ambitious. I’m pretty lazy, and I like the hours. You know, you get to the theater at 7:30 and you’re home by 11:00, and for me that’s nice. That’s a good day.

Getting up at four in the morning and getting home at 7:30 at night is, you know, unless you’re William Randolph Hearst, it just seems a little excessive to me. I have a daughter and my wife, and my dogs, and I like reading, and I like the hours of stage a lot better.

Moderator: The next question comes from the line of David Martindale with Hearst Newspapers.

Robert: I just—William Randolph. Well, I reference him often. Go ahead. …

David: I love the show. You’re really wonderful in it.

Robert: Thanks so much.

David: Anyway, there’s something I’ve wondered for a long time regarding the movie posters in Wilson’s office…

Robert: Oh, thank you for asking. I enjoy that topic very much.

David: …Vertigo, Ordinary People. Did you have any input regarding which movies would be enshrined on the Wilson wall?

Robert: I didn’t at first. It was originally Touch of Evil and Vertigo, I think, were behind me.

David: I believe that’s right, yes.

Robert: I then, my friend Carl, who lives in Vermont, and I—our favorite movie is Ordinary People, so we were having a press conference and somebody mentioned that and I said, “You know, I don’t have any say. I walked in the set and Vertigo and Touch of Evil were up there, and I think they’re fine movies, and that’s cool.” The news reporter said, “Well, what movie would you want if you could pick?” and I said, “Oh, I don’t know. If I walked into an oncologist’s office and Ordinary People was on the wall, I’d feel very good. I’d like that. I’d like the guy who had that on his wall.” My producer was there, Katie, and the next day she said, “Were you serious about Ordinary People, and I said, “Yeah, it’s my favorite movie. Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore, Redford’s directorial debut,” and she said, “Let’s see what we can do.” We had to get permission from every actor except Judd Hirsch, because they all appear on the poster. The poster is a picture frame of three little frames of Sutherland, Moore, and Hutton. And then the brother that died, you don’t see him. I think that’s right, or maybe it’s just the three. Anyway…

David: What does that say about Wilson with those posters on his wall?

Robert: Well, I think it says a lot. I think that movie, to me, is a fascinating study of human relations and familial relations and human interaction, and the complexity of the difficulty of facing what’s going on inside you and admitting it and letting it inform your relations with other people. I don’t know. I think if you deal with death every day, and people who get the news of their own death; you know, it’s not like plastic surgery. It’s a different kind of life day to day. I mean, you know, whatever. It doesn’t matter what poster’s behind me. One out of a hundred people would notice, and apparently you’re one of them.

David: Okay. Well, I have movie posters in my house, and…

Robert: Oh, great. Which ones do you have?

David: The Candidate…

Robert: The Candidate?

David: If I was the right Candidate to know—

Robert: Oh, I thought you said The Candidate. I was going to say, “Redford, again? What Redford?” What are the posters you have?

David: What are the posters I have? You want to know this?

Robert: Yeah.

David: Casino Royale; Star Wars; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; The Bourne Identity; The Big Leb—

Robert: The Bourne Identity. That’s interesting.

David: Yeah, so.

Robert: Do you sort of change them a lot, or is it just—

David: I rotate them a lot, because, you know, you have to a wall that you like to see. I’m sure nobody else wants to know this—

Robert: All right. Go ahead.

David: If you knew somebody like House in real life, would you be his friend?

Robert: Well, it’s tricky. Probably not. Maybe when I was 20, but at 40, no. I think House is an incredibly intriguing guy–I mean the character–he’s incredibly funny. He’s, I imagine, great fun to be around; I mean, he’s extremely smart, self-deprecating, sarcastic; what’s not to like? The only thing is he’s self-involved, and has agendas often, and gets you in trouble and screws you over sometimes. I think when you’re 20 that doesn’t matter so much. At 40, I don’t know. I have a wife, and a daughter and two dogs; I hardly have time for people I like, so I don’t know if, myself, I would hang out with him very much, or be close.

But Wilson, Wilson is a very strange man. People seem to overlook this. They seem to think he’s this normal, teddy bear of a guy. He’s very strange. He has three ex-wives. He lives alone, well now he lives with House. He deals with death every day. He has a schizophrenic homeless brother. God only knows what his parents are like. I think he’s a really strange, dark guy. That’s my take on him.

Moderator: The next question comes from the line of Erik Wilkinson with

Erik: Good morning, Robert. How are you?

Robert: Good. Where are you calling from?

Erik: I’m calling from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Robert: All right then. Lucky you.

Erik: Yep, blizzard one day, sunshine the next; it’s lovely.

Robert: It’s fantastic. I’m from New York, and I’m not happy here at all. This place is deadly.

Erik: Not many seasons, huh?

Robert: It’s just a soulless, bleached-out pit, that’s what it is; no offense to LA.

Erik: Sounds like the occasional patient on House—the soulless pit.

Robert: Soulless, bleached-out pit. Yeah, yeah. Probably. I envy your geography. How are you?

Erik: I’m good. I have a question about the material in season 6. There’s been quite a bit of discussion about medical ethics in the show in general, and your character, specifically. I’m wondering, as an experienced actor, whether that’s really fruitful material for you to dig your teeth into and really get a lot out of for a performance, with the upcoming episode with Josh Malina, and also your conference paper scenes that you had with House.

Robert: Sure. Anytime that the character has a moral quandary, it’s interesting. That’s been true from the Greeks on down. The character, what makes a scene interesting is struggle, difficulty, and something to overcome; so yeah, I don’t often on the show get to do very much. A lot of the time I’m sort of the side man to Hugh, and I’m the guy who says, “Let’s go get a burger” and “What’s wrong with Cuddy?” and then I go home. So, yeah, it’s always much more fun to play a scene where there’s something at stake, or a question that hasn’t been solved yet that you’re burning to find an answer to, so those things are always more interesting for me.

Erik: Sure. And, my readers would be very upset if I didn’t ask—the scene you got to do with Hugh Laurie at cooking class. That scene was probably the comedic highlight of the season. Was that one of the 12-hour days, because you were breaking, or was that an easy day because you two work so well together?

Robert: I’m trying to remember. That was on location. We had to go on location for it. No, the scene was easy. Working with him is very easy for me. Laughing is a problem. We do have a big problem keeping a straight face, but it’s not for reasons you would imagine. It’s usually something simple. The other day I had to ask… fungus balls, which I think even before we did the scene, Olivia Wilde said, “Okay, before you even start, I’m having trouble with this. I’m laughing before you even say it.” So, you never know what’s going to crack you up, but Hugh and I often find ourselves in great difficulty having to not laugh. Aside from that, everything’s great.

Erik: You’re a huge favorite on the show, and for everyone who reads our site, and I appreciate your time this morning.

Robert: Thanks so much. I appreciate the interview.

Moderator: The next question comes from the line of Dan French with Digital Spy.

Dan Hi, Robert. How are you doing?

Robert: Good. Where are you calling from?

Dan: I’m from London.

Robert: Oh, you’re in London now?

Dan: Yeah, yeah.

Robert: So, what is it, about 2 there? Oh, no, I’m in LA. I keep forgetting. So it’s eight hours ahead.

Dan: Yeah, exactly, it’s 5.

Robert Well, enjoy your evening. How are you?

Dan: I’m good. Thank you. I know there’s a lot of Huddy fans out there, but what do you think about a possible Wilson and Cuddy hookup?

Robert: I think that wouldn’t work.

Dan: Why not?

Robert: The problem with all of this speculation to me is who is Wilson? People seem to know who Cuddy is, and people seem to know who House is, but I get very different descriptions of who Wilson is from people. I think people project on him a lot. I think they, I don’t know, maybe this episode next week will help a little bit, but I think Wilson is a very weird guy. I think he’s dark. I think he’s very lonely. Hugh and I have a joke of one day that I’ll be sick in the hospital dying of something, and basically I send him on a mission to get all the porn out of my house, that has been hidden in the basement, and he comes back with like boxes and boxes of porn, and I look up and say, “Where’s the rest? Where’s the German stuff?” That’s my joke with Wilson. I think he’s a dark guy. He has three ex-wives, he lives alone, he deals with death every day, his best friend is House; I mean, he’s very odd. He’s not Mr. Rogers—that’s a reference that will go over well in London—he’s not the guy next door. I think he’s a very dark, strange guy.

So, in my mind, when I think about him with Cuddy, it doesn’t work; but I think in general people have a view of him that he’s kind of warm and fuzzy, and he’d be kind of an easy guy for Cuddy to boss around, and that might actually be the relationship. I don’t think Wilson would stand it very long. I think he’s a strange man.

Dan: Okay. And when do you think we might see him with a new love interest?

Robert: Oh, God, I’ve done that. I got to date and do that with Amber for six episodes. You don’t get any luckier than that. I’m not going to press my luck.

Moderator: The next question comes from the line of Marc Eastman with

Marc: Hi Robert.

Robert: Hi Marc, how are you?

Marc: I’m good.

Robert: Where are you calling from?

Marc: I am going to go out on a limb and say I’m uniquely calling from Bangor, Maine.

Robert: Bangor, Maine. Fantastic. This play is called, Our Town. Fantastic.

Marc: I just actually have a couple of quick questions, I guess. Actually, several things have kind of been covered, but first I wanted to ask with all the talk about working on TV, if when House finally ends, do you think you would maybe be looking for TV, or—

Robert: Not in a million years. I am so, let me tell you, I’ve been very lucky. I started on stage in New York, and that’s all I wanted to do. I had no desire to be—I didn’t know. I didn’t ever think I would make a movie. I didn’t really think. I didn’t want to. I didn’t dream, it wasn’t a big thing I wanted to do. I wanted to do stage, and be in New York. I did Dead Poet’s Society, and now I’m doing House, which is great because the money is fantastic, and I have a family now. Also, it’s an incredibly good gig. It’s a very good show, and I’m proud of it, and I like the writing a lot. I like the actors, and I got very lucky. But, I’m not a film actor. I don’t enjoy getting up at four in the morning. I don’t like working 15 hours. I’m very lazy, and I don’t have a publicist. I’m not a very ambitious guy. I’m ambitious when I have a role to play, you know, being good at it, but I’m not career ambitious.

So, no, I have a daughter, and I’m so looking forward to skate keys and homework and driving her to soccer and being back in New Jersey, and just being home; and now House, financially, has given me the position to do that. So, no, this ain’t my home, and as Neil Diamond once said, “LA’s fine, but it ain’t mine no more.” Oh, no, was it, “LA’s fine, but it ain’t home?” “New York’s home, but it ain’t mine no more.” Well, I’ll just keep quoting “I Am, I Said” as we move on through the interview.

Marc: Okay. Are you going to maybe get a bit of a break, or are you locked in now to lots of time?

Robert: You mean, like as far as a weekly basis, or sort of like a year?

Marc: Well, I guess a year. Is Wilson just—

Robert: Oh, I see, I see. No, no. It comes in waves. Wilson (I’m) in every scene of next weeks’ show, so that was hard. It wasn’t hard. Digging coal is hard. It was just long hours. And in the next show, you know, House and I are sharing an apartment, once you start getting into the next few episodes, so you do see me more than usual. But, right now we’re shooting an episode that is all about Cuddy, and I think I’m in three scenes, so it ebbs and flows, except for Hugh Laurie. There is no ebb or flow for Hugh Laurie.

Moderator: Our next question comes from the line of Carina Mackenzie with the Los Angeles Times.

Carina: Hi, Robert. Thank you so much for joining us today.

Robert: Well, here we are in LA. You, know, LA is a lovely town. I didn’t mean to say it was a bleached-out pit.

Carina: I’m a New Yorker. I feel your pain.

Robert: Okay, then it’s a bleached-out pit. How are you?

Carina: I’m great. I was just wondering—you guys have had a stable cast for a long time and over the last couple of years things have been shaken up a bit with Jennifer Morrison’s exit, and I was wondering your thoughts on that, and people sort of coming and going from the cast, and whether it’s changed the environment on the set at all.

Robert: It always does, but I do like it. I think I like that about our show—I remember one day when they first told me Kutner was going to go by suicide, I was as shocked as everybody else; maybe as much as Kal Penn. And I thought, “Okay. That is the way it happens in life. People surprise you.” I like that about David Shore and Katie Jacobs, our producers. I like that Kal had to go. He said, “Look, I love your show, but I’ve got to go, and I don’t have much time.” And I like that our writers said, “Okay, you’re going to kill yourself.” It was just so shocking and so daring, because I even heard people thought it was insulting. It’s an easy way out. It took more complex issues. I mean, you just can’t use that angle in storytelling as a device, and I thought, “I don’t know. I think you can use anything human beings do.” I agree that there are devices. You have to be careful as writers. I like our show. I like how people come and go. I like how people are fired and then don’t seem to leave, and then strangely disappear in other ways. I find it kind of amusing.

Carina: With Kal’s exit, I thought it was interesting that they never really felt the need to give too many reasons for his suicide.

Robert: No, no.

Carina: Because that’s how it is in real life.

Robert: I know. The other night I was watching, and you know, there’s a scene where Jesse’s character Chase, you know, Jennifer has left, and Taub, Peter Jacobsen’s character invites him to Thanksgiving dinner, and he says, “What, are you worried about me? I’m not Kutner, you know.” Or whatever, and I thought, Oh, God, right. Of course. And Taub says, “No, you’re not, but he always turned down my invitation, as well.” It’s like, Oh, God, that reference. Of course. House is a weird show. It’s a weird, weird show, but I really like it.

Carina: Because of the sort of the format that you have, the cast, you guys have to work with new guest stars every week, and I was wondering if there was anyone in particular that you would love to see guest star on your show? If there are any actors that you really would love to work with?

Robert: Well, I want Julie Christie to do the show, but that’s mostly because I think we should get married. Aside from that, and also so we can just talk about “Heaven Can Wait” and “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” for the rest of my days. But no. (Pause) My dad’s visiting. And my wife just rode by on a horse. I’m in Hidden Valley. This is something I see in the morning is my wife riding by my window on a horse. It’s not something everyone sees every morning.

There have been guests on the show that I’ve never met. James Earl Jones would be one of them, unfortunately. My character rarely interacts with the guests, so I don’t actually—I’m probably the last guy to ask that question of.

Moderator: The next question comes from the line of Gina Dinunno with

Gina: Hi, Robert, how are you?

Robert: Gina, good. How’re you doing?

Gina: Good, good.

Robert: Where are you this morning?

Gina: I’m in New York. I know you love it.

Robert: So, it’s this afternoon. Oh, I envy. I envy where you are. Okay.

Gina: Well, your wife just rode by on a horse, so I envy you.

Robert: She did. That’s true. You don’t get that in New York. I mean, she just literally rode by the window, like she rode on our front lawn past my window on a horse.

Gina: That’s impressive. I’m jealous. So, just a couple of questions about this upcoming episode and we obviously, from last night, we know House is struggling with the whole Cuddy/Lucas thing, and now that they’re moving to the next step in their relationship, is Wilson going to have to step in and kind of play mediator again, or is he ever going to reach his wit’s end with this?

Robert: Well, I am contractually obligated not to say, but yes, any time House has trouble with Cuddy or Lucas, Wilson is going to be around to referee, certainly. Also, we’re sharing an apartment, so we have the Felix and Oscar thing going on, so that’s always there. Yeah, I’m finding there’s a lot more this season than there used to be. That’s obviously because of the living situation, I think.

Gina: Okay, great. And also, one thing I noticed about what you were saying before about how you find Wilson to be kind of not normal, and he’s a lonely kind of guy. You did say that Wilson did get lucky when he was with Amber, but are we going to see him kind of move forward. I mean, I know he had coped with her death, but he hasn’t really kind of gotten out there. He’s living with House and that sort of thing.

Robert: Well, I don’t know. You know, I know a lot of people in my life, and when you say, “move forward”, does that mean a wife and a house or a child? For some people that is forward, but I don’t think it is for everybody. I don’t know if Wilson is cut out for that. I know it sort of goes against—everyone seems to think he’s, you know, Fred McMurray, —the early Fred McMurray, not like Double Indemnity—I just don’t see Wilson as the fuzzy dad in a suburban household. I just don’t. I think he’s—it may never affect anything else, so I don’t know. For him, I think moving forward is getting a bagel and going to work. I don’t know if getting married and having children would be his nirvana, so for him I’m not sure what moving forward would really mean.

Moderator: The next question comes from the line of Virginia Rohan with The Record Newspaper.

Robert: Oh, The Record?

Virginia: Yes, The Record.

Robert: Hey, Virginia. How are you?

Virginia: How are you?

Robert: You’re calling from Bergen County.

Virginia: I am, indeed, and that’s what I want to ask you about because you grew up in Richwood, right?

Robert: Yeah. Where are you calling from today? Where are you?

Virginia: Actually, our office moved from Hackensack to Woodland Park, which used to be West Patterson.

Robert: Yeah….

Virginia: Yeah, that’s where I am.

Robert: Yeah, I grew up in Ridgewood. Everyone—my family, my parents live in Waldwick, my sister lives in Allendale, my brother lives in Midland Park.

Virginia: Oh, that’s terrific. Did you feel, growing up in Bergen County, did you feel at home, or did you not really feel at home until you got to New York City.

Robert: No, no. I loved Bergen County. We’re moving back. When I’m done with House, we’re moving back to Jersey. My wife and my daughter—I have a new daughter, born in January.

Virginia: Congratulations.

Robert: Thank you. No, we’re very much looking forward to heading back to Jersey.

Virginia: That’s wonderful.

Robert: That’s where we’re going to be after the show’s over.

Virginia: To Bergen County.

Robert: I’m not sure. We’re looking at—I like Mount Clair, but only because of the train line. They’ve got that great train line. I wish Bergen County—the train has to stop in Secaucus, this is probably fascinating for the others—the train lines, all of them change in either Secaucus or Hoboken to another train to New York, except that line from Mount Clair.

Virginia: Exactly. Exactly.

Robert: I don’t know why the other trains can’t follow whatever track they’re on.

Virginia: I agree.

Robert: Let the other trains use it, because it cuts about 15 minutes off. The Mount Clair, the train is about 26 minutes to New York, so—

Virginia: You can’t beat that, you know.

Robert: So, since I’m going to be doing theater, hopefully, for the rest of my days, we’re looking around Mount Clair because it just really would help. Once you get involved in winter, and stuff, having a train nearby is just great. Anyway…

Virginia: That’s wonderful. Well, I hope to get to interview you when you get back home.

Robert: You sure can.

Virginia: Thanks a lot.

Robert: Come knock on the door.

Virginia: Okay. Bye-bye.

Robert: Take care.

And he’s out….


5 Responses to “HOUSE’s Robert Sean Leonard: The Show, His Life and Why Wilson & Cuddy Should Never Happen”

  1. Bonnie on November 30th, 2009 12:56 pm

    That is impressive! Thank you for sharing this!

  2. Kate on November 30th, 2009 3:38 pm

    I enjoyed his lack of self-importance and his looking forward to what he’s going to do when it’s over. He’s happy being a cog on the show instead of needing to make it all about himself.

    Thanks for asking a question about my favourite part of the episodes, the ethical dilemmas. “Wilson” was written by one of the best House writers so it should be good.

    He has a very practical point of view of an actor’s life. I’m a bit disappointed he brushed off the question about Jennifer Morrison leaving and spent a long time on Kal Penn’s departure but I’m getting used to that from this show.

  3. Sarah (seeleybaby) on November 30th, 2009 9:48 pm

    Good stuff, Erik. I liked that he talked about his love for theater. Sometimes conference call transcripts are hard to read, because it feels like roll call, and I can sense in this one that the actual call was probably a little more lively and dynamic. RSL seems very interesting, and refreshing. Not that this transcript is boring or anything at ALL, just that I bet the call was special.

  4. Erik on December 1st, 2009 9:59 am

    Bonnie: I wish every HOUSE fan could have listened in on this call, because RSL was so gracious with each of us. As you can tell by the flow of the conversation, no one was treated as “just a number” and I was impressed with the level of specificity with which Leonard discussed the character of Wilson. Please check back with your thoughts about the “Wilson” episode when I get my recap turned in later today, ok?

  5. Kate on December 4th, 2010 10:12 pm

    Mr. Leonard. Please don’t leave House . Hugh is good and so is the show. But it’s better with you. Don’t let us fans down. Like House we , depend on Wilson to always be there. You make the show also. P.S. loved you in Much Ado . Hay nonny nonny!