The Question Answer Session with David on the TV Guide Site
questions: Has it been hard to fit in with the regular
cast? Also, how often did you flub the kissing scene with SMG?!?! I know
a lot of guys would have kept on practicing that scene.
Transcript of chat
with David on AOL
OnlineHost: Tonight we are joined by BUFFY THE VAMPIRE
SLAYER's handsome "Angel, " actor David Boreanaz.
Part-vampire, part-human, always mysterious, "Angel" is the
only one who can turn Buffy's head. David Boreanaz, 27, is here tonight
to take your questions about his career and about life behind the scenes
of BUFFY. Welcome, David, and welcome to you!
David's Chat on AOL
DCNYChuck: And now he is here to answer your Questions... Digital City New York and AOL Live welcome David Boreanaz of the WB's Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
DCNY Brian: David say hi! :-)
David B.: Hi HELLO
DCNYAbby: Welcome David!!
DCNY Brian: Welcome David.. we are glad you are here! Lets start with some questions. :-)
David B.: Thank you it's good to be here let's go with some questions
Question: What's it like working with Sarah Michelle Gellar?
David B.: It's great she is a really sensitive person she gives a lot as a performer and she's a lot of fun to be around.
Question: Do you hang out with any of the cast outside of the show?
David B.: Not really no, we just kind of do our work but they are all GREAT to be around.
Question: What can we expect for next season? Will the happy Angel overcome the demon Angel?
David B.: Obviously in Hell right now and I got my soul returned to me right before I went to hell so we're just going to have to see what will happen I can't give that away.
Question: Hello, David! Every wants to know if you'll be returning to Buffy next season as a regular cast member.
David B.: Yes, don't worry about it I'm not going anywhere.
Question: What inspired you to be an actor?
David B.: I got a lot of encouragement from my parents and my friends Yul Brenner encouraged me he was in the king and I and he really took me and and encouraged me.
David! What are your plans for this summer?
Comment: David Boreanaz seems so nice, sweet, and he is soooo hot!
Question: Has your life on Buffy changed you at all?
David B.: That is such a kind comment. Buffy has kept me very busy the work has been at a peak it hasn't changed my life personally, but it's been great so far, it's a great ride.
Question: Do you ever travel and go to malls and such to sign autographs?
David B.: I have never been to a mall, of course that is always open but no I haven't, I am not a big mall person to begin with, I feel claustrophobic in malls there's always too much going on.
Question: Thank you for making Buffy the best show in history. Have you ever thought about if your life would be any different if you weren't on the show? ():)
David B.: Buffy has given me many opportunities to expand my career. That's a tough Question. It would be different but who knows how it would be.
Question: Do you like acting or is it kinda stressful?
David B.: I like it. If it was stressful I wouldn't be doing it. The only time it is stressful is when you are under the gun. But I love it so it is never stressful.
Question: Have you ever had feelings about Sarah Michelle Gellar?
David B.: LOL!!! No. Feelings of course, we're friends, you have feelings you have memories and a good friendship.
Question: Do you enjoy playing Angel?
David B.: Yeah, I love it, he's great he is over 200 years old. He's bad he's good. He's kind of like a thermometer. He's up, he's down. It's great.
Question: Are you planning on working on the big screen?
David B.: Yeah, I definitely want to, I enjoy acting and that's where it leads but right now I am really enjoying myself and we'll see where it leads.
Question: How did you get the role as Angel on Buffy?
David B.: I had to audition. I went in three or four times I met Joss and David and it was like any other routine it's not an easy situation, It's a stressful situation.
DCNYAbby: NikeAngel says:" I love you.....me and my sis send our love!!"
Question: Did you like being a vampire or being Buffy's girlfriend?
David B.: NikeAngel, that is so sweet, thank you so much. That puts a smile on my face, very kind. I enjoy being a vampire, but I am a vampire when I am Buffy's boyfriend, but that's a loaded question.
Question: David do you have a girlfriend and how old are you?
David B.: Jeez, no comment but thank you for asking :) But I just had a birthday, I turned 28, I'm a Taurus
the sword fight, right after she catches the sword in front of her face
and Angel and her start fighting, is that a stunt man?
Question: David, was it hard shooting the scene in Becoming Part 2 when Angel got his soul back and then Buffy killed him?
David B.: Buffy didn't kill me, she just sent me to Hell. It was difficult there were some emotions there but it was a lot of fun.
DCNYAbby: BTVSlider says: "I cried during last night's Buffy, and I never cry at movies or anything. it was so sad..."
David B.: Oh, sorry, thank you I guess Joss wrote a really great episode for everyone to experience and that was fun.
Question: David, I heard Angel's getting his own show in 99, is this true?
David B.: Yes that is true It's going to be and extension of Buffy, That will be in fall '99 and will take place in LA and I will be back visiting Buffy and vice versa Joss wrote it as a type of chronicle, but the two shows will be intertwined.
Question: Hi David, just wanted to say that I think you're incredible on Buffy and wondered if the spin-off rumors were true. Also do you have any advice for an aspiring actress? Thanks!
David B.: Spin-off true. Just do a lot of theatre to get your feet wet with your emotions, you learn more in theatre and travel a lot and experience life and life is an important part of it all.
Question: Do you ever go online? (other than Live chats)
David B.: I don't really use my computer that much, I am kind of old-fashioned in that regard.
Question: What kind of music do you listen to? from sandy
David B.: Sandy, I listen to all different types of music. The only thing I don't like is techno, it gives me a headache, but I am a big music lover.
DCNY Brian: CrazNCute Says "Which is your favorite Spice Girl"
David B.: LOL Oh man, I don';t even know the names of them so it's hard for me to choose a favorite.
DCNY Brian: LOL!
Question: What's it like working with James Marsters and Juliet Landau?
David B.: Great. they are great people It's really rewarding when you work with a lot of spontaneous and talented actors I really enjoy working with the two of them.
Question: What's your favorite big city???
David B.: MMM, New York City is DEFINITELY my favorite big city every city is different but every city is cool.
DCNYAbby: DITA23 says: "Hey David I was sad to see you die last night. Angel was Great bad or good."
DCNY Brian: Just Kiddin!
David B.: Again, I didn't die, I've just gone to hell and I'll be back and that's all I can say.
Question: David-- is it true you call people when they send you fan letters you like?
David B.: Sometimes I do It's important to stay in touch when it is something I connect to It's fun to hear their reaction, but yes I do like to respond to special fan mail.
Question: Can you give the inside scoop on what's gonna happen next season??? What's gonna happen???
David B.: No I can't get into it that deep. I don't really know too much, but I am sitting in hell it's going to be interesting to see where Joss goes. We'll all be back causing some problems.
David, I'm speaking for a lot of people here when I tell you that you
are a very talented actor, and we hope you'll be on "Buffy"
for a long while.
Question: I think you do an awesome job playing Angel. I was just wondering. Did you prefer being Evil Angel or Good Angel?
David B.: It's hard, I like all aspects I really enjoy his vulnerable side and his evil side, so there is a good balance there.
Question: How do u fell about where your character is going and do u have any speculation on what angel will be doing next season??? Is James Marsters (Spike) going to be returning to Buffy next season? I really hope so. He added a bunch to the show, and he was also really sexy!
David B.: I don't know what's going to happen with them but you will definitely be seeing some of them.
Comment: I love you David...just thought u might like to know...even though I am 13 years old.
David B.: <<blush>> thank you that's kind, very cute
Question: Hi David, I was just wondering how difficult was it to play two totally different parts? A nice sweet guy and then a vicious vampire?
David B.: It was challenging. I enjoyed his character a lot it was fun but it was also hard work, I enjoyed looking for things about him that I can identify with.
Question: Have you acted before "Buffy"?
David B.: I did a lot of theatre in LA, my history comes from doing theatre and commercials. I really enjoyed doing theater. I would love to do Broadway. I love NY too much not to want to do Broadway, someday.
Question: Who would you say is your role model?
David B.: My father definitely, he's not only my role model but my best friend he's great, a really great guy
Comment: This is for "ANGEL".. You are great. I watch Buffy every week and if I am going to be away the VCR is always on. The series is better than the movie.
David B.: Thank you
Question: Do you think they'd ever start a love triangle between Angel and Buffy and Willow?
David B.: I think the series is definitely a vision that Joss had that he couldn't take the movie we really enjoy it. Everybody loves working on it. Regarding the love triangle, everything has got to be possible but you never know, it might be possible for a love triangle.
Question: What was the deal with the Whistler?
David B.: His character kind of has a balance between good and evil. He is definitely going to be a pivotal character in the Angel series.
Comment: I really love the show and I think your martial arts skills are great. I am a martial artist as well!!
David B.: A lot of the martial arts I don't do. The stunt people do a lot of the kicks you see, credit has to go where credit is due, I like to do some of the stunts, but the stunt people are really great.
Question: Do you have any pets?
David B.: Yes, I have a dog, here name is Bertha Blue, a pound dog that I got she is a cross between a lab and a shepherd.
Question: Do you liked to be called Dave or David
David B.: DAVID, I like full names.
Question: Are there any upcoming magazine appearances?
David B.: Not that I really know of, when you see yourself all over, you realize that you forget when you do them.
DCNYAbby: They want to know how long you will be in New York David?
David B.: Not long enough. If I had it my way, believe me I want to live in New York, but I'll only be in NY for a little while.
Question: How do you prepare for an audition? I have my first audition on June 2nd up here in Seattle and I really would like some advice!
David B.: When you do your homework, just make sure you are very focused that you have your lines down and don't get too stressed about it it's only an audition and BELIEVE me they'll know you're nervous when you walk in the door. Just have fun, the best thing you can do is have fun and don't let anything get to you. Use your nerves in a positive way, believe in yourself be confident. Be a Lion and if you don't get it, don't let it get you down. Just be patient there will always be another audition. :)
Question: How long will it take for the gang to get Angel out of the Vortex?
David B.: That's on a whole other writing kind of thing. That's something the writers will have to ponder over.
Question: What is your favorite food?
David B.: It's such a great written show we don't really dictate the story line. I love Italian food, It's so simple but so great. I love ribs, I like to BBQ, I'm Italian, I'm a big connoisseur of food.
DCNYAbby: Kiwisurfe: "Even though I'm completely heartbroken that you are taken, I wanted to tell you congratulations"
David B.: I don't know what that means but thanks I am officially not taken there is someone special in my love life, but I am not taken yet. I don't really have time for a relationship, but no I am not married, that was a misprint.
Question: Do people ever follow you or chase you or something like that when your in the public?? (or has anything like that happened)
David B.: It just happened TODAY!!! It was crazy I had to jump buildings, and jump into police cars. That can get scary. I'm just glad no one got hurt.
DCNY Brian: Here is a good Question...
Question: David, I'm a really big fan of yours and have enjoyed you on Buffy, but what was the one show you did that sticks out the most? Lynn
David B.: Lynn, the one show was when I switched to an evil Angel the transition period sticks out in my head and the season finale was a blast.
Question: Do you have a fan club? If so how can I join?
David B.: I don't know much about the fan club, I'm sorry I can't give you more info about that.
Question: Is there anything you can tell us about next season? Anything at all?
David B.: LOL Just be ready for another great season, Joss is going to stir up things even more, and when I come back I am going to have to answer to a lot of people. You're just going to have to wait and see what happens, sorry.
DCNYChuck: Well, that's all the time we have for tonight. David -- any last thoughts to share with all your fans here?
David B.: Thank you so much it was a pleasure being here.
DCNYChuck: Thank you for joining us... we appreciate it.
DCNYAbby: Thank you David this was fun!!
David B.: Thanks for supporting the show, we enjoy making it as much as you enjoy watching. :)
DCNY Brian: Thank you David!... On behalf of Digital City New York and AOL.. we appreciate you visiting us!
David B.: Take care everyone!!!
DCNYChuck: Remember to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer! And watch keyword: New York for more chats!
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AOLiveMCl: Let's give a big AOL welcome to David Boreanaz!
DvdBoreanz: Hi, good to be here with all my AOL fans.
AOLiveMCl: Here's the first question of the evening for David....
Question: Hey David! I was wondering if we are going to see Buffy and Angel back together this season?
DvdBoreanz: Oh. can't answer that!
You have to stay tuned for that, I don't want to give anything away. I will say that they will come to a meeting place once again.
Question: Did you really have to buy Ingrid an outfit everytime you kissed Sarah on TV????
DvdBoreanz: Yeah, that's the agreement! That's more or less it.
Question: David, will Spike and Dru be returning any time soon.
DvdBoreanz: Spike actually just did an episode that won't be on for another month. Dru will probably be back for the season finale.
Question: Hey Mr. Boreanaz. This is Liz from Philly. I just wanted to say that everyone in Philly is so proud to say that you're from here.
Do you ever miss the Tastykakes and (of course!) the Cheesesteaks? :o)
DvdBoreanz: Yeah, I miss it all the time! The cheesesteaks, the Tastykakes, the people. Philadelphia has a special place in my heart.
Question: When is the next time we're gonna be able to get your autograph, here in Chicago? Michelle & Christina
DvdBoreanz: I was just actually at the Levi's store I was just there doing autographs.
Question: what is the most embarrassing prank a fellow cast member has ever played on you?
DvdBoreanz: I never really had one played on me ... I usually partake in them. Nothing really to speak of.
Question: Dear David: Me and my friends love you We wanted to know if you can send us a autographed pic of you.Also I wanted to know how you got in show bizz.Thank you CutieCMK
DvdBoreanz: At a young age. I was always around the theatre in NYC... it kinda grew on me as I grew older. I fell in love with the theatre and went from there.
Question: The tattoo Angel has on his back is beautiful, I was wondering where it comes from, is there a story behind the design?
DvdBoreanz: Actually Todd Macintosh designed that -- he's the makeup artist for the show. It's a Celtic tattoo.
Question: Who do you hang out with the most on and off the set?
DvdBoreanz: No one really in particular. We're so busy working that we really only see each other when we're working. When we're not working we kinda do our own things. That's not to say that when we see each other outside of work that we don't hang out ... but we rarely do.
Question: What is your favorite esp. this season? I loved Beauty the Beast. Like the fall part! Love, Faith
DvdBoreanz: So far this season, I don't know really. We're shooting one now that will be good. It's a real turning point in Angel's character and Buffy's character. Angel's character and Buffy's character. It's being directed by Joss.
Question: Hi, I'm like your biggest fan. I was wondering, do you have any advice to an aspiring actress???
DvdBoreanz: Just be patient. Do theatre. Don't be turned down by rejection because it happens. Sooner or later you get a thick skin with it ... just hang in there.
Question: I've heard some rumors that Angel and Cordelia are going to get together and leave for L.A.... is this rumor true?? :o)
DvdBoreanz: Yep! It's gonna be a new show coming out next year, a spin-off called "Angel." I can't say any more about it because I don't wanna give too much away.
Question: What kind of music do you like?
DvdBoreanz: All different types, I'm a real classic rock n roll type of guy... The Stones, Bob Dylan, The Dead,
Question: Hi ... I just wanted to say you are a great actor. Also, do you know if there are any plans of making a Buffy feature film? I really think it would do well. Keep up the good work and I hope you continue to have great success in the years to come!
DvdBoreanz: Thank you very much. There has been talk about a "Buffy" film. I don't think it'll happen any time soon, but maybe somewhere down the line it could happen with some of the characters.
Question: Hey David! How do you feel about your character now that his soul has been restored?
DvdBoreanz: Somewhat pleased. I am gonna enjoy the transition and the characterizations that I can get into now. I'm also interested in diving into his past a little bit more.
Question: David, are you aware that "entertainment asylum" is giving out fan appreciation awards called YOU'VE GOT FANS? I voted for you for "Coolest Male" & "Celebrity I'd Most Want On My Buddy List." How do you feel about awards like this?
DvdBoreanz: That's very nice! It's great to have that kind of connection with your fans, especially with a show like this. Awards like that are something of a blessing. They're not political ... I've been very fortunate.
Question: Does David have AOL?
Question: Did you have fun doing the MTV special with the entire cast of Buffy?
DvdBoreanz: Yeah, it was fun. It was kinda a long day. We were doing an episode at the same time, but it's always fun when you're doing something like that with the whole cast.
Question: David, Do you believe in Vampires and Demons???
DvdBoreanz: No. LOL
Question: Have you played in anything before "Buffy"?
DvdBoreanz: Just in theatre. I did a lot of theatre ... small bits on TV shows, and in some commercials.
Question: Hi David you are sooooo hot!!!! I love you!! But to the point I was just wondering what your fav football team is??
DvdBoreanz: Seeing that I'm from Philadelphia, I like the Eagles -- they're pretty bad this year.I also like the Pittsburgh Stealers.
Question: What is the most challenging thing you've had to do on the show so far?
DvdBoreanz: Every day is pretty challenging. Every day is something different. I consider most everything a challenge. I'll take something and do the best I can with it, as much as I can.
Question: Halloween just over, did you buy REAL candy for your trick-or-treaters? or the crappy stuff so as not to be tempted to eat it yourself?
DvdBoreanz: I was working, so I really didn't get a chance to do any of that.
Question: I heard you say you love horses. I have one I am crazy about. Do You ride
DvdBoreanz: I do ride. Not as much as I'd like to. I definitely see horses in my future somewhere.
Question: Hi David! How good of a kisser is Sarah-Michelle Gellar? How was it playing such an evil character when you have always been the "nice" vampire?
DvdBoreanz: Sarah's a great person! It was easy for me because she's so professional -- she's sweet and loveable. Playing evil Angel was a stretch and challenging, again. I enjoyed it, but I think we're done with it because we've done all we can with it.
Question: Hi David! First of all I LOVE YOU!!!! But my question is, what first acting "gig" you did that got your career jumpstarted?
DvdBoreanz: I did a "Married With Children" episode back in 1992. That helped me out.
Question: How is Bertha Blue? I think your dogs are so cute. Love how you got Bertha's name. How sweet you took Bertha in. Is Bertha a girl or boy?
DvdBoreanz: Bertha's a girl. She's doing great, enjoying life as a dog should be.
Question: We often hear how long the days are on set, please describe a typical day.
DvdBoreanz: It all depends on the episode. Usually a 16 hour day you're in at 6am and out late that evening, depending on whether, for me, I have to go into prosthetics to become a vampire. There's a lot of waiting, too, between scenes. There's lunch... do your work, you're outta there. That's pretty much it.
Question: Hi David... is there an email address that fans can reach you at,or any other form of something we can reach you by?
DvdBoreanz: No email address. Send mail to the WB Network ... I don't know the address, though.
Question: when are we going to see you on the big screen?
DvdBoreanz: Have patience!
Question: Are you feeling any pressures coming from the fact that you will be in the WB's first spin-off sitcom? If so, how are you dealing with them?
DvdBoreanz: No big pressures, no. I'm fortunate to be with Joss, who's a great writer. I kinda take it as my job and the next challenge in my career. Every day is pressure, really. I get up every day and do my best, fail or succeed. I always know in the long run I'll learn something from it.
Question: David: What do u like to do in your free time when you are not working?
DvdBoreanz: Golf. I like to be outdoors. Hang out with the dogs, see movies... working out. Stuff like that.
Question: what would you be if you were not an actor?
DvdBoreanz: Hmmm. Maybe a horse trainer.
Question: I was wondering how has your life changed since you have been on the show?
DvdBoreanz: Just been very busy. Life seems to be very hectic with work, making appearances, or going to benefits. Life is a full schedule for me. Not a lot of time to "come down," which is important because you have to do that from time to time.
Question: How do you feel about the why vampires are viewed in modern society, how some people try to imitate and mimic them?
DvdBoreanz: I really don't think about that much, how they're viewed, really. I guess that's because I really don't believe in vampires.
Question: What do you draw upon as an actor to act the full spectrum of an truly malevolent character one moment, and a brooding, good character the next?
Question: Is anyone in your family in show business?
DvdBoreanz: My father is a weatherman in Philadelphia. He's been in television for over 35 years.
Question: Are you anything like the character you play on Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Angel)?
DvdBoreanz: No. Not, you know, a vicious killer. You tend, as an actor, to take experiences you've had and blend them into a character you play.
Question: Hi David! I love to watch you on Buffy, How many days do you get to learn your script before the show?
DvdBoreanz: Not too many, TV shows are a fast turnaround. If we're lucky we get the script 2 days before we start shooting... if we're lucky! It's a lot of work. 8 days to shoot an episode.
Question: Hi David... I've been trying to get an autographed photo of you for awhile... was told at a recent SciFi convention that you'll be touring with them soon, any truth in that?? Xoxo Leslie
Question: I've seen that you are very close to your parents, what's your favorite memory w/ them?
DvdBoreanz: Favorite memory... every day, really. Nothing in particular. They've been very supportive.
Question: Who is your hero?
DvdBoreanz: My dad.
Question: I read your interview in TV Guide, and I thought it was so funny! But just one Question: What makes an English muffin so hip?
DvdBoreanz: Cause it's all crunchy... nooks and crannies.
AOLiveMCl: Here's our final Question for the evening for David:
Question: hi David, if you could say anything to the teens of America, what would you say?
DvdBoreanz: I would definitely say be a free spirit. Follow your own path, a truthful path. Don't be destructive to others. Live to love life. Failure is normal, crying is acceptable ... and always call your mother.
AOLiveMCl: David, it's been a pleasure having you on AOL and having you take time out of your day to appear with us.
DvdBoreanz: Thanks for having me, I really enjoyed spending some time with you! I look forward to spending some time with you in the future.
AOLiveMCl: Thank you again, David, And thank you to the audience for all those Questions! Good evening!!! Until next time, AOL…
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David's Chat on AOL/TV Guide
TV Guide Online: Tonight we are chatting with David Boreanaz star of the hit series, Angel. Welcome David!
Boreanaz: Well, thank you for having me back, first of all. And thanks for all the support that you've given us in the first season. This time out we promise you a lot of twists and turns, dilemmas between characters. It promises to be a great time.
Question: Now that Angel will be using the Karaoke bar as his guide to the TPTB, what songs should we be looking forward to hearing Angel sing?
Boreanaz: Well, you know the songs are totally dictated by the Powers on the Other Side...Namely Joss and David.
TV Guide Online: You have no say at all?
Boreanaz: They just like humiliating me, so I have no idea what's in store. And their taste is just BAD.
Question: Hi David! First of all the show is doing so well and I'm really enjoying it! My question is how is the Valentine movie going? Are you finished or have you just started shooting? I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks!
Boreanaz: We wrapped production in July. But they finished principal filming about two weeks ago. But, we all had a good time, it was a good supporting cast, and we're just looking forward to a really good film.
Question: You currently had an interview with ew.com saying that theres an episode coming up that involes you, Spike, Drusilla, Darla and the master...can you give us any clues anout the episode?
Boreanaz: That's it. Just think of what happened in the past, and you just have to wonder about those situations. And if we told you, it would be kinda boring wouldn't it. But, when those people come back, you know that will be playing a big role in Angel's life, and it will be something to look forward to.
Question: Are you worried about Dark Angel being put into the same time slot as you? How will that affect you?
Boreanaz: I'm not necessarily worried about it. It's just a different kind of show. Not unlike how Buffy and Angel are different. All you can do is embrace it and wish them the best. It was the same place we were last year. Fortunately, we were embraced and we're back for another season. I don't really worry about those kinds of things. I just come in, hit my marks and go home.
Question: Did you know how to ride a horse, or did you have to learn for the scenes in last weeks episode?
Boreanaz: Yes, I do know how. I rode when I was a kid, but I don't ride on a regular basis, just when I can. But, before doing that scene I went up to a ranch and got used to it again. I'm athletic, so I had an absolute blast on the horse.
Question: Will Cordelia finally get a chance to help kick some demon butt?
Boreanaz: Yeah, she definitely will. She's going to be more involved in the fights. Her character will be getting bigger and better as the episodes move on, so she'll definitely be kicking some butt. :)
Question: How long does the vampire face take to put on??
Boreanaz: Takes about an hour and ten minutes tops. Taking it off is the biggest ordeal really. It's just a piece on the top of the forehead and goes to the base of the nose. I usually just fall asleep whenever they're doing it. :)
Question: How do you feel about the addition of Gunn to the cast?
Boreanaz: Great character! He just came on last season, coming from the outside of our world. He's added a lot of depth to our roster. When you bring on characters, they either work or don't, and we were very lucky to find J. It's a real plus for a show like this. We hope to add more characters as we move on... When and where we don't know.
Question: Hi David. I just wanna say that I'm a big fan and that you are extremely talented. Do you relate to Angel in any way?
Boreanaz: Whatever type of character you play, you add some flair, some moxy, some shine to him when you do him. I like to keep him quick witted, and I've been taking kung fu so I can do more of my own stunts this year, which I like. That's really about it.
Question:Do you think improved team Chemistry will better Philly's chance at the Stanley Cup this year?
Boreanaz: Well, you know, hopefully they'll have a good year. I just hope that Bobby Clark isn't a thorn in our sides. I hope they do well.
Question: Would you ever consider Stage work? Is there a role you have always wanted to play on the stage?
Boreanaz: I did it before I did before I got Buffy. That was my existence for about three or four years when I first moved out here. So, I would definitely go back.
TV Guide Online: Just no musicals?
Boreanaz: No, not after that performance. :)
Question: Hello David, I really enjoy watching Angel and I understand it has gotten very popular, Do you have any regret being famous or having alot of attention towards you?
Boreanaz: I don't look at it as a vanity for myself, just part of the whole process. I'm not in this to be famous. I enjoy the work and the process of creating it. Everything else is secondary. It really is.
Question: Will there be anymore Buffy & Angel Crossover episodes?
Boreanaz: There will be some crossovers in the future. They're not easy to do, because they're a scheduling nightmare. But, they will occur... and they will be REALLY good ones.
Question: In what direction would like to see your character further develop?
Boreanaz: I'd like to see him drive cars really fast on the highways... LOL. I'd like to see him more aggressive with his personality, which we've started to move towards. He's very good in a situation when he feels trapped. He's awkward in those moments, and they're fun to play. I'm sure that more of those moments will happen, it's just a matter of when.
Question: If given the opportunity to write one of the Angel episodes, would that be something you would be interested in doing?
Boreanaz: No, not right now. No real interest.
Question: Hey David! Who or what was your inspiration to become an actor?
Boreanaz: Inspiration wise, there's an old school teacher, Kelly Manners. He was just a great teacher. He taught me to be honest and open with my feelings. As for advice, go out and live life. That's what Kelly taught me. Don't be sheltered... Go to Europe. Experience life to the fullest.
Question: Is Faith going to return as a regular in the future?
Boreanaz: Don't know. :)
Question: David, I was just wondering how you feel about Angel's evolution from "cryptic guy" on Buffy's first season to where he is now?
Boreanaz: Well, it's definitely taken me to get my own show... LOL. So, I can't be too unhappy with that. Yeah, I like where he's been going, and I look forward to playing with him a bit longer.
Question: What kind of music do you like?
Boreanaz: I like the Blues, classic rock, jazz. I like all kinds of music...The only music I don't like is the headache-y techno music. It just really doesn't do anything for me.
Question: Besides television, what else would you like to be doing in the future?
Boreanaz: Basically get back to stage work again. I just want to be happy and be working. Which I am.
Question: Do you still have the dog that got you your original job on Buffy?
Boreanaz: Yeah. Bertha is still alive...Getting fed, and loving life. LOL
Question: If Angel becomes human is that the end of the show or is there more that can be done?
Boreanaz: Who knows? The end is always the end. No one can dictate when it's going to end. But, his existence will be enhanced and take him in a different direction. It'll definitely be awkward for him. Who knows? He may not even be able to survive...
Question: Do you think that even though Angel has a lot of supernatural themes that a lot of everyday life is reflected in it?
Boreanaz: Yeah! LA is pretty crazy. What better place to put the show in. People living every day with their demons just come out in different ways. And it's not that far off from how life in LA really is... LOL
Question: Any hints about tonights show?
Boreanaz: Tonight's show is really one for the books. It's when we find out where Angel's new offices are going to be. The transitions were just great to do. We stick with the colors that were indicative of the period rather than going black and white. The director David Semel did a great job, and Tim Minear who wrote the episode is a great episode. We're really proud of it. But, I'll let the episode speak for itself. Just don't go to the Dark side... :)
TV Guide Online: Thank you for chatting with us tonight David! We are looking forward to tonight and the rest of the season!
Boreanaz: A pleasure! Thank you to all my fans, and for tuning in. And I think you're really going to enjoy tonight's show. Good night!
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Transcript of the chat with David on Talk City
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Transcript from Celebrity Chat with
Buffy the Vampire Slayer's David Boreanaz: November 14th
HappyMeal98 says, "If a fan sent you their e-mail address, would you e-mail them? Likewise, if they sent the address for a fan page, would you visit it and sign their guest book?"
David Boreanaz says, "Hi everyone sorry for the delay....If you want to reach me write into Warner Bros. in Burbank California I am not currently set up with an e-mail address....once again sorry for the delay."
anthrogirl says, "Hi David, Have you given any thought to setting up an official fan club?"
WereWolf20 says, "Are you excited to be getting your own show?"
David Boreanaz says, "Warewolf 20...yes I am excited it is going to be a lot of fun...getting involved in something that will be close to home it will be a nice transition ..I am looking forward to diving into Angel's character more and more and looking forward to the challenge."
sylvain6 says, "David: are you going to be starring/co-starring in any upcoming feature films?"
David Boreanaz says, "Silvane6: There is a film slated to go in this next hiatus and we are waiting for the clear to go ahead...but I can't get that deep into it because we have to keep everyone guessing but it is down the line...I am more concerned with work everyday but as an actor you want to get the work as much as you can and act as much as you can."
JenniferL2 says, "David - Now that you will be moving onto the new series, do you have any plans of taking a stab at directing an episode?"
David Boreanaz says, "You guys should get that voice activated software."
David Boreanaz says, "Directing is a very difficult job in TV because it is so fast you don't have the time or the patience and you can not work with each individual shot like you do in film....I'd like to take a stab at directing an episode but I don't that will happen for a few years."
LoreleiVamp says, "Is there a chance you and Buffy will have one last romance or sex scene before you start your own show?"
David Boreanaz says, "Laurelivamp: Ohhh....jez...I hope so I hope we have more sex scenes in the future...she should come over to my show and we could shack up together from now on....put her on my show like that permanently."
LoreleiVamp says, "David, do you think your own persona fits your character?"
David Boreanaz says, "You know that I think that bits and pieces of it do...I consider a bit of my personality in Angel...but I'm not fully angel and I don't go out vamping and snapping necks on my own but it has a bit of my persona."
felixthepig says, "what are you doing in Texas right now with levis? what are the fans like there?"
David Boreanaz says, "The fans here are great...it is like what is going on in Texas that the fans are so responsive...the levis are with the original spin program at www.levis.com and you create your own jeans that fit your own style...they fit you for your size but you design them to fit your style and who you are ....I am on this tour doing this in Texas right now and it is doing really well...I'm not doing research for Buffy right now or the other show."
HappyMeal98 says, "What do you prefer more: working with the current cast or the prospect of a new cast and you being the star?"
David Boreanaz says, "HappyMeal98: You know even when you work with....I don't work with much of the cast I work with Sarah and Spike and Drucilla and hopefully they'll be involved in the new show....I always look forward to working with new characters....we might go back and visit them on their show and they will visit me on mine....in a perfect world.....yea....I can't say that I will miss working with all of them because I haven't worked with all of them."
Ninja_Girl says, "Do you think Buffy could kick Xena's butt? =]"
David Boreanaz says, "Ninja_Girl: yea of course why not....Xena is too big and buff and Buffy is too smooth and quick...and Xena has too much armor on her."
anthrogirl says, "Hi David, I enjoy your portrayal of Angel very much. What other characters would you like to play."
David Boreanaz says, "Anthrogirl: I'd like...any kind of...so many characters...I did plays before I did the show...I played characters that were addicted to many habits from drug addiction to characters dying of AIDs to Schizophrenics...I tend to go toward the odd off balance characters....I want to do a cowboy someday and do a western even though I always routed for the Indians in those movies....I also like thieves in films and would like to play one...like a diamond thief and would like to get into comedy and would like to get into it and have yet to get into it."
DavidFan1 says, "Hi David, my name is Beth. I saw you in Chicago last week. It was so nice to finally meet you. I hope you come visit again."
David Boreanaz says, "There are so many ...and you get into a character as you get presented a script."
David Boreanaz says, "DavidFan!1: Oh thank you ....I would love to go back to Chicago and the people are really friendly and there was a good turnout in Chicago.,"
AngeLuver1 says, "ask /Hello! When you visit the Levis stores, are you going to speak or sign autographs, or what? You're coming to my city on the 20th and I want to know what to expect, I had no idea we were allowed to bring camcorders to the comic con..."
David Boreanaz says, "AngelLuver1: You guys can bring anything that you want....that is going to be in San Diego and bring whatever you want on the 20th....I will be signing all kinds of things...this is a fun thing."
buffy_luver says, "I've heard rumors, but did you really get married??"
David Boreanaz says, "burry_luver: Did I ...well read the TV guide....I don't like to answer questions about my personal life...I like to keep it personal....that is the way that I am...I don't mean to offend people when I say that that is just how it is."
Sevan2 says, "Hey David...I wanted to know how we could get autographed pictures? could ya tell us?"
David Boreanaz says, "Sevan2: You can also write into Warner Bros. in Burbank, CA in care of Buffy the Vampire slayer and they will forward it to my people and we will get one out to you as soon as we can."
JenniferL2 says, "Thanks David, for taking the time to be here and for the amazing performances you have treated us to. We have seen Angel undergo two major changes in the past year. What BtVS character (other than Angel) do you think has changed the most of late?"
David Boreanaz says, "JenniferL2: This season I think there will be a considerable amount of character changes and everyone is changing....I think surprisingly Giles...I think that he is a bit of an underscore of the characters but I think he is undergoing a lot of changes."
David Boreanaz says, "Lestat the vampire....he is a cool character in an Ann Rice novel...I like him."
Ninja_Girl says, "What is the biggest misconception that your fans have about you?"
David Boreanaz says, "Ninja_Girl: the biggest.....misconception....that I am a dark brooding guy."
Janana1234 says, "Hey David! I heard that if you get a fan mail that has a phone number in it that you will sometimes call your fans, is that true??"
AngeLuver1 says, "for the Levi's thing, do we bring things for you to sign or do we buy stuff there?"
David Boreanaz says, "Janana1234: Yes sometimes that is true. that depends on the mood that I am in or if I am moved by the letter and I want to call them.;"
David Boreanaz says, "AngelLuver1: I will have pictures there...definitely....get there early."
Cosmosa says, "I think you do an excellent job acting on Buffy. I was wondering if your new show "Angel" will be like "Buffy"?"
David Boreanaz says, "Cosmosa: It will be a different look than Buffy in that it is not a show about adolescence but about butting everyone's demons and their trash that they hold in their closets it will be more attractive as far as its content is concerned and it will be more vicious and evil."
Morbidmuch says, "What is the movie you are going to do?? Star Wars?? Scream 3???"
David Boreanaz says, "Morbibmuch: Scream 3...no.....star wars would be a lovely gig."
AngeLuver1 says, "Do you do Tai Chi (or whatever it was) or any kind of martial arts on your own like you did in the last aired episode of Buffy?"
David Boreanaz says, "AngelLuver1: Do I do that by myself....no...I box....I am now getting into Tai Chi now since the show introduced me into it...I did a bit of it before...it is a form of slow movement...it is a meditative trance of yoga but you go thru these movements these Chi movements and become the wind."
smgfan1 says, "David, I am one of these fans mothers, do you feel that your character (Angel) reaches to all age groups or just teenage girls"
David Boreanaz says, "smgfan!: I think that he reaches to all age groups because he is 242 years old and that is one of my goals and his goals is to definitely get into a hierarchy of older people that can relate to his character...he is tormented by his past and has a conscious and there is no-one on this earth that doesn't have a conscious about one's actions and then having to be responsible for them."
Janana1234 says, "One thing that I have been wanting to know for a long time is, Does Angel remember all the bad things he did when he was evil??"
David Boreanaz says, "Of course....that is one of the things that haunts him...in episode 10 that is coming out in the Christmas time... it is about his past and he is reminded about his killing and his nightmares...that is one of the curses that the gypsy people gave him is that he has a conscious and has to account for his past and all of the blood that he shed,."
LabyrnthChld says, "What has been the influence/inspiration that has kept you going...especially before "Buffy"?"
David Boreanaz says, "LabyrnthChld: My father...I am very close to him...and my mom.,...I am blessed with great parents...my father has always been patience and told me to follow my dreams....I don't believe in goals I believe in dreams because they are not short lived and more attainable."
Michelle165 says, "David, I doubt this will be answered but here goes. I love you acting. Is there any advice you have for aspiring actors/actresses? P.S. My brother loves SMG, please tell her that he (Greg) says hi! He'll love me for it!"
David Boreanaz says, "Michelle165: I tell her SMG that he says hello....my advice is to do theater any kind you can do...whether there is one person on stage or several....confront your fears because it helps. ...and experience life...I have always hated the word actor....I like portraying someone....you go to a park and imitate someone...we are being truthful in the portrayal...whether thru an accent or a gesture or a way someone looks around you can use it....also study off of other actors"
David Boreanaz says, "Every artist takes from other artists ...take it and use it your way,....not the way that they would do it...that is what makes it so persona."
smgfan1 says, "thank you for answering our question you are a great guy"
David Boreanaz says, "smgfan1: Oh your welcome!"
David Boreanaz says, "One or two more questions because my cell phone battery is dying."
David Boreanaz says, "Thanks to everybody for coming in...I look forward to seeing you in San Diego...and I look forward to coming back and chatting.....with another coffin....my cell phone is dying...I appreciate you all tuning in....thanks again."
A TV Guide Live Event Chat with David Boreanaz
May 22, 2000
TV Guide Online: Tonight we are chatting with David Boreanaz from the popular WB series Angel. Hi David!
Boreanaz: Hi! Sorry I missed everyone last night. My apologies. But, I'm glad to be here today, and I hope everyone is having a good day so far.
Question: I've noticed that Angel is smiling more frequently in episodes (and what a great smile it is) Are they moving the show and/or the character toward a lighter mood?
Boreanaz: I think from the beginning from the show, my intention was to lighten the character up a bit. I think with the second season, he will be lighter on his face, and not so much of a shallow brooding character. Because he knows the direction he's going after tonight's season finale, it will enable him to be lighter going forward.
Question: Mr. Boreanaz, are they considering bringing back the character of Doyle on Angel?
Boreanaz: As of now, Doyle character is not on hold, but he's gone for now. The producers felt that his character didn't fit the direction that the show was going in. Which was a shame because not only was he a talented actor, but a close friend of mine. But, Glenn is doing considerably well, and there will be other characters who will be taking on a similar role to Doyle's.
Question: Was Angel a character that Joss Whedon had in mind for big things from day one, or was it something that developed over time?
Boreanaz: It developed over time. There were no developments to spin him off into his own show, until the response from all of you. It definitely developed over time.
Question: David, what was your favorite episode of Angel this season? Were there any episodes you had high hopes for, but didn't turn out as well as you expected?
Boreanaz: That's tough. Every episode was really good. The only one I didn't like was episode two. I liked the Spartacus episode. I also liked the one where I got to be human for a day. That was a blast. And the pilot, the one that Joss directed. And the season finale, that was fun as well.
Question: David, How does it feel knowing that you are so popular that your character has been made into a toy action figure?
Boreanaz: I just enjoy the work. That's all. :)
Question: How did you celebrate your birthday?
Boreanaz: I was in NYC with my friends and family. I went out to dinner and to a party in the city that was thrown for me. I had a great time. :)
Question: Hi David, I was wondering what you do when you're on hiatus (other than theatre projects)? :)
Boreanaz: Just sleeping. Possibility of doing some work on another project. Because of scheduling, it's hard to fit things in during hiatus. But, first and foremost... SLEEP! :)
Question: How is Bertha Blue?
Boreanaz: She's good. She's right here. She's running around like crazy... one ear up, one ear down and enjoying the joys of spring.
Question: David, other than Angel, what character would you like to portray someday, and why?
Boreanaz: Anything that is plot motivated motivates the character to great things. I like romantic roles, anything with grace and style. Any actor goes for the physically demanding part, like going from playing someone who's disabled, those are the ones that can give you a great deal to work with. I don't really say that I want to play X, Y, and Z in the future.
Question: David, are you planning to write or direct any episodes next season?
Boreanaz: Probably sometime down the line, I'd like to direct an episode. But, for now, I'm just acting.
Question: Who has been your biggest influence towards your acting career?
Boreanaz: Ooooh, I'd have to say my father. Both of my parents have been very supportive, but my father has really helped me to understand scripts and what they mean. And just my love for live and getting out and meeting people. Getting a grip on the human psyche and understanding where they stand.
Question: When does First Light come out? And what is it about?
Boreanaz: First Light is still in the working, planning stages. I don't see it getting made until next year. It's really dependent on getting the right people involved. The script is done. But, we want to get some response from people out there before making it.
Question: How long does it take to put on the vampire make-up?
Boreanaz: Takes an hour to put it on. It's a small prosthetic piece that goes from the forehead down to the nose. Then the make-up artist mixes it in.
Question: How many of your own stunts do you do?
Boreanaz: I do as much as I possibly can. Producers hate me for that. I feel I have a responsibility to the characters to do as much as I can, and I like the physicality of the roles. But, my stunt double, Mike Messa, does a great job and he takes care of me. I probably do about 50% of them.
Question: Any chance of Faith becoming a regular/recurring character? Also, the flashbacks with you and Darla are great - it really gives us a better sense of what Angel has overcome.
Boreanaz: After the season finale, you really get an idea of where the character is going, hopefully for the next three seasons or so. Faith is a great character, she will be back, but I don't know if it will be as a regular or recurring character. And I like the flashbacks too. And there's going to be a big surprise in tonight's episode.
Question: Is there an address to write to you and receive an autographed picture?
Boreanaz: At celebrityboulevard.com will be how you get to my official website, and it will be launched May 31st.
Question: Where would you like to see the character of Angel go?
Boreanaz: Well, I'm pretty secure with how the writers are approaching this character. And I have no doubts about their take on the character and where he's going. So, I'm pretty secure with how it's going right now.
Question: Congratulations on the success of Angel, I think it's a very deep show and I never miss it. How has the show's success affected your social/private life and has your success changed your perspective on life?
Boreanaz: No, I'm fortunate to have great family and friends who keep me grounded. The success of Angel has been due to you, and your support of it. Your personal life is somewhat invaded, but you have to keep in mind that's part of the business. You just have to remain truthful to yourself. You have to realize that it's a fleeting moment in your career. Things go up, things go down. I'm just glad to be working right now. :)
Question: What would you be doing if your were not acting?
Boreanaz: Maybe be in architecture. I love buildings, and being outside. I like sports, too. Or maybe something with animals.
Question: Any tips for people looking to be actors or actresses?
Boreanaz: Well, first of all, I would suggest highly to do as much theater as you can. That's the best way to find out about yourself, and if this is the right profession for you. And be patient. It doesn't all happen overnight.
Question: What are your beliefs about the "supernatural"?
Boreanaz: Really none whatsoever. I believe in the myths and legends, and keeping them alive. Particularly the legends. I don't take all of that to seriously. I just look at the stories and what they're worth.
TV Guide Online: Thank you David! We had a great time! And please come back and talk with us soon!
Boreanaz: Thanks for tuning in for the chat. I enjoyed speaking with you. Unfortunately, I have to go to another event. But, thanks for coming and for your support of the show. Be sure to tune in for the season for the season finale... it'll be a blast. No pun intended. :) And I'm sure we'll talk again sometime down the line. Keep watching!