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Broadway-Bound Robert Sean Leonard Declares: ‚This Is My Last Season of House’Robert Sean Leonard: to mój ostatni sezon House’a

Before he joined Fox’s House as the yin to Hugh Laurie’s yang, Robert Sean Leonard was an accomplished Broadway thespian with a handful of Tony nominations (and a win — hello!) under his belt. Now, for the first time in nearly a decade, he’s back on the Great White Way in a revival of Garson Kanin’s 1946 comedy, Born Yesterday. So, while the show is in previews at the moment (ahead of its April 24 opening), the actor is juggling his stage duties with his taping of the final episodes of House‘s seventh season, meaning he commutes from NYC to L.A. on his one day off a week. What was so appealing to him about playing the journalist hired by a corrupt tycoon (The Defenders‘ Jim Belushi) to tutor his airheaded girlfriend (played by newcomer Nina Arianda) that he’d put himself through all this? A hint can be found in the headline. But, as you might expect, there’s more to the story — much more.

TVLine | Why did you wait seven years to return to Broadway?
This is my last season of House. I’m shooting my last episode now. Contractually this is it. There’s also no deal for House next year because Comcast bought NBC Universal and no one has a deal. If I do House next year it’ll be under a new umbrella. But legally and contractually, I’m free after this [season]. So my wife [Gabriella Salick] and I were wondering how the summer looked and what we wanted to do. And I’ve never had enough time to do a play [while doing House] because our hiatuses are only about a month of maybe six weeks long.

TVLine | You don’t really believe this is your last season, do you? I mean, House will eventually get renewed, and you’re a huge part of the show so they’re going to want you back.
[Pauses] I. Love. Money. Very, very much. But I also love my wife and my daughter. And when this play first came up I knew the only way it could work is if the show was over because the run [would overlap] with House‘s shooting schedule. And when my contract was not renewed this season… The long and short of it is, I don’t know. I would love to make more money. Money is nice. I also really miss [living in] New Jersey. I also really miss theater. I miss my friends. Gabby misses her family. I’m sick and tired of living in a place I don’t feel at home. There are very pressing, strong things pulling us in both directions at the moment, so I really don’t know what we’re going to do. It’s going to be a family decision, but it’s not one we have the discomfort of making right now because we’re not being offered options. I assume they’ll make another year of House. And I assume I will do it. But I can’t say for sure. My wife and I are really strange people. We never spend any money. I got my first car when I got out here — a Jetta — and I’ve been driving it since the pilot. We haven’t spent much of the money we’ve made.

TVLINE | You’re shooting the season finale of House now. Does it allude to a possible Wilson departure?
That’s not the plot of the episode, no. That’s not what the episode is about at all.

TVLINE | Even if you do return next season, you’ll still have to miss a couple of episodes because of the play, right?
I’d have to miss quite a few. We could do what we’re doing now, but I’m not sure I would do that – for any amount of money. Commuting 2700 miles is too much for me, and it’s too much for my voice… It’s just hard. I would either have to not be in the first few episodes or they’d have to delay the start date. Or I can be written lightly in them and shoot a couple of Mondays here and there. Anything’s possible.

TVLINE | Why did you decide to make Born Yesterday your Broadway comeback?
Because I love the play. And because [director] Doug Hughes hired Nina [Arianda]. If Doug had hired a famous actress I would have been hesitant. The point of Born Yesterday and the joy of Born Yesterday is Nina Arianda and discovering [her character]. And if you do the play right, then the joy of the play is redefining her every 18 minutes. You think you know who this girl is, and then every 18minutes or so you go, “Wait a minute. Where’d that come from.” That’s what makes the play work. Unfortunately, there aren’t many times in theater when you have someone good enough to pull it off, and we somehow got lucky with Nina.

TVLINE | Was it tough to get back into the eight-shows-a-week grind after doing a TV show for seven years?
No, not at all. I’m at House 17 hours a day. To go into a theater and do a play and be home by 11 – oh my god, are you kidding? It’s like nothing to me. And when you have two dogs and a two-year-old daughter, that’s a nice schedule. I drive to [the House set] in the dark and I come home in the dark. Sure, theater is tough because you’re not home at night a lot and you work on weekends – every job has its downside. But to do something that you love doing for two hours a night, that’s a pretty sweet gig.

TVLINE | Did you miss it?
Oh my God yes. I almost didn’t do it because of scheduling. I looked at the schedule and said, “This is insane. There’s no way.” I had days highlighted in yellow that I was going to be in L.A., and days highlighted in pink that I was going to be in New York. I looked at my wife and I said, “Forget it. There’s no way. I’ll lose my mind.” And she basically said, “If you don’t do this I’ll kill you. You need this. You need to do something you feel this [passionate] about.” I’ve been [on a high] since the first day of rehearsal. I love this company. I love Doug Hughes, I love the play. I love doing it. I can’t wait to get to work every night. I enjoy every minute of it.

TVLINE | I gather House has been accommodating with the scheduling?
Yes, amazingly so. They were extremely, extremely accommodating and sweet about it. They were great. They moved some things around, and they probably wrote me lighter in the final episodes.

TVLINE | Were you prepared to use the “Olivia Wilde got to take a year off to make a movie” argument if they resisted?
No. When I called I said, “Look, you guys — If this can work, great. If it can’t, there are no hard feelings.” Wilson is many things but he’s not Thirteen. I can’t just go away. Thirteen can disappear; Wilson can’t. The show just isn’t structured that way. He has to be there. It’s the way the show works. [He’s like] Carlton the Doorman on Rhoda.

TVLINE | What is Wilson’s arc in these final episodes? Is it mostly him continuing to prop up House?
He’s kind of propping up House. This season has mostly been about House and Cuddy and them trying to make [a relationship] work, which is fine with me. I’ve had a lot of time with my dogs and my daughter. I’m just around to pick up the pieces this season.

TVLINE | Were you disappointed Wilson couldn’t make things work with his ex Sam [Cynthia Watros]?
Yeah. I love Cynthia. Anne Dudek was also great. It’s always sad [when Wilson loses a love interest]. But it’s like when Fonzie gets a girlfriend. You’re like, “She’ll be gone soon.” How long can Pinky Tuscadero stick around?

TVLINE | She’ll be hit by a train or something.
[Laughs] Right. Wilson can’t have a long-term girlfriend. It just doesn’t work.

Bez Wilsona House nie byłby tym kim jest – ale czy już niedługo tytułowy bohater serialu Dr House będzie musiał radzić sobie bez niego? Jak rozumieć słowa Roberta Seana Leonarda: to mój ostatni sezon House’a?

Robert Sean Leonard jeszcze zanim wystartował serial stacji Fox był laureatem nagrody Tony, grał z powodzeniem w wielu sztukach teatralnych. Kiedy kilka tygodni temu pojawiła się informacja, że wraca na Broadway, fani Wilsona zaczęli się obawiać, że nie uda mu się pogodzić jednego z drugim. Producenci zapewniali: wszystko jest OK. Teraz na pytanie Michaela Ausiello z TVLine: ”Dlaczego czekałeś na powrót na Broadway siedem lat?”, Robert Sean Leonard odpowiedział:

To mój ostatni sezon House’a. Teraz kręcę ostatnie odcinki. Jeśli chodzi o moje zobowiązania to koniec. Zresztą nikt nie ma nowej umowy. Gdybym pracował na planie tego serialu w przyszłym roku, to już na nowych zasadach. Prawnie po tym sezonie jestem wolny.

To mój ostatni sezon House’a. Teraz kręcę ostatnie odcinki. Jeśli chodzi o moje zobowiązania to koniec. Zresztą nikt nie ma nowej umowy. Gdybym pracował na planie tego serialu w przyszłym roku, to już na nowych zasadach. Prawnie po tym sezonie jestem wolny.

Ausiello oczywiście wątpi (tak jak i ja), że kolejna seria nie powstanie i Wilson nie powróci jesienią. Aktor odpowiada:

Kocham pieniądze. Bardzo, bardzo. Ale kocham też żonę i córkę. A kiedy pojawiła się kwestia sztuki, wiedziałem – to się może udać tylko jeśli serial się skończy, ze względu na terminarz. I kiedy mój kontrakt nie został odnowiony… w sumie to nie wiem. Chciałbym zarobić więcej, pieniądze są fajne. Tęsknię też za życiem w New Jersey, teatrem, przyjaciółmi (…) Zakładam, że będzie kolejna seria House’a. I zakładam, że będę w niej. Jednak nie wiem na pewno.

Aktor zapewnia, że w finale siódmej serii nie pojawia się wątek, który mógłby być pożegnaniem Wilsona. Więc wygląda to trochę na podchody tuż przed rozmowami na temat nowego kontraktu. Takie kokietowanie, którym – nie ukrywajmy – trochę wkurza i niepokoi fanów. Może chodzi o to, że chciałby więcej pieniędzy, które tak kocha?

Nie chce się wierzyć, że Wilsona mogłoby zabraknąć… ale jeśli, to ja bym żałowała, że go nie ma, a wy?

Is Robert Sean Leonard Hanging Up His Stethoscope on House? „House” straci Wilsona?

„What’s going on with Robert Sean Leonard and House?” „Is House canceled?” „Why aren’t you reporting on RSL?” „What’s happening?”

Take a deep breath, Wilson-House lovers. We got your frantic emails regarding the report that Robert might be leaving House to star on Broadway in Born Yesterday. And the reason it took us so long to get you some info is because (a) we were freaking out too, and (b) we wanted to find a reliable source to give us some answers. And we got one.

Brace yourself, House fans…

Robert isn’t going anywhere!

We asked RSL’s rep if his role in Born Yesterday would affect his shooting schedule on House, and he told us exclusively: „No episodes will be missed. Production has worked it all out.” The show doesn’t officially open until April 24, right around the time House will wrap up it’s seventh season. So don’t expect Dr. Wilson to be missing from those all important episodes.

Let’s all heave that giant sigh of relief together. Feels good, doesn’t it? You fans had every right to freak out. The House-Wilson relationship is one of the best parts of the FOX drama, so we’re happy to be able to report that there won’t be any hiccups in their bromance. At least, not due to RSL kicking ass onstage. We can’t promise, however, that House and Wilson won’t face other issues.

Because when it comes to those two, it’s always something, right?

Happy to hear that Robert is sticking around? We hope so, because we’re throwing a little party over here! Won’t you join us in the comments?

Robert Sean Leonard dostał główną rolę w spektaklu ”Born Yesterday”, który zadebiutuje w kwietniu na Broadwayu. Tylko co z jego rolą w serialu ”Dr House”, skoro próby i występy mają trwać w czasie, gdy będą kręcone kolejne odcinki?

Czy serialowy Wilson będzie musiał zniknąć? Matt Mitovich uspokaja, że wielbiciele nie muszą się za bardzo martwić, choć może nie obędzie się bez ”ofiar”. Robert Sean Leonard ma starać się godzić obydwa zajęcia, choć może go zabraknąć w jednym czy dwóch odcinkach jesienią. Czyli w kolejnym sezonie. Oczywiście, o ile przedłuży kontrakt, bo – podobnie jak wszyscy członkowie obsady poza Hugh Lauriem – nie ma jeszcze podpisanej umowy na kolejną serię.

Choć przyszłość serialu w ogóle teoretycznie jest jeszcze niepewna, to trudno wyobrazić sobie, by nie zapadła decyzja o realizacji kolejnych odcinków. Nie krążą też jakieś niepokojące plotki na temat trudnych negocjacji z aktorami, więc na razie wygląda na to, że nie powinno być problemów i widzowie zobaczą w ósmej serii House’a, Wilsona i resztę ekipy.

InHouse – 7×10 Carrot or Stick Scene with House and WilsonInHouse – 7×10 Carrot or Stick – Sneak Peak

InHouse – 7×10 Carrot or Stick Scene with House and Wilson

InHouse – 7×10 Carrot or Stick – Sneak Peak

House MD – Old Promotional PhotoHouse MD – Stare zdjęcie promocyjne

House MD – Old Promotional Photo – I don’t think I’ve seen that one before

House MD – Stare zdjęcie promocyjne

House MD 7×03 Unwritten – Press ReleaseHouse MD 7×03 Unwritten – Notatka Prasowa

When Alice (Amy Irving), the author of a popular children’s book series, inexplicably suffers from a seizure moments before an attempt to take her own life, the Princeton Plansboro team faces the challenges of evaluating both her underlying medical conditions, as well as her unstable psychological state. Unable to diagnose Alice, House becomes particularly motivated, as he’s a fan of her books, and is convinced that the key to unlocking the mysteries of Alice’s condition lies in the pages of her most recent novel. Meanwhile, House takes Cuddy on a double date with Wilson and his girlfriend, Sam (Cynthia Watros), and makes a discovery that proves that life imitates art as the couple continues to make compromises in order to make their relationship work.

Kiedy Alice (Amy Irving), autorka popularnej serii książek dla dzieci, doświadcza niewytłumaczalnego ataku w chwilę przed próbą odebrania sobie życia, zespół Housea struga się z wyjaśnieniem dręczącego ją schorzenia medycznego jak i niestabilnego stanu psychicznego. Początkowo niezdolny do zdiagnozowania Alice, House staje się wyjątkowo zdeterminowany. Jako fan jej książek jest przekonany, że klucz do odkrycia schorzenia, które dotknęło Alice, ukryty jest między wierszami jej ostatniej powieści. W międzyczasie House zabiera Cuddy na podwójną randkę z Wilsonem i jego dziewczyną Sam (Cynthia Watros). Para wypracowuje kolejne kompromisy aby ich związek przetrwał.

Choose your favorite TVGuide cover!Wybierz swoją ulubioną okładkę TVGuide!

To celebrate the 3000th issue, the editors of TV Guide Magazine want YOU to choose your favorite covers from over the years. Vote now for all your favorites!

Bromance

By uczcić 3000 wydanie magazynu TVGuide, zorganizowano głosowanie, w którym czytelnicy mogą wybrać swoją ulubioną okładkę. W zestawieniu znalazła się oczywiście okładka z Housem i Wilsonem. Zagłosować na nią można na tej stronie.

Bromance

Old photoshoot – Foreman, House and WilsonStara sesja zdjęciowa – Foreman, House i Wilson

Old photoshoot – Foreman, House and Wilson

Season 3
Stara sesja zdjęciowa – Foreman, House i Wilson

Season 3

Eight TV Characters Who Should be Dads8 telewizyjnych bohaterów, którzy powinni zostać ojcami

TVSquad published list of 8 TV Characters Who Should be Dads. James Wilson is on the list.

James Wilson of ‚House’ — Here’s the one reason why Dr. James Wilson would be a perfect father: he’s currently dealing with a delinquent child in the form of Doctor Gregory House. Like a father talking to his troubled son, Wilson can be patient, reasonable and, where needed, stern and angry. While House tends to ignore Wilson in these moments, as children do with their parents, sometimes the messages get through. So, if this can work on a middle-aged doctor it should work even better on a little boy or girl.

Magazyn TVSquad opublikował listę 8 telewizyjnych bohaterów, którzy powinni zostać ojcami. W zestawieniu znalazł się doktor James Wilson.

Dlaczego Wilson powinien zostać ojcem? Cóż, doskonale daje sobie radę z niesfornym dzieckiem, jakim jest House. Jak ojciec przemawiający do syna, Wilson potrafi długo zachować cierpliwość, chociaż czasami, gdy trzeba, puszczają mu nerwy. Chociaż House ignoruje Wilsona, tak jak dziecko swoich rodziców, czasem udaje się do niego dotrzeć. Skoro Wilson umie okiełznać House’a, powinien bez problemu dać sobie radę z małym chłopczykiem lub dziewczynką.

Robert Sean Leonard – old photoshoot for HouseRobert Sean Leonard – stara sesja zdjęciowa dla House’a

Robert Sean Leonard – old photoshoot for House

Robert Sean Leonard – stara sesja zdjęciowa dla House’a

Small spoiler about Wilson’s ex-wifeMały spoiler dotyczący byłej żony Wilsona.

Accodring to Greg Yaitanes @ Twitter, Cynthia Watros (aka Sam, Wilson’s ex wife) will be back. Did she go somewhere anyways? Well, in other words, we’ll see her again for sure.

Zgodnie z tym, co reżyser House’a, Greg Yaitanes, napisał na Twitterze, z pewnością będziemy mieli jeszcze okazje oglądać w Housie Cyntię Watros, która wciela się w rolę Sam, byłej żony/obecnej dziewczyny Wilsona.