Sarah Wayne Callies was the envy of women everywhere when her Prison Break character, Dr Sarah Tancredi, got to kiss Michael Schofield, played by Americas newest heart throb Wentworth Miller. With the launch of Series Two box set on 21st May, Sarah tells us what its like being the only woman on set and how she feels about becoming a mother. Your character has a lot more involvement in Series Two, how did you find that They took really great care of me in the second year and I really appreciate that. To me its not the number of lines you get. Its more about the scope they give your character. I got to get out a lot more in the second season rather than being stuck in the infirmary the whole time, which was kind of cool. I also got to work with a lot more of the actors and I got to discover a lot more range of Sarahs emotional life. From grieving over her father, to trusting Lance to going through recovery to finding Michael, to losing Michael to finding Michael to losing Michael. All of that meant there was a lot of scope and that was really fun for me.So a lot more of the second series is filmed on location now they have broken out of the prison. What was that like? I enjoyed getting out of the prison. In fact I didnt see the inside of the prison the whole time I dont think. It was great that we got to explore and look around Texas and get to know another part of the country but at the same time there was something lovely about working at the prison every day. Partly because even if you didnt have scenes with certain actors you would still see each other coming a going. It was sort of an office that we would all check into so now there will be people that I wont have seen for months and thats too bad because I enjoy everyone I work with. I get on really well with everyone I work with. They are all really lovely.
When will Series Three filming commenceThe rest of the cast will go back in June and I will go back post -baby.
And how will the story continueI dont know a thing and I dont know that anyone really does. Theres a lot of discussion going on right now about the direction thing will go in but I dont know that there is anything concrete. By the end of the last episode of the second season Sarah has got a lot of things to atone for and Id like to see her look squarely in the mirror and try and decide if she likes who she has become. I think the time has come for her to take a deep breath and evaluate and figure these things out.
Dr Sarah is quite and intense character. Do you ever find it hard to leave that behind after a long day filmingShe and I have been together for a long time now. Its been a couple of years and I think Im used to putting it on and taking it off fairly fluidly but at the same time there is a sense that you want to leave it all on the field at the end of the day. Im usually tired at the end of the day and sometimes a bit disorientated but I think thats just a sign that I turned up at work. Also I dont work everyday so whereas Sarah will probably consume a day where Im working the next day I may be off and then thats all me.
There have been rumours that the producers plan to incorporate your pregnancy into the show. Is that trueNo it would not be possible. The show moves too slowly. The first two series have only been eight weeks in terms of the real time of the story line so if Sarah is pregnant its not Michaels baby and thats a wrench that I dont think they need to throw into things.
Is there anything you would like to do outside of Prison BreakSo much. There was a couple of films I was offered recently but obviously Ive not been able to do at the moment with being pregnant but those would have been lots of fun.
I started in theatre so I would like to get back to theatre for a little while. I also think that as an actor what really gets me going is doing roles which are really far apart from each other so Id like to move in a direction thats very different from Prison Break.
Are you enjoying visiting EnglandI have a lot of family here and I lived here for a while when I was younger so for me being here is about catching up with people and what restaurants I want to make sure I hit and that kind of thing. Its quite bizarre I found myself on a plane here from Spain and after four days of getting rained on and the dietary restrictions of being pregnant and Im thinking I cant wait to get to England for the weather and the cuisine. Then I laughed and thought hang on thats not what people usually go to London for.
How are you finding pregnancyIm enjoying it now but at the beginning it was very hard, especially while I was working and before I told anyone and I was really sick. There were a few days where Id sort of think one foot in front of the other and just get through it. Passing that initial trimester has been an adventure and change but its been an awful lot of fun too.
Are you looking forward to motherhoodYes I am but I think Im appropriately terrified of it as well. Im fully prepared to fall flat on my face but I think its going to be a continuing adventure and change and one that Im certainly excited about.
Prison Break Series 2 is out on DVD from 21st May
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