Watchmen: NME Interview

 

 

To mark the release of the Watchmen Blu-ray and DVD, Tom had a chat with Sam Warner at NME. Read the interview in full on their website.

Tom remarked that Damon Lindelof walking away after one season was the classiest move in television he's seen in years, and he's just fine with it stopping there. He calls it a "perfect series."

He also relates how he tried very hard to pry the secret of Dr. Manhattan out of the higher ups on set, but was never quite able to, so he found out the same time the rest of us did.

As for what his characters, all the clones and the Game Warden, would do if there did happen to be a second season? “It would be the question of they’re still on Europa, or whether they managed to escape and an army of butlers come down to Earth to hunt down Ozymandias for leaving them. That’s one idea. Or they just stay on Europa and have a massive orgy until the sun explodes." There you go, Damon.

Watchmen: Or Should We Say "Washmen"

The gang joins together once more to fight...the coronavirus!

Watchmen cast members, many in character, appear in a 2 minute video to encourage everyone to wash their hands properly to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Tom appears as several of his character's variations in the funny and heartfelt clip.

 

Watchmen: Tom Talks Episode 8

 

 

Hopefully you all watched through to the end of the credits of Watchmen's 8th and penultimate first season episode,  "A God Walks into Abar." The episode itself answered a lot of questions about how Adrian Veidt came to be on Europa (courtesy of Dr. Manhattan), how there came to be life on one of Jupiter's moons (also courtesy of Dr. Manhattan) and, importantly to us, how the clones came to be and who they were modeled after. The post credit scene set us up for a spectacular finale next week and, seemingly, finally a concrete answer about just why that horseshoe keeps popping up.

Tom spoke with THR regarding the episode and reveals that they shot the scene between the Game Warden and Veidt different ways, and when it wasn't in the episode, he was worried they cut it -- only to find it had the unique post credits spot. During the flashback to Jon's childhood, for the first time in the series, Tom and Sara were finally able to play someone fully human. "There's something missing from the Phillipses and Crookshankes. When we were going into the Lord and Lady of the Manor scenes, we found that to be a really important distinction to find. Hopefully when you watch our performances, we're definitely people, definitely human." You can read the full interview here.

One very crucial piece of information in the interview - Tom confirms that he does appear in Watchmen's final episode. Phew. Now, just which of the many he's played in the series will we see?

 

Photo by Colin Hutton/HBO

 

Watchmen: Behind the Scenes

 

Thanks to director and executive producer Nicole Kassell, we have a behind the scene photo of Tom from the Watchmen shoot that took place in September and October of last year.

 

 

All the scenes with Jeremy Irons (Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias), Sara Vickers (Ms. Crookshanks), Tom (Mr. Phillips/Game Warden) and their respective clones were shot at Penrhyn Castle in Bangor, Wales. It looks like a beautiful place to visit, if you find yourself in that part of the world.