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10 March 2008 @ 03:34 pm
Collectormania : Kai Owen talk  
Collectormania G-Mex : 9th March 08
Kai Owen’s Talk



Please note that there are some spoilers in regards to upcoming episodes of Torchwood here.
Will there be a Series Three?
Yes, there will. Series three is set to start filming in August, even though there’s still no official BBC press release on there being a series three. This of course will mean that we won’t be seeing S3 till sometime in the new year :(( though fingers crossed it won’t take them another year to bring the series back to our screens! 
Will Rhys be in Series Three?
Rhys will be in series three- which has alleviated my worry that Rhys was being set up to be killed off this series. This also means that Jack/Gwen will not be happening anytime soon! Although…
Would Rhys end up getting his heart broken by Gwen?
Kai admitted that, yes, he did think that Rhys was going to get his heartbroken by Gwen and that it might be because the writers would try to set up the Jack/Gwen pairing. Much ‘awww-ing’ ensured at this, because we all heart Rhys and do not want to see him hurt anymore by Gwen!
What’s your favourite episode, that you were in?
His favourite episode to be in was ‘Meat’ because he loved playing to the green screen (he told us, incase we didn’t already realise, that there wasn’t actually an alien whale there! Lol).
 He also however said, that upcoming episode 12 “Adrift” was maybe an even better episode because he has a large roll to play. Namely: he is left in charge of a building full of weevils along with PC Andy! YAY!
What’s your favourite episode, that you were not in?
Kai said it had to be “Countrycide” because he thought it was a brilliant idea. He also said it hadn’t put him off the idea of camping (which he loves doing)!
Would you like for Rhys to become an official member of the Torchwood team?
No, he wouldn’t. Kai said he’s like for Rhys to keep going the way he’ll be going for the rest of series two- being involved every so often with Torchwood but did not want his character to become a fully fledged member. Namely because he was sure he wouldn’t survive long if he were!
If Rhys could date anyone else from the team aside from Gwen, who would he date?
Why, Toshiko Sato of course! (at which point mention if Tosh’ ‘Kiss-of-Death’ was brought up and he laughed and agreed a bit with that assessment).
If you could be anyone else from the team, who would you be?
After some humming and hawing Kai finally settled for Captain Jack, because he gets all the fun!
If you were a girl (much laughter ensured at the start of this question) would you date yourself?
To which Kai quite vehemently said that no he would not because he’s a North Wales bloke and knows what they’re like!
Would you consider working behind the scenes (aka, as a writer/director/etc)?
Not really no. He certainly finds thing like how the camera’s work and stuff fascinating but he definitely prefers being in front of the camera and has no aspirations to give that up anytime soon.
Will you get to keep Rhys’ clothes/that blue bathrobe?
Probably yes! And he rather likes that blue bathrobe too!
Are you glad that after being a rather ‘limp’ character in Series One (with cooking the dinner and watching Wife Swap), Rhys has actually become a ‘proper’ sort of character?
Limp!? He laughed at that reference before agreeing that yes, he was glad he had a larger role to play. Kai admitted that Rhys was never supposed to make it past episode four, but due to the way Rhys and Gwen played off of each other his character was kept on. Thank goodness!
Other points to note:
-         Kai also mentioned that there’s an upcoming episode where Gwen starts to question whether she wants to carry on with Torchwood, that she believes it’s all too big and that she can’t go on, and that it’s Rhys who convinces her to keep going because she’s needed.
-         I'm not sure how it came about (maybe after we all squee'd over Kai's comment about him and PC Andy looking after the Weevils) but Kai said we'd need to get a PC Andy Bear to go with the rest of them (see my post on Collectormania G-Mex for more about the Torchwood Bears or check out torchwood_bears for info) to which about a dozen of us yelled out that there already was a PC Andy Bear and that he was currently in Wales!
I’m afraid that’s all I can remember off the top of my head guys! If anyone can remember other bits and pieces please do let me know and I’ll add them up!
mood: bouncybouncy
music: This Is Everything § Tegan & Sara
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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Peek-a-boo!cs_whitewolf on March 10th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
His accent it just flail worthy, yes!

I'm pretty sure all the cast members are going to be in it. If you've read the 'spoilers' about casting for S3, I'm pretty certain we can assume it's all a load of rubbish and that everyone will be back and on board of another series. Including Rhys! YAY!

::makes unhappy noises with you:: I know what you mean. It's sad that they think they have to keep forcing the issue- it's even beginning to look strained onscreen, which is never a good sign.
Ian Cochranelankyguy on March 10th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Rhys is my Torchwood boyfriend these days, since they're giving squat to Ianto to do. What a nice bloke Kai is.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.13 \\ Janto YS!cs_whitewolf on March 10th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
They were doing so well with Ianto this series I thought! Well, right up until 2.09 when he looks like he's following Jack around like a lost puppy :S

But anyway! Rhys is a pretty great character, and I'm really glad they're using him more this series because he's too good to waste as a background guy.
killer_queen87: J&S2killer_queen87 on March 10th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
rhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyysssssss!! sorry i cant resist that every time i see kai lol. he seems like such a nice guy, shame naoko n burn couldnt go :( but u got kai at least. woooohooo for series 3 XD
Campaspe: RPS \\ Gareth Pornz!cs_whitewolf on March 10th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
XD you and me both, darling! haha

He's an amazing guy! I was gutted that neither Naoko or Burn were able to make it, but I swear five seconds after meeting Kai and they were the furthest people from my mind!
Joulez217: innovativejoulez217 on March 10th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Firstly holy shit Caspe you remembered all that!! My good, god Caspe!!!!

Also, squee for remembering this!! Squee, squee, squee!

And on a totally unreated note me and Bexy found a jacket in build a bear that was like the one you were wearing this weekend and we said we had to a make of you, cause Caspe = Awesom!!
Campaspe: TW \\ Ianto Bears \\ Welsh Iantocs_whitewolf on March 10th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
I know! Go me, eh? XD haha I am surprised how much I remembered myself, but thank goodness eh? Glad to share the squee!

LMAO, for real? XD yay I can be a bear now! haha... wait, does that make me an honorary member of the Torchwood Bears Team? ::giggles::

Also! I finally got around to renaming our comm: torchwood_bears!!
Joulez217: Toshjoulez217 on March 10th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Yes go you! The only bits I remember are Rhys, PC Andy looking after a building full of weevils!!!

Yp for real, we were like we should so make Caspe into a bear!!! Oh yes it would!!!

Yay!!! Squee!!!
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on March 10th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.o1 \\ gun to the headcs_whitewolf on March 10th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
I think we may have scared him a bit there XD oh oh! that's another thing, he said we should make a PC Andy Bear and we all told him there was one, in Wales, with Shaz!

::goes to add that up::
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on March 10th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
LOL jus a tad
Crazy Rat Girlsasha_lilyrat on March 10th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
You forgot the best bit - if he could date anyone else in Torchwood, it would be Tosh! And then I died of squee. :D

Also, if he could be anyone, he'd want to be Owen.

And of course, that rather lovely spoiler about him and PC Andy and the building full of weevils...

I suck at reading comprehension. XD This is what I get for skim-reading!

Edited at 2008-03-10 04:55 pm (UTC)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.13 \\ Eep!cs_whitewolf on March 10th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
::pets you::

X) that's okay, I've done it before!

But wait, you think he said Owen? :S I was sure he said Jack! Hrmm...!! Though he did comment on Owen having had some awesome storylines, didn't he?
like Lazarus, hungry for this.theohsocurlyone on March 10th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Namely: he is left in charge of a building full of weevils along with PC Andy! YAY!


Words cannot describe how much I'm looking forward to seeing those two together.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.o5 \\ Killer in the raincs_whitewolf on March 10th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Oh you, me, and the rest of fandom I'm sure! :D We squee'd so hard when he mentioned that point, I'm sure we scared him just a little bit, hehe.