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With the much anticipated Season 2 premiere of Sleepy Hollow only days away, interviews, articles and teases are being posted at a furious pace. All will be listed in the Interviews section (see link in upper right), but those that rate some extra attention will be highlighted here on the news page.
This one definitely fits into that latter category. Several journalists had visited the Sleepy Hollow set in Wilmington not too long ago, some even had the good fortune to be asked to be extras in a club scene that was being shot the day they were there. One very entertaining write up of that experience was shared by Meredith Woerner on io9, entitled "I Was An Extra On The Sleepy Hollow Set, And Here's What I Learned." The most fascinating thing she learned is that Tom smells of flannel and lavender, but you have to read the comments to unearth that little gem (you really must click through and read the comments below the story). She recounts the events of the day from hair and make-up through watching Tom shoot a scene in a dance club:
In walks Tom Mison. He is in full Ichabod Crane mode: hair flowing, eyes darting. Ichabod enters the club spit-firing his dialogue in the disdainful manner that only Mison can get away with. He's at once fascinated and derisive, a beautiful balance. Oh, Ichabod, you hate everything, and that just makes us love you more! What's even stranger is that Ichabod is still in full period dress and yet he sticks out way less than his cohort Nick Hawley. The blonde-headed Hawley is wearing the traditional "good guy" henley paired with a shoulder gun holster. Yes, this is apparently the kind of character who walks into a club with a gun. It's ridiculous, but only in the way that makes Sleepy Hollow wonderful (Hello, shirtless scorpion acid trips).
There are also some wonderful photos of all our favorite sets, with some bonus jazz hands for good measure.
Another visitor to set was Daniel Fienberg (@HitFixDaniel) from HitFix. His chat with Tom includes the similarities between Ichabod/Abbie and Clarice/Hannibal (from Silence of the Lambs), how this season's shoot feels different, and what it's like for Ichabod to finally be with Katrina in present day (spoilers):
Well she's with the Headless Horseman to begin with, she gets taken up by him, but finally they're together again. She's been waiting 200 and however many years and he's been waiting since he came out of the ground the first time. And it's weird. It's weird then being back together. He then suddenly realizes, "My wife lied to me s***loads. She was a spy, she was a witch," there are a couple of other revelations that you find out. And then you get into the interesting relationship of, "I need to trust her but how can I?" You start building up your armies and she's a vital part of our army, but she's lied so much before, what effect is that going to have on the war and our relationship from now on?
TVFanatic editor Jim Halterman also paid a visit - you can see his interview with Tom below:
The 18 episode second season of Sleepy Hollow begins Monday on FOX.