Love or Homicide? The 12 Big Questions for Emily Deschanel
Emily as Bones
Throughout its nine seasons, Fox's "Bones" has attracted legions of fans drawn not only to the crime solving mysteries the show offers each week, but to the unlikely, hot and cold romance of the series two leads: Seeley Booth, played by David Boreanaz, and Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel. As the show returns this week, fans are about to see their yearnings at last fulfilled as the crime fighting partners appear to be headed for the altar.
Deschanel took a break from filming her big wedding day to speak to us from the set by phone about the show, what this union means to fans, growing up in a show business family and twenty years of not eating animals.
Q: The internet is buzzing about the fact that your real-life husband is playing the priest who marries you in your on-screen wedding. Lots of people are worried for him.
A: Oh really? I just like the inside joke of it all. He's playing the priest and he's marrying us. On the show he writes on, "Always Sunny in Philadelphia," he also plays a priest, defrocked. So it's fun to have him here; he's done a great job so far. But you'd have to ask him if it bothers him. There's lots of funny dialogue to make him feel uncomfortable.
Q: Why does Bones' relationship with Booth mean so much to people?
A: So many people tell me your character reminds me so much of my wife. I think that people can relate. My character is fairly unique in the world of television. You haven't seen many female characters like this - the kind of socially awkward, brilliant at science, but not very modest. Lacking in tact sometimes, if you're putting a negative spin on the character. I think people know people like this and they love seeing her get into funny situations with Booth and seeing these two kind of opposite characters grow. People want to believe that love conquers all and that differences can be worked out, and I do believe that too.
Q: But in the middle of all the love scenes, do you ever want to scream: "There's a murderer on the loose!" Does their relationship stand in the way of their crime fighting? Are they being irresponsible?
A: I don't think we're being irresponsible. It's nature that you're going to have relationships in your life and sometimes it's with the people you work with. But whether it's romantic or unromantic there's dynamics and that can play a part in your conversations, in how you approach things. We're very professional at the Jeffersonian Branch of FBI, and nothing's gotten in the way of a crime so far.