Sleepy Hollow is definitely a favorite here at TVIsMyPacifier.com, so it was an exciting honor that John Noble took some time to chat with myself and fellow colleagues about his guest appearance on the show. John is appearing as Henry Parrish, a Sin Eater. His performance so far has been astounding, and as usual, he brings an incredible level of intrigue and creepiness to any character he plays.
He was a delight to speak with and had a lot of interesting things to say about the show and his career. Let’s see what this legend had to say. [This call was before his first episode, so some of this info will be out of date.]
On his character
John: Oh, what can I tease? It is interesting, isn’t it, that the episode is called “The Sin Eater” and it introduces this character of Henry Parrish. He’s a reluctant sort of a saviour, but he has this ability, in a sense, to remove evil from a person; and hence the name, “The Sin Eater.”
I’ll tease you with that much, that even though he doesn’t want to, he’s called into action basically to save Ichabod’s life, and he does. So that is our first introduction, and we establish a relationship that you can see that there is some sort of chemistry between him and Ichabod and the other principals. So that is the tease.
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A few weeks ago, Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) guest starred on an episode of Fringe. He played Walter’s (John Noble) musical hero. He and Noble both spoke with the press, not only about that episode and character, but the show and their careers in general.
Set in Boston, the FBI’s Fringe Division was introduced when Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop (Noble) and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, Peter (Joshua Jackson), to help in the investigation of an airline disaster that defied human logic.
After the defining case was solved and revealed to be one of a series of unusual incidents linked together, the unlikely trio, supervised by Special Agent Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) and assisted by Junior Agent Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole) was formed.
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John, on whether or not he was excited about having Christopher on as his musical hero
John Noble: Absolutely. I mean he’s one of my heroes anyways, so when they said that Christopher Lloyd was coming on it was like a dream come true, and of course to have him play the musician from Violet Sedan Chair, which was this creation of ours, made it even more interesting.
We had an amazing time together these two old guys reminiscing and getting the music back up again. It was the best fun.
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I had a chance last week to speak to the esteemed John Noble, who plays Walter Bishop on Fringe. The show returns to FOX tonight at 9/8c. Check it out!
I am curious, was there anything in the script – obviously they keep you in the loop somewhat, was there anything in the script that truly surprised you, any elements of the story?
J. Noble – The ultimate reveal, I think, and which is so critical to this episode of Peter, that Walter really did intend to take the child back, that he only went over because Walternet had missed the cure. That was a surprise, and a wonderful surprise to me because I hadn’t realized that he had only gone across there because he had to, because otherwise the boy would die. That was a major reveal to me, and I think it adds a whole new light to the relationship between Peter and Elizabeth and Walter going forward.
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