Over on the USA Network, a night of crime is a pretty good thing. “White Collar” returned for its second season Tuesday night, and drew 4.3 million viewers, down 20% from its series premiere but still 12% higher than its freshman season average. It seems a bank heist is what the viewers want!
Continuing the evening of good-looking television was the series premiere of “Covert Affairs,” starring Piper Perabo (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua”), which brought in 4.9 million viewers and is the highest-rated cable series premiere so far this year.
We’ve got a Q & A with Matt Bomer, who stars as “White Collar’s” charming con man Neal Caffrey, and Perabo, the newly minted CIA operative from “Covert Affairs.”
The twist: We’re not asking the questions. In between their hectic schedules — an appearance on the “Today” show (Bomer) and shooting a boat-hopping action sequence (Perabo), the actors wrangled some phone time (very) early Tuesday morning, as in 4:30 a.m. Pacific, to role play. Bomer pretended he’s a journalist, Perabo played herself, and we listened in. Time for you to eavesdrop:
Bomer: Let me pull out my copious journalistic notes. Piper, I know you’ve been asked hundreds of questions over the past week, so anything you don’t want to answer, just say ‘get lost’ and I’ll move on to the next one. First of all, you’re really incredible in this pilot. You nail the character, you look incredible and I thought the show was well cast. I’m really proud to have it come out after our show [on Tuesdays]; they complement each other really well. So tell me, how did the role of Annie Walker come your way?
Perabo: I was doing a play in New York and I was reading film script after film script. I couldn’t find anything … you know, I was really looking to play a hero. I read this script and I thought it was so incredible and I auditioned for it. It took a couple of auditions, actually, to get it.
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Thanks Sab for the tip!