Comic-Con 2011: Interview with CHUCK Stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, and Ryan McPartlin

     July 23, 2011


With the approach of Chuck’s fifth and final Season, I got a chance to sit down with cast members Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Ryan McPartlin and co-creator Chris Fedak, and intersect some knowledge to pass along to you.  For instance, the fifth Season will be comprised of 13 episodes with a major guest star in the form of Mark Hamill as a villain, and they’d love for Linda Hamilton to return to the show, depending on her schedule.  Much more after the jump.

Adam Baldwin (John Casey) is in absolute denial that it’s going to end.  He went on to say that NBC and WB have been supportive.  Baldwin would be on board for a movie and he’s sure that the rest of the cast would be as well.  He would love to see his daughter character (Alex played by Mekenna Melvin) get into some action situations and is sure she could be an action star.  Stahovski (Sarah Walker) later let slip that Melvin is in fact a black belt in real life.  Baldwin is interested to see what Casey’s love interest of Gertrude turns out to be and hopes they bring in a comedic actress for the role.

chuck_comic_con_poster_03Could a Jeffster spinoff be in the works?  While they would love to do The Odd Couple, Scott Krinsky (Jeff Barnes) would prefer to be the neat one.  To which Vik Sahay (Lester Patel) started showing off the unkempt nature of Krinsky’s hair.  Their comedic dynamic from the show carries over in person.  Sahay thinks that if Lester could have the power of the intersect, he would use it on women.  The power of seduction.  He would burn the neighborhood down… with his loins.  Krinsky is okay if it turns out that both of them never get to learn Chuck’s secret and believes that the writers know best.

When asked if Ryan McPartlin (Devon Woodcomb aka Captain Awesome) wanted to be in more action scenes, even before he could answer, Chris Fedak started shaking his head.  Additionally, McPartlin pitched his Awesome family spinoff.  And who doesn’t think it would be great if baby Clara had the intersect?  Fedak promised that the writers are approaching this as the final season and assured that the final episode will include the kitchen sink — they will throw everything at it.  McPartlin said that a lot of fans approach him, call the show awesome, realize what they’ve just said to who and cringe.  He thinks the fans are great because they’ve done so much work to save the show on numerous occasions that they feel a little piece of ownership.  Fedak has loved working with this ensemble and exploring the many aspects of how this is a family.

Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker) hopes for a return of the Cat Squad.  She’d love to actually jump out of a plane as Sarah and have them film it for the show.  She foresees marital complications between Sarah and Chuck with, of course, Morgan in the middle.

Zachary Levi (Charles “Chuck” Bartowski) can’t wait to corner Mark Hamill with Star Wars questions.  Levi and Joshua Gomez (Morgan Grimes) then broke into an a cappella rendition of the lyrical Bill Murray-esque Star Wars theme. While Chuck saw the complications of the intersect, Morgan just sees it as an opportunity.  But just as it didn’t always work perfectly for Chuck, there will be complications with Morgan’s brain and we’ll see how that all plays out when Chuck returns to NBC this season.

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