Today’s cuppa: Stash’s Christmas Morning tea (because it’s finally cool here in Los Angeles! Happy as Christmas Morning)
the show, Barbee drew inspiration from reality, in particular from a surgeon
who works at the famed Cleveland Clinic. A native of Puerto Rico, Gonzalo
surgery and heart transplantation among his specialties.
Barbee, “Gonzo says, ‘My day job is, I’m a heart surgeon. My night job is, I’m
a transplant surgeon.'”
amazing,” O’Loughlin says. “He prefers for me not to drop the Gonzalo bomb.
He’s Gonzo. But Dr. Gonzo is our man.
influential to me. To younger people in my life who want to be doing what I’m
doing, I’m sure I’m a representation of success and positive things, and that’s
lovely. Gonzo’s like that for me.
actually think what I do is that important. It’s great; it’s fine; it’s an
interesting exploration of human life. It’s important that we entertain, but
what he does, he saves lives. He’s dedicated to the pursuit of that.
actively trying to find new and better ways for mankind, for doing things in
medicine. It’s extraordinary. He’s a rock star.”
“Alex and I
are forever bonded,” says Barbee, “over our love for Gonzo. What’s so funny, he
and Alex don’t look a thing alike. When I first met Alex, I thought, ‘Well, he
doesn’t look anything like Gonzo,’ and now they do. In my head, they do.
I think they started looking alike, and Alex apes him so well. His hands, the
way he does surgery – Alex is a great mimic. He really is so focused on getting
it right and being Gonzo.”
though, seems to be dogging O’Loughlin. In his last show, “Moonlight,” he
played a vampire; in this show, he’s a transplant surgeon. The one thing both
shows have in common is fake blood and lots of it.
“I won’t do
a show unless there are buckets and buckets and buckets of blood,” O’Loughlin
there’s a bucket waiting just outside the soundstage door, he laughs and says,
“I having one sitting by every door in case I need to tip it all over me.”
In addition: here’s an important PSA from CBS:
CBS has partnered with Donate Life America, raising awareness of how and why to become an organ donor in conjunction with the Network’s new medical series, THREE RIVERS. Among the joint marketing initiatives are the mass distribution of Donate Life awareness bracelets, a “CBS Cares” PSA, digital ads in Department of Motor Vehicles throughout the country, and social networking outreach.