Zap2it: Are you having fun on “About a Boy”?
David Walton: It’s so fun. I had done a bunch of TV shows, and I really think the key is having fun, a little twinkle. All that magic comes through.
Zap2it: Your character is a musician; did you learn to play guitar for this?
David Walton: I played the guitar in ninth grade. My sister’s friend went on a semester abroad, and she left the guitar at our house for nine months. For Christmas, my wife gave me a Martin [guitar].
Zap2it: Your character is somewhat of a Peter Pan figure; does he see the need to grow up?
David Walton: All of his friends are married with kids, and there is no one anymore except this weird 11-year-old boy. As the series unfolds, the path to hell is paved with good intentions — the single mom trying to raise this evolved kid with hippie love.
Zap2it: What are you bringing of your experiences as a father to this role?
David Walton: Having kids makes it so much more meaningful. They try to commit suicide every day. It’s amazing the house doesn’t burst into flames. I have a 2-month-old and a 1 1/2-year-old. Teasing was big in my family, and there is a wonderful way to tease and make people feel more loved.
Zap2it: What are your hopes for this show?
David Walton: It’s so hard to make a comedy pilot and have a cool idea. I really just care about people watching this because I think it’s original and special.