NYCC Interview: Roundtable with Dylan Bruce & Parisa Fitz Henley from MIDNIGHT, TEXAS

Dylan Bruce and Parisa Fitz-Henley can’t help but gush about being each other’s costar on MIDNIGHT, TEXAS.

Though Dylan Bruce and Parisa Fitz-Henley may play lovers on screen and that can get awkward real fast if the two actors don’t share a chemistry. Luckily, the crew on Midnight, Texas didn’t have to worry about that. As soon as Bruce and Fitz-Henley sat down it was evident that the love their characters felt for each other wasn’t just put on for the cameras.

We’re good at creating chemistry when chemistry isn’t there but chemistry is there between these two actors and characters so it’s a really sweet love story and crazy love story at the same time.

Somewhere in between their gushing about working with each other, we managed to pull out of the duo some teases about this upcoming season.

Does it go back up, I asked. To which Bruce replies, “yes, yes it does, no pun intended” and Henley, without missing a beat, echoes, “whew, good morning.” [it was 9:30AM]

Speaking with them was truly a breath of fresh air and seeing how much they enjoy doing what they do was really quite inspiring. They just couldn’t stop praising one another and their chemistry certainly showed on screen. And when another interviewer mentioned that the two of them always seemed to be having so much fun, that statement opened a watergate of praise between the two.

We’re big smilers but also I think this is why we work so well together because both of us do try and have fun in life and appreciate what we’re doing and so it just kind of keeps building rapport and good vibes. And we needed especially this season, because of the things that Bobo and Fiji have to go through, I mean it’s bad.

There were scripts that I read where afterwards trying to talk about them I was like crying because I felt so bad about what kind of things were coming. And to do that kind of stuff you need to feel safe and comfortable, like you can really explore what the other person and we were able to do that and thankfully didn’t have to do any staying in character, which would have been horrible.

Midnight, Texas premieres on NBC October 26 at 9/8c.

 

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