From the TV Guide interview:
TVGuide.com: What was your reaction to Sara's shocking backstory? Was the flashback episode's script your first inkling about her past?
Callies: It was the very first inkling. In fact, I had been out of town doing some publicity, and I got back to set the day the script had been released. Wentworth met me at my trailer and he was like, "Girl, you've got some work to do." [Laughs]
This is adorable. I love that these two seem to have a really good working relationship - I'm sure that bleeds over to fuel their chemistry on screen.
I tell you, it's an interesting position to be in, because when Wentworth and I shoot these scenes it's so refreshing for me to feel that as the woman in the scene, I'm not the sex object, it's him. He's the one taking his shirt off and getting beautiful lights shined in those big blue eyes of his, while I just sit there in my lab coat doing my thing. [Laughs] I kind of appreciate it.
This is slightly off topic, but related. Right after Brokeback Mountain
came out, Jake G. and Heath L. were on Oprah
. She was basically trying to bait them into saying they were uncomfortable kissing each other. Jake put the kibosh on it by saying (paraphrased of course) he thinks women are often exploited in love scenes. So it's his job to help make them comfortable. He approachs it like a dance - he tells them "I'm going to move you here, then I'm going to put my hand here, then I'm going to kiss you", etc. He went on to say that he approached the kisses with Heath the same way. Anyhow, my point is that at the time I was watching it, I thought Jake was incredible articulate (much more than my paraphrasing) about how women are portrayed as sex objects/love interests in movies and I think Sarah makes a similar point in her comment. I find both of them quite interesting.
Edited by Pop Culture Freak, May 15, 2006 @ 8:30 AM.