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Polished Edge: Dylan Neal of ‘Cedar Cove’ on Hallmark Channel
Q: Do you like building a back story for your character?
A: With television, what is different from doing a film is you really do fill in details, because there is no sequel. With a television show a lot of holes are left intentionally blank because you don’t know where you are going to go. The actors, showrunners, and writers room are all on a journey. You think you are going left and then you go right. It is OK to not have all of the pieces in place when you start. It’s a journey.
Q: Did you read Debbie Macomber’s books?
A: Once a book becomes a film or TV series, I am not beholden to the author. I am beholden to the screenwriter or showrunner. I purposely didn’t read the books. I hear things about the novels, and know we are losing by following it.
Q: You’ve done a lot of TV; how does this compare to other shows?
A: This is my eighth TV series. On “Blood Ties,” it was a supernatural crime show, we missed the whole wave. I like to take credit for “Twilight” then “Moonlight” and “True Blood.” How did we miss this? We started it. It was a co-production with Canada. It got caught up in a merger, stalled, and you can’t stall on TV. I am so appreciative this is the new golden age of television. Because making a film has become so incredibly difficult and so many of the writers have migrated to television.
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