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James Roday on the character he plays... 
18th-Oct-2009 11:18 am
Psych (Shawn Looks at you Steadily)
Q: How much sincerity or earnestness can Shawn ever display? Or can he show any?

I believe he has shown some and he'll continue to show some. Playing Shawn has always been a slippery slope. He's a grown man with a Peter Pan complex and a host of emotional insecurities. I've always sort of operated under the magic formula that it's okay to want to slap him as long as you also want to hug him. In any given episode it can be more one than the other as long as there's balance in the end. It's not always easy and I suspect it's only going to get tougher as he gets older.

OMG. RODAY. YES. YES.

And this is why he's second on my list of Psych-writers I love (yes, above Steve Franks.) There isn't actually a Psych writer who isn't on that list, but my top three go something like Andy Berman, Roday, Steve Franks, with optional Kell Cahoon.

From this interview, which is awesome.

Hi, hi, hi. I'm meant to be doing my term programming right now, which is of course why I'm clearly not. I may fail at being a responsible teacher and adult at times. Peter Pan complex, you say?
Comments 
18th-Oct-2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Oh man, this is it exactly:

"I've always sort of operated under the magic formula that it's okay to want to slap him as long as you also want to hug him. In any given episode it can be more one than the other as long as there's balance in the end."

Oh Shawn, how so fucked up and obnoxious yet adorable?
18th-Oct-2009 02:27 am (UTC)
How? Because Roday's a talented awesome person of fabulosity, that's how. If he wasn't so great at striking that balance I would not love Shawn the way I do. I put it all down to him.
19th-Oct-2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
wow, thanks so much for linking to that interview!! I LOVE Roday. And how he signs off as Roday. He just seems so--together, you know? I remember he said in some interview that he was really driven by his early teens and that just gets more believable with every interview of him I read. I mean, he's together, but still fun. When the trailer's rocking?? :D I'm happy the blogger brought up the slash though I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be gutsy enough to do it myself--but I love how the whole cast and crew and writers and everyone seems to accept and integrate the slash fandom without overindulging it, because it wouldn't be as fun without the subtext...

Also I love his pick for Shawn's favorite drink. How many guys do you know with a sweet tooth?? I...don't think I know any!
20th-Oct-2009 08:08 am (UTC)
It's a great interview. I highly enjoyed it.
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