James Van Der Beek Gives Some Insight Into His Character
Have U Heard was invited to the set of NBC’s medical drama, ‘Mercy’. Along with some other entertainment news sites we took a tour of the set and participated in a Q&A with the cast of Mercy. The tour took place in a building/warehouse converted to a studio in Secaucus, NJ.
The day began with James Tupper (Dr. Chris Sands) taking us on a tour of the set. James Tupper was extremely friendly and funny. We got to see first hand the hospital, the hospital rooftop, and Mike and Veronica’s house. James, who was quite the joker, took all of us for a ride in a “pseudo” elevator. We spent a lot of time in Mike and Veronica’s house, in the dark, waiting for filming to end. Tupper entertained us in the dark by sharing stories with us and showing us photos on his blackberry of chairs and chandeliers that his wife, Anne Heche was purchasing for their new home in the Hamptons in Long Island, NY.
The Q&A that took place in Delaney’s included Tupper, Taylor Schilling (Veronica), Michelle Trachtenberg (Chloe), Jaime Lee Kirchner (Sonia), James Legros (Dr. Dan Harris), Guillermo Diaz (Nurse Angel Lopez), Diego Klattenhoff (Mike), and James Van Der Beek (Dr. Liam West).
The New York Vs. New Jersey Question
The cast took questions from us for about 30 minutes. At the conclusion of the Q&A, some of the cast had to leave to prepare for more filming, and others made themselves available to the media.
(In the video below: Guillermo compares playing his character Angel to the string of bad boy characters he’s taken on in other series. Michelle Trachtenberg answers my question to her about how she is going to manage working on both Gossip Girl and Mercy.)
James Van Der Beek and Taylor Schilling were kind enough to pose for photos and thanked Have U Heard for coming. More photos after the jump!!