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Interview - Jeremy Garrett
Everybody's wondering who Audrey's naked roommate is. Well, stop wondering and read the interview with Jack & Jill's Jeremy Garrett.
The WB: Tell us a bit about your Jack & Jill character, Russell. Jeremy: He's a stand-up comedian living in New York. He just moved into Audrey's apartment. He's hard-headed and a little bit confrontational. In fact, he's a lot like Audrey, which is why I think he begins to like her so much. He's definitely the kind of guy who likes a challenge.
The WB: What's it like working so, uh, closely with Jaime Pressly, who plays Audrey? Jeremy: You know, when you do a new show, it's like getting thrown into a new family, and a lot of times, you don't know who you're going to get thrown in with. With Jaime it was a lot of fun, because I can joke around with her. I can play with her, so that's always nice. I don't think she takes herself too seriously, which is always a good thing.
The WB: You were on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. How does that compare with Jack & Jill? Jeremy: I sort of prefer my character on Jack & Jill because it's real. It's twentysomething, it's New York, it's fun. It's real stuff. On Buffy, I played a fish monster. I was captain of the swim team. It was fun! I got my ass kicked by Sarah Michelle Gellar, but I couldn't really relate to being a fish monster. [Laughs]
The WB: A recent episode of Jack & Jill had your character walking around naked. How did that go? Jeremy: It actually was fun because after a while of not having clothes on, you start to feel that you can do anything.
The WB: Did you feel self-conscious at first? Jeremy: Not really. For some reason, when the director said, "Jeremy, we're going to have to give you a sock," literally, I was like, "Oh, okay." And then once you do it, you just do it, and it's done. I think it had a lot to do with the people on set. Everyone is really professional. So it was nice.
The WB: Do you normally walk around naked in real life? Jeremy: No.
The WB: I understand that you're also a photographer. When did you become involved with photography? Jeremy: My father bought me a camera when I was 16, and he said, "I want you to take a photography class." And I was like, "Ech. What am I going to take pictures of?" And you know what? I fell in love with it. I started taking pictures, and at age 17 I was assisting fashion photographers in San Diego and up here [L.A.]. I was in love with it. Of course, a part of me probably just wanted an excuse to be around beautiful women.
The WB: What images attract you? Jeremy: People. I love taking pictures of people, especially in Europe. You walk around and everybody's kissing. There's always this great stuff going on, great candid moments.
The WB: Do you usually ask people's permission before you take their picture? Jeremy: Oh no. If you ask, you're probably not going to get it. I shoot a lot of things with a wide-angle lens and, because it's so wide, you can literally be pointing 4-6 feet off of the subject and still get them. So a lot of times they don't know I'm taking their picture. It's pretty cool.
The WB: So you're like a paparazzo of civilians. Jeremy: Exactly! But that's nice because then they carry on in a natural way and don't get all self-conscious about someone taking their picture.
The WB: So what's next for you, after Jack & Jill that is? Jeremy: You know what? I haven't relaxed in a long time. It's hard to relax in Los Angeles. The city is a very stressful place many times. There's tons of cars, tons of people, business going on every minute of the day. It's hard to relax in this city. I think you have to remove yourself from the city to truly relax. I love to travel. Love it. So who knows...
(taken from thewb.com)