I found this podcast interview with some of the Blade cast members via the Comic Monsters forum. I believe Jill Wagner, Jessica Gower, and Kirk Jones are all in there somewhere, but since I'm at work, I'm unable to listen to it right now. Once I get home I'll definitely listen to the whole thing and post my thoughts on it.
[update: I've had a chance to listen to the podcast now. My thoughts on it are below.]
Ok, first off, if you want to listen to the podcast, skip ahead to about the 25 minute mark because everything before that is fluff and intro that has nothing to do with the Blade series or the interviews with the cast. Second thing to note, the interviews were actually done awhile ago, just after the pilot.
After you get passed all the junk in the beginning, you'll be treated with a pretty well done interview with Jessica Gower. The first thing I noticed was how incredibly sexy her voice was. She also carried herself very well on the phone and interviewed extremely well. She talked about how Blade: The Series is her first American show and how she got the job only four months after moving to Los Angeles. She also says how she actually first auditioned for the part of Krista Starr but casting people felt she'd be better as Chase. Gower did admit that she wasn't really a fan of the movies - a refreshing bit of honesty from an actor/actress.
37 minutes into the podcast Jill Wagner's interview comes on. There really isn't much "meat" in Wagner's interview, though she does talk about how she's a huge fan of the Blade movies even though she's not really into comic books. She also says how she got the part and moved to Vancouver one week after her first audition.
Kirk Jone's wraps up the podcast, starting his interview near the 53 minute mark. In my opinion, his interview was the weakest by far. He came off as if he doesn't know how to interview well, with the interviewer having to jump in many times to keep the interview going after Jones wouldn't answer fully. His part of the podcast focused mostly on his love of comic books. It sounds as if the X-Men and especially Wolverine are his favorite comics. He's also very excited about the Blade show and hopes it will do well.
Overall I think Gower's interview is worth the listen. Wagner does alright, though she doesn't really go into any new information. Maybe it's just that Jones' interview was at the end, but for me, his interview was quite boring and didn't give up any interesting tidbits.
[tags]Blade podcast interview, Jill Wagner, Jessica Gower, Kirk Jones[/tags]