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17 June 2010 @ 05:55 pm
Ask Ausiello

Question: Any House scoop?! —Dez
Ausiello: You bet, and straight from Doc Crankypants himself, no less. In the wake of this season’s (no pun intended) crushing finale, we may be about to meet a — gasp! — humbler House. As Hugh Laurie points out, when the M.D.’s patient died post-amputation, he was “suddenly rendered powerless. He suddenly [became], as we all are, that tiny little speck of dust floating in the cosmos, and he [realized] his smallness, insignificance, his inability to heal and save a life. He [was] undone at that moment, because he is someone who clings so fiercely to his own abilities that when those abilities just aren’t enough, he becomes nothing — or at least has to confront the possibility that he is nothing, as we all are in the grand scheme of things.”

Question: If Hugh Laurie doesn’t win an Emmy this year, I will start a riot! —Kameron
Ausiello: I can’t imagine it will come that, Kam. The scene in which House — in front of Cuddy — told his patient that he wished his leg had been amputated… that one alone oughta do the trick, don’t you think? And while Laurie himself would be the last person to speculate on his Emmy chances, even he recognized the power of the scene when he played it. “It sounds fanciful,” he tells me, “but I was very shaken by that sudden vulnerability, the truth he reveals because there is no alternative. He has to be open with this woman in order to save her. There is no more game-playing, no more trickery. He just has to tell her the truth. So you see sort of a naked House there in a way that is very startling.” He wasn’t the only one taken aback by the intensity of the material, either. “It was, for all of us, a very harrowing few days when we shot those scenes, including the one in the ambulance,” he recalls. “Very powerful stuff.”

Chari: ღ House // facepalmchariflame on June 17th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Could you of posted 1 or 2 posts with all this new information in rather than... 7? It's a little Friends List raping, I have to admit.
melag: MGG watermelag on June 17th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
I agree. Also, half of this stuff is old news by now (from May).