2014 7/8 Marsha Thomason: On set with @mattbomer @maccageezer @MrYoungCraig LauraRamsey @hodsha and my little munchkin having a good old look at Ross. (X)
He ran away; like an impudent child chasing after an untethered balloon. - Mozzie, with the most accurate description of Neal ever.
Ausiello: Mozzie’s (invisible) better half. In the final season’s fourth episode, we will not only learn that the con man has a wife, but we’ll meet her! Her name’s Eva, and she and the hubs haven’t laid eyes on each other in five years. Should be an interesting reunion.
TVLINE | Does something like The Normal Heart make you want to do more films now that White Collar is wrapping up? Or do you see yourself returning to TV again?
I believe in story, and I don’t think there’s any stigma attached to any one medium anymore. I feel like a lot of the best writing is actually happening on television. So it depends on where the good stories and the good roles are. If they’re on TV and that’s where the opportunity is for me, then that’s where I’ll go. If they’re on film, then that’s where I’ll go. If they’re on stage, then that’s where I’ll go.
TVLINE | How is filming going on White Collar? Does it feel different being the last season?
Yeah. There’s this undercurrent of I don’t want to say sadness, but… What’s the French word…? We’re all having a blast working together. It’s just like old times like it’s always been, but underneath it all, we all know that we’re going to have to say goodbye. We’re all dreading that moment because we have been such a close-knit unit for six years. So it’ll be sad to say goodbye. All good things must come to an end!
TVLINE | Yes! I’m a strong believer in that when it comes to television.
It depends on where you are and where the writers are in terms of what stories they want to tell. I feel like we probably could have told some more, but those are decisions that are way above my paygrade. In the meantime, I’m just going to come to work and try to make as many great memories as I can and enjoy what’s left of our time together. I know a lot of the relationships that I’ve formed here are ones that I’ll have in my life forever.
TVLINE | Last we talked, you mentioned that you had some input into the ending. Is it full of closure? Or does it leave the door open for maybe a TV movie at some point?
I can’t say too much on that. The ending that they came up with was collaborative — I don’t want to take sole credit or anything — but it was nice that they were willing to listen to the input. … I’m not a big fan of series endings that wrap everything up into a nice bow. I love that Hitchcockian element of believing that people’s imaginations are more potent than anything you can spell out for them. The writers have done a really good job of creating an ending that leaves a lot open to interpretation.
Any word on White Collar Season 6? —Linda
Series boss Jeff Eastin told me that while he was at first a “little disappointed” by the six-episode order, “What we ultimately realized was we had just enough time to do one really good story, so this year there’s really no ‘Case of the Week.’ This year it’s really going to focus on character, and the relationships, and moving that forward in a real nice sort of ‘limited series.’”
Please tell me Hilarie Burton will come back for final season of White Collar. One episode is all I need. – Simona
I’m sticking by my previous reportage — that Sara is not set to resurface during the USA series’ farewell run. That said, Matt Bomer teases that within the last six episodes, “There is a little [time for romance], but I’m not going to tell you too much about it!” P.S. Thanks for the Jack Wagner /”All I Need”earworm, Simona!
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Question: I was wondering what White Collar‘s final-season storyline will be about. —Michael
Ausiello: Sounds like a Q perfectly tailored to the show’s perfectly tailored leading man Matt Bomer. “It revolves around the greatest crime ring in the world, which is a group that actually exists that’s called The Pink Panthers,” he explains. “Neal is trying to become a mole in their organization in order to get his freedom from the FBI. Old characters come back and new characters are introduced. Drama ensues.” [tvline]
At Silvercup Studios #WhiteCollar with Matt Bomer (x)