Chat: Wayne Pygram
Chat: Wayne Pygram
Moderator: Hello Mr. Pygram. It's nice to have you here for tonights chat. We have a big room filled with eager fans who want to ask you many, many questions. Let's get started.
WaynePygram: Hi guys, it's nice to be here....it's been four weeks since the Con. and I'm due for a bit more inflation
Moderator: <EOTU> to <Moderator>: Wayne, how uncomfortable or comfortable is the Scorpius outfit?
WaynePygram: The suits only uncomfortable when I get hot, which is most days. But between takes and scenes we are able to disrobe and cool down
Moderator: <Elflore> to <Moderator>: Hey Wayne! I've heard that, like the ersatz Scorpy in "Won't Get Fooled Again", you're a drummer...is this true? And will we be seeing an album from your band anytime soon?
WaynePygram: Yes, I'm a drummer and I've played professionally for twenty years. I have two projects going at the moment one is a Techno show called Kix, who work mainly with clients eg Heiniken Beer throughout the night clubs of asia and I also have a rock band in Sydney called Hawce.
Moderator: <McClendon> to <Moderator>: Wayne, when you were first asked to do FarScape, what were your first thoughts? Were you apprehensive? Etc...
WaynePygram: SciFi being an unknown ingredient for Aus. actors, I was very curious and having been given little information about Scorpius it was really a blank canvas to play on and not having a huge interest in SciFi it basically gave me a lot of freedom to invest in whatever came to my imagination.
Moderator: <NecroDaemon> to <Moderator>: Wayne, you play evil so well. How do you compare to Scorpy in real life?
WaynePygram: I have my moments, but I try and contain my rage and venom to take out on the unsuspecting extras on Farscape
Moderator: <MissyKat> to <Moderator>: Wayne, just in case you haven't gotten the idea yet... Scorpius' leather pants are very sexy - especially on you... Any plans for Scorpius to take advantage of his yet-to-be exploited sexual supremacy in the Uncharted Terriories?
WaynePygram: Yes, you are right, I'm a higher being and as such I do not have to exert myself in this world to attract attention, but I must say wearing leather does not help one remain inconspicuous.
Moderator: <FrooniumRicky> to <Moderator>: Wayne! (Not that we'll necessarily Listen, but:) What would you MOST like your character to do in Season 3... and also LEAST?
WaynePygram: Hi Richard! Nice to hear from you, hope all is well.
Moderator: <MissyKat> to <Moderator>: Wayne, in your fandom.com interview you said that Scorpius has been liberating for you both professionally and personally - would you mind elaborating on the personal part?
WaynePygram: It's been reassuring to discover that I should always trust my instincts. I honestly did not expect to get the role of Scorpius even though my instincts told me at the time that I did a very good test. But I honestly thought I did too much.
Moderator: <EOTU> to <Moderator>: Wayne, how uncomfortable or comfortable is the Scorpius outfit?\
WaynePygram: not as uncomfortable as answering the same question..... a second time ;)
Moderator: Here comes another. There are so many questions...
WaynePygram: When I joined Farscape my mission was to make Scorpius irresistable, he was initially only meant to appear in four episodes but my attitude was that I'm going to make this cake so good they will want more.
Moderator: <Pricore> to <Moderator>: Wayne, I was unable to go to the ScaperCon, how did you feel about the Con, did you enjoy it?
WaynePygram: I had a wonderful time! Too much love....although I'm just about due for another installment. It was great to realise that people care so much about the show and are genuinely interested in our efforts in producing Farscape. I think the con. was very successful, we all were overwhelmed and feel enriched from the experience, knowing that it will keep our morale high in the coming months as we go back to work.
Moderator: <stargatetravler1> to <Moderator>: How much control do you have in the character development of Scorpius?
WaynePygram: I am, in fact, and extension of Richard's alter ego so your questions should be relayed to Richard Manning...he is responsible. I know nothing..
Moderator: <stargatetravler1> to <Moderator>: We know that Ben will ad lib lines on the show. Did you get the chance to do any ad libs and if so what were they?
WaynePygram: There are no set rules, when it comes to altering text. If I have any problems I like to have them resolved before I hit the floor so I will usually knock on Richard Manning's or David Kemper's door and we will discuss or beat out a resolution.
Moderator: <MissyKat> to <Moderator>: Wayne, have you had a chance to read any Scorpius fan fiction on the web... is there any place you want your fans to take Scorpy that the writers can't ???
WaynePygram: I am a great lover of physical humour...it's a dying art form. So it will be Crichton and Scorpius in a pie fight to see who rules the Unchartered Territories!!
Moderator2: <OboeCrazy> to <Moderator2>: Thanks for chatting with us Wayne! Scorpious is such a wonderfully menacing character...how much did you enjoy getting to turn that around and act a bit goofy in Crackers Don't Matter and Won't Get Fooled Again?
WaynePygram: I think it's important for Scorpius to surprise, it's a new idea which I think will go further series three. Scorpius does have fun. Even if it's clone Scorpius.
Moderator2: <SolarWind> to <Moderator2>: "Have you drawn any inspiration from other fameous villians (real or TV) in your portrayl of Scorpious?
WaynePygram: No, but from a very early point I had the image of the grim reaper, with brains, in my mind, although Dave Elsey who created my make up is a big fan of early horror films particularly Vincent Price in the Witchfinder General. I think this was an inspiration for the image of Scorpius.
Moderator2: <Rehanna> to <Moderator2>: Hey Wayne! Thanks for talkin to us. I was just wondering what's been your favorite episode(s) so far?
WaynePygram: The most potent time for my development was the initial four episodes I did probably episode 19. Every day in the intial stages was very challenging and exciting and Ben and our director Rowan Woods handed over the playpen and allowed me to have fun and do my thing.
Moderator2: you inadvertently scooped my next question:
WaynePygram: The final stages of series two became a real continuity challenge for us all as we were working at completing four episodes at once, so on any given day you could be asked to complete scenes from four different story lines. This was doubley difficult for me as I have a habit of throwing my scripts away as soon as I've learned my lines. I think I had better make some adjustments to this technique.
* Moderator2 wonders if that was rhetorical... *
Wayne: Thanks! You can't get rid of me that easily
Moderator2: last we got was "do you comprehend?"
Wayne: What was the question after that please?
Moderator2: <MaxGrey> to <Moderator2>: I've noticed that you have a certain way of baring your teeth which really works with the subtle evilness. Did you come up with that specifically for Scorpius?
Wayne: Scorpy likes to floss, he's very particular about hygene, he's quite proud of his teeth.
Moderator2: I'm still wondering if Scorpy has any hair under that cap.
Wayne: It was all burned off at birth... anyway he's a low maintenance kind of guy.
Moderator2: <Coyyarra> to <Moderator2>: Thank you for comming Mr Pygram. I like Scorpy but I want to hear about you could you please tell us about your more recent work? Have we seen you (out of makeup in anything new)
Wayne: I'm just about to do a second stint on the Lost World and guess what I'm playing...a bloody lizard...have I created a monster for myself..pardon the pun.
Moderator2: Interesting trivia note:
Wayne: Some people have yo yo's some people play tiddleywinks, Scorpius has his balls...
Moderator2: Two thematically related questions:
Wayne: there is no room inside my garment for anything but me.
Moderator2: <PhantomComputer> to <Moderator2>: Hi there, Wayne .. Do you have any favorite scenes from Farscape.. that ended up on the cutting room floor? Any favorite bloopers?
Wayne: I'd love to know what happened to my first PK Nurse, if anyone is hiding her could they please her home immediately.
Moderator2: <SoozAlpha> to <Moderator2>: Hello, Lovely Mr Pygram Sir. I was wondering, if you could put anyone in the Aurora Chiar (real/fictional, living/dead) who would it be? And would it be to see their memories, or just to, like, piss em off?
Wayne: Our current Prime Minister Mr. John Howard, would top my list of people I
Moderator2: <Bouncer> to <Moderator2>: As the olypmics are going on in your very own backyard. What event(s) do you think Scopius would do well in? Track and field, equestrian, etc...
Wayne: He would certainly give Michael Johnson a run for his money but I'm lead to believe Scorpius is a dab hand at one on one basketball. Scorpius could humble the dream team all on his own.
Moderator2: <LurkingScorpionNora> to <Moderator2>: What did you think when you first saw Scorpius' costume?
Wayne: Dad will never talk to me again.
Moderator2: <Cush> to <Moderator2>: Without giving away spoilers, what adjectives would you use to describe the 4 part finale?
Wayne: one word.... icey
Moderator2: Last question: having spent a good part of the year as Scorpius, how are you planning to dress for Halloween?
Wayne: I'll be jumping into my Kangaroo suit
Moderator2: Thanks for joining us tonight, and thanks for the great work you've done as Scorpius.
Wayne: Thank you all
Moderator2: We're about to go unmoderated. Hang on...