Mingle Media TV and Stephanie Piche from the Red Carpet Report spoke with Jason George, who plays Dominic Taylor, a charming, competitive attorney who works with Savi Davis, played by Alyssa Milano, today about the premiere of Mistresses airing at 10 PM on the ABC Network.
We’ve watch three of the episodes of this new series and have to say that it’s really not what most people think, all of the characters are not “cheaters” but they are all characters that we believe are relatable in their context. Oh, and if this is the first time you’re reading the Red Carpet Report, we don’t share spoilers and are true believers in art is subjective, we get the story, not the gossip. So with that said, below you’ll find a recap of our interview PLUS how to LIVE Tweet tonight with the cast during the premiere, yes, we’ve included their Twitter handles. Before we get started, watch this brief clip and you’ll get a glimpse of Jason then check out our interview below.
Now that you’ve seen a bit of Jason in action on the set of Mistresses, here’s our interview with him from earlier…
Q. Jason, how did the Mistresses find you?
A. (Laughter…) Yes, I get what you mean, it was pretty random. We were at a birthday party with my kids and I was talking to Rina Mimoun (executive producer of Mistresses) who mentioned she was interested in me for Mistresses but thought I was under contract for another series when my wife said “he’s available.”
Of course, who wouldn’t want to be on this show, playing opposite Alyssa Milano who is ‘mad smart and fun’.
Q. I’ve watched 3 episodes of this series and you an Alyssa have different chemistry with the roles from professional to personal, how do you get into character and play such convincing roles?
A. There’s nothing more fun than to come to set and immediately have a “trust” relationship between you and the actors whom you collaborate with. It’s been great to show up and all’s good on set, when in real life that trust could take a long time to develop… Everyone is professional and easy with each other.
Plus we have a great script and my character is a flirt and Alyssa’s character is safe because she’s married, so its a way of teasing her. But my character pushes harder because she can take it for what it is, flirting until one day when it means something.
There are worse jobs (laughter). But Alyssa is very professional and knows what she’s doing so we have found a rhythm and started dancing and just go with it.
Q. What do you like about your character?
A. He’s a player, but he really isn’t, there’s more substance there, he’s not the player people think he is. He is chosing women that interest him and he wants what’s best for Savannah, maybe the best thing is me? For them, it’s not just a bootie call, there is a selfless element and he won’t go there if its gonna be a problem for Alyssa’s character.
Q. How are you like your character in real life?
A. I am a flirt, my wife will agree, but when we first met, it wasn’t like that. It was back in college at the dorms and I had been having fun with and ran out in the hall and saw her and threw her over my shoulder like King Kong and then threw her on my bed in my dorm room. There I was standing over a beautiful woman (who, I had never spoken to before) and thought, what do I do now, either kiss her or back out like a knucklehead… It was our first encounter, and I backed out. About a year later, I went up to her and asked if she remembered me and asked what would have happened if I kissed you? She said, I could have saved a year!
Mistresses can be a “playbook” for men, (laughs) when you have an attraction, you need to know which way to go. I think this series will be relatable for both men and women.
We really enjoyed speaking with Jason, he’s genuinely a great person and we wish we could have had more time with him, but we promise you won’t be disappointed if you tune in tonight at 10 PM on ABC to watch him and Alyssa Milano (and the other cast members).
Not that we think you shouldn’t tweet to the cast tonight but we recommend DVRing the show too (or you can also watch it tomorrow on Hulu or ABC.com – links below). Don’t miss a thing!
Live Tweet Tonight with the Cast
Show Twitter handle: @Mistresses_ABC
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The series is executive-produced by Rina Mimoun (“Privileged,” “Gilmore Girls”), K.J. Steinberg (“Gossip Girl”), Robert Sertner (“Revenge,” “No Ordinary Family”) and Douglas Rae (“Wuthering Heights,” “Camelot,” “Mistresses,” “Raw,” “Meadowlands”). The series is from ABC Studios. Follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/Mistresses and Twitter at @Mistresses_ABC #Mistresses @ABC_Publicity http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/mistresses
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About Jason George
In 1996, Jason went to an open call for Aaron Spelling’s new daytime drama, “Sunset Beach” and out of 14,000 hopefuls landed the regular role of gang leader turned lifeguard Michael Bourne.
Since then he has been a series regular on such hit television shows as the UPN half-hour comedy “Eve,” the DreamWorks/WB series “Off Centre” and the one-hour drama “Platinum.” In the past few years he’s been a series regular on ABC’s “Off the Map,” the JJ Abrams/ABC series “What About Brian” and ABC’s “Eli Stone,” opposite Johnny Lee Miller, Victor Garber and Loretta Devine. He was also a recurring guest star on ABC’s “Eastwick” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
George’s feature credits include Paramount’s “Clockstoppers,” Screen Gems’ “Three Can Play at that Game” and, most notably, the MGM comedy “Barbershop,” directed by Tim Story, starring alongside Anthony Anderson, Ice Cube, Sean Patrick Thomas and Cedric the Entertainer. Click here for more info on IMDb.
See our other coverage of Mistresses here with an interview with Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan.