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February 7th, 2013

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Take a look behind the scenes of Watch’s supernatural crime drama, which also stars Jay Ryan, aka Jack Scully from Neighbours, and Britain’s own Max Brown

Have you watched Beauty and the Beast, Watch’s “classic tale of girl meets government experiment”, yet?

The show is a modern day retelling of the classic fairytale, starring Kristin Kreuk, who you may recogise from playing Lana Lang in Smallville, Jay Ryan, aka Jack Scully from Neighbours, and Britain’s own Max Brown, who’s recently appeared in Spooks, Mistresses and The Tudors.

Kreuk stars as Cat, a young dectective whose mother was killed nine years earlier. On the night of the murder, she was rescued from the same fate by a mysterious beast, but afterwards no one beleived her. Then, during a case, Cat meets Vincent, an ex-soldier who everyone beleived was killed in military service. Cat soon realises that Vincent is in fact the beast who saved her and the duo pair up to help bring criminals to justice…

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February 7th, 2013

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It’s easy to see that Jay Ryan’s portrayal of the larger than life character, Vincent, is the best “Beast” we’ve ever seen! Take away the makeup and the special effects and Jay is actually one handsome beast! But how did this handsome guy prep for his role on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast? He tells Metropolitan UK it took a lot of hard work at the gym! The one thing this guy hates? Sitting in the chair for hair and makeup! Guess he’s a little more beast than beauty after all!

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February 1st, 2013

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If you were hoping that last week’s introduction to Vincent’s ex-fiancé Alex was the last we were going to see of her on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast, prepare to be disappointed — Alex (Bridget Regan) isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, she’s actually going to get a lot closer to Vincent (Jay Ryan)… much to Catherine’s chagrin.

On tonight’s BATB, “On Thin Ice,” Vincent’s identity is threatened just as he is torn between his new feelings for Cat (Kristin Kreuk) — who remains off duty while she recovers from being shot — and his old memories with Alex. Meanwhile, now that he’s working with Evan on cross-species DNA research, J.T. (Austin Basis) learns that Evan is planning to propose a task force to catch the beast, and must figure out a covert way to sabotage Evan’s findings and stop the manhunt for his best friend.

Hollywood.com spoke with Ryan about tonight’s episode. Check out all the spoilery intel we could get below:

Hollywood.com: So Alex still doesn’t know the reason why Vincent is in hiding. Is Vincent going to tell her the truth?
Ryan: He has to stand up as a man and finally take charge and explain to this woman what happened — where he went wrong, why he never contacted her for so long, why she thought he was dead… all these unanswered questions. Vincent’s very worried about how she’s going to react. Once he tells her the truth of what he has become, she then becomes a target for his greatest enemy, Muirfield. And Alex pulls him in and reminds him of the love that they had. Whatever the secret is that he’s holding, that doesn’t matter. They can rekindle what they had.

How is that going to affect Vincent’s relationships with Cat and J.T.?
At this time, the two closest people in his life, Catherine and J.T., have almost taken sides with him in a way. Evan’s brought J.T. on to research this cross-species DNA creature, and Evan’s definitely going in for Catherine’s affections. So these two people start to have to lie. That’s the one thing that [Vincent] hates, [because] of how he lived with his ex-fiancé. So there’s this whole thing with lying and Vincent having to start coming forward with the truth.

Before we discuss J.T. and Evan’s situation, let’s talk a little more about Vincent and Alex. Is he going to rekindle his relationship with her?
I think he does get swept up in the fantasy that he can live a life with this woman who only knows him as the Vincent before he was turned into this creature. At this point in time he feels he has this beast under control, through Catherine’s help. He believes that he can live a life and take off with Alex, possibly, and leave the people in his life again like he did with Alex! But he thinks that that’s a good thing, no longer having to lie about his identity. So he does get swept up in this false sense of romance. But Catherine is the voice of reason. It’s very difficult for her because she not only is his protector but now she’s his lover, and now he’s trying to take off with this woman who’s his ex-fiancé. That is out of the blue.

Poor Cat. Now let’s get to the unique situation in which Evan has put J.T. Why does J.T. agree to help Evan?
When [Evan] brings JT into the picture to help do research on this DNA, that’s his forte and he loves doing that stuff, but at the same time he’s helping to hunt down his friend. But it also gives him access to resources that he doesn’t have. So he starts to monitor Vincent’s body and his DNA and discovers that at this time it’s mutating very rapidly. And it’s creating all these side effects on Vincent that Vincent has put away as stress. We start to discover how this beast is going to become more volatile and unpredictable to Vincent himself.

How did Evan even know to go to J.T.?
Evan discovers this paper that J.T. wrote eight or nine years ago when he was studying cross species DNA. It’s been pushed aside because it was done by a student and no one believed it, but it’s very much in line with what Evan is trying to discover about this creature. So he tracks J.T. down and he puts it to him that he wants to work with him in finding this creature and J.T. doesn’t really have a choice. So he goes to work, and in doing so, he has a more protective quality for his best mate by rearranging evidence and DNA samples. So hopefully they stay off Vincent’s tail!

J.T. and Vincent’s bromance has always been a compelling aspect of the show. Are we going to see any flashbacks to when they were friends before Vincent’s experiments?
Between J.T. and Vincent? I would love to. There are moments that the script writers play on now, especially when Alex arrives on the scene, where they talk about the past, before the experiments. But yeah, I would like to see more of that, possibly in flashbacks, to start to arrive in the scripts.

Anything you can tease about how the manhunt for Vincent picks up the pace?
There’s a moment where Vincent is in a position where he has to save the life of Catherine’s sister. And in doing so, it forces the beast to accidentally kill someone that was in the way of saving Heather’s life. And that person is very close to one of our series regulars. So it ramps up the witch-hunt on Vincent.

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January 25th, 2013

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Jay Ryan says he worked hard to prep his body for Beauty And The Beast

Actor Jay Ryan talks to Metro about going from Neighbours pretty boy to Beauty And The Beast.

If you’ve seen Beauty And The Beast, then you’ll know this new TV imagining is a long way from magic castles and singing teacups. ‘I got my ass down to the gym,’ says former Neighbours star Jay Ryan on prepping to play the very 21st-century Beast, victim of a military experiment gone wrong.

‘Since his beastly qualities are manifested from cross-species DNA, I went to town on creating physical traits that come from some of the fiercest animals on the planet.’
When he’s not throwing his toys out of the pram, he’s the conveniently good-looking Vincent, an ex-soldier trying to re-integrate into civilian life. ‘I looked into stories from veterans returning home,’ adds Ryan. ‘How it felt to immerse themselves back into society and the mental and social challenges they can face.’

Happily, there’s Beauty (Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk) as, for all the conspiracy theory shenanigans, thematically Beauty And The Beast is still a love story at heart.
‘It’s an epic romance set in a modern, high stakes New York City,’ says Ryan. ‘He is a man struggling to suppress this creature within him – which luckily for me means I’m only in the full Beast prosthetic make-up a couple of times a week.’

Until now, New Zealand-born Ryan has worked mainly in his native country and in Australia, including a three-year stint as Neighbours womaniser Jack Scully from 2002. Now that he’s on a glossy US production, does he feel all Hollywood? ‘Surprisingly not,’ he says. ‘It’s filmed in Toronto, and the crews in Canada have the same work ethic and way about them as back in Oz. I guess the only difference is the amount of producers you have on a US show. There are a lot. Every little detail of the production has to be approved by each and every one, so costume fittings and make-up tests can take a lot longer than they do back home – and, unfortunately, they are my least favourite part of this kind of work.

‘I guess I did get to tick a big one off the bucket list, though, and that was being on a giant billboard smack-bang in the hub of Hollywood Boulevard. That was… well, pretty Hollywood.’
Next up you’ll see Ryan in BBC drama Top Of The Lake, co-starring Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and directed by former Oscar nominee Jane ‘The Piano’ Campion.

‘Working with Jane in our native New Zealand, with a smorgasbord of some of the film world’s top talent, pretty much ticked all the boxes for me,’ he enthuses, before revealing his most exciting project of all. ‘Later this year I am to become a father. Perhaps that’s my biggest challenge yet…’

Beauty And The Beast is on Wednesdays at 9pm on Watch.

January 24th, 2013

It’s been more than a month since that doozy of a cliffhanger on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast, and when the show returns from its holiday hiatus on Thursday, Jan. 24, don’t expect the drama to settle down. In fact, when Jay Ryan talked to Hollywood.com about tonight’s midseason premiere, “Seeing Red,” he couldn’t stress enough about how high the stakes have been raised.

After Catherine’s (Kristin Kreuk) car crash/shootout at the end of the midseason finale, we saw Vincent, in beast mode, holding an unconscious Catherine while Evan and Heather arrived on the scene. How did the beast get out of that situation with his secret identity in tact? And how will our favorite star-crossed lovers cope when Vincent’s former fiancée Alex (guest star Bridget Regan) discovers he is alive when he visits Cat in the hospital? Meanwhile, J.T. (Austin Basis) gets a surprising visitor asking about old research he did on mutant DNA, complicating his bromance with Vincent.


Before you watch tonight’s episode, read up on all the spoilery tidbits Ryan revealed about the complicated “love square” between the major characters, the consequences of Vincent’s past catching up with him, and the focus of the rest of the season.

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January 24th, 2013

Jay spoke with Jim Halterman of  TV Fanatics giving his review of the upcoming episode “Seeing Red”.  It’s interesting to learn more about the history on Vincent and Alex.

Beauty and the Beast finally returns from an extended hiatus with tonight’s “Seeing Red,” and be warned, Cat and Vincent shippers: the episode will throw a lot of complications at these main characters and their chances at love.

So who better than star Jay Ryan to fill us in on what’s to come, starting with Vincent’s reaction when he meets back up with the girlfriend he left behind? What will be that fallout? How much a threat will Evan be moving forward? What is going to happen once his body finishes mutating?

TV Fanatic: How does Vincent’s former girlfriend Alex complicate things this week?
Jay Ryan: Vincent goes to the hospital to see if Catherine is okay and he has to reveal to her, which is very difficult for him, that it wasn’t him, that so-called doctor, that saved her life, it was actually Evan. And when he’s leaving he is spotted by Alex, who is Vincent’s ex-fiancée.

And I guess that’s one of Vincent’s biggest fears is, what would he do when he’s kind of spotted or confronted by someone who’s very close to him that he had to say goodbye to or reveal that he’s still alive? So he makes the decision to let Alex know that he is in fact alive.

TVF: Does Vincent do that with Alex out of guilt because he feels bad that he’s kind of just disappeared, for her?
JR: Yeah. All of this stuff comes flooding back to him at a point when he left Alex when he was in this terrible state. His brother had just passed away and he became heavily addicted to medicating himself to try to get through his dark time. And she was the one that kind of pulled him out of that, and in doing so he then had to go and fight for his country. He left Alex without even saying goodbye. He basically packed up his bags in complete shame and went into the military. So the first thing he wants to do is make right for that.

TVF: What’s his dynamic with Alex? Is it very loving? Will the viewer likes her?
JR: Absolutely. They’re kind of school sweethearts and all of that comes flooding back to them once Alex gets over this shock of this ghost of Vincent Keller coming into her life. So Vincent basically wants to make up, and Alex very much heavily jumps back into wanting to be with Vincent and wanting to help him, which is her instinct and has been all along.

TVF: So we get a nice little juicy love triangle, right? 
JR: I guess so, yeah. I guess Vincent is more angled at making Alex keep her sanity and making sure she’s okay now that she knows that he’s alive…but from Catherine’s point of view it looks like Vincent’s gone off and taken the next best thing. It’s kind of an intense love triangle.

TVF: Is Alex somebody that the viewers should trust, or could there be something more to her that we’re not seeing in the beginning?
JR: I think she’s definitely someone to trust. I mean, Vincent spent 10 to 15 years with this woman, and she is of a good heart. I think more so that love can blind someone completely to the world around them, and if that’s a dangerous world then things can get tricky. And she may create this recklessness in Vincent that we haven’t seen before, which makes Catherine’s world a lot harder. I don’t think [Alex is] someone that’s going to really lure Vincent into Muirfield’s lair or anything, at this point. Once she really sees who Vincent has become, then she could definitely change.

TVF: Do we see any flashbacks of Vincent and Alex back in their happier days?
JR: They talk about their past a lot, just kind of healing to the both of them. And we do see images of them growing up together, and that’s the beginning of their love. There’s this great moment when Alex is in danger and Vincent goes over to her home and he’s sort of confronted with all of these images. He thought of his family and friends, and them growing up, before he went into the military. So there’s all these things that are a little bit too close to home for Vincent.

TVF: Is Evan going to become an even bigger threat for Vincent?
JR: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I’ve always considered that Evan is the biggest threat to Vincent because he holds, also, a key to Catherine’s heart. But he is the medical investigator and he’s very much into finding out what this cross-species DNA is doing all over New York City. So as soon as he ever concludes that Catherine is somehow connected to this vigilante that they’re after, Vincent’s kind of done for because there’s this emotional package that’s attached to it.

TVF: Where is Vincent and JT’s relationship headed since it has been challenged in recent episodes?
JR: I think JT feels like he has more control over protecting Vincent himself when he’s working with him because not only is he discovering things about his best mate in terms of what his body is doing and how this beast may be adapting or growing inside of him. But he’s also putting the scent off them tracking him down, because he can misplace information and evidence that will lead them somewhere else.

But in doing this research, which is kind of JT’s forte, he discovers that Vincent’s DNA is actually starting to mutate at a great pace and there’s really side-effects that Vincent has sort of been encountering but just sort of blowing it off as stress or tiredness…but as we progress we find that these mutations are actually just basically growing pains of these super soldiers, and Vincent actually ends up with, I guess, an extra superpower which he’ll use to his advantage.

January 24th, 2013

Howbraveisyourlove.com uploaded a hilarious video of Jay showing off his awesome dance moves.

January 24th, 2013

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