Back in December, on the second-to-last day of filming Chuck, ChuckTV.net was included among a group of reporters invited to the set to talk with the cast about the finale and look back at the previous five seasons. We’ll be releasing those interviews this week as we countdown to “Chuck vs. the Goodbye” on January 27.
Zachary Levi and Joshua Gomez famously “clicked” from the very beginning, bonding over video games and comic books. Their on-screen bromance reflected their off-screen friendship, providing us with plenty of comedy and drama over the last five seasons.
Josh on the beard question
Josh: At first, staying and getting bigger. That’s my usual MO, until my wife wants to vomit, then I’ll take it off.
Q: Would you shave it for a new role?
Josh: Oh yeah. I’d shave any part of my body for a new role.
On their favorite video games
Josh: Right now, it’s Skyrim.
Zac: Currently I’m playing a lot of Modern Warfare 3. It’s funny; we talk about it all the time, but we’re kind of purists. We like to go through the campaign before jumping online, because they did build an entire game for us to enjoy, but then you end up so behind the eight-ball. You’re playing against dudes that are like…or dudettes, by the way. There are plenty of them. I was playing against this chick the other night and she was really good. She was like second level prestige. But yeah, you’re kind of behind the eight-ball, but as long as you’ve unlocked your favorite gun and perks, then you’re pretty solid. But you need to get to a level 44 in order to have all the perks.
On the possibility of a Chuck video game
Zac: I think it would be pretty cool, but people have been asking us that since Season 1, and there has been no game, so I don’t think there will be. I don’t know. I always think about what it would be, like what genre would it be.
Josh: A third person…like a comedic Splinter Cell? Little cool missions going on. Yeah, like Nerd Herd side missions going on to make some dough.
On their character resolutions
Zac: I don’t know. It’s a big, weird feeling, with a lot of mostly all good and beautiful and love. I mean, there’s so much love in this family. It’s really amazing. That’s going to be the hardest thing. Letting go of the character won’t be nearly as difficult as letting go of all the people I get to do this with on a daily basis. All the grips and all the electricians and all the hair and makeup and wardrobe and props and catering and craft service, everybody. It’s a really incredible family that we’ve had for five years. I think that Chris and the writers have wrapped up the series in a pretty satisfying way, so I hope that it’s not one of those polarizing Lost finales where half the people loved it and half the people, like myself, who by the way, loved Damon Lindelof and JJ and all that, but I was like, “What the crap is this? I’ve been hanging on to this thing for all these years and you don’t answer any of the questions?” But it was emotional. It was emotional, and I think this finale will be pretty emotional too. Josh?
Josh: What was the question? [laughs] Sure. I think it’s one of those things where you also go, ‘I don’t know if I could ever be happy’… There’s so many different ways. I saw myself…I guess I shouldn’t say because it could happen, but I saw myself going out in a hail of gunfire.
Zac: That’s about right.
Josh: Yeah, of course. So you plan all these things of how you could go out and I don’t know if any of them are entirely satisfying. Something is coming to an end that you care about and you’ve grown, it’s become a part of you. But yeah, it’s totally cool and it’s Chuck, man, so I think the fans are going to dig it and that’s the most important thing. Who cares what I think? As long as the fans dig it.
The two-episode Chuck series finale airs Friday at 8/7c on NBC.