I had a great chance to listen in on a conference call with BONES star Emily Deschanel and her sister Zooey, who guest stars in tonight’s all new episode as a long lost relative of Dr. Brennan, a woman named Margaret. Their relationship seems very much like the relationship I have with my sister, so it’s always fun to listen to them chat! Read on for some great information from them!
Of course, an obvious question would be what was it like working together as sisters?
Zooey: It was fun.
Emily:: It was great; especially I think that first day was less hectic. We had a scene. It was just Ryan O’Neill and the two of us. It was really nice. It was great. We’ve never worked together before, except for our own plays that we’ve done together, right?
Was it like a learning experience as far as did you guys learn anything about each other that you didn’t know before during the process?
Zooey: …..things about acting, wouldn’t you say?
Emily: Yes, right.
Zooey: I don’t know if I would say I learned anything. But I definitely had a really good time.
Now so close to the holidays, is there a memorable Christmas that you two as sisters can look back on with fond memories, any traditions or anything?
Zooey: Emily likes to sleep in on Christmas morning and I like to wake up early, so Christmas was a day of compromise.
Emily: Yes, for sure.
Zooey: I don’t know if there was any Christmas that comes to mind. I know that we both love Christmas.
Emily: They all kind of blend together.
Zooey: Yes, exactly. I think that Christmas is always used at any point in the year to cheer us up, like each other up. We would use that to cheer each other up if we were in a sad mood or something, we’d just start talking about Christmas. So we always have loved Christmas. I don’t think there’s any particular Christmas that comes to mind. (more…)