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Exclusive Interview: EMILY OWENS, M.D. star Justin Hartley on the series finaleThe actor also talks why he didn't go up for ARROW
BY ABBIE BERNSTEIN l Contributing Writer | FEB 06, 2013 | 9:44 AM

Justin Hartley as Will  and Mamie Gummer as EMILY OWENS M.D. | (c) 2013 Jack Rowand/The CW

Justin Hartley as Will and Mamie Gummer as EMILY OWENS M.D. | (c) 2013 Jack Rowand/The CW

EMILY OWENS, M.D., the hour-long comedy/drama on the CW about a group of surgical interns including the title character played by Mamie Gummer, has its series finale tonight at 9 PM. (Those wishing to watch the entire thirteen-episode run can catch it on Hulu, Amazon and other streaming outlets.)

Justin Hartley plays Dr. Will Collins, Emily’s colleague and crush. The Knoxville, Illinois native had finished playing Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow, in 2011 on the CW’s SMALLVILLE; previous credits include series regular runs on the gonzo daytime soap PASSIONSand in the police drama GEMINI DIVISION. Hartley says he was happy to dive into playing a doctor, especially on a show that mixes humor and heartache as EMILY OWENS, M.D. does.

AX: Did you do any research into playing a doctor, or did you just jump into the show?

JUSTIN HARTLEY: I sort of jumped into the show, because what happened was, I auditioned for the show, and then I went back and auditioned for the show again, and I think I went back three more times, and by the time I had gotten the show, it was so late in the game I had to go to work. I had to fight for this thing – it wasn’t handed to me. I had to fight for it.

AX: So it wasn’t a case of the CW saying, “We liked you in SMALLVILLE, we’d like you to stay on the network …”

HARTLEY: Oh, I don’t know. I think they liked me fromSMALLVILLE. I just think that every show is different, every character is different, and I don’t have mountains of scripts piled on my desk that I’m sifting through, deciding which one to do. I have to fight for things still, so this is one of the ones I wanted.

AX: What did you particularly like about EMILY OWENS, M.D. and the role of Will Collins?

HARTLEY: Well, initially it was, I wanted to do comedy. And that was one of the main things I had in mind. And this show certainly offers that. And secondly, I didn’t want to get away from drama, because I like drama, and this show has plenty of drama as well. And then what happened was, I had that game plan and then I got this script and I just fell in love with the script and the character. I thought, “I want this role.” I tried my best to get it and on a selfish level, though, there is something to be said for playing something different. If you do the same thing over and over again, it’s kind of a trap, so I feel really blessed to be able to play this character, where I can be a little bit funny, a little bit dramatic – it’s not the same character, it’s something that people having seen me in and I’m excited to show them.

AX: Between the time you made the pilot and the time you went into regular production, did you have time to do any research into being a doctor?

HARTLEY: Yeah. I’ve had two physicals since [making the pilot], and one of them was work-related, and the other one was, I just get a physical every year, and I found myself sitting in there asking [the doctors] so many questions. I like to know, “How do you hold a thing? What do you look for when you’re doing this? Where are your hands supposed to be?” I want to look like a doctor, I don’t want to look like a doofus pretending to be a doctor. They have a certain way about them. Cops are the same way. A lot of times, when a cop walks into a room, you can tell it’s a cop, right? Doctors are the same way – they’re all different, but they all have similarities. So I found myself asking a ton of questions of him about his profession, which I never would have done before.

AX: There’s a scene in a pilot which is very, very awkward between your character and Mamie Gummer’s Emily, where she declares her interest in Will and Will has to declare lack of romantic interest …

HARTLEY: Yeah. I’m glad you thought it was awkward. We did our job, then [laughs]. It’s heartbreaking.

AX: Have you ever been in a situation like that in your own life, on either side of it, that you could draw from to play the scene?

HARTLEY: Yeah, I have, and it is not fun. I’ve been on both sides, actually, where you want to be with somebody and they don’t want to be with you, and you don’t know how you’re going to get through it. You feel like your life is going to end. And then on the other side, where someone wants to be with you and you don’t want to be with them, but if you really care about them, you don’t want to lead them on. You care about what they think, so you try to protect them, but what do you do, lie to them? You can’t lie to them, right? So it’s a tough situation. [Gummer] played that really well, didn’t she? She’s a good actress. She’s tremendous.

AX: Did you go up for the CW’s ARROW series at all?

HARTLEY: It’s not a [SMALLVILLE] spinoff, it’s a totally different show, so there’s no way I could have done it. No one contacted me about it – you can’t have the same character in a totally different world, played by the same actor that played the same character on a totally different show. It doesn’t make any sense.

AX: Is there any difference in doing something more rooted in reality, like EMILY OWENS, M.D., and something based in fantasy, like SMALLVILLE?

HARTLEY: Well, the only difference is dialogue and things you’re talking about. One of the things that we did on SMALLVILLE was, we tried to ground it as much as possible, so for us, it was reality while we were there. I don’t ever remember having a scene, doing the scene thinking, “God, this is so fake.” As an actor, you can’t relate to it if it gets too off your feet. But there’s definitely a difference. You’re not wearing a [superhero] costume – I wear scrubs [in EMILY OWENS]. If you walk into a hospital and saw somebody in scrubs, you wouldn’t stare.

AX: Does that make it a little bit easier for you?

HARTLEY: No, not easier, just different. I enjoy playing different characters. I loved SMALLVILLE. I loved every minute of it. But this show is so well-written and so well-done, and the cast is amazing.

AX: Do you have any other projects coming up that we should know about?

HARTLEY: Thank you. I have a boxing movie I just finished called THE CHALLENGER. I don’t know when it’s coming out, but I play the light heavyweight champion of the world, which is kind of fun. It’s fun to do a physical thing.

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