Drew (Brendan Fehr) had no problem doing mixed martial arts, letting someone staple gun his head wound shut or getting his hands dirty/bloody in the ER during The Night Shift season 1, but the fear of having his relationship with his boyfriend Rick (Luke Macfarlane) exposed certainly made him uneasy. Ultimately, he came out and it was a huge relief when he did, but that doesn’t mean Rick and Drew are in the clear this season. Rick’s the one recovering from having his leg amputated, but the process is going to be hard on both of them.
While in Albuquerque, New Mexico visiting the Night Shift set, I got the opportunity to sit down with Fehr to discuss what’s to come for Rick and Drew, get his thoughts on the show’s new time slot, revisit the whole “methemoglobinemia” controversy and more. Check out what Fehr had to say about that and what happened to his Guardians of the Galaxy role in the full video interview below.
- 00:00 – Figuring out how to say “methemoglobinemia” … again. (Click here to catch our first attempt at last year’s set visit.)
- 00:40 – The especially challenging phrase Fehr has to nail in season 2.
- 01:26 – Fehr’s tips for getting the difficult medical terminology right.
- 02:24 – His first reaction when he heard the show was picked up for a second season.
- 05:04 – Sticking with what worked in season 1 vs. delivering something new in season 2.
- 06:25 – How much time passes between season 1 and season 2.
- 07:42 – Will Drew go through another army training mission this season?
- 08:12 – The status of Drew’s relationship with Rick.
- 09:07 – Helping a loved one through a tough situation, but also recognizing the fact that it’s a burden.
- 11:46 – What happened to his role in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- 12:22 – On the status of his MMA movie, Only I …