Where does Dr. Gregory House end and Hugh Laurie begin? It's getting very hard to tell.
In a recent interview in Men's Vogue, House executive producer, Katie Jacobs, reveals that many of Dr. House's interests stem from ones Hugh Laurie already has.
"The character initially didn't play the piano," recalls Katie Jacobs. Hugh's piano playing is so exquisite that it was written in. Likewise, House now revs to work on a motorcycle, taking after Laurie, who gets around L.A. on a Triumph Bonneville."
Sounds like it makes writing character quirks that much easier. Although I'm not sure it could apply to say James Gandolfini from the Sopranos. I wouldn't want to learn that he actually has a dark side that involves cold blooded killing.
Oh and by the way, when did Vogue start a men's edition? The things you learn cruising around the internet.