HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall sat down with Chuck star Zachary Levi during this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con and got the scoop on the final Chuck panel and the final season for the show.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
I want to talk about what happened at the end of the panel, which was special in and of itself. You’re an emotional guy in general, but were you expecting to have that reaction?
I was afraid that it might happen. And I say that somewhat jokingly, “afraid,” because I’m not afraid to be transparent and be myself. But I don’t want to put across like, “Oh, God, every time he talks, he’s tearing up.” But I have in the past at a couple of panels for the show. The first year, it was while we were off to the side watching the fan reaction to the pilot. And then after we had been saved after the footlong campaign, I teared up a little bit. I think if you are conscious of how privileged you are to have fans like that, you can’t help but be moved. You can’t help it. As a kid, you grow up and you want to be an actor, but you want to be an actor that people respond to, and support and believe in. So when people do, I can’t not be touched. I can’t not be, like, “Wow, they get me.” They don’t think we’re collectively some crap show. They’re with us, and they fight for us, and that’s not easy. To fight for a show means taking out time from their day, and they have a life, they have a job, they have a family. So, to me, it’s just a very personal thing – to know that it was our last panel, and that it was goodbye.
You can read the full interview HERE.