Compliments of Regan Latimer
Before you continue, be sure to read part 1 of my interview with Regan Latimer. The following questions are all about the show itself.
Nerd: You created the show for a contest on Afterellen.com, how did you come up with the idea for the show?
Regan Latimer: I have always been a huge fan of the mystery and P.I. genre. The character of Fletcher has many aspects of my own personality…like her love for all things “Murder, She Wrote”, “Magnum P.I.” and her need to make things more exciting and complicated than they actually are. I met up with Lindy (we’d wanted to work on a project together for a long time) and she, in true Lindy fashion, added a lot of the comical bumbling parts to Fletcher’s character. The contest was a perfect opportunity to put this idea into action!
N: What was is it like to win the contest?
RL: Amazing! It was a great opportunity for us that we have always been very appreciative of.
N: When you first created the show, did you think the show would make it three seasons? Why or why not?
When I first created the show, I originally plotted it out as three seasons…whether or not we actually got to make them was unknown at the time. I’m thrilled that we were able to bring the show to it’s intended conclusion….thanks to the fans support.
N: A basic summary of the show is really hard to come by. In your own words, what is B.J. Fletcher Private Eye (Fletcher) all about?
RL: Fletcher is a wicked awesome web series centering on the investigatorial shenanigans of Private Investigator Beatrix Jane (B.J.) Fletcher and her best friend and assistant, Georgia (George) Drew. In a rollercoaster ride of action, comedy and drama, the series follows our dynamic female duo as they grapple with everything from running surveillance to going undercover to dealing with their often complex feelings for one another. Comedy ensues.
N: How many hats do you wear for the show and what are they?
RL: Many hats – Producer, Writer, Director, Editor, Composer, all round wunderkind [German for child prodigy]…lol.
N: Where do you see the series going in the future?
RL: Well, Fletcher in its current incarnation comes to a conclusion at the end of Season 3. We will be putting it on DVD at some point. [Which I will totes buy all three seasons when they come out on DVD] As for a future for the characters…who knows, there’s still plenty of adventures for these two to stumble their way through!
N: What is a typical day on set like?
RL: Our make-up and hair designer, Rikki Zucker, usually picks up Lindy and Dana and arrives on set first, along with myself and crew for the day. Then, as I set up with the crew, Lindy and Dana run the scene (along with any other actors for the day) while getting into hair and make-up. We then rehearse a couple of times and shoot. We’re usually pretty tight on time with locations and our actor’s schedules…but we do manage to have a few laughs in there for sure.
N: I’ve watched all the outtakes and behind the scenes videos that are up from the show, are there any outtakes/stories that didn’t make the reels or videos that stick out in your mind?
RL: There are always hilarious moments on set that stay with me – most of which do pop up in the outtake reel, because I don’t seem to have the ability to hit the pause button on the camera. That said though, some of the most memorable moments from filming Fletcher are when we do the more dramatic scenes and I get to see Lindy and Dana stretch their dramatic skills. Either way, it has been an amazing experience working with everyone involved with the series, and that is something I will definitely take away with me.
N: Favorite episode/scene from each season?
RL: Season 1, Episode 10…the roof scenes. Loved filming on that roof. Some great moments with Lindy, Dana and Vanessa.
Season 2, Episode 7…the pirate restaurant scene. One of the most hilarious Fletcher shoots…working with Lindy, Dana, Vanessa, as well as the two moms and Natasha (Marjorie), and the fabulous Carly who played the waitress. Laughs, laughs, laughs…a great day!
Season 3, Episode 5…well…you’ll see.
N: Are there any spoilers you can give us? [Can’t blame me for trying]
RL: Nice try…all I can say is, it’s got a wicked awesome ending you have to see to believe! Lock & Load!
Just like I suspected, I didn’t think I was going to get anything out of Regan either…well I guess that I got more out of her than I did Dana. I guess that we’ll all just have to wait and see what she has in store for us.
If you want to check out the show and the new episode [which I recommend that you do], check out their web site here. If you liked what you read here, be sure to check out part 1 and 2 of my interview with the actress who plays Georgia Drew, Dana Puddicombe.