Sarah: What can you tell me about Huck & Quinn on Scandal!? Last episode’s torture scenes were so crazy. Right!? Rough times for Huckleberry Quinn. The two will come face to face after that whole sexual/scary torture scene … but will it be toothless kisses and hugs? “You’re going to see a little scene between them and it’s pretty intense,” Guillermo Diaz says.
"Yeah, get ready for that," Katie Lowes adds. “What do you possibly say to someone whose tooth you just ripped out?” Very good question, Katie.
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Do you have anything on Scandal's midseason finale? — Jason NATALIE: Olivia & Co. will do everything in their power to track down the truth about Mama Pope. Naturally, Rowan will be one avenue for answers, but he’ll be preoccupied by a very unexpected standoff where his words will cut someone deeper than that hole he threw Huck and Jake in.
TV Fanatic got the chance to chat with Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz from Scandal! Find out what they had to say about the fate of Huckleberry Quinn now!
They might not be Olitz steaming up the Oval Office, but Huckleberry Quinn is certainly in the running for Scandal’s most awesome platonic pair.
What was it like to film that torture scene in Quinn’s apartment? What will Huck and Quinn’s relationship look like moving forward? And what will be revealed on Scandal Season 3 Episode 10?
TV Fanatic got the chance to sit down with Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz to find out the answers to these questions and more! Read on to find out what Huckleberry Quinn had to say about ABC’s Scandal.
TV Fanatic: What has it been like to play this odd couple made up of two people who seem to be so different on the surface but who, because they both walked away from lives, have so much more in common than people realize?
Guillermo Diaz: It’s a dream come true to get to play these characters. For actors, it’s so rare that you get such amazingly written material. For Shonda Rhimes, she’s the best in my eyes, so I feel just so fortunate and so lucky and it just makes me want to work harder and harder with each episode. Because you want to be as good as the script, for me at least, I go “okay, I’ve got to be as good as this freaking ridiculously good script” so it just makes me work harder and it pushes me more. It’s amazing.
TVF: What’s it been like to evolve Quinn from her sort of timid beginnings to this character she is now?
Katie Lowes: It has been amazing. Shonda Rhimes and the Scandal writers are freaking geniuses, and I feel blessed. You know, a lot of people book a job on a TV show and their character stays the same, you know, for years and years and years and Quinn has gone through so much growth and evolution and change and she’s had so many thing happen to her and I’ve gotten to do repeatedly so many things that I’ve never done before and I feel like she’s such a three-dimensional and interesting character and I just feel lucky.
TVF: What can you guys tease about “A Door Marked Exit”?
GD: You’re going to see Quinn and Huck interact after the whole torture thing happened and that scene is going to be really intense. You’re going to find out a lot more about what the blinking light on Huck’s computer screen means. That’s all going to be revealed.
KL: And you’re also going to get more into the Maya Pope thing and why Olivia Pope in her phone call said “He’s not the monster. She is.”
TVF: What was it like filming that torture scene given how close everyone is off the set?
KL: It was crazy. We shot all the torture scenes in one day, on Halloween, and it was a bunch of hours, a 14.5 hour day, and a mixture of many emotions. It was intense, challenging, and also exhilarating and exciting because I think Guillermo and I we both feel so lucky as actors to get material like this—
KL: and the opportunity to do such hard and challenging things as an actor is not always what you get to do as your job and it’s so awesome. We trust each other implicitly and it was just really wonderful to have Guillermo throughout that day. That day was probably the hardest of my professional life. I’ve never been asked to do that kind of work, just be naked and taped up for like 14.5 hours on a floor and screaming and trying to save my voice and have it seem real and just live in a state of fear for that long. It was really scary but it was so, so worth it.
TVF: Guillermo, anything you want to add?
GD: Everything Katie said! It was a very strange day. It was very odd shooting these scenes. We have so much love for each other outside of the show and for us to be in these situations but we feel really comfortable with each other so when Huck is up close to her face with my hand touching her face, it felt really free as an actor to work with somebody that you feel really comfortable with and I think that made the scenes even more believable and more real. So yeah, it was fun. I’ve never felt so excited shooting a scene before on Scandal.