Wentworth Miller, the good news is that I’m willing to wait for a man to get out of prison. The bad news is that it may not be you. I just watched the season opener of Prison Break (airing tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox), and there’s a new hottie in incarceration: British import Chris Vance. Chis plays James Whistler, a man sentenced to Sona after an altercation with a relative of the mayor of Panama. He’s also in hiding, since his head is as good as a prison pardon to the other inmates. Chris recently relocated to Dallas for his new role, where he’s acclimating to new cuisine, new co-stars and his new TV Fanatic girlfriend!
You’re originally from England. Did you experience culture shock moving to the U.S.?
It all happened so quickly I was kind of reeling from it a bit. I’m still getting used to the size of food and how much cheese and cream they put on everything in Dallas. I guess it’s a good staple diet!
It’s a pretty tight-knit cast. Did they put you through any type of new guy initiation?
There have been a few tours of Dallas nightlife, yes. On the set, if you get anything slightly out of term, they’ll call you on it. They’re sharp as razors. Keeps you on your toes.
What was your first interaction with Wentworth like?
I can see why everyone swoons over Wentworth. He’s really bright and quite hilarious. We have a lot of laughs, and for me, that’s the main thing. It’s long days and can be quite demanding in the heat, and he really makes things bounce along.
You are doing some physically demanding stuff out there.
I’ve been pulled through walls, smoked out of rooms, beaten up and shot at! The first couple of days it was a bit of a shock, but I’ve gotten used to it. It means I don’t have to shower in the evening. I can go straight home, jump in bed and show up the next morning. It’s all in character, right?
Are you willing to be my new Prison Break boyfriend?
How’s Went going to feel about that? You got some sort of open arrangement? Yeah, let’s do it. We’ll hook up — play the jealousy angle on him — and see how it works. He may realize he’s missing the best thing he’s ever had!
May not be such a bad thing after all!