How much physical training was there for you?
We have to do a lot of training to get physically prepared for the show, because I work about between 12 and 15 hours a day, and it’s all physical. I think in total in the entire show, I think I did four days interior. Everything else was exterior. So you’re exposed to all elements – rain, cold – and in Prague, the Czech Republic, it goes from boiling heat to freezing cold ... . We have a phrase, which is, “Just another day on ‘Knightfall,’ ” which is like we’ll be fighting and jumping over fire or falling off a horse or leaping off a castle or just getting punched continually in the face. ... And then there’s also the side of things that you have to look like you’ve been training for six hours a day for the whole of your life, which is what the Templars used to do. So, there’s a lot of chicken and a lot of broccoli. We have a gym on set, and everyone tries to look as good as possible. Some people succeed more than others but, yeah, it’s grueling, and we finished the show in December and I’m only just starting to feel normal again after the exhaustion of the show.
Buddy Valastro of “Buddy vs. Duff” on Food Network
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Rachael Ray of “Rachael Ray” in syndication and “30 Minute Meals” on Food Network
“Thursdays and Fridays, it’s ‘Law & Order.’ Saturday and Sunday mornings, it’s ‘Columbo.’ ”
Michaela McManus of “The Village” on NBC
“You know what I recently got really into?’ ‘Younger.’ It’s so fun, I instantly got sucked into that one. It’s so easy to watch, and I’m a huge fan of Sutton Foster.”
Ian McShane of “American Gods” on Starz
“First of all, when Anthony Bourdain died I went back and I watched all the Anthony Bourdain shows. ... I enjoyed the first series of ‘Mrs. Maisel.’ I thought it was great . ... I love ‘High Maintenance.’ Its storytelling is very original, I think, and he’s a charming link, the guy who plays the part of the dealer (Ben Sinclair). He’s a really sympathetic guy, sort of like a modern guy you really identify with . ... ‘Crashing’ is quite funny from time to time. It’s charming. It’s a little different but I think it’s really good.”