Last night I had the privilege of attending a press reception given by the Tulsa Wizard World Comic Convention, which was a wonderful way for me to meet other members of the press who are here covering the convention, and get to know the staff who run our little world. Nice change of pace, ya know what I mean. This is my first experience at this convention, and had no idea what to expect. Mr Jerry Milani and the other staff were so nice and inviting. Again thanks to them. While there I was given the honor of interviewing a very special man, Oklahoma native Christian Kane. We talked about The Librarians, Leverage, Kane’s Kitchen, his music and of course the Kaniacs. Enjoy!Is there anything you can tell me about the second season of the Librarians?
I tell ya something man. we’ve all found our niche. In my opinion it’s 10 times better only because last year we were finding the characters, we were finding ourselves, and this year we already had them and now we get to play. It’s just really fun.You know I call it the SEAL Team Six of books.
How is the relationship between Stone and Cassandra?
Oh wow, okay. So you’ll get to see some different flavors of that through out the year. A lot of times we may not see who we are but we’re still the same people, and I (Stone) have forgiven her for pretty much everything. She becomes such an intricate part of the team. That’s such an interesting question, This team that I’m talking about, we’ve forgiven each other and we don’t, we can’t function without each other. You know there’s all these parts to the engine, and when it’s running we all have to be running and doing our part. And you’ll find this out this year that we’ve all, instead of trying to figure out what each other is suppose to do, we trust each other in what we’re suppose to do.
Can you compare the Librarians to the team from Leverage?
(Laughing) I can’t… it’s two completely different shows. I don’t know how to do that. Let’s see, you’re talking about a family and you’re talking about co-workers. And that’s what it is. The Librarians are co-workers and we all get along. But Leverage is a family, it really was. No way to really compare that.
How is it working with Dean and John again?
It’s awesome. Dean Devlin and John Rogers are just unbelievable. You know they wrote this role for me, John had me in mind. I get to work with my old bosses, and it’s fun because these are some of the only people in the world that will allow you to go outside the box. I mean if something’s written, you say it. I’m from the Joss Whedon school where if it’s written you say it exactly, you know what I mean? These guys don’t really do that. They allow you to explore different parts of the character. To work with people who are very good artists, and they allow me to paint, it’s amazing man. As an actor I can’t tell you how amazingly beautiful that is, I’m very fortunate.
When you were in college, you went for Art History, does it bring a lot to Stone’s role?
(Laughing) It does… I was kicked out of the art school at OU, they kicked me out. I majored in women and beer (huge smiles and laughing) John knew I got kicked out of art school. (Back to talking about Stone)It’s fun for me because we talk about Degas, we talk about Titian, and all that stuff, and I get to revisit that in my mind and really know (the subject). So when I’m talk about paintings, I actually know about it, you know what I mean? It takes a little bit for me to jog the memory but it is so much fun to actually get to speak about something you know.
(Off the beaten path question here, forgive me) Who would win: Jacob Stone or Eliot Spencer?
(No hestitation) Eliot would kick the sh*t out of Jacob Stone. One hundred percent! Eliot would kicked the sh*t out of Angel… *lots of laughter* (I wasn’t going to bring up Lindsay but that’s okay) Lindsay was a badass in the end, ya gotta remember that. But Eliot woulda kicked the piss out of anyone on television. I’m sorry, sorry, that’s just how it is. I don’t care if you’re a zombie or vampire, you better have something supernatural in ya because he’s gonna whoop your ass. Am I in agreeance here? (I was in total agreement).
It’s doing well. I’ll find out this week when we’re going again. Looks like in December we’re going back up and do Kane’s Kitchen 2. I’m working on a new album now so I’ve got to get back and write some songs, but we’re definitely filming Kane’s Kitchen season 2. We can’t just not do it. I didn’t Kane’s Kitchen to make money, I did because… I did it for my friends and family. I did it for the Kaniacs. It wasn’t about making money. It was about giving them a little piece of me, and that’s the most important thing. So we’re definitely doing season two.
What’s going on musically for you these days?
I’m work with Hank right now, Henri O’Connor, who works with Riley, he’s his guitarist, my guitarist. Me and Hank have a couple of songs that we are polishing up, new songs that we’re working on. So as soon as I get back to Los Angeles, we’re going to write some songs. And hopefully, my plan is to get out there and play it for people… see if they enjoy it. See if they dig the vibe, and see what songs they really really love. And of course doing an album.
Anything you’d like to say to the Kaniacs?
I can’t say enough about the Kaniacs. I love them. They are just the best people in the world. What I love the most about the Kaniacs, it’s become so much bigger than I am. They are doing so many things for this world that I couldn’t do on my own. They’ve taken it upon themselves to be heroes, to be warriors. I just can’t say enough about them. What I’m going to do is keep up the good fight and represent them the best that I can.
Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa 2015