Brandon Jay McLaren

I've seen an increasing willingness to hire Canadians for lead roles that shoot up here. When I started, they would always just fly in L.A. people to do the lead roles.

The thing that is uncomfortable is when people kind of stare for a long time and point. That gets weird. I'd much prefer someone to come up to me and say something.

I would say just the weather in Vancouver in the winter can be kind of unforgiving.

I would never watch 'Lost' on TV; I'd just wait until I could get at least five or six episodes in a row. Saved myself a lot of anxiety that way.

You read a lot of pilots during pilot season, and not all of them really grab you.

I get recognized for 'The Killing' all the time. People yell out, 'I hope you didn't kill her!' They yell that out in the street.

My acting teacher in high school was really influential, and we still keep in touch.

When I wrapped 'Falling Skies,' I took a trip to the Caribbean to visit my grandma, which is great. I was out there for two weeks in Grenada. Then after that, I went to Poland for two and a half weeks to go watch some of the European soccer championships.

Comedy is very difficult. I love it because when you do it right, it's the best feeling in the world.