'Travelers' star Patrick Gilmore warns David Mailer reaches 'breaking point' in upcoming season 3
In an exclusive interview with Patrick Gilmore, the star revealed to Meaww that season 3 of 'Travelers' will not be an easy watch and David Mailer will reach 'breaking point'
Tighten your seatbelts because the fight for the future is not going to be easy in 'Travelers' season 3, which premieres on Netflix December 14. Star of the time-traveling drama, Patrick Gilmore, who plays the role of David Mailer, exclusively told Meaww that season 3 is going to be a tough watch. "Want to see your favorite character’s breaking point? Tune in to Season 3. It’s going to get rough. David is no exception," said the 42-year-old Canadian actor.
The actor's previous credits include AMC’s 'The Killing,' The CW’s 'Smallville,' and Syfy’s 'Stargate Universe,' so we asked him if fantasy genre is his favorite. Gilmore promptly responded that if "you begin your career there (in Canada) you’re bound to pepper your resume with fantasy and superhero shows. you become part of a huge family of Sci-Fi supporters and fans. No other genre has this."
However, in the upcoming year, the soon-to-be pilot is starring opposite singer Jann Arden in a new series entitled 'Jann' slated to air March 2019. The actor shared his experience of working with his friend and narrated a short heartwarming anecdote of meeting his idol Harrison Ford. "He was the reason I wanted to be an actor, and I thanked him for it. What more can you want from meeting your idol?" he enquired.
A Christmas fanatic that he is, Gilmore has made plans to make this year's Christmas a "Travelers Christmas" by watching the feedback online from people who are already in a good mood over the holidays. "I’ll be settled in for those two weeks before Christmas, binging along with everyone else, just giddy on eggnog and Travelers."
Here's a Q&A we had with the actor and it's everything you need to know about the 'Travelers' star, including his famous family.
What can fans expect from 'Travelers' Season 3 and especially from your character David Mailer, who has not yet had his mind overwritten by a traveler consciousness the last time we checked?
For a show that releases the entire season all at once, everything’s a spoiler. So, I’ll just ask, want to see your favorite character’s breaking point? Tune in to Season 3. It’s going to get rough. David is no exception.
You've worked on many science fictions including 'Stargate Universe,' 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Eureka.' Is Sci-fi your favorite genre to work on? If yes, why? How did you grow to love this genre?
Vancouver has always been a hotspot for Sci-Fi shows. If you begin your career there, you’re bound to pepper your resume with fantasy and superhero shows. So, not only are you able to act in out of the box style stories, you become part of a huge family of Sci-Fi supporters and fans. No other genre has this. It’s humbling and overwhelming.
You are also starring opposite singer Jann Arden in a new series entitled 'Jann' slated to air in March of 2019. Can you tell us more about the series and your experience working alongside Jann?
I’m blessed to have known Jann Arden for years. Everyone’s aware of Jann the musician, but to me she’s one of the warmest and funniest humans. It’s exciting that people are going to see those sides shine in the show 'Jann'. She’s a fearless storyteller. I’d like to say I’m lucky to not just know her but to work with Jann, the truth is, I’m a spoiled brat.
Coming back to 'Travelers' which is airing in time for Christmas and given that Christmas is one of your favorite holidays, how do you plan to celebrate the holiday that calls for a double celebration this year?
For the third year in a row I get to have a Travelers Christmas! It’s always so fun--especially watching the feedback online from people already in a good mood over the holidays. I’ll be settled in for those two weeks before Christmas, binging along with everyone else, just giddy on eggnog and Travelers.
Your father Tom Gilmore is a legendary hockey player. What are the life lessons you have learned from him? Did you ever in your life plan to follow his footsteps or were you ever told to pursue the sport?
Your parents’ jobs never impress you, haha! It always surprised me when people got excited about my dad. We were never pressured into hockey and my brother and I followed such different paths. My mom and dad encouraged team sports and the value of teammates and working together for one goal stays with me every day -- especially on set.
How did you venture into acting? Who was/is your inspiration?
Our first family camcorder quickly became my camcorder, and I began recreating moments and the emotions I got from movies I loved; especially the worlds of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. I most wanted to be Harrison Ford. Any free time from school I had, I disappeared into these video daydreams. Years later when I graduated from high school and had to choose a direction, I naively picked the thing that brought me the most joy - make believing. I now get paid to be a kid.
I also heard that you are soon getting your pilot’s license, which is amazing and another feather added to your cap. Please tell us about your interest in aviation and how did you get started with the training, given that you are an actor who is always on the go?
My Dad is a pilot, so my brother and I grew up in small planes. I had always just assumed I’d fly one day too, but I only started the process a few years ago, right before 'Travelers' started. It’s been tough finding the time to finish, but I bring the material to study everywhere I go. The first trip I’ll do is fly across Canada with my Dad.
What keeps you driven to be the 'Renaissance Man' as you are called?
I obsess about time. The older I get the more I sense time speeding up and opportunities slipping away. This is my one go-around, so I’m working this bucket list like it’s my job.
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Can you please tell us about your experience on meeting your idol Harrison Ford? What did you guys talk about? Did he share any word of advice with you or said anything that stuck with you?
I attended the Living Legends of Aviation Awards last year and briefly chatted with Harrison Ford. So brief, I hesitate to call it a chat. The most important thing for me was getting to tell him he was the reason I wanted to be an actor, and I thanked him for it. What more can you want from meeting your idol?
You're also a recurring character in a comedy show 'You, Me, Her.' What is the difference between acting in a comedy and an intense sci-fi drama? What do you enjoy?
If I wasn't watching Harrison Ford swing from a whip, I was studying Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. Making someone laugh is a drug. There’s no feeling like it and it’s addictive. The set of 'You, Me, Her' is so fun and loose. I think you can see how much the actors are enjoying it in the show.
What has been your best decision ever?
I don't know yet. I still feel new to this world. I’m still making mistakes and adjusting my decision-making process accordingly. I’m proud that I keep moving forward with this whole “follow your dream” thing. Regardless of how it turns out, for me, it’s been an entertaining decision.
Besides 'Jann' is there anything else we ought to look out for from you next year? Are there any ongoing projects that you'd like to share with us?
It’s going to be a busy year… With three shows it’s hard to sneak anything else in, but I wouldn’t want it any other way!