Everyone seems to be nonetheless speaking about ‘Veronica Mars.’ HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Jason Dohring about saying goodbye to Logan after 15 years, his ideas on Leo, and extra.
The dying of Logan Echolls on Veronica Mars on the finish of season four has rocked followers to their core. The jaw-dropping twist occurred simply after Logan and Veronica — a.okay.a. LoVe — obtained married. Followers had been left devastated as they stated goodbye to a personality that had been on the present since its debut in 2004. HollywoodLife chatted EXCLUSIVELY with Jason Dohring himself to debate the response to the season four ending, Logan’s transformation over time, and extra.
Jason admitted that he hasn’t “seemed that a lot” on the fan response however stated he was “disheartened” when he initially discovered of his character’s destiny. He mentioned the evolution of Logan, who went from the present’s antagonist to a beloved character. He stated he’s “grateful” he obtained to play a personality who was “so significant to so many individuals.” Jason additionally revealed whether or not or not he thinks Logan would approve of a Veronica and Leo relationship sooner or later.
Now that season four is out and everybody is aware of the ending. What’s your response to how individuals have responded to Logan’s dying?
Jason Dohring: Effectively, to be trustworthy, I haven’t seemed that a lot, however I do know I used to be considerably disheartened when Rob [Thomas] initially gave me that information and it was simply clearly being a part of such a inventive, cool present has been so superior over time. I feel that’s in all probability the half I’ll miss essentially the most, simply being a part of that man, that creation, the good writing, the story. That’s in all probability what might be missed essentially the most on my finish.
Veronica Mars has had an attention-grabbing historical past. It was canceled after which it was a film after which it got here again for season four. So for you, what’s it like saying goodbye to the character for good now?
Jason Dohring: It was such an superior expertise. Just like the castmates are simply superior to be round and so they’re simply actually good individuals. I feel Rob does an excellent job of casting from the highest down. I feel I’ll actually worth these friendships and clearly creating a job that I really feel I obtained to play kind of contemporary out of highschool. I obtained to play this dream form of character, what turned out to be a multifaceted character that was so significant to individuals. So I feel in that approach, I’m pleased with that and I’m grateful that it was so significant to so many individuals.
Logan’s been via an unbelievable transformation over the previous 15 years. He went from that dangerous boy to a person who was engaged on bettering himself. What was your favourite facet of diving deep into that transformation and experiencing it over 15 years?
Jason Dohring: I nearly assume it was extra diving deep into the preliminary man, to be trustworthy with you. That was the half that was so overseas to my very own life, you recognize, as this celebration man who was tremendous risky with heavy feelings. I really feel like this final kind of layer that was added on, the navy and such, was a bit of bit extra easy. Though he nonetheless has that stuff beneath and I feel you’re including, hopefully, a layer onto the character, not creating a brand new one while you do one thing like that. However you recognize, I feel that I actually loved that first facet of him and actually being all around the map, you recognize what I imply? And including allure and wit and sarcasm on prime of that, it turned out to be fairly a memorable character for me.
Do you assume that Logan would approve of Leo ultimately for Veronica?
Jason Dohring: Oh, you recognize, I feel Leo’s an excellent man. I feel that there’s loads of nice individuals on the present, you recognize what I imply? And, clearly, in the event you’re being only a fan of the present, you’d need to see her completely satisfied, you recognize? And I feel that’s the case with Logan as nicely. Seeing her be capable to obtain each potential that she has and needs and actually needs to satisfy, I feel that will be what you’d need in any kind of a partnership.
Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring as Veronica and Logan on ‘Veronica Mars.’ (Hulu)
I do know it’s arduous to pinpoint a favourite scene, however is there a scene from over time that kind of stands out to you? Or one thing you keep in mind essentially the most?
Jason Dohring: Boy, I imply possibly it was like behind the scenes, you recognize what I imply? There have been some scenes that had been nice, however kind of filming these scenes, just like the actually private scenes, the romantic scenes the place you are feeling like there are features of it being touched with a magic, cool high quality to a point. Which is at all times so distinctive, like for a career to have the ability to be concerned in one thing like that, that creates that form of factor. We even had the director come up after considered one of our takes and was simply form of like dancing round. She was like, “Did you guys really feel that? That was magic.”
So what’s subsequent for you?
Jason Dohring: I did an impartial film with Billy Baldwin and Peter Vack from Mozart within the Jungle that might be popping out. It’s a household drama. I’ve one other mission that I assume hasn’t been introduced but that I’ll be part of developing. I’m auditioning for and simply looking for high quality initiatives as a result of I feel there are such a lot of of them lately and there are nice roles on the market. There’s simply nice high quality all over the place you look.
And my last query for you is: what has the character of Logan meant to you?
Jason Dohring: I used to be in appearing class two, thrice every week finding out with a dude from New York and he was a giant fan of the older actors like Montgomery Clift and [Marlon] Brando. So I might simply watch these movies and took from them what I preferred and put it in my very own work. Just like the compassion of Clift or Dean or the brokenness. I really feel like as you’re on this career, you’re kind of taking from all completely different form of avenues and locations and you will get issues from wherever. What any person says, what a author says, a chunk of music, something, you recognize? So I really feel like simply watching that once I was first popping out of highschool after which I obtained this character that I might put every part into. You couldn’t actually fill him up as a result of he simply stored having new avenues and new features beginning out because the antagonist. Then they added the daddy relationship that confirmed the place his household’s coming from, which confirmed the ache and that was mirrored in Veronica’s life as nicely on her aspect with a damaged household. There was shared compassion after which there was a romance that was born out of safety and love. I feel that that made it very particular and it wasn’t only a fiery romance. It was prefer it meant one thing and also you cared about that particular person. I feel that was mutual via her character and mine. You’d have fireworks from two emotional individuals with a really headstrong kind of integrity and dedication. I feel it simply made for simply such a well-rounded character. I imply all of the credit score goes to the writing employees of placing every part there and noticed the attainable storylines evolving.