Without a doubt, the Season 4 finale was "Drop Dead Diva's" biggest cliffhanger yet. And what better person to dish on the episode that Lex Medlin (aka Owen), whose character is now in an interesting situation, to put it lightly:
Cellie asks, "Will we be seeing Owen in women's clothing now that old Jane has taken over his body?"
I doubt it Cellie. I would think it would be more about old Jane living in men clothing. BUT I love women's clothing! I wear them whenever I can ... wait ... did I just say that out loud? Crap.
"I love you Owen," Rosa says, "Are you excited about the twist in your role? Though I'm hoping it was one of Jane's dreams."
Owen loves you too Rosa. I'm very intrigued about the twist. We'll have to see which way the writers/producers go though. One of Jane's dreams? That's a possibility. It sure seemed like she had many dream sequences this season. Hmm...
Cin wants your hypothesis on Owen's "death."
Well Cin, about his death there is no hypothesis. Dude died of a heart attack. The aftermath? I'm in the same boat as you. Waiting to find out. When we shot the last scene it seemed like Jane ended up in Owen's body, but the final edit seemed to be much more open to other possibilities. I'm very, very curious myself.
Jessica asks, "How do you like the challenge of acting like a serious female lawyer?"
Ooooh Jessica. As an actor I would LOVE to play a woman in a man's body. In my real life I have a wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters. Needless to say I have an incredible respect for women. I would want to play it with out it being campy or cliche. BUT we have to see if that's the direction it's going to go or not. If it is I will talk with Brooke and Josh Berman and get as much info on old Jane as possible. Then I would work up the character in an acting class or with a coach for 2-3 months. If I'm still Owen again (the male version) I would try to develop him some more. I like that dude. Either way I just wanna stay employed #omgKidsAreExpensive
And lastly, I (selfishly) want to know: "What are your hope for Season 5? In your perfect world, what would happen to Owen?"
I can honestly say my only hopes for Season 5 at this point is we have a Season 5. I'm not looking past that at the moment. In a perfect world? Hmm... I guess Owen would have married Jane and had the house and kids they talked about and conquered the legal world. But I think Jane would always be conflicted with her love for Grayson. Messy, messy, messy. I LOVE IT!
One more message from Lex:
Lastly, a shout out to all the fans. Can't tell you how many times I've been with the cast and we talk about how great you people are. I've been a working actor for over 20 years now and I've worked on countless shows. "Diva's" fan base is special. Thanks for all the support for the show and thanks for welcoming me into the "Diva" family. Have a great off season! I hope to be answering more of your questions next summer.
Owen is back! And what better way to celebrate his return than having Lex Medlin answer your questions for this week's After the Episode!? Read his answers below:
Clara is curious: "Is your story line any way related to true life?"
Have I ever had a heart attack and heart surgery? Thankfully no. Have I ever fallen head over heals in love with someone? Thankfully yes.
Kelly from Facebook asks, "Is Owen really alive?"
Yea, I've seen all the different theories out there. I don't know how much I can say, but Owen is alive and there is much more to come.
"If Owen was so adament about calling things off, why did he change his mind so quickly?" Jamie asks. "And he seems to be flip floping on this marraige issue. Is he sure this time or are we going to see more cold feet?"
Always remember that all of Owen's actions so far come from being utterly in love with Jane (at least that's how I've been playing it so far). I think sometimes when people are crazy in love they do stupid things. I know I have in my real life. I think Owen really didn't want to hurt Jane, I mean he's not sure how long his life is going to be. Thankfully Jane stepped up in the end, which is so very Jane, and they have a shot at being together. I can't imagine Owen will get cold feet.
Amanda wants to know if you "want Owen and Jane to be together and get married? Or do you want her with Grayson?"
I love this question. The truth? I'm totally conflicted. Team Owen because I'm an actor and like being employed. Team Grayson because they are soulmates and that rings true to my heart. Team Owen because he completely adores and respects everything about Jane from the bottom of his heart. Team Grayson because he is soooo dreamy to look at (even in real life!). In the end, Jane is the heart and soul of the show and there is so much about the character that I personally find endearing. So ... #TeamJane
Nicole thinks you look handsome in the judges robe. She wants to know what was the most fun scene you've shot so far? And was it surprising that there are actually people enjoying the Jane/Owen relationship despite it being in the way of Jane/Grayson?
1) The basketball scenes were hard but fun. Jackson and I early in that day of shooting agreed to just go for it. We beat each other up pretty good. He was awesome.
2) I am completely shocked at the amount of support Jane/Owen has gotten. Jane/Grayson have a long history and many consider soulmates. I didn't think anything could sway people away from that. But hey, life isn't always black and white. Sometimes it's a messy gray.
3) JUDGES ROBES ROCK! I recommend everybody get one. They are silky/sexy and empowering at the same time. They get very hot though so I don't recommend wearing pants when you have one on. If we're ever in the courtroom and you don't see my feet during the scene? Assume I'm not wearing pants.