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On The Lamb: Michael Muhney Talks Neptune's Finest
Interview conducted by Craig Byrne - NeptuneSite Webmaster

The third season premiere of Veronica Mars airs on Tuesday, October 3 at 9PM on the CW. One highlight of the new season is the promotion of frequent recurring guest star Michael Muhney to series regular in the popular role of Sheriff Don Lamb.

We caught up with Muhney earlier this summer for a brief interview, where he talked about the new season (mostly spoiler-free) and also discussed the many possibilities that would come from a Don Lamb action figure.

The interview, with Neptunesite's Craig Byrne, follows. Our questions are in bold, answers are not.

So is it true that you're going to be a series regular this year?

That is correct.

Would you care to talk a little about that?

To be honest, I'm thrilled. I feel like I've put in all these long hours and worked on so many episodes, have done the show since the pilot, and I feel like it's a wonderful reward that I'm getting from Rob, as well as a wedding gift. He called me in February, just a few days after I got married, and said "Shh... don't tell, but the network and the studio, they want you full time," so it was a gift from the TV gods.

Are you going to be in all 22 episodes of Season Three?

I wish. I could perhaps be in as many as 18 to 20. It just depends on how much they need me, and how available I can be. I would say minimally, you're gonna see me in at least every other episode, if not a lot more.

Are we going to see Lamb out of uniform this year?

I hope so. Rob said that he would like to have me in a t-shirt and jeans, or just your normal, what do you call them - civvies. But I think the first few appearances that I make, I'm going to have to be in my sheriff's outfit, because we have to establish that with the new audience.

In the episode "Donut Run" you had a great banter or partnership with Xena's Lucy Lawless. Can you talk a little bit about that?

It was fun/emasculating. I wanted to kiss her and punch her at the end of every take, but I chose neither. But it was certainly a blast. She's a lot of fun to play with, and a very generous, genuine person.

How do you feel that Lamb has changed since Season One?

Here's what I think: I think Lamb hasn't changed one iota. I think what the audience has seen of him, little flashes and whatever, that's changed peoples' opinion, but I think Lamb doesn't feel like he's grown. He's got his opinions. They're set in stone. He feels what he feels about certain things. But there is room for improvement. Obviously with Lamb, there certainly is. But I think Lamb is on cruise control right now until he hits a big speed bump.

How does Lamb's role change in Season 3?

I'm not sure if my role will change. The question is going to be, what snippets of me is the audience going to see that changes their opinion of me.

Is there any chance of a love interest this year?

Every week. Every damn week. Potentially, yeah, there could be.

So Lamb could be the Captain Kirk of Veronica Mars?

[Laughs] Yes, with speech patterns and all. I've been working on it over the summer.

It was recently announced that some Veronica Mars action figures will soon be made. When is Lamb going to get an action figure?

Are you kidding me? I haven't heard that. Okay, well then I want to end this interview and go beg Rob to make a Lamb action figure. That would be awesome.

Apparently they're making Veronica, Logan, and Weevil to start.

Dammit. All right. Well, I better be in the second phase, or there's gonna be hell to pay. [Plus] Everyone needs to get a Lamb action figure so they can have Veronica beat the sh*t out of somebody. Or make out. I'm just sayin'.

Do you think Veronica is going to beat the sh*t out of, or make out with Lamb this season?

One of two will happen this season. You have my word.

If they did make a Lamb action figure, what accessories would he have?

Well, he would have to have extra large pants. He would be equipped with the kung-fu grip. And he would have a lightsaber that comes out of his right forearm.

What do you think the show's move to a new network?

I think it's fantastic. And so far, the support from that network both publicity wise and behind the scenes is a tremendous increase and improvement from the last two years.

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