It’s probably the most fun part of the show for us – we get to sit down and not have to worry about details of the knife and where it landed and the blood and all that stuff. And as long as it stays fresh and we get good new stuff to argue about, I’m all for it. It’s weird though, when we’re sitting in that car, we’re not really moving – there are just green screens all over the place. I’m giving it away now, taking all the fun out of it, aren’t I?
Scott Caan, 36, plays Danno in Hawaii Five-O, the remake of the 1960s cop show. The son of The Godfather star James Caan, he doesn’t watch TV.
It must feel like you’ve won the lottery, living in Hawaii while you film the show. I actually get pretty crazy. A lot of people go there to be calm; I’m not calm. I’m a city guy, so it’s hard for me to relax. But it’s beautiful, the weather’s always nice, there’s the ocean and really nice people – it’s just a little slow for me.
Why do you think police drama is so popular? I don’t know, I don’t really watch TV. But you’ve got a guy living in the middle of nowhere who doesn’t like his job, he’s trying to figure out whether he likes his son or not and he definitely doesn’t like his wife. I don’t think he wants to watch something at night that makes him depressed – I think he wants to be happy. We have new episodes coming up and I don’t want to spoil it but we catch the guy at the end. Success! That’s predictable for me but people like that – they want to feel good.