Q: As Season 2 of “Sneaky Pete” opens, is Audrey still unaware of Pete’s real identity?
A: Now, do you think she is from the very beginning? I don’t but I’m just saying I think Audrey is suspicious of where Pete Murphy has been. Now, do I think he is Pete Murphy? Probably. But I don’t know who Pete Murphy has turned into. … He could be anybody now, which is who he is (laughs). He’s somebody else.
Q: How much fun is it playing the character?
A: Oh, it’s a great character. I absolutely love the people I work with. I don’t think you can get a better group of actors, and I love having a husband that is powerful and old and fabulous and still out there causing trouble. Peter Gerety, I don’t think you get any better than him. And my grandkids are just all screwed up and fabulous actors and I love them. Honestly, that’s what’s so great about it. The troupe of actors is just top notch.
Q: Did you meet with any bail bondsmen when you were researching Audrey?
A: No. I did look into it. I looked at pictures and I talked to people who had done that, and I tried to see how sketchy these people were. But no, I didn’t spend any time with them.
Q: What common impressions about these people did you come away with?
A: I would say that … there is some trouble in their past and that they’re kind of scrappy. Scrappy people.
George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.