Fringe Goes Musical While Anna Torv’s Marriage To Mark Valley Ends

April 12th, 2010 // Leave a Comment

The cast of the Fox series Fringe will break out into song on April 29 in a musical episode.

“We didn’t set out to do a musical,” producer Jeff
Pinkner
said. “We set out to do an episode that explored Walter’s state of
mind — he’s dealing with some very upsetting news. When we realized
that the way Walter would deal with such news would be to try to
anesthetize himself with copious amounts of marijuana, well, singing
and dancing became a natural outcome.”

Musical episodes of TV shows always kind of confused me. But when it’s the result of a drug-induced fantasy, I kind of understand the huge smiles and excessive twirling more.

Anna Torv will transform into a retro private-eye as Olivia, however, her and former co-star Mark Valley‘s marriage seems to have hit a sour note. The two, pictured in happier times at the April 30, 2009 Star Trek premiere, quietly split and continue to work on their respective series.

By Lola Robertson

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