'HawthoRNe': Michael Vartan on love, marriage, guns and tattoos


On a hot day somewhere in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, at what used to be probably a quite nice hospital, production is underway on the third season of TNT's medical drama "HawthoRNe," airing Tuesdays.The crew has taken over the facility -- with the production offices housed in the former mental-health ward -- and when the A/C is turned off to quiet the area for shooting, it's about as warm inside as it is outside.And yet, star Michael Vartan, who plays surgeon Dr. Tom Wakefield, is wearing long sleeves under his scrubs. It's not that he's chilly, it's that he has tattoos -- and TNT does not approve. Luckily, the sleeves don't bother him."It's much better than makeup," Vartan tells Zap2it, resting between scenes in the hospital lobby. "I've had tattoos my whole life. I got my first one when I was 18. I have a rather well-developed dark side, not anything too much. I...



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