Eve Myles addresses Torchwood's' polarizing U.S./UK controversy

If you love Torchwood and you can't wait to see the new Miracle Day series and you happen to live in the UK ... you're probably mighty upset right about now. But Eve Myles, who plays Gwen Cooper on the show, has a message for you.

As all Torchwood fans are painfully aware, viewers in the U.S. will get to see Miracle Day on Starz on July 8, while UK viewers will have to wait until July 14 to see Captain Jack and his crew return. And this discrepancy has led to angry talk and threats of boycotts and illegal downloads.

The UK fans feel slighted, because that's where Torchwood began, but some worry that if fans DO download the series rather than wait for it to air, the ratings could suffer and affect the future of the show.

Myles address the controversy like this:

We never, ever, ever wanted to take this show away from the original fans. ... We've made you the best, best series yet. And it works out that it will be a week after the U.S. showing. And obviously we have nothing to do with that -- me nor John [Barrowman] or [showrunners Russel T. Davies and Julie Gardner]. ... If it was up to me and John, we'd have it to them straight away. But, it's not.

She did have a solution, though, which we sure wish she was able follow through with:

I wish I had the ten episodes here and I can invite them to my house and we could all watch them together. You know, tonight. Unfortunately, my house isn't big enough and I only have one [episode] myself [she laughs]. Yeah, I'd like to say that if I had something to do with it that this wouldn't be happening. But, sit tight, because it is a fantastic ride.

So what would you do (or plan to do) if you lived (or do live) in the UK?

Download ... or wait?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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