How would you get someone who hasn’t watched [Merlin] to give it a chance?
Bradley: I would tell them to watch an episode and come back and talk to me about it. In fact, that’s what I tell people all the time.
Is that how you pick up girls?
Bradley: I actually pick up girls with various displays of origami.
You do not.
Bradley: [Serious tone] Yes, I do. It’s quite a famous tactic here in England. The better you are at origami, the more women you attract.
And you’re sure it’s not because they recognise you from the show?
Colin: Well, they’re too distracted by the origami…
Bradley: Yes. My house is origami. I’ve got a car that I drove here today that’s origami.
It must be very environmentally friendly.
Bradley: Yes, it is. Big time.
Alright… Colin, coming back to Merlin, do you believe in magic?
Colin: After watching Bradley drive around in his origami car, I believe in anything! [Bradley laughs in the background]
Okay, do you do anything origami?
Colin: No, I’m an origami wannabe. I’ve actually started up a support group because some people have a deficiency in their system where they can’t actually fold things. I’m part of that group and it seems to affect people from Northern Ireland. Anyone prone to paper cuts shouldn’t even enter the origami game. It’s a rough industry and certainly if you don’t have thick skin, you’re going to lose.
[Laughs] Let us guess, we’re your first interview of the day, aren’t we?
Colin: [Laughs out loud] Yes!
And this is how you like to start your day?
Bradley: I usually start my day with origami… [trails off and starts laughing again]