Of course, Good Omens is a novel possessed by a list of incredible characters, but the center of that complicated plot is occupied by an angel and a demon who are best friends (no matter how much the angelic of their number would deny it). Seeing as the chemistry between Crowley and Aziraphale was key, how did that work out on set between actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen?
Like dancing, it would seem.
There were many sweet asides during the New York Comic Con Good Omens panel, but perhaps the best (aside from Jon Hamm constantly telling the crowd that he took the role of Gabriel because he was paid a ridiculous amount of money) was Michael Sheen pointing out that he and David Tennant started off in their own sort of spheres, but quickly merged together. “It was like I was dancing over here, and you were over there, and suddenly it was like… okay, it’s getting a little sexy.”
“It was very sexy,” Tennant agreed, grinning.
Apparently, the two had an excellent time together working through history, jumping from location to location—and judging by the trailer, it seems to have translated to screen beautifully. Tennant claimed that he was concerned about the marriage of the supernatural and the mundane that the show represents, that he wasn’t sure of the tone, but that he and Sheen quickly found their rhythm together and the whole thing made sense.
Later on during the Q&A, when a fan approached to ask if angels or demons have more fun, Tennant was quick to supply “They have the most fun together.”
Yeah, that’s pretty much what we’re hoping for.