So, you know how everyone thinks that the Top is his totem, but in the beginning he mentions that it’s actually Mal’s? Well, you see, if it’s not his totem, then it’s not going to properly work for him. Cobb’s totem is his wedding ring. Whenever he’s dreaming, he has a wedding ring on because, as he says, in his dreams, they’re still together. In reality, he’s not wearing a ring. During the last scene of the movie? He’s not wearing a ring. BAM, REALITY.
Interviewer:You spoke of realism about your character. But an FBI agent at your age, it exists?
Gubler:No, not at all! That's the funny thing, that people come to me after watching programs on the police and say "Hey, you do not wear your weapon properly in the series." And I say 'But you pay attention to my weapon! You saw me on the show?' I have shoulder-length hair, a cane... There is no realistic inside. It is a completely fictional character and I like it a lot. It does not exist in reality.
Interviewer:It's been six years and you play the same character, that's long! You manage to find ways to continue to make it interesting?
Gubler:Yes, always. What I love is that television gives you the opportunity to develop a character over the years. I've done movies where they give me three months to play a character. But on TV, we know the character, the details of his personality, he becomes your best friend a little, so to speak. For me it is very interesting. It is a kind of performance. For eleven months of the year, I see under the identity of another that gives me the impression of being more intelligent in real life for that matter.
Interviewer:And then when you go to the restaurant and you're struggling to split the bill, it's hard to live?
Gubler:Yes, it's hard! People still expect me to be super smart but I'm not.
Interviewer:This is necessary for a dark series?
Gubler:Yes, otherwise we would all be crazy! At the same time, it's true that the series is dark but there is a positive side: there are many villains, but we catch them every time. There is always a human side and ultimately optimistic.