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Emily Deschanel was a guest on BUTV10’s second Variety Hour show in June 2021. Billy Bennight/AdMedia via ZUMA Wire/Alamy

“I wanted to train in theater—it was my first love—and I thought I probably wouldn’t become an actor if I didn’t study it. And I think it’s true that I wouldn’t have … if I didn’t study it in this way [at BU].”

—Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel (’98), who played Dr. Temperance Brennan on the hit Fox television series Bones, appeared on BUTV10’s second Variety Hour show in June 2021. She joined the University’s student-operated media network to discuss her career path, passion for animal rights advocacy, and her decision to attend BU.

Watch the episode here.