One of Fringe's most popular cast members, John Noble, is back to work and feeling better than he has in years. So it is full steam ahead for the fifth and last season of Fox's quirky hit sci-fi show.
Production shut down briefly, for 10 days, because of Noble's long-term sleeping disorder. Although he's suffered from both insomnia and sleep-apnea for a long time, the two conditions were really affecting him this summer. He told fans that "he hit a wall", which required dealing with before he could continue filming.
"I went to the hospital, had all the tests, and we put the strategies into place to deal with both of those issues...." He went on to joke about the "space age mask" he must now wear to bed because of the sleep apnea disorder. "It's pretty unsightly," he told Entertainment Weekly.
The actor, who plays the father figure and genius mentor on the show admitted he received well wishes from Fringe fans everywhere. "People were so bloody supportive," he told the magazine. "It was really touching."
Luckily the actions his doctors took are working. The actor says he's sleeping better than he has in two decades.
Undoubtedly, Noble's fans will be glad to hear that. The actor is insanely popular because of his incredible talent, his unusual wit and his natural charm. He's a crucial part of the television show, but he's also a well-respected thespian in general. His talent speaks for itself.
Look for Noble to join co-stars Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson for the show premiÃ¨re, Friday night, 9:00 p.m., September 28th on Fox network.