So, it’s up to them to help us and for us to help each other articulate what we’re trying to do.
So instead of fighting a losing battle – not battle, but a losing effort in trying to explain something I’d rather inform my own behaviour with my background and go and do it and do what they’re writing, but know I have another motivation.
And so there’s always something that I add to it that will allow me later to justify something else, but at the end of the day – I mean, you’ve got to get the line in and then you have a committee and it’s not just the writer, it’s like AMC.
Assassinated and then served in front of us as an act of cannibalism - it was, you know, my little friend Chicky - thank God they never owned a cow.
If they bought a cow I would be eating grass by now!
That’s very unusual and that’s wonderful in my opinion. You probably just didn’t know it all the time, because sometimes it’s the same person all the time and sometimes it’s each person attached to that exact script, which is kind of way we do it.
So you can actually ask the writer “What did you – what’s the point in there? But television, historically, was always considered the writer’s medium.I know what I would say, how I would say it, so I try it sometimes and depending on who’s in charge then they’ll let it pass, or not.We have something also unusual, we have the writer on the set.So they were excited, gave me a false commiseration, but they were happy as hell when I was with them for a while and we were working. But I realize that he had lost so much and we’ve deconstructed Victor Strand so much, that by the time he’s about to get thrown over and he’s just like – he already has given up everything and now he has given up his mask in many ways. I spoke to Frank Dillane last year and we talked about how Madison is more addicted to Nick than he is to drugs. I think it’s a typical dynamic when there’s an addict in the family, there are also enablers in the family and I think it’s human nature and I think she feels that – Madison feels a certain degree of responsibility and we actually learn later.So we even – I wanted to make a choice and Deb wanted to make a choice. She was one of the first characters to adapt to the apocalypse, but she sort of came unstuck because of her obsession with her son, pushing her daughter aside at times. We learned last season just how responsible she felt for it genetically and yeah I think it is.Even his vocal quality, the way he usually speaks is gone so that he’s just sounding almost like a child, do you know what I mean? It was like he can’t sound like Victor Strand when he’s screaming for his life. Was that quite a prevalent thought for you and your performance? Her Achilles’ heel is to save this son, who feels like he maybe a danger to himself and the daughter is the golden child, with a good head on her shoulders and she doesn’t have to worry about her as much.