James Frain talks about True Blood role
Actor James Frain has discussed his role in the third series of the HBO vampire drama True Blood.
Actor James Frain has discussed his role in the third series of the HBO vampire drama True Blood. The actor joined the cast of the vampire drama in the role of Franklin Mott and in an interview with the Daily Record the actor has said he ‘loved’ his time on the show.
“I do enjoy playing villains, and while I have never thought of Franklin as a bad guy, he is a bad guy,. He’s got it all wrong and is working for the wrong people and thinks he is a good guy but is not. It’s good playing the bad guy but more than anything it was fun. The journey he goes on is very dark but is also hilariously funny. Every week when I got the script I would be just laughing at the lines and enjoyed how much fun they had writing him and how they managed to take it really out-there without ever being totally absurd. He has some really great comedy scenes and some choice lines.” – James Frain speaking to the Daily Record
The actor also discussed the third series of True Blood in general and what UK fans can expect from the new series when it launches on FX later this week.
“The parameters of the True Blood world of seasons one and two get much wider. There are many more things at stake than we first realise. Sookie [Anna Paquin] has got more dimensions to her than have been previously revealed. There is also a whole other world of vampires and characters coming in to make things very difficult for our leads. As always, it constantly veers between thrills and comedy. We keep that up and push it further.” – James Frain speaking to the Daily Record
The actor will be most familiar to British audiences for his role of Thomas Cromwell in the first two seasons of Showtime’s The Tudors. Frain’s other notable roles include Invasion, 24 and as Peter Fleming in NBC’s new drama The Cape.
True Blood’s third series begins on FX in the UK on Friday at 10pm. A fourth series has already been ordered by HBO.