Gale Harold discusses Secret Circle role
Former Queer as Folk actor Gale Harold has discussed his role in The CW’s forthcoming new drama The Secret Circle.
The supernatural drama is based on the series of novels by L. J. Smith who also wrote The Vampire Diaries which has already been adapted for The CW in a successful series starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. While The Vampire Diaries is mostly about vampires The Secret Circle revolves around witches and Gale Harold plays Charles Meade, the father of Diana (Shelley Hennig) who befriends new witch Cassie (Britt Robertson). The actor has discussed his role in The Secret Circle and how his character will hide his darker side.
“The bad guy villain gets really boring very quickly, but if you’re that bad while being perceived to be that good, everywhere you look there’s a potential disaster. It’s interesting because I have to maintain a certain persona in public and in society but that’s not really what I want. It’s a means to an end….. There is a very serious power grab going on where my character is, at least in the beginning, trying to reignite something through our children that we tried to do ourselves that went horribly wrong.” – Gale Harold speaking to TV Addict.
Gale Harold is probably best remembered for his role in Showtime drama Queer as Folk, based on the British series of the same name penned by Russell T. Davies, in which he played Brian Kinney in all five seasons. The actor also played Jackson, short-term boyfriend of Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), in Desperate Housewives and his other notable roles include appearances in Deadwood, Vanished and Hellcats.
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