Podcast: Talking about Acting

 

 

You would’ve thought Tom's appearance on Podcast Like It's 1999 (available on October 29th wherever you get your podcasts) was where we’d hear Tom next, but you’d be wrong! He popped up on a Slate podcast that is all about different jobs in the arts. Hearing (or reading - there’s an imperfect transcript available through the link) Tom chat about finding characters and his love of theatre in offbeat places (and beard philosophy!), is absolutely wonderful. He goes more in depth to finding all the nuances for the clones in Watchmen, touches on Sleepy Hollow, and talks more about stepping into season 2 of See and playing a blind character. There is also some bonus content with a paid subscription, but you can read that part in the transcription if you'd prefer not to sign up.

See: Interview with Schön Magazine

 

 

Schön Magazine has published an interview with Tom and my goodness it has some spectacular photos, taken by Claudine Balthazar (with grooming by Elena Pacienza and styling by Corey Ng). The interview itself is no slouch either. Any time you can get him talking about imagination and creativity, it's going to be a treat.

What draws you to such deeply imaginative stories? 

I suspect for the same reason audiences are drawn to them. For so many of us, we’re told from a young age to grow up. But what does that actually mean? Typically it means stop playing about — which typically means stop being imaginative. But why?! It doesn’t matter who you are or what job you do; everything benefits from your ability to use your imagination. Dreaming and playing makes everyone happier, more productive, and more empathetic.

 

 

The full interview is available here. Shooting for season 3 of See should be finishing up this month, so Tom can get back home and cook that nice meal for his wife. Until then, we can think about what unexpected direction his character Lord Harlan is going to be taking -- with this show and it's very vivid imagination, it could be anything.

See can be streamed on Apple TV+. New episodes are available on Fridays, with only 2 more episode left this season.

See: Interview with In Style

 

 

In Style Mexico has published an interview with Tom and asked what he considers his most challenging part, his fondest career memories, and, of course, about his role on See:

"What do we expect in season 2 of See? What will happen to Lord Harlan?

Hopefully, the audience won't know whether or not they like you. In a good way! He's an important ally that the other characters need, but he has his own selfish reasons for most of what he does. He will fight with Baba Voss and the Queen, but will be friends with others and then trade. It will be a hero or a villain depending on the day. It's been endlessly fun to play and I hope it's fun to watch."

Definitely worth a read. You can find the original in Spanish here, and the English translation here.

See streams on Apple TV+, with a new episode every Friday.

 

Photo: Claudine Baltazar, Grooming: Elena Pacienza, Stylist: Corey Ng

See: Video Interview

 

The video below is a fantastic, lengthy interview with Tom about his role on See. Some great questions got him talking about what his approach to the role has been and what it's been like to join the show in its second season.

 

 

See also stars Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, and Alfre Woodard. It is available for streaming on Apple TV+, with a new episode every Friday.