Be sure to check out Drew’s fantastic interview over at TVFANATIC.COM to find out more on what Drew had to say about Evil Hal, Karen and what’s next for Hal and Maggie!
TV Fanatic: Congratulations on the fourth season renewal!
Drew Roy: Thank you very much. You know, it’s always a nice to know you still have a job!
TVF: Let’s talk about last week’s episode first. I have to say I loved seeing you rough up Noah Wyle!
DR: (Laughs) It was fun. To be completely honest, that was one of the biggest challenges of that episode was just knowing that I was going to have to go toe-to-toe with Noah because Noah, as we all know, is a fantastic actor because he doesn’t back down so you’re supposed to, you know, back down, but the fact that I was his son on the show gave me a tremendous amount [of room] as far as being able to respect him and [it] didn’t have to just be a physical altercation, but we definitely showed up and went at it toe-to-toe each day.
TVF: We’d seen glimpses of Evil Hal throughout the season so far, but this was the first time he really kind of took over for a while. Was that different for you to play at that point?
DR: I knew that it was going to culminate with me taking Tom [Mason, Wyle’s character] hostage and so I really had to come up with a whole character and how this guy was going to act and a new version. I basically just had to come up with that character not knowing what this guy was going to do or was capable of.
I just decided that since Hal at this point was in such a confused and really just a weak state, the best way to combat that was have this evil side of him just be very cunning and manipulative and confident and that really works well with a lot of that part. When it actually came down to it was just finding that fun stuff that makes an evil guy do what an evil guy does and I’d never gotten to do that before. And it was definitely fun.
TVF: You also had some like really tough emotional scenes last week. Is crying something that comes easy for you on screen?
DR: It’s definitely not easy, but I know how to get myself to do it. It’s really just putting the work in. I’m very critical of when a guy cries on a movie or a TV show, because if you over-do it, it loses its power, because just like you, I am a sucker for it.
If you see a dude break down, oh it tears me up. And so, I always try to pick and chose when I think that the best time to do that is otherwise, you know, it loses its power. So that particular scene when Tom is finally getting through to Hal, a little bit or he thinks he is I’m also a sucker for talking about family.
I’ve added 4 new episode stills of Drew from Falling Skies episode titled ‘The Pickett Line’ which is set to air on July 14th at 10PM on TNT!
– Season 3 > Episode Stills > 3×07 – The Pickett Line
Announced on THR, Falling Skies has been renewed for a fourth season.
The Turner-owned cable network announced Tuesday that the futuristic drama will return for a fourth season.
So far this summer, the DreamWorks Television drama starring Noah Wyle ranks as basic cable’s No. 1 scripted series among adults 18-49 and 25-54. The fourth season will again consist of 10 episodes and return in summer 2014. When factoring in DVR viewing, season three is averaging 5.8 million total viewers. Season two of the alien invasion drama averaged 5.6 million total viewers in Live +7, ranking as basic cable’s top summer drama among adults 25-54.
“Be Silent and Come Out” – Sunday, July 7, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Hal finally reveals his internal struggle to everyone, and it doesn’t bode well for the Masons. Lourdes experiments with a risky new medical procedure. And Charleston’s government sees a massive shift in leadership when a group breaks away on a search and rescue mission. Gloria Reuben guest stars