Sam Witwer of Syfy’s Being Human spoke to the press today about his character and some interesting things to come for the series as it continues through its first season.
Before we get to that, I’ve seen Monday night’s episode and while I’ll refrain from spoiling anything for you, I will say that it’s really good. Maybe even the best of the season so far. It’s pretty evenly divided between Sally, Aidan and Josh and there are some big character reveals. There’s also some really great music in it, which is becoming sort of a recurring theme for this show.
Witwer had some interesting things to say about his character Aidan. He admitted to only having seen the first episode of the British series, so as far as comparisons go between his BBC vampire counterpart Mitchell and Aidan, he wasn’t able to say. He also admitted to not being all that familiar with current vampire lore in television and books (including Twilight).
Witwer did hint about flashbacks and other scenes that show us a less restrained vampire than the Aidan we’re coming to know now. “Aidan was out of his mind. Sociopathic. Psychopathic. He was beyond what you would consider sane. We get to see moments of that break through where our nice Aidan does something that’s just, you just don’t see coming and it’s really hard to watch.”
I asked him about the “Celine” tattoo on Aidan’s chest and Witwer was naturally tight-lipped about that reveal:
So, he was vague there and we have no idea when we’ll know who Celine was/is, but she’s relevant enough that we will find out at some point.
Witwer had some interesting things to say about Aidan’s take on death and his history with it, which affects how he reacts in certain situations. This includes something you’ll see in this Monday’s episode (no major spoilers ahead):
If you’re familiar with Showtime’s Dexter, you know that the series follows a serial killer who follows a code to only kill really bad people. Dexter’s thirst for blood but desire hold on to whatever shreds of humanity he has in him does sort of fall in line with Aidan’s situation (especially given the hints about his really dark past). Witwer agreed that there are similarities between Dexter and Aidan:
(Related fact: Witwer played a small role in Dexter’s first season. He was Neil Perry, the man who tried to take the rap for the Ice Truck Killer)
We hope to have the full transcript of the call up for you sometime early next week. In the meantime, don’t miss Monday night’s episode of Being Human (9 p.m. ET on Syfy). It’s a good one! Here’s the preview for it:
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