1 Updates
Sam Witwer Loves Being Human
Photo Credit: TV Guide

Sam Witwer Loves Being Human

Jan 28 2013, 9:10am CST | by

For a guy playing a broody Boston bloodsucker, Sam Witwer couldn't be happier. Now in his third season on Syfy's Being Human, the Smallville vet's ancient vampire Aidan Waite is up to his incisors...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Sam Witwer Loves Being Human

Jan 28 2013, 9:10am CST | by

Sam Witwer | Photo Credits: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

For a guy playing a broody Boston bloodsucker, Sam Witwer couldn't be happier. Now in his third season on Syfy's Being Human, the Smallville vet's ancient vampire Aidan Waite is up to his incisors in a devastating plague that is wiping out his undead brethren and giving his character all sorts of juicy stuff to sink his teeth into. In Monday's episode things get even wilder (and maybe more lethal) for Aidan and his roomies — former werewolf Josh and recovering ghost Sally — so we decided to pump Witwer for some scoop on what's coming up on the bloody cool supernatural drama.

TV Guide Magazine: Even though Aidan is back above ground, he's still not exactly back in a happy place, right? Sam Witwer: The world he has come back into is very different from the one he left. There's this epidemic and finding clean blood is not easy. Surviving? Not easy.

TV Guide Magazine: Which has surely changed his attitude toward his fellow bloodsuckers. Witwer: You know, he says he hates vampires...but it's like an addict's old drug buddies. When they're all dying, maybe you don't hate them anymore.

TV Guide Magazine: Guess you could say he's becoming more human? Witwer: [Laughs] Exactly. The thing I am most proud of this year is that it's, by far, our most grounded season. It's our best season. The stories are very "everyday problems," and at the same time, the consequences of the first two seasons are hanging over our heads in a big way.

TV Guide Magazine: Sounds like big things are coming. Witwer: Episode one was a big game changer. We have changed the dynamics of the show, things are different for Aidan. They've changed things for Sally in a huge way. Things with Josh are totally changed.

TV Guide Magazine: Were these changes the result of any off-camera tweaks? Witwer: Anna Fricke is now our sole showrunner. The first two seasons, it was her and her husband Jeremy Carver, so she is really staking her claim and is doing a version of the show that, frankly, I have been waiting to do since I read the pilot. Jeremy helped write the first five or six scripts, then went over to Supernatural [where he is showrunner].

TV Guide Magazine: Even though there is this flu killing vampires, it still seems lighter than Aidan's brutal storyline last year. Witwer: It was really dark. My character was dealing exclusively with the vampires and was kind of removed from the roommate situation. This season, if Aidan isn't dealing with the roommates, he's with some other very interesting human beings. And I emphasize that they are humans, because that is when my character is at his best. He's scarier because we know who he is and how he can hurt people, he's sadder because he wants to be like them, and he's more interesting because he's living this double life. You get to see all of that this season. He's introduced into the general population but how can he just turn off the killer part in him? He's a blood addict and a trained killer!

TV Guide Magazine: This guy is like 260 years old. He's has quite the resume. Witwer: In the first season, we saw that he was an ex-mafia hit man. And this year, he's a war vet and you'll that played out. We do a flashback story that plays over four episodes — it's our most ambitious flashback we've ever tried. It tells a crucial part of this guy's history and we go back further than we have ever gone.

TV Guide Magazine: But at the same time, Josh (Sam Huntington) and Sally (Meaghan Rath) have a modern storyline going on, as well? Witwer: Yeah. And I gotta thank Anna Fricke because she wrote a present-day story that is reflected thematically in the flashbacks. It is so well done.

TV Guide Magazine: Anything else you can tell us? Witwer: There are some different living situations now. In the time Aidan was missing, Nora [Kristen Hager] moved in, and Aidan is no longer sleeping in his old bedroom, he's in the basement. We never explain why that is, but observant viewers will get it: There was a horrific murder that took place in his room last year. He killed two innocent girls.

TV Guide Magazine: Not to mention that he just spent a year and a half living under ground. A basement probably feels familiar. Witwer: Yup. You got it. It's all those reasons.

TV Guide Magazine: Is this guy ready for love now? Witwer: Whether he's ready for it or not, he's going to have to answer that question. I will just say that Aidan's girlfriends don't have the greatest life expectancy. I was talking to one of our executive producers and he said that we have earned the suspense of this year because of all the dark stuff we saw in Season 2. And this year is much more balanced. We have darkness and humor.

TV Guide Magazine: It's gotta help to have the roomies back together. Witwer: That's it! It's one thing for a showrunner to say, 'we need more humor,' and then force it. The thing that I love about the humor this season is that it's natural. We have some very tense situations that are also very funny to watch. And personally, I love working with my old friends Sam and Meaghan again! I didn't see a lot of them last season.

TV Guide Magazine: Does it feel like the writers understand you three better and how you wear these characters now? Witwer: Absolutely. And they trust us enough now to accept our ideas when they work. We have had an unprecedented access to the writers' room this year and they have written beautiful arcs for the characters. They deserve so much credit because writing this stuff is difficult. They are killing it this year!

TV Guide Magazine: You are so excited about this. How far along are you into filming this season? Witwer: We're done. I have seen most of the 13 episodes and I am very, very happy with how it all turns out. Very happy.

Being Human airs Mondays at 9/8c on Syfy.

Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now!

 

View original Sam Witwer Loves Being Human at TVGuide.com

Other Links From TVGuide.com

Source: TV Guide

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
Our sister site I4U News is giving away a brand new iPad Air or if you can wait an iPad Air 2. This is an $499 value.
 
 
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
 
 
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
 
 
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in The Game of Thrones recently discussed some last-minute changes in the popular series.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Kelsey Grammer wants more kids
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Kelsey Grammer, who recently became father for the sixth time and is also a grandfather, is keen to expand his family even at the age of 69. His young wife Kayte gave birth to the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Eddie Cibrian has no 'ulterior motives'
Eddie Cibrian believes his new reality TV show will prove he is devoted to LeAnn Rimes. The 41-year-old actor, who tied the knot with the country singer in 2011 after their affair led to the breakdown of their first...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chad Kroeger buys 17-carat ring for Avril Lavigne
Chad Kroeger bought Avril Lavigne a lavish 17-carat diamond ring for their first wedding anniversary. The 'Here's to Never Growing Up' hitmaker, who married the Nickelback frontman, 39, at Château de La Napoule in the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Hilary Duff's separation has been 'very difficult'
Hilary Duff admits her split from husband Mike Comrie has been ''very difficult.'' The 'Chasing the Sun' hitmaker, who announced her separation from the former ice hockey player in January after three years of marriage...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
China accuses US over military reconnaissance
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Thursday accused the US of regular reconnaissance by naval ships and aircraft in Chinese waters and airspace. "Vessels and aircraft of the US military have for a long time carried out...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UAE provides $544 mn for needy West Bank families
Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided two million Dirham (544 million dollars) in aid to more than 4,400 needy families in the West Bank during holy month of Ramadan. The aid was provided...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Iggy Azalea to make film debut in 'Fast and Furious 7'
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Singer-model Iggy Azalea is all set to make her acting debut. She will be seen in a cameo in the forthcoming movie "Fast and Furious 7", actor Vin Diesel has revealed. The 47 year-old actor...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kelly Osbourne sued by former landlord
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Kelly Osbourne's former landlord has sued her by claimed that the singer caused damages worth $70,000 to his property after she let her dogs defecate all over the apartment. The "Fashion...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lana Del Rey says ex-boyfriend is 'unwell'
Lana Del Rey claims her ex-boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill is ''unwell.'' The 'Summertime Sadness' hitmaker, who split from the Scottish musician in June after three years together, admits they were not a good match, as...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ryan Seacrest's pals concerned about his gilfriend
Ryan Seacrest's friends are allegedly worried his girlfriend might be a ''gold digger.'' The 'American Idol' host, 39, started dating 24-year-old fitness trainer Shayna Taylor last summer, but his close pals reportedly...
Read more on Celebrity Balla