1 Updates
Deception's Tate Donovan: I Don't Think Edward's Evil
Photo Credit: TV Guide

Deception's Tate Donovan: I Don't Think Edward's Evil

Feb 3 2013, 10:22pm CST | by

Edward Bowers is no saint on NBC's Deception, and even Tate Donovan, who plays the surly CFO, admits as much. But is he capable of murdering his own sister? On Monday's episode airing at 10/9c, that...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

Deception's Tate Donovan: I Don't Think Edward's Evil

Feb 3 2013, 10:22pm CST | by

Deception | Photo Credits: David Giesbrecht/NBC

Edward Bowers is no saint on NBC's Deception, and even Tate Donovan, who plays the surly CFO, admits as much. But is he capable of murdering his own sister?

On Monday's episode airing at 10/9c, that's the question on the mind of Detective Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good), who's currently working as the personal assistant to Edward's father, Robert Bowers (Victor Garber), and conducting an undercover investigation for the FBI on who killed her childhood best friend, Vivian Bowers. "It's sort of liberating to play someone who doesn't care if you like him and just assumes that you don't like him," Donovan tells TVGuide.com about the role. "You can just sort of say what you want and how you feel if you don't care if people like you or not. Actors tend not to see [their characters] as good or bad, at least I try not to. ... I sort of leave the judging to the audience.

Walter White and other bad guys we root for on TV

"I don't think [Edward's] bad or evil or terrible, or a monster, but I think [he] sometimes acts out of fear, like everyone else," he adds.

And he certainly has good reason to keep his defenses up. More than a decade earlier, Edward was accused of raping and murdering a girl but was never convicted of the crime. In last week's episode, viewers were told that Edward actually did kill her, but doesn't remember doing so — and the whole thing was covered up by his father's now-rival, Sen. Dwight Haverstock (John Larroquette).

"This character is somebody who the whole world thinks is kind of a monster," Donovan explains. "Everyone thinks he got off because he's so wealthy. And well, what does that do to a human being, when the whole world sort of thinks you're a terrible person? I think you sort of become a terrible person, because he just assumes that you don't like him. I'm always intrigued by what that must be like psychologically, for someone to have that happen to them."

Fast-forward to present day, when the story takes place, and the customarily defensive Edward is the only one who smells a rat when Joanna reconnects with the family at Vivian's funeral. But does he have additional motives for not wanting her around, asking questions?

Who are the scariest TV and movie serial killers?

"When you play a guy like him, you sort of can't help but be on his side and see why he's reacting that way," Donovan says. "I think he is suspicious naturally. He's a smart guy, and he has reason to feel like, 'What is this girl doing in our house?' He has a lot of secrets, and I imagine Edward doesn't like a lot of strangers. He doesn't like a lot of people. When you have a lot of secrets, you tend to isolate yourself a lot more. And so, he just doesn't like some sort of stranger coming back in. Even though he really liked her when he was a kid, it's all changed for him."

On Monday's episode, Edward confronts Robert about the cover-up in a scene that Donovan says he relished playing with his longtime friend and frequent co-star, Garber. "It's a really powerful scene," Donovan says. "I felt like I was doing an Arthur Miller play, classic father-son rivalry, tension, years of resentment built up. It's good."

And as for the identity of Vivian's killer, Donovan said he just learned it a couple of weeks ago, when the show finished shooting its final episode — but his lips are sealed.

"It's surprising and at once it makes total sense," Donovan teases. "When you look back on the whole season, you're like, 'Oh, yeah, I should have known.'"

Deception airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

 

View original Deception's Tate Donovan: I Don't Think Edward's Evil 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

Enterprises TV to Air Segment on Reducing Business Travel Costs
As airfare and gas prices continue to rise, businesses are finding more cost-efficient ways to meet and get the job done.
 
 
Pep Talk from Olympian in Episode 9 &quot;Mission Milestone&quot; on Mission Makeover on Lifetime®
The ladies hit the ground running to prep and compete in a 5K Run together; Dotsie Baush, 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist on hand to offer inspiration.
 
 
Enterprises TV Airs in Phoenix, Arizona in April
Residents in “The Valley of the Sun” will be able to watch the enlightening show on KAZ-TV "Arizona's Own" throughout the month.
 
 
Delphi Automotive LLP to Appear on The Balancing Act® Airing on Lifetime TV
Viewers will learn how the The Delphi Connect System helps keep families safe with connectivity to their vehicles
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Korea Ship Tragedy: Parents Go From Anger To Acceptance While Nation Wallows In Shame
On the crowded floor of the gymnasium in the incredibly pleasant town of Jindo, on the southwestern Korean coast, hundreds of people are going through all the stages of grief. There has been anger, denial, bargaining...
Read more on Business Balla
 
What's Japan's Guiltiest Secret?: (Hint) It's Not The Comfort Women
For anyone who follows East Asia, here’s a question: what is Japan’s guiltiest secret? The “comfort women” scandal? The Nanking massacre? Official homage to war criminals at the Yasukuni shrine? No, no, and no. If by a...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
How To Choose The Right Medium For Your Message
From music streaming services to magazine mobile apps, the last few years have brought us an array of options when it comes to choosing a message’s medium. New platforms, like Vine, have even reinvented publishing...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors
Ten days ago, the federal government released a huge data set detailing how it spent $77 billion in Medicare funds in 2012 to over 880,000 health care providers. The release of this data is part of a new transparency...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Vault-Like Services Could Be Next Fantasy Sports Success Stories
Billions of dollars are being exchanged among fantasy sports participants, which has led to the rise of subsectors within the fantasy gaming industry.  The most well-known subsector is the rapidly rising daily fantasy...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Pain & Pleasure Of Branded Social Media
During a recent Bulldog webinar on the subject of media relations 2.0, a senior communications professional from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) noted that when the organization wanted to announce news, it simply...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Counting Jack Ma's $5 Billion Shopping Spree In 2014
So, how is your 2014 going? For Jack Ma, the past five months were one crazy shopping spree. The 49-year-old billionaire founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group has been involved in eight major deals with a...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies
The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 42, April 21, 2014 In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Challenges Of Remote Management: One Manager's Perspective
Sometimes it seems you can learn more about management from sitting at a bar than from reading a textbook. I was recently sitting at a bar at a resort with my wife, and began to chat with the man sitting next to me. ...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Weekend Box Office: Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' Flops, 'Heaven Is For Real' Soars
Heaven Is For Real is to The Grudge as God’s Not Dead is to The Ring. As the first major Christian-centric film to drop after the surprisingly successful God’s Not Dead, Heaven Is For Real got to capitalize on being the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla