Actor Osric Chau talks about his character’s journey as well as his own journey through the Supernatural universe.
On Kevin’s role in the supernatural world, and how his mom’s part affects him:
“Anyone that you love, whenever you’re in a position of danger, you want to keep them close because you want to protect them,” Chau said. “Obviously, they can get in the way. So, Kevin is struggling with that. He’s struggling with whether Crowley will go back after his mom or not.”
“But his mom is such a strong character, and his [own strength] really does come from her,” he added. “In that sense, he’s not worried about her at all, but he does have a purpose — he does have something that he can do that no one else in the world can, so he has to focus. It’s like he’s studying for an exam; his mom can’t do this thing for him.”
On what this latest episode showed about the Trans:
“This episode in particular is pretty cool, and I quite enjoyed it, because there’s some fun stuff, and the director [Charlie Carner] would actually let us do some longer takes, which was nice,” he said. “We had some scenes where we just ran through the whole thing, and it felt like a stage show. That’s not something you get to do normally.”
“[The situation with the witch] is kind of bringing it back to reality for him,” he continued. “They’re on the run; they’re trying to stay safe from all these demons. You know, he’s kind of getting into this routine, where he’s trying to get back to his old life, in a way of speaking. He’s doing his own thing [from the Winchesters], and his mother is doing her own thing, but maybe it’s not working as well as he hoped.”
On Osric’s experience in the series so far:
Chau also noted that working on Supernatural has challenged him as an actor and allowed him to “constantly learn” from those around him. One of the things he feels he has gotten more comfortable with as a result of the show is watching himself in scenes without nit-picking his performance (he shared that he has weekly Supernatural viewing parties with friends — even for episodes he’s not in). But he has also learned not to anticipate too much from a job or a character, because sometimes — like with the case of Kevin — the writers take the story to a place well beyond his wildest dreams.
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