‘Fringe’ favorite Seth Gabel will soon be making his return to TV as The Count in The CW’s ‘Arrow,’ a baddie drug kingpin. Here, he talks about who exactly The Count is.
“The Count is a trickster, and he comes from the street. Most of the people on Oliver’s list are white-collar villains … but The Count is unique in that he relishes the opportunity to prove his own dominance over any force in Starling City and as a force of the street,” Gabel tells The Hollywood Reporter. “He feels like he can take on anything, including the Arrow.”
And it seems he has a fondness for science fiction.
“I love the sci-fi world,” he says. “It’s a grand metaphor for what we’re experiencing in society now, with technology changing in an exponential way. I think the world we’re in is going to change very quickly, and we need these sci-fi genre metaphors to help us understand the scope of what it is we’re all going to be experiencing in the next 10 to 20 years.”
It’s a great metaphor, but as an actor I wonder if he also like sci-fi because there must be some sort of freedom in playing a character that is a little more than ordinary in that realm.
I know I would.
via Hollywood Reporter.