Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Primeval: New World - SciFi and TV Talk: Danny Rahim Interview

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SCIFI AND TV TALK: Primeval: New World's Danny Rahim - Sense of Security

by Steve Eramo

Actor Danny Rahim is all smiles as he walks into the Vancouver publicity office of Primeval: New World (a spin-off of the hit UK Sci-Fi series Primeval). Having gone through hair and make-up, he is kitted out in his character’s familiar togs and ready for work. His character of security specialist/firearms expert Mac Rendell is among a handful of brave individuals responsible for protecting the city and its population from unwanted intrusions by creatures from Earth’s past (and in some cases future). It is a job fraught with risk and danger, but one that Mac has eagerly taken on. For Rahim, booking his role on New World was a long process and a challenging one, but the actor could not have been more thrilled with the outcome.

My original audition was in the UK,” says Rahim. “All the actors who were reading for the role were sent two scenes ahead of time to learn. So I went in, did both scenes and it went great. Everyone there was extremely helpful and just open to letting you explore the character and try different ways of doing so."

When I got to the second audition, the atmosphere felt tense and the actors who were already there looked really panicked. I thought, ‘OK, something’s up. What’s going on?’ It turned out that an extra [audition] scene had been given to everyone. The thing is, I have dyslexia, so it takes me a little longer to learn. I have special filters and other things that I do at home to make it easier for me..."

Primeval: New World premieres on Syfy in 2013, and airs in Canada on the Space Channel, on Monday at 10PM.

Primeval: New World cast includes Eureka's Niall Matter, Sara Canning, Danny Rahim, Crystal Lowe, Miranda Frigon and Geoff Gustafson.

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