Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fringe - Collider: Seth Gabel Interview

Source: Collider [follow link for complete interview]

Fringe season 4

COLLIDER: Seth Gabel Talks ALLEGIANCE, Playing Lincoln Lee on FRINGE, Playing a Villain on ARROW and More

by Christina Radish
December 27th, 2012

Adding an extra layer of authenticity and intensity, the indie drama Allegiance is based on writer/director Mike Connors’ own personal experiences serving in the military while also paying tribute to the 21 million veterans living in the United States today. The story follows Lieutenant Danny Sefton (Seth Gabel), who has received a questionable transfer that will keep him safely stationed back home while his National Guard unit deploys to one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq. When the unit’s best medic, Specialist Reyes (Bow Wow), is denied a compassionate reassignment to stay home with his terminally ill son, he asks Sefton to help him go AWOL.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Seth Gabel (who played Lincoln Lee on the Fox TV series Fringe) talked about what made him want to be a part of this film, the type of leader his character is, how he was able to identify with the man he was portraying, what it was like to work with Bow Wow, how excited he was to have the boot camp experience, and how this gave him a new appreciation for people who dedicate their lives to defending our country. He also talked about what it was like to have been a part of Fringe, how the interest in his Arrow guest role as The Count (based on Count Vertigo from the comic book series) has been both surprising and incredible, taking on a “super-villain,” that he hopes to return for future episodes, and how inspiring show star Stephen Amell’s physical dedication to the role has been for him...


Lance Reddick, Seth Gabel and Anna Torv

... Q: Now that Fringe is in its final stretch, what did you enjoy about the journey that your character took, going from guest star to recurring to regular?

Seth Gabel: "The Fringe experience was one that really helped me grow, in so many ways. To have the opportunity to join the show just as a guest star, and then to have been asked back, over and over again, was so validating. I got to have the experience of being a fan of a show, getting to join it, and then getting to continue to be a part of it. And then, add to that that I was able to play two different versions of the character, one of whom was very confident in his body and perhaps overly cocky, at times, and then be able to jump to the polar opposite of that and be insecure and too much in my mind and not in my body while at the same time being brilliant in coming up with solutions to unconventional problems. To be able to jump between those two characters and clock in hours of experiencing those different sides of my psyche, it forced me to grow in so many ways that I had never anticipated..."

NEW episodes of Fringe return on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9/8C on FOX.

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