Monday, May 6, 2013

Grimm - SciFi and TV Talk: David Giuntoli Q & A

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SCIFI AND TV TALK: Q & A with Grimm's David Giuntoli

by Steve Eramo

Risking his life to help save others is something that Detective Nick Burkhardt does every day as a member of the Portland, Oregon police force. His job, however, got that little bit more dangerous two years ago when Nick learned that he was descended from a long and ancient line of profilers called Grimms. He and his kind are responsible for maintaining the balance between humanity and mythical creatures called “Wesen,” who have been living amongst humans for centuries.

Nick is the only one who can see these creatures for who they truly are, which complicates not only his work life but also his home life. His one true confidant is, in fact, a Wesen, a Weider Blutbad named Monroe, who has also put his life on the line more than once to fight alongside our hero. At the end of Grimm’s first season, Nick tried to explain his Grimm “sideline” to his girlfriend Juliette. Unfortunately, she thought he was crazy, and shortly after that fell into a coma caused by Adalind, a Wesen with a score to settle with Nick.

In season two, Juliette awoke from her coma after a “magic” kiss from Nick’s boss, Captain Renard, a human/Wesen hybrid whose father was a Royal, an ancient and powerful group of seven families. The Royals are searching for a set of keys – one of which Nick has – that can show them the way to controlling the world. Nick’s partner, Detective Hank Griffin, is now privy to Nick’s secret and, together with Monroe and Monroe’s girlfriend Rosalee, is helping his friend fight against the Royals along with the Wesen.

Recently, Grimm’s congenial leading man, David Giuntoli, took some time out of his day to speak with me along with other journalists about his work on the show this season as Nick Burkhardt and what viewers can look forward to in the remaining episodes this season. The following is an edited version of our Q & A. Enjoy!

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... Q: How do you feel about the season three pick up and the move to Tuesday night?

David Giuntoli: "It's all very exciting. I think NBC is showing a lot of faith in Grimm by moving us to Tuesday nights. We're very excited to expose the show to an entirely new audience and scare as well as befuddle a whole new segment of the population."

Q: Grimm has so many elements to it, from drama to action to romance and fantasy. Is there any one element that you enjoy performing in the most or do you appreciate the variety overall?

DG: "Well, I do appreciate the variety, though I will say that it is a dark show, and I really love when we get to squeeze in some more comedic elements. Every now and then we'll have a lighter episode, one of which aired three weeks ago (One Angry Fuchsbau). We had a Ziegevolk lawyer charming an entire jury. Rosalee (Bree Turner) was the jury foreman, and Sergeant Wu (Reggie Lee), who was testifying, ended up changing his testimony. There were a lot of many great comedic bits in that one..."


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