Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Castle - PMc Magazine: Seamus Dever Interview

Source: PMc Magazine [follow link for complete interview]

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A Spotlite on Actor Seamus Dever

By Meaghan Coffey
Fall 2013

If you’ve tuned into Castle at any point in its six-season run, you’ll see two relationships consistently at play: the romance between Kate Beckett and the show’s namesake, and the bromance (or, more formally, ‘partnership’) between Detectives Javier Esposito (Jon Huertas) and Kevin Ryan.

The latter is portrayed by Seamus Dever, the once-upon-a-time valedictorian of his high school who received a graduate degree in acting from the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon. Dever has likely guest starred on at least one of your favorite TV shows over the years, but found his home with the cast and crew of ABC’s Castle. I caught up with him to talk about his path from classical training to perfecting the art of the primetime bromance...

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... Meaghan Coffey: Talk to me about the epic bromance between your character and Jon Huertas’ Esposito. Were the two destined to be inseparable from the beginning?

Seamus Dever: "I’m not sure they intended for us to be so prominent but that’s what they get for hiring good actors. I’m not content to just come in and say my lines and do the bare minimum. That stuff bores the crap out of me. Same goes for Jon. This was never a money job for me. To quote the rapper Macklemore, “If I would have wanted to be rich I would have been a f-ing lawyer.” I’m here to act so I’m going to find a way to make it interesting for me. Jon and I stuck together and built something out of it. Our network and our writers caught on and started wanting more. Thankfully we are willing to oblige them."

Meaghan Coffey: There’s one more relationship we have to talk about—the one you’ve had front row seats for. What’s your take on Castle and Beckett’s story?

Seamus Dever: "I hope they stick together and we find new challenges for them and their relationship. I know some people want drama and conflict but just like in life, there are always new obstacles as every relationship evolves. I think that’s enough...

Castle season six premieres Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10/9C on ABC.

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