Actor Diego Klattenhoff has worked with some big names and some extremely talented stars in recent years and they just continue to get bigger and better. Diego had to face off against Damien Lewis in the hit series Homeland and now he has to go up against James Spader in the new show The Blacklist. Now, Diego has compared the two actors, admitting that he feels honored to work with such stars.
Klattenhoff explained to Collider, "It’s a tough life! They’re so similar, it’s uncanny. When you admire somebody and you go in there, part of your consciousness is saying, 'Holy fuck, this is Damien Lewis! This is Claire Danes! I’m doing a scene with Mandy Patinkin!' Luckily, I had that experience on Homeland, to work with these unreal people who are unbelievably talented, great actors. And to go into work with James, it was the exact same thing."
He added, "For me, anyway, James is at that near iconic status of, 'Holy fuck, it’s James Spader!' He’s done so many different things, in all the different mediums. He’s such a fiercely intellectual, consummate professional who is so well-prepared, going in to do a scene, that you just have to nod and take note. Some actors like to just walk in and feel it out. He has everything worked out for a reason, and you can’t do anything but admire it, take note, and then get in there and duke it out with him. It’s gonna lead to some great stuff."
You can catch Diego Klattenhoff going head to head with James Spader in The Blacklist, which airs on NBC on Monday nights. If you have yet to see the show, we highly recommend that you give it a watch, and feel free to share your thoughts on the show with us.