The Syfy show 'Defiance' has been gaining popularity since it premiered last month, and the show was actually picked up by many international networks for distribution. Tony Curran and Jaime Murray, two of the stars of the show, discuss their roles and what attracted them to the show.
Curran explained, "The first thing that attracted me was the script - the size and scale of it all and how challenging this would be, and also playing an alien and all that would entail. For me it all comes down to the characters. Having interesting characters that people can relate to is the most important thing. I was also attracted to playing someone from a different planetary system who's actually a kid from the gutter as well. It's an interesting character I wanted to explore, something like Sense and Sensibility, when someone from the gutter ends up marrying someone from the upper echelons of society."
Curran and Murray also discuss their 'Defiance' showrunner Kevin Murphy, and whether he gives them any hints about the show's future or their character's future, saying, "Kevin Murphy's lovely in that regard. Obviously he's a wonderfully talented writer-producer but he'll also come up to me sometimes before a scene and whisper something in my ear that he hasn't told Jaime so it can organically seep into a scene in ways that aren't scripted, things that the other actors in the scene don't know are coming. It helps keep it fresh. He’ll tell me something he’s going to write about Jaime's character and I’ll be like, "Seriously?! Oh my God." And I'm sure he does the same to Jaime as well about other characters. He’s told me some things recently that are going to be really challenging, exciting and bracing for our characters to play in the near future and forward into Defiance's second season."
Curran is known for many iconic films in the past, including major supporting roles in 'Gladiator', 'Underworld: Evolution', 'The League of Extraordinary Gentleman', and 'The Adventures of Tintin'. In addition to Defiance, he has a role in the upcoming 'Mary: Queen of Scots' and 'Crossmaglen'.