Access Hollywood have a new interview with Antony, where he discusses the character of Lucas Hood and how he’s happy to avoid the spotlight.
Banshee: Antony Starr on Developing Lucas Hood
by Jolie Lash, Access Hollywood, 14th March 2014
Lucas Hood can’t walk through the town of “Banshee” without attracting attention, but actor Antony Starr, who plays the tough anti-hero, is quite happy to avoid the spotlight.
“It’s relatively tame,” he told Access Hollywood about getting recognized for his stateside role. “Which, to be honest, I’m a really private person, so it kind of works for me. The more time I have without that happening, I’m OK with that. It’s one of those things, you know… I do value my privacy and that’s gonna be something that’s interesting if and when the show starts becoming a bit more mainstream.”
“Banshee” will conclude its Season 2 run Friday night at 10 PM ET/PT on Cinemax, and Antony’s character heads into it with a lot (Chayton, Proctor, Brock and Gordon, Rabbit) of enemies.
“This is where this character thrives,” Antony said of Lucas. “He’s not the kind of guy that’s gonna settle down in suburbia and look at the library in content. He needs to have that adrenalized lifestyle to really feel that he’s alive in a lot of ways.
“When we first started, we were very careful to keep him pretty contained and have a real ‘less is more’ philosophy so we didn’t really know what was going on with the character. And… slowly, as the series progressed [in] Season 1, the character really shifted and then in Season 2, we’re trying to add a lot more humor, deliberately, to put it in there, to lighten things up a little bit and just show that he’s adapting and finding it easier to socialize in the outside world and letting go of that really… sort of emancipating himself from the inside,” Antony continued. “And that will continue into Season 3. I’ve heard the plans already and there’s an extension of that growth and that development into Season 3, so it’s going to be really exciting.”
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