I think the beast’s look is even more menacing than the original.
He’s a killer, so that’s his demon that he’s trying to work against. He’s this normal guy but when things go wrong and he’s on the fence, he turns into this awful killer.
He’s got a lot going on inside him and, at the same time, he’s trying to find the cure to become human again, to regain humanity. Everyone always thinks I’m wearing cologne, but it’s actually just a spray-on deodorant from Australia called Nivea. There’s just something about them that smells amazing on a woman.
Do you share any personality traits with Vincent Keller? It’s a big brand, but for some reason they only have the spray-on deodorant in Australia and New Zealand, so I brought over a case to the state. I tried to use one of their unisex fragrances once but it just made me feel ill. We don’t get to go on actual dates much because we’re so busy, so we like to cook and stuff like that.
So I think that as these episodes go on, the complexity of Vincent and the simplicity of Evan become more and more clear until (laughs) things change dramatically in her relationship with both of them, but really with Evan, because he finds out a whole bunch of information. So, Catherine starts to try to protect her dad and it causes a few problems in his relationship.
Kristin: I love Nicole, [who plays Heather], and I love having her on set. Heather really represents someone who didn’t go through trauma in the same way Catherine did.
At any moment he could get back into his beast form and hurt Catherine Chandler that’s why he never wants to get too close to her. But he saved her from being killed when her mother was killed, so there’s that connection.
Kids can be very challenging; some of them appreciate the tricks, but some ask too many questions or are never satisfied. I actually trained in contemporary dance when I was doing my theatre and performing training. I also trained in physical theatre, which is sort of like this fierce, free, crazy movement type of theatre. Yeah, I trained in a lot of different performance types. I think that’s a big part of our relationship as well—being collaborative. Collaborating can be sexy because we have all these ideas and we’re bouncing them off of one another.
Could you bust out your balloon tricks at any given moment?
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He’s got this strength that he can’t control but as the series progresses I think you’ll see more of his demonic state. The female has always been secondhand but now it’s all about the female protagonist. I like a woman who is strong, knows what she wants, and is creative. You know, “first world problems.” That really gets me. I just think that in America the whole culture of Valentine’s Day and special celebrations are a bit more focused on than back home. I had done a lot of theatre at the time, so I found his work kind of interesting. It was this place called Piha, which is a beautiful black sand and volcanic beach.
As both the audience and Catherine discover more about him, we’ll see if that pulls her closer or pushes her away. The art of clowning goes a long way back, you know. We got this beach shack right on the beach, on the sand and the water.“Beauty and The Beast” airs Thursday at 9/8c on The CW.