Thanks to WeHeartTv.com for the heads up. “Being Human” star Sam Witwer talks to We Heart TV about his character Aidan, working with his co-stars Sam Huntington and Meaghan Rath, and what would happen if Aidan and Mitchell ever meet.
AY: In season 1 we came to know Aidan on a very intimate level. We learned of his past, the torment he endured, about his relationships with Bishop, vampires and humans. We were able to watch him evolve from a creature who enjoyed being a vampire, into a creature that felt lost – soul searching to find the man he had been before the beast took hold. What will we be seeing of Aidan in season two, and will he be able to juggle the vulnerable vampire self-discovery to blend and be human with the vampire he is expected to be according to Mother?
SW: Short answer… no.
Long answer; The metaphor we play with concerning Aidan’s vamp stuff is drug addiction. I don’t think that’s any secret. In season one, he was smart enough to know that he needed to stay away from his old drug buddies (the Vampires) if he wanted to stay clean. This season he no longer has that option so we start to see old personality traits creep back into his character.
We’ve heard a lot about how feared this guy was. How ruthless. Well we get to see it this season. We even get to go back to the 1930s and tell some stories about a time when things were a lot better for the Boston Vampires. I think it’s safe to say that we see new sides of the Aidan character. I just hope the audience doesn’t turn on him for those new sides cuz it ain’t all smiles and laughter.AY: I’ve also read a lot about the amazing chemistry you have with both Sammy Huntington and Meaghan Rath. What is the funniest thing that you guys have done on or off set?
SW: Oh, see that’s tough… We’re constantly laughing. Too many things to name. Sammy Huntington and Meaghan Rath are amazing people to be around. Truly, these two are beyond what I’d term as capable actors. They are uncommon. They are motivated, driven, intelligent, and stupidly witty.
Sammy likes to come up behind you and dig his chin into the area between your shoulder and your neck. Why? Cuz it’s really psychologically uncomfortable. Meaghan likes to take on this strange Spanish-like high pitched voice and ask me questions like –
M – Wampypre, Waht is that theeng on the wall? Is Eeet your Coffeen?
Me – Um… no. It’s a locker. It’s my locker.
M – A lockahr?
Me – Yes.
M – Why Doo you need a lockahr, Wampyre?
Me – Well… um..
M – Is eeet becuz you needt to lock yourself eeen your Coffeen?
AY: One last Being Human question – if Aidan and Mitchell walked into a bar together, what would happen?
Thunderdome. Two men enter, one man leaves.