***Note that the following interview contains spoilers for the season one finale***
Tonight, AMC aired the season finale of Interview with the Vampire
, based on the novel by Anne Rice. In the episode, during a Marie Gras ball, Louis (Jacob Anderson) and Claudia (Bailey Bass) move forward in their plans with Lestat (Sam Reid). In Dubai, a reveal is made.
Recently, the cast reflected on what their characters have taught them about themselves this season to SciFi Vision during a roundtable with the press.
Playing Louis has made Anderson look at his own past a little different. “I think Louis really made me think about how I reflect on my own past,” explained the actor, “how I think about my own sort of participation in my own version of history. I think he's made me slightly reframe events in my life that I kind of thought went one way, and actually, they were more nuanced than maybe I had sort of thought of them before…I found the whole thing really cathartic.”
Sam Reid, who plays the vampire Lestat, talked about his character being a “train wreck” and making bad situations worse. “He sees something unfolding in a negative way,” said Reid, “and instead of probably taking the moral ground or the adult perspective and admitting fault or having a full set of empathetic reactions to the person [he’s] operating with, [he continues] to make it worse. It's almost like he can't help but make the situation worse for himself. It's almost like a compulsion…I think, in terms of myself, I think, being able to stop and to just to leave it, to leave a situation and to just go, ‘You don't need to defend yourself here. You don't need to prove your point. You don't need to do these things; you can just stop and leave it and listen to the other person.’ I think that's hopefully a lesson I can learn from.”