Rutger Hauer talked to TODAY and the full article is well worth reading — if it wasn’t such a blatant violation of copyright, I’d copy the whole thing, it’s that good! But instead, I’ve just excerpted a couple of the more interesting tidbits. Below the Read More!
On the IMDB spoiler that Hauer is playing both Niall and Warlow, Hauer had this to say:
There might be another reason Bad Things happen whenever Niall’s around. Ever since his casting, rumors have swirled that he is in fact M. Warlow, the powerful vampire who murdered Sookie’s parents and is now tracking her and her fae friends. The reports seemed to be confirmed by IMDb, which credits him with the dual roles: Niall Brigant and Macklyn Warlow.
When TODAY.com questioned the legendary “Blade Runner” star about his double identity, he refused to confirm — or deny — the rumors.
“That’s how it started, and at that point they said it was a misunderstanding. It was a misunderstanding that was created — but OK, who am I to say? Because I didn’t know what I was doing. I signed on blind.”
Hauer also makes a frankly confusing comment about why Niall is there for Sookie. I can’t make heads nor tail of it, but may someone else can? What is this about Sookie losing her life and spins after that?
“Niall is showing up because the last of the fairies are in the wrong corner,” Hauer explained. “And Sookie needs to know something that I can tell her. I can show her something that she doesn’t know, and it will help her in the end. It will save her if she loses her life. But then there’s all kinds of spins happening after that, that kind of make that go away a little bit.”
And finally, episode 4 may give us some big clues about what is really going on, as Niall shares the screen with new fae acquaintance Ben.
Although Warlow makes several terrifying appearances in the first three episodes, the Dutch actor warned that his story line will become even more intense.
“(Expect) big things in episode four,” he promised.
Rob Kazinsy agreed that the fourth episode is pivotal. As Sookie’s new man, fairy Ben, he shares screen time with the iconic actor — and savored every moment.
Episode 6.4 is currently listed as “I’m Your Man” and is written by Alexander Woo and directed by Anthony Hathaway.