Sean Bean stars in Legends, a crime drama about an FBI agent working in the Deep Cover Operations division, who has a gift for assuming different identities, but begins to question his own identity after a chance encounter that makes him question everything about his life.
Just before the show’s Comic-Con premiere, stars Ali Larter, Tina Majorino and Morris Chestnut spoke to the press about the new show. Legends will air on TNT beginning August 13th at 9 p.m. Hit the jump for interview highlights.
ALI LARTER: I play a character named Crystal McGuire, and one of the things that really attracted me to the show and that made me want to be a part of it was it was a chance to play a woman who had chosen her career and had passion for her work, over a family and living a more normal life. She’s someone who thrives on putting herself almost in the line of fire, but by doing that, she believes in following the rules. Sean’s character, Martin, is completely the opposite. He is all about instincts, doing what you have to do, and within that, it really creates a conflict between the two of them.
Tina, what is the most interesting aspect of your character that really excites you?
TINA MAJORINO: The thing that really excites me, in general, about the show is the question, “Who are we really?” Within these extreme situations these people are in, that question is heightened because how do you not lose yourself, being put in these circumstances. Following these people, are we going to see them triumphantly stay within themselves and keep a grasp on their own reality, or are they going to lose it. You never really know who anybody is, or what their real connections are. I like the mystery behind the characters. I like going into something and not knowing exactly what is going to happen.
Morris, what do you like best about playing your character?
MORRIS CHESTNUT: He really follows the beat of his own drum. When he’s pursuing a case, he does so with whatever is needed to get it done. I love that aspect about him. He’s fun and witty.
Ali, what did you feel you could bring to this character that you hadn’t done before?
LARTER: One of the things that was really important to me was holding on to her feminine side. I think that a lot of times, you see that cut off. There’s definitely a piece of the emotional side that needs to be cut off, but it was very important to me that, no matter what, it comes out in certain ways. There are interesting ways that she shows the damage and the toll that her work has taken on her life.
How involved has Howard Gordon been with the show, since he’s also doing 24, Homeland and Tyrant?
CHESTNUT: He’s a very busy man and he’s very much in demand. He was around. He wasn’t there daily, but his handprint is definitely on this show. So, if you like Homeland or 24, then you’re going to like this show.