On Season 2 of the drama series Bedlam, currently airing on BBC America, actor Jack Roth plays resident bartender and amateur ghost-hunting blogger Max, one of the individuals living in the intensely haunted former asylum, Bedlam Heights. As the restless spirits continue to wreak havoc on unsuspecting new inhabitants, Ellie (Lacey Turner) is something of a medium for the unimaginable horrors buried under the luxury apartments.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Jack Roth talked about why he wanted to be a part of the supernatural series, getting to play a character who is just a really nice guy, the benefits of working on a tight budget, and whether he could ever live in such a place. He also talked about growing up in the business (his father is actor Tim Roth), how he’s establishing a name for himself, that he’d love to work in American television and film, and that he’ll find out about a possible third season of Bedlam around Christmas. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The BBC America supernatural drama Bedlam, premiering on October 1st, follows the 20-something residents of Bedlam Heights, a stylish new apartment building that is tainted by abuse, suffering and death. As the direct descendent of those who ran the asylum for generations, prior to its current use as luxury residences, Kate (Charlotte Salt) lives with Ryan (Will Young) and Molly (Ashley Madekwe), and it is her task to fill the remaining vacant apartments. When Kate’s adopted cousin Jed (Theo James) unexpectedly arrives, after messages to save her send him back into her life, his checkered past and mental health issues become increasingly difficult to hide, as he sees ghosts and visions from the past. Once he begins to uncover the terrifying secrets of Bedlam Heights, he must also attempt to retain his fragile sanity and keep his friends alive.
During a recent interview to promote the series’ debut in America, actor Theo James talked about exploring such dark aspects of a character, determining the physical effect that the ghosts would have, how he doesn’t really believe in ghosts himself, and what it was like to film in a location where some very horrific murders actually happened. He also talked about his role in Underworld: Awakening (out in theaters in January 2012) and the cool fights he got to do in the film. Check out what he had to say after the jump: