Source: New York News
The star of the Fox hit, which has been renewed for a second season, says upcoming episodes will delve deeper into the character of his Ichabod Crane – and address fans’ key questions.
Among them: how long will Ichabod be wearing his colonial garb? Mison said his clothing will be addressed “very, very soon.”
“I think we quite liked having Ichabod in—give him an iconic look, which I think everyone’s managed to achieve rather nicely,” he said during a conference call with reporters. “He’s a long way from home, and 250 years away from home so anything that he can hold on to from his time, I think he certainly will. Any time you think of how much he stinks, just think of it as a big stinking security blanket that he carries
It’s a fish out of water story, with Ichabod very much a product of 18th Century when it comes to his manners. But Mison said they’ll be plenty of times in which Ichabod drops his polite side.
“Every chance to show a different side to Ichabod is great. As a very obvious example, the difference between Ichabod we see in the 18th Century and the modern-day Ichabod,” Mison said. “There are different sides to him, and equally the well behaved and the less well behaved; the more unhinged Ichabod. There’s plenty of that to come.”
The show manages to deftly balance the supernatural with the comedic, without going overboard on the anachronistic humor. Mison says it’s a conscious choice not to play up Crane being confused about the modern world too much, saying “the temptation could be to just go nuts on the comedy.”
The stars of the locally-filmed TV show, Sleepy Hollow, said Monday’s brand new episode is their favorite one of the season.
When the show returns Monday at 9:00 on FOX Wilmington, Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod Crane, revealed that more characters are joining the mix.
“It turned out rather beautifully,” he said. “We introduced new characters. The Sin Eater played by Jon Noble, who we know from Fringe and Lord of the Rings, who is just amazing. That was so much fun for me to work with an actor like him.”
Noble becomes a regular on the series.
Mison also said English actor James Frain (True Blood, The Tudors) appears in the upcoming episode.
Nicole Beharie, who plays Lt. Abbie Mills, told us it’s her favorite episode so far.
“You can expect a very beautiful episode,” she said. “And I would say to date, the highest stakes thus far. It’s my favorite episode thus far. Great writers. Fantastic cast comes in. Other than the cast that everybody knows, there are a bunch of new faces and everybody gets to see how Crane and Abbie are connected.”
Source: WECT 6
They’re in the midst of a major investigation and their lives threatened at every turn, by a unique and often horrifying creature, but when the cameras turn off, the actors in Fox’s hit new TV show, Sleepy Hollow, wear hoodies and play practical jokes.
On screen, they quite literally dodge death, but behind the flying bullets and axes, there are lots of wooden beams, lights and cameras.
Actor, Tom Mison, plays Ichabad Crane, a Revolutionary War soldier fighting for Gen. George Washington. In Sleepy Hollow’s pilot episode, he wakes up from a grave 250 years later than when he thinks it is.
Mison said the Revolutionary War isn’t one that he studied as a student in England, “because it’s a war that we lost.” He said he’s enjoyed getting to learn new pieces of history, but then, “It’s fun to look into that and see how much the writers have twisted it [for the show].”
“I always like to have faith that an audience will suspend their disbelief if you present it to them in the right way,” he observes. “I find it peculiar when people scoff at one bold idea, and yet they’ll then turn over and watch a man travel through time in a police phone box. I think it’s just how you present the idea, and between Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and Len Wiseman, their careers have been built on asking people to suspend their disbelief because I think once you do that, once you can get an audience to go with you on an idea then you can just go anywhere, and that’s where the fun stuff happens. No real trepidation, more faith in the great American public that they’ll join us, and luckily it seems to have paid off,” he says.
“Everyone always goes to the fact that he would be lost in the modern world and everything is above him and baffling, but what I find really fascinating is that any room he walks into he’s probably the most intelligent person in that room, but no one will allow him to show that because everyone thinks he’s insane,” Mison reflects. “I think the interesting thing is that he thinks everyone else is the maniac, whereas everyone thinks he is. That’s really fun. He knows that he’s cleverer than everyone else, but his manners won’t allow him to tell people to stop being stupid.”
Read the full interview on ksitetv.com.