And people might not be used to that, because they're used to seeing us all in a certain way.
So, if anything, theirs is the most drastically changed because they have a little side gig going. That’s not something that’s normal for them, but it works itself out. I think they didn’t tell us because we have big mouths.
Did you guys know ahead of time what that shared secret was, or did you have to wait until you got the last script to find out? But, they also didn’t want to affect how it played out.
Very rarely, on TV, do you get to do that on such a regular basis. Granted, the role changed a bit, in the middle of shooting, as most roles do, but it was still the story behind it and the grittiness of it.
That is an element that you add to the original character to make it fun. It doesn’t confuse anything because I understand the nature of the character that I’ve created. I’ll find the next job to keep me busy between seasons. What was it that attracted you to , with writer/director Zal Batmanglij and writer/actress Brit Marling? I love Hardison to death, but the audience gets used to you playing one role for so long, and they think that’s all you can do.
It’s just Hardison, Parker and Eliot (Christian Kane), doing their own thing for an episode.
They battle global warfare, to a degree, because they’re dealing with something new that they have to combat. We get to see a little bit, out of those three, that we haven’t seen before, so for me, that was the best. Does playing so many different characters within your character, because of the nature of what they do, make it more difficult to figure out who Hardison is, or has he always come easily for you?
They have to associate with each other a little bit differently. I’m trying to figure it out.” But, I think she’ll surprise us with what she came up with.
Aside from the Hardison-Parker relationship, what other changes are going on with the team?
HODGE: I feel like Hardison has always been pretty easy for me.
As far as playing different characters within the character, I think that’s fun.
Now in year five, Riesgraf says the overall plotline will start to mimic the show-by-show structure. Then there's one that focuses more on the three of us - me, Hardison and Eliot - and you get to see us in action mode together, and it's really fun." In an interesting twist this season, the audience is starting to see what the villains see each week: unexpected character transformation.