Harold Perrineau mentioned that he introduced some classes from “Misplaced” to “From,” his new Epix horror sequence.
“The extra grounded of human being I might convey [to the character], the extra interesting it will be to audiences. That’s what we discovered on ‘Misplaced.’ It could get fancy, flash- ahead, sideways, and again. However, in case you don’t care about these individuals, all that different stuff is simply shenanigans. You really want to care concerning the individuals,” Perrineau, 58, advised The Publish.
Premiering Sunday (Feb. 20) at 9 p.m., “From” is a horror series a couple of nightmarish city in center America that traps everybody who unwittingly stumbles into its clutches. Residents attempt to reside regular lives and discover a approach out and survive the night time, since monstrous creatures emerge at sunset. The townspeople are led by native sheriff Boyd Stevens (Perrineau) who’s estranged from his artist son Ellis (Corteon Moore). In the meantime, a brand new household led by patriarch Jim Matthews (Eoin Bailey, “As soon as Upon a Time”), will get stranded and should modify to the unusual lifestyle on this city with assist from Stevens.
“Boyd Stevens is a posh man, and I like enjoying these characters,” mentioned Perrineau. “He’s a man who’s of service – to his son and to the city. And he desires to verify everyone seems to be secure and brought care of. And nevertheless he will get there may be how he will get there. These decisions are onerous to make – and he’s keen to make them, regardless of the way it appears to the remainder of the world.”
Perrineau mentioned he considers himself to be a personality actor.
“I’m not a number one man. You need to have a sure search for that. I’ve bought pals who appear to be Taye Diggs – and he can do any character he desires as effectively – however actually I’m extra of a shapeshifter, he mentioned. “That’s actually what makes me excited.”
Although the characters in “From” are in a fantastical sci-fi state of affairs, it wasn’t onerous to get into the suitable mindset, he mentioned.
“I believe the circumstances of ‘From’ are actually no completely different than the instances that we’ve been going by means of for the previous couple of years [in the pandemic],” he mentioned. “Many people are simply caught on this nightmare that received’t appear to finish, caught in our properties, caught with our individuals, attempting to verify they’re all secure and guarded, arising with new methods and concepts. So, it was very easy to attract from the place we’re proper now. And from the creators, I didn’t must know what occurs within the present. I simply wanted to know — which the viewers will discover out — the essence of Boyd’s ache.”
Along with “Misplaced,” Perrineau’s lengthy resume consists of “Sons of Anarchy,” “Oz” and “The Matrix.” However one of many roles he’s nonetheless regularly approached about is his scene-stealing flip as Mercutio within the 1996 film “Romeo + Juliet.”
“Initially, Baz Luhrmann is simply wonderful. It’s it’s a undertaking that lives [and] it stands the take a look at of time,” he mentioned. “And it’s fairly fascinating; when it first got here out, there have been a number of younger ladies who have been like ‘Oh my God, you understand Leonardo DiCaprio!’ However then, as a result of lecturers began to play it for his or her highschool college students — often tenth grade — there’s a ton of recent tenth graders yearly who’re like, ‘Hey! You’re Mercutio!’
“My child is about to enter tenth grade quickly, so there might be an entire new spherical of that.”