PROUD TO EMBRACE DIVERSITY
There’s been a wicked rumour going around about Scottish actor Iain Glen.
Whispers on film and TV sets recount the story of a famous thespian, entrapped by a frozen lake while filming for Game of Thrones. As such, Glen missed the first block of filming for ABC series Cleverman, and production was suddenly halted. But alas, this mythical tale is pure fantasy.
According to Glen, 56, who plays morally corrupt multimillionaire Jarrod Slade, he was always scheduled to appear in the second block of production.
And Glen has always been committed to Cleverman, seeing the potential of the sci-fi drama inspired by Aboriginal Dreamtime stories to shed light on universal issues of division, discrimination and violence.
“People are threatened by difference instead of trying to embrace and accept it,” he says.
Glen’s comments come after England was rocked by attacks in Manchester and London.
“Fear and misunderstanding can bring out violent instincts but deep down it reveals a weakness, that you need to destroy something that’s different. People can live with each other very peacefully if they just embrace the difference.”
WATCH CLEVERMAN, ABC, THURSDAY, 9.30PM