Bet ter Red Than Dead

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How did Abra­ham’s dis­tinct look de­velop?

When we first started, Josh McDer­mitt — who plays Eu­gene — and my­self, we both have sim­i­larly coloured hair and we both have sim­i­larly roundish faces. We both could be broth­ers out of Bos­ton. Scott wanted to make sure we did not look at all sim­i­lar. So they dark­ened his hair up, and my blond hair they turned red. Which is more like the colour in the graphic novel, if you look it up — be­cause it’s bright Scooby- Doo Daphne or­ange. That’s what we went with. The mous­tache speaks for it­self. The hair gets done ev­ery two weeks and the mous­tache we colour ev­ery day. Has Abra­ham had trou­ble ad­just­ing to work­ing with a broader group of peo­ple?

Well, I al­ways say it’s much eas­ier to have the hol­i­days with your im­me­di­ate fam­ily than with your ex­tended fam­ily. They’re still fam­ily, but there’s still prob­lems. We will be ex­plor­ing those grow­ing pains as the fam­ily gets larger. They’re get­ting past the point where they’re living from mo­ment to mo­ment. When that hap­pens, you look at a big­ger plan, and when you start fac­tor­ing

a big­ger plan, other is­sues arise. Can you talk about the scripts you’ve seen for the sec­ond half of this sea­son? The whole thing has just been awe­some. The writ­ers do a great job of not diluting the sto­ries. When they fo­cus on cer­tain char­ac­ters, they’re fo­cus­ing on those char­ac­ters. And it’s okay to be in the back­ground. But when you’re pulled to the front, you feel very hon­oured to be in this group of ac­tors and per­form­ers and to tell those sto­ries.

It’s im­por­tant to find time to smile.

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