Greg Austin Talks Playing ‘Psychopath’ Travis – Hollywood Life

‘Hunters’ season 1 is now streaming Amazon Prime Video. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Greg Austin and taking part in ‘psychopath’ Travis, how he ready for such a darkish function, and extra.

Hunters is able to be your subsequent TV obsession. The Amazon sequence follows a band of Nazi hunters dwelling in 1977 New York City. The Hunters have found a whole bunch of high-ranking Nazi officers live amongst them and are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich within the United States. Greg Austin stars as Travis Leich, a Nazi hitman who lurks below the radar however is all the time as much as no good. “He’s the force of chaos,” Greg instructed HollywoodLife. “He’s the antagonist that the Hunters are sort of mainly looking for. They don’t know he exists at the start, but they see his work unfolding. He crosses paths with them in some interesting ways. He’s the force to which they’re responding. He’s very much a ghost. You don’t know much about him. You don’t see much of his history. I didn’t know much about him going into the production. I was sort of given a bit of free reign as to what I wanted to do with him. You do get a little bit about his family later on in the season, but that all just comes together to make his personality in more of a question. Why is he the way he is? There’s not really much reason that you see as to why he is the way he is, which makes him an enigma.”

Travis is simply “carrying out this greater power that is looking to bring about the Fourth Reich.” Greg careworn that Travis is a “psychopath through and through” and he’s received this “sadistic glee bubbling under the surface.” Basically, don’t anticipate a redemption arc for Travis. “A lot of bad guys think they’re doing the right thing. They think that they’re the good guy, but Travis is one of those rare exceptions where he knows he’s the bad guy and he f**king loves it,” Greg stated.

Before Hunters, Greg’s most notable roles included taking part in Charlie Smith within the Doctor Who spinoff Class and younger Gordon Selfridge in Mr. Selfridge. But Greg had been trying to find one thing completely different. “It was unlike anything I’ve read for,” Greg continued. “I’m always playing very posh, English, princely roles. The boy next door sort of thing because that’s just sort of me. I’m a southern English boy who’s slightly awkward and mumbling. I’d been looking for a role that was essentially this, something that was evil and physical and as far away from me that I could go. When I read this, it was literally what I meant. It was literally the role I’ve been waiting for and I went for it and was lucky enough to land it.”

Greg did do his fair proportion of analysis to arrange for the function of Travis and he was additionally impressed by a Killing Eve star. “I purchased a replica of Mein Kampf, which was a bizarre buy. I wished to get into the mindset of the person, although,” Greg instructed HollywoodLife. “It was very informative studying that e-book. I did a little analysis into Nazis, particularly across the struggle and the way it then progressed into the 50s and 60s. In the 70s, it kind of grew to become a punk factor at one level. Just the evolution of it is extremely attention-grabbing to take heed to. I regarded into some well-known psychopaths. Ted Bundy was a giant inspiration. He was an excellent attention-grabbing man and simply supremely evil. It’s that sense of full management over any scenario. It’s the desirous to be seen however not seen. He has this masks on and he’s performing always, however you by no means truly see him as an individual. I additionally received a variety of inspiration from Jodie Comer’s character in Killing Eve. I watched that earlier than I began taking pictures for this and took a variety of inspiration from Jodie.” The whole first season of Hunters is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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