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Vice President Scoop – Sam Trammell Interview – Hollywood Life


Sam Trammell is able to shake issues up in ‘Homeland’s closing season. The actor spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about enjoying Vice President Ben Hayes, the present’s affect, and extra.

Sam Trammell will make his Homeland debut throughout the Feb. 23 episode. The actor is enjoying the pivotal function of the Vice President of the United States. Vice President Hayes is serving beneath President Ralph Warner, performed by Beau Bridges. Sam’s character is a strong political power who isn’t afraid to talk his thoughts. The actor sat down EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife and revealed that VP Hayes has been introduced in to “kind of heal the partisan divide that was sort of happening in the last season. My character is a little right of center, very ambitious, and young. He’s definitely opinionated and sort of has his eyes on the prize.”

Vice President Hayes isn’t a personality that’s going to get together with everybody in Washington. “I can say that I think pretty much right off the bat that my character kind of rubs a lot of people, at least at first, the wrong way,” Sam continued. “There’s a little bit of friction. There’s a disruption element.”

Homeland returned for its eighth and closing season on Feb. 9 after practically a two-year hiatus. Over the course of its practically decade-long run, Homeland has all the time had a pulse on what’s occurring on this planet. Sam mentioned he’s “honored” to be part of such an esteemed sequence. “It’s a revolutionary show,” he mentioned. “The show has really evolved because it started out a lot smaller in a way about a family and it’s really grown into this huge geopolitical show that really educates you. The season deals a lot with Afghanistan, the Taliban, and how politics works over there.”

The present has launched numerous advanced characters through the years. With this present, the motives of the characters are by no means so easy. “The thing that this show does the best is that it really presents different points of view, but it presents them with the utmost respect,” Sam instructed HollywoodLife. “So you might have a right of center character speaking and those writers will really figure it out and really show a logical argument and smart argument from that person. Then you’ll see somebody who’s has the opposite opinion, maybe on the left, and they’ll have a great argument. It’s really so smart that way. It doesn’t belittle anyone or patronize or, even to a certain extent, necessarily take a stand one way or the other. It shows different points of view and that takes a little extra effort. It’s just smart.”

Sam Trammell stops by HollywoodLife’s New York City portrait studio. (Photographer: Elissa Anderson)
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Sam Trammell is enjoying Vice President Ben Hayes within the closing season of ‘Homeland.’ (Photographer: Elissa Anderson)

Homeland followers are anxious to understand how the sequence will come to an finish after eight seasons. Sam couldn’t say a lot with out concern of heading into spoiler territory however he did tease: “You’re going to love it. It’s just cool and classy and unexpected, even though I only know some of it.” He added, “When I first bought the final script, they left the entire final 10 pages off as a result of it’s such a giant deal. It was actually thought out to the final minute with no stone unturned and I do know Claire [Danes] was part of that as properly.” Homeland airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime.


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