Tom Weston-Jones on Season Two of ‘Copper’, Kevin Ryan, and Merkins

Season two of Copper is well underway on BBC America, and during a recent interview with Collider, Tom Weston-Jones talked about his character, Corky, and various aspects of this second season. As most interviews do, it had moments of really interesting info interspersed among the typical answers.

My favorite part was a question I really wanted answered and didn’t realize it until I’d seen it asked. It addresses how Tom Weston-Jones and Kevin Ryan dealt with being the best of friends one season to being bitter enemies in the next.

[box_light]tom-weston-jones-and-kevin-ryan-in-copperWhen you do an entire season with Corcoran and Francis (Kevin Ryan) being best friends, how weird is it to then shift that dynamic and really have them be enemies this season

Weston-Jones:  It’s been a nice transition.  I think the writers have done a fantastic job, and me and Kevin speak, at great lengths, about it.  It actually reminds me, very much so, of the relationship that Corcoran has with Ellen (Alex Paxton-Beesley).  There is always an elephant in the room, whenever they’re around each other.  It’s important to remember, when you’re playing sworn enemies, that you should never forget the best possible time you’ve had together because that’s something that will pain you.  That’s what we’ve always tried to remember.  It’s important to remember the fact that these people were incredibly close, and you should never really let go of that.  That’s where the turmoil comes from.  Francis has betrayed Corcoran, or it feels as though he’s done him wrong.  So, I always try to remind myself of the best possible times we could have had when we were friends, before all these things happen.  I think me and Kevin have navigated it pretty damn well.[/box_light]

How often do we see this in TV shows where a character is betrayed? You have to wonder how an actor can shifts gears like that believably since they weren’t themselves betrayed and they’ve spent x amount of time being friends with this other character. It was really interesting to get that view of that situation from the actor perspective.

The full interview is quite good so head on over to Collider to check it out. For now, let’s all laugh at another interview Tom Weston-Jones did, this time with Nerdist. While it’s from last year, it is still quite funny because let’s face it, merkins are funny.

Of course the title, ‘The Merkins of Copper‘ is made even more humorous when you know that BBC America often will do “The _____ of Copper” much like this “hats of Copper“.

We can’t really talk about Copper without a bit of Donal Logue so let’s fix that.

If you aren’t watching Copper, you need to remedy that. GB head honcho Brian says it is one of the top Sunday night shows, and we like to think he knows what he’s talking about.

You can catch Copper tonight on BBC America at 10 Eastern.

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