Zach Gilford is embracing the darkish aspect in his new position. The Friday Evening Lights alum performs Elias Voit, the present’s UnSub with a darkish aspect and obsession with dying. Through the pandemic, Elias started to construct a community of serial killers, and the BAU is now going through its greatest risk but. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Zach about how the revival sequence compares to the unique present.
“We go dwelling with the UnSub. They’ve stated to me earlier than. They’re like, we’ve by no means gone dwelling with them. I’ve stated this just a few occasions, however these monsters are people, and I don’t imply like let’s be delicate to them. However they should dwell a life,” Zach defined. “They will’t simply be killing, murdering individuals all day, day-after-day. They’ve jobs, they’ve households, or all of them have mother and father. So it’s simply form of like who’re they after they’re not doing their evil stuff? And the way do they navigate between being an individual on the earth and being this monster within the shadows?”
For Zach, becoming a member of the forged of the Legal Minds revival was a no brainer for him. “I imply, when Legal Minds asks you to be concerned of their present, you say sure. It’s such an incredible, iconic present. I didn’t even comprehend it had the fan base that it did,” he stated.
Legal Minds initially got here to an finish in February 2020 simply earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The revival is happening in a post-pandemic world and has moved from CBS to Paramount+. “We love this world. However now we get to do it just a little completely different. We get to raise it a bit and to be concerned in that’s so cool. To be the UnSub that they’re monitoring the entire season… I imply, it sounds tacky to say it’s an honor, but it surely actually is,” he added.
That is by far one among Zach’s darkest roles so far. He revealed his methodology for taking part in this position and another position. “My preparation is — not as a result of I’m lazy it’s simply because it’s my methodology — I learn the script,” he advised HollywoodLife. “And I don’t imply that sarcastically, I learn the script after I first get it. There’s all the time adjustments. I learn it once more just like the evening earlier than we shoot it. I can memorize strains actually quick, and then you definately discover a lot whenever you really get on set. You’re really working with the director and the opposite actors.
He continued, “For those who’ve made all of your selections earlier than you bought there, you’re not really a really thoughtful actor as a result of then you definately’re simply navigating the scene and never letting anybody else contribute. What I like about this enterprise is it’s all about collaboration. Everybody’s thumbprint is on it, so I feel I’m so fortunate to be working with writers who’ve thought these characters by way of in these arcs. They’re so collaborative that anytime I bump on one thing, they’ll cease and be like, ‘Let’s speak it by way of. Let’s determine it out. Let’s make it higher.’ And I really feel like we all the time get there. It’s simply been it’s so nice to work with.”
Legal Minds: Evolution will characteristic the returns of authentic forged members Joe Mantegna, A.J. Prepare dinner, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez, and Paget Brewster. The ten-episode season will premiere with two episodes on Thanksgiving Day, completely on Paramount+. Following the premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays, with a midseason finale on December 15. The present will then return on January 12 with new episodes.