First off--congrats on the recent renewal of "Beauty & the Beast" for its fourth season! We're excited for the summer premiere of season 3...what new twists and turns can we expect from this upcoming season?
Well thank you. It was definitely a surprise to get a season 4 before season 3 had even aired but with regards to season 4 -- I don't know anything about season 4 other than t…hat it starts in 2 months. With season 3, it's so hard to talk about it without giving spoilers but I think in general from my character's point of view, from J.T., you're going to see a little more of the new sides to J.T., which is fun to play as an actor. It's great to have writers that will throw curveballs and challenge you. To see if you come out on the other side of the challenge is yet to be seen, we'll find out with the audience but I think there's a lot of stuff that J.T. deals with this season, including his budding relationship with Tess and their navigation through a new relationship, which is more grounded than Vincent and Catherine's epic romance. Their romance is epic because you have this supernatural beast with this woman who has had so much tragedy in her life. Out of their tragedies, they have found each other and have created this bond that is being tested. This bond is being taken to the next level in season 3. They're going to be domesticated and trying to figure out and navigate how they live together in a normal world. With Vincent going back to the hospital to be a doctor and Cat dealing with normal cases at the precinct and doing her job and then having breakfast together, going off to work, coming back home, watching TV--that's not what is going to happen in this season but that's their goal. To see how J.T. and Tess support them in that and also Heather too. Nicole Anderson is a season regular this season so it opens that relationship up to more of a confidant thing because you know now Tess is not giving Cat her time but she's spending more time with J.T., so there's a lot of Tess and J.T. scenes or J. T. and T. scenes as we call them, but Vincent and Cat will be challenged by these unknown forces. It's a big debate if they're going to take the Homeland Security Job to help fight these forces out there that they need someone like Vincent to support them in their battles to rid the world of this type of element. Along that line is how does Vincent do that and Cat do that without Vincent pushing the limit of his humanity without that fear of always slipping to the other side and not being able to cross back over to the Vincent that we saw in early season 2. So it's a back and forth struggle. We're going to meet new characters and new threats that will be fun and interesting and this is not a spoiler, to a degree it is, but J.T. kind of becomes the Kenny (SouthPark Kenny) of Beauty and the Beast this season because I would say in more than half the episodes he's injured or near death at some point but he does get injured quite often and he becomes a little more of the damsel in distress than Cat has ever been. So there's lots of fun stuff this season and there's some fun comedic moments and stuff that I got to play and other characters got to play that I think the audience will enjoy. There's a lot in season 3 that is what I think made the show popular in the beginning and struck a chord with the audience from the onset when we premiered a couple years ago. So I don't know if it's that we're just getting back to that or if it's we're just giving the fans what they want because they are such a demanding presence -- an appreciating presence -- when they get those elements of the story that they really truly latch on to. (MORE)