Zach Gilford is embracing the darkish facet in his new function. The Friday Night time Lights alum performs Elias Voit, the present’s UnSub with a darkish facet and obsession with loss of life. Through the pandemic, Elias started to construct a community of serial killers, and the BAU is now dealing with 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 a number of 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, every single day. They’ve jobs, they’ve households, or all of them have mother and father. So it’s simply type 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 planet and being this monster within the shadows?”
For Zach, becoming a member of the solid 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 a tremendous, 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 totally 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 in all Zach’s darkest roles up to now. He revealed his methodology for enjoying this function and some other function. “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 at all times adjustments. I learn it once more just like the evening earlier than we shoot it. I can memorize traces actually quick, and then you definately discover a lot once you truly get on set. You’re truly working with the director and the opposite actors.
He continued, “If you happen to’ve made all of your selections earlier than you bought there, you’re not truly 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 believe I’m so fortunate to be working with writers who’ve thought these characters via in these arcs. They’re so collaborative that anytime I bump on one thing, they’ll cease and be like, ‘Let’s speak it via. Let’s determine it out. Let’s make it higher.’ And I really feel like we at all times get there. It’s simply been it’s so nice to work with.”
Legal Minds: Evolution will function the returns of authentic solid members Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook dinner, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez, and Paget Brewster. The ten-episode season will premiere with two episodes on Thanksgiving Day, solely 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.