Friday, April 11, 2008

Mild Spoilers ~ Maddy talks with new Moonlight man, Eric Winter

Maddy, at BlogCritics Magazine, got the chance to interview a new member of our Moonlight cast ~ Eric Winter who plays ADA Benjamin Talbot. It is great to learn more about the handsome addition. There are mild spoilers ahead.

An Interview With Eric Winter, the Newest Actor on Moonlight
by CallmeMaddy

Just when you think they couldn't add any more hot guys to the cast of Moonlight, they add Eric Winter, who came in on his day off to do this exclusive interview for Blogcritics.

Eric is very well-rounded. He went to UCLA (a school which actually rejects students with a 4.0 GPA) and majored in psychology and biology. He took drama in college and fell in love with it. But, in reality, he was a model who, like many others, turned to acting.

Eric loves the ocean, but is deeply afraid of sharks. When he goes snorkeling, it's always bittersweet.

Besides Moonlight, Eric has had many different projects. One of his biggest was his five-episode role on Brothers and Sisters as Jason. He's not sure if he will be returning there anytime soon. He's always busy filming something else. He had a part on Viva Laughlin and appeared on some Days of Our Lives episodes. He's filming a romantic comedy called The Ugly Truth, while jokingly complaining about how his character didn't get the girl. And, premiering the same night as Moonlight is his movie, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, about two men suspected as terrorists who escape from Guantanamo Bay.

On Moonlight, Eric plays Ben Talbot, the new assistant District Attorney, who we will meet in the first episode back. There's going to be a huge love triangle between his character, Beth (Sophia Myles), and Mick (Alex O'Loughlin who Blogcritics also interviewed). Now, Ben doesn't know Mick is a vampire, but he definitely suspects something. He's not loyal to Mick and can't stand his mysteriousness. He would like to see, like his co-star Jason Dohring (who Blogcritics also interviewed) wants with his character, more about Ben's past.

Although his character is not a vampire (yet, at least), when asked if he would like to be a vampire, he responded, "Who doesn't want to be a vampire? It's cool! It would be fun!" Eric has always been a big fan of Dracula, perhaps the quintessential vampire.

Eric said he had seen Moonlight before, but did not really keep up with the show. However, for him, it wasn't hard to join the cast. He said, "The cast was very welcoming," and the Moonlight set is a "comfortable environment."

Make sure to catch Eric's debut on Moonlight on April 25 at 9P.M. Coming from the girl who knows a few secrets after being on the set for a day, the new episodes are not to be missed.

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