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MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS’ James Marsters Opens Up About Always Playing the Villain | @nerdist
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MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS’ James Marsters Opens Up About Always Playing the Villain

MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS’ James Marsters Opens Up About Always Playing the Villain

James Marsters has been haunting our dreams ever since his career defining role as the vampire Spike on the cult classic turn of the 21st century TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On our recent Runaways set visit, we got to talk to James about his role as the abusive and tortured genius Victor Stein. The fan favorite actor also opened up to us about his career and gave us an insight into his process for creating empathetic and nuanced villains.

Like many of the cast, James hadn’t come across Runaways before he auditioned. But unlike many of his colleagues he hasn’t made any attempts to read the source material since he was cast. “I haven’t read them [the Runaways comics] since I got the role because I think it’s really important to give my Victor and not try to do an impersonation of someone else’s,” Marsters told us.

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