Interview With Monroe! (Silas Weir Mitchell)

Why are people drawn to Grimm?

That’s an interesting question. I think, first of all, people enjoy being scared, and that’s part of what’s fun about Grimm. We continue to try to make every episode have something in that’s either going to make you jump or turn away or close your eyes and look through your fingers. That’s why horror movies are big business.

As far as the supernatural thing goes, it’s just there’s a certain segment of the population [that enjoys] genre stories. There’s always going to be a type of storytelling that allows both the writer and the reader, or the creator and the spectator, to paint with a broader brush and imagine the world in a way that it could be… but we don’t see it as being that way.

I think it’s exciting for people to operate from a premise that the world is slightly other than what we see. It’s still recognizable, but it’s other. I think that there’s always going to be a segment of the population that wants to experience that type of reality as opposed to something like a lawyer show or a hospital show.

There’s always going to be people that want to imagine the world as slightly tweaked.

How much fun do you have on Grimm?

The short answer is a lot. There’s nothing I don’t really like about this show. I like the town I’m in, which is Portland. It’s a great place to live and work. I like the people I’m working with. I like the character I’m playing. I like the way the storylines are drawn. I mean what more – what more can you say? Gainfully employed with people I like on a show that’s fun to do, and it doesn’t get much better than that.

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