Zach Gilford Teases Killer Role In ‘Criminal Minds’ Revival: Exclusive – Hollywood Life

Zach Gilford is embracing the darkish facet in his new position. The Friday Night Lights alum performs Elias Voit, the present’s UnSub with a darkish facet and obsession with loss of life. In the course of the pandemic, Elias started to construct a community of serial killers, and the BAU is now dealing with its largest menace but. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Zach about how the revival collection compares to the unique present.

Zach Gilford in ‘Legal Minds: Evolution.’ (Paramount+)

“We go residence with the UnSub. They’ve stated to me earlier than. They’re like, we’ve by no means gone residence with them. I’ve stated this just a few instances, 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’ll’t simply be killing, murdering individuals all day, day by day. They’ve jobs, they’ve households, or all of them have mother and father. So it’s simply form 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 earth and being this monster within the shadows?”

For Zach, becoming a member of the solid of the Criminal 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 an incredible, iconic present. I didn’t even understand it had the fan base that it did,” he stated.

Legal Minds initially came to an end in February 2020 simply earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The revival is going down in a post-pandemic world and has moved from CBS to Paramount+. “We love this world. However now we get to do it slightly completely 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, however it actually is,” he added.

That is by far certainly one of Zach’s darkest roles so far. He revealed his methodology for enjoying this position and every other position. “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 modifications. I learn it once more just like the night time earlier than we shoot it. I can memorize strains actually quick, and you then discover a lot once you really get on set. You’re really working with the director and the opposite actors.

Zach Gilford as Elias Voit. (Paramount+)

He continued, “In case you’ve made all of your choices earlier than you bought there, you’re not really a really thoughtful actor as a result of you then’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 feel I’m so fortunate to be working with writers who’ve thought these characters by way of in these arcs. They’re so collaborative that anytime I bump on one thing, they’ll cease and be like, ‘Let’s speak it by way of. 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 characteristic the returns of unique 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.

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