The ‘Cursed’ finale made a stunning reveal about considered one of its characters. HL spoke with Daniel Sharman about The Weeping Monk’s large revelation and his hopes for season 2. Spoilers forward!
There’s much more to The Weeping Monk on Cursed. He’s not only a ruthless murderer. Beneath that hood, there’s a troubled man with a coronary heart. Within the ultimate moments of season 1 after escaping with Squirrel, who is definitely Percival, The Weeping Monk reveals his actual title: the one and solely Lancelot, a serious determine from the Arthurian legend. Daniel Sharman revealed when he came upon that he was going to be enjoying such an iconic character.
“It was one thing Tom [Wheeler] had talked to me about, so I knew the place I needed to get to,” Daniel instructed MeSlop. “I knew that was the tip purpose, this revealing of this particular person, which made it actually enjoyable. I may decide to the primary half as a result of I knew the place it was going towards the tip.”
Since Cursed explores Lancelot’s life earlier than he turns into Lancelot, this gave Daniel the prospect to get inventive with the backstory for his character. “I believe what was fascinating about that’s you may make it up,” Daniel stated. “You possibly can form of say: how did he get right here and the place does he go? Why does he turn out to be the person who he finally turns into? You possibly can fill within the blanks, and I talked with Tom about how he acquired there, how he ended up like this, and what the tears symbolize.” Nevertheless, Daniel did examine Lancelot’s previous in “varied telling of the previous myths.” He continued, “He has a really particular temperament. He’s a really particular form of character. Largely, that will probably be one thing that you’ll have to assume occurs after this story is instructed. He will get there however by this bizarre facet angle.”
Daniel beloved being able to play a personality that nobody knew the true id of till the finale. “I at all times like that individuals have sure preconceived concepts of one thing as a result of you’ll be able to at all times produce a response from folks after they’re like that’s not how he could be or he seems like this,” the actor stated. “I believe what Tom and Frank [Miller] have executed is make one thing that does that each one the best way alongside. Once you’re in a world the place none of these issues [the preconceived notions] actually apply, you’ll be able to form of make and invent. How would a human being get to be below the care of Cardin? Having been a Fey himself, what sort of trauma should he have gone by to get to that time? So that you construct out from there. After which on high of that, exploring how he expresses himself and what’s occurring beneath. That was all layering it up.”
As for what he’d prefer to see in a possible season 2, Daniel nonetheless undoubtedly desires to discover Lancelot’s internal turmoil. “I believe it might be actually fascinating to start on the level of being revealed,” Daniel instructed MeSlop. “If it ever will get there, this concept that you simply get to then play with how conflicted he’s. I don’t suppose it’s now I’m this and the whole lot’s nice. There’s a deep sense of repressed emotions which have been below there for 15 years, so enjoying a personality who’s coming to phrases with who they have been and who they’re, how does that play itself out? I don’t suppose it might be a fast course of. I believe that will be an extended, arduous course of.” Cursed season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.