There are certain Dragon Con guests who need no introduction, and Eddie McClintock is certainly one of those. But, this is print, or words on the internet of things, so not having an introduction is frowned upon. At a press conference on Sunday afternoon, reporters sat down with the actor to talk games and playing darker characters.
On Saturday evening, Warehouse 13 fans had the opportunity to play the show’s new board game after bidding in an auction to benefit the American Heart Association, Dragon Con 2019’s official charity. Of course, McClintock played where he discovered that Pete’s superpower in the game is intuition.
Looking around [at the game], there’s Darrin, Allison, Saul, Joanne, and Roger Rees as MacPherson, and you guys were having fun playing a game I was a part of. That made me feel good and nostalgic…It’s a great way to keep the memory of the show alive and move it to another generation.
While we all love hero Pete Lattimer, recently McClintock has been playing characters who identify with the dark side.
I do enjoy playing characters with darkness because I think that’s true of any person, myself included. Granted, my character Jack Payne that I played in Shooter was a little darker than most of us would have hoped. I tried to give him some humanity. What I wanted him to be was like a Pete character, when he wasn’t murdering ruthlessly. I want the viewer to be conflicted. Like how people look at Ted Bundy; terrible guy. When he wasn’t doing terrible things, he used his charm and personality to gain people’s trust, and I find that really interesting. If I can find a character that’s nuanced like that, that’s what I’m going to try and do. It was a lot of fun. I can’t necessarily say I like playing a dark character more than I like playing a character like Pete, but I find them both interesting in their own ways.
Eddie McClintock can be seen on Netflix’s No Good Nick.