Quotes / Mean Character, Nice Actor


What's up people, this is Niles Gray, AKA Tribe One. You may know me as the evil villain Demonos, but in real life, I will give you a cupcake and a hug.
Niles Gray

I keep getting cast as the asshole in everything. I promise I'm a nice guy.
Dave Franco

I loved working with Clancy Brown. Hes awesome and so not that character. In real life hes this nice dad, a family man, and kind of low key. Hes really a gentle giant.

I don't get to do it in real life, so I've got to get to do it somewhere... But it makes my wife wonder sometimes; how I can do such terrible things, and do it so convincingly. She thinks there's a mean streak in me that's waiting to come out.
Sam Behrens on Sunset Beach

Congratulations on your first season of television. Everyone hates you.

I have yet to meet an unpleasant person who made a genuinely unpleasant horror film. Even the people who've made horror films I don't like, they're just nice.
Mark Kermode discussing this trope while reviewing College Road Trip

People look at me as if I were some sort of monster, but I can't think why. In my macabre pictures, I have either been a monster-maker or a monster-destroyer, but never a monster. Actually, I'm a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly. I love animals, and when I'm in the country I'm a keen bird-watcher.

On works

It is clear from the commentaries, featurettes and behind the scenes extras over at Big Finish that she is a witty, observant and enjoyable woman to spend time with — the complete opposite of the character that she was shaped into on this show. JNT obviously saw some of those qualities in Janet Fielding and then proceeded to let his script editor stamp them all out over three years.