Interview with Grimm star star Silas Weir Mitchel
Silas Weir Mitchell plays Monroe on NBC’s fairy tale police procedural drama Grimm. Monroe means the titular Grimm Detective Nick Burkhardt in the course of a case and starts helping Nick come to terms with his newfound ability to both see and combat monsters. Monroe himself is Wesen (Grimm speak for supernatural critter). He is a blutbad, which is a sort of a werewolf creature based on the story of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs. All of the Grimm episodes riff on one or more of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Silas Weir Mitchell says that one of the things which interests him about playing Monroe is that he wants to be good, but he may be tested. In our interview here, Silas Weir Mitchell also hints that NBC is planning on turning up the volume on the power of the monsters Monroe is helping Nick fight on Grimm.
Interview with GRIMM star Silas Weir Mitchel who plays ‘Monroe’ on NBC’s fairy tale procedural drama GRIMM: Season Two
“Grimm” is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales. After Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Turn the Beat Around”) discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a “Grimm.”
His attempts to shield his fiancée, Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch, “The Artist”), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby, “Lincoln Heights”), from the hazards of his new life have reached a crisis, leaving Juliette in a mysterious coma and Hank on the verge of a mental breakdown.
With help from his confidants, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner, “The Ugly Truth”) – both reformed Grimm creatures, Nick must help those closest to him while still facing off against all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, the Grimm Brothers. As Nick develops his ability to harness his inner Grimm, he begins to question what he once knew, never more so than when he is reunited with his mother (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, “Scarface”), also a Grimm, whom he thought dead for the past 20 years. Reggie Lee (“The Dark Knight Rises”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”) also star as Sgt. Wu and Captain Renard, respectively.
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