“According to Native actor Wes Studi, who has portrayed a plethora of historic Native American figures in films and television – his latest role as the Native American mystical character of Kaetenay is one of the most fun and refreshing roles he’s played in a long time…his character’s involvement from the start will be a show-stopper.” V. Schilling ICTMN
Excerpt: Wes Studi Talks About His Latest Role in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, Vincent Schilling ICTMN
VS: How’s the show been for you?
Wes Studi: Penny Dreadful has been a refreshing and wonderful experience. I’m in every episode of the most recent season except for one. There are nine episodes. It is a really fun script and certainly a departure from things I have done before – aside from the fact that I’m playing Apache again. [laughs] I haven’t had this much fun on a series for a good long while.
VS: Your character seems to walk a fine line between campy and dramatic. You look like you are having a blast.
Wes Studi: [laughs] Well, I guess it shows, then. This has been an opportunity to reach outside of reality and jump into that fantasy realm. I have never really done this type of work that sits within that realm of Bram Stoker with vampires, Dorian Gray and the magic and mystery of good and evil. To me, this is the closest to Shakespeare that I have done.
VS: The great thing about this show is that it has introduced you to a new fan base in the science-fiction, com-icon and cos play world, How has that been?
Wes Studi: I have begun to see this on social media and I have been to a comic-con. It is fabulous and I have to say that fan base is fantastically wild and weird.
WATCH:You tube: Penny Dreadful Season 3 Teaser 1 | SHOWTIME | 2016
Penny Dreadful, the Showtime series based on historical horror figures such as Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Dorian Gray: Season 3 Premiere: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 10 PM ET/PT
“…whenever you enjoy doing something, I believe It really shows.” ~Wes Studi~