David Anders Talks on What He Loves About The Blaine and Liv Dynamic on iZombie


David Anders who plays Blaine on iZombie spoke to USA Today, on The CW television series, such as how the season one finale affected his character, what was his favorite violent scene from the first season, what he loves about the dynamic between Blaine and Liv (Rose McIver), who’s his favorite character on the series and much more.

So how are the events of the season finale affecting Blaine?
“We’re humanizing him a little bit, quite literally, with the cure now in him. There’s some fun new little things to play with the character. There are some side effects to this cure — he can sense when zombies are near — and there’s going to be some new stuff own the line that isn’t so easy to handle.”

Blaine showed his monstrous side often violently in the first season. Any favorite scenes?
“There was pulling the kid into the meat slicer and that blood spatter right on my visor. That’s pretty heavy for an episode. Or jamming his henchman in the neck with his sweet, sweet butterfly knife. That was fun to do. We kept doubling down on the nefarious Blaine and the smarmy charm. That’s what I think brings it back from people just outright hating the guy. You don’t know whether you want to kill him or cool out with him.”

What do you love about that Blaine/Liv dynamic?
“Blaine really tests the waters with her because he eggs her on one line after another, and it’s surprising she hasn’t taken out her fury on him. It’s a cat –and-mouse thing and a pissing-contest thing. In this season, there’s some teaming up between Blaine and Liv where they put aside their rocky past so maybe they can have a rocky future. They have a common foe, so they don’t have to like each other, they’ve just gotta be teammates. And teammates don’t have to be friends, they just have to win the game.”

To read the full interview, head over to USAToday.com.

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