Jesse L. Martin, who plays Joe West, an original character in the way Chloe Sullivan was new to Smallville and like Chloe, Joe has quickly become a fan favorite and it’s not hard to see why.
Anyone who is a fan of Law & Order knows that Jesse L. Martin has always had great chemistry with his co-stars and even more last week’s episode Grodd Lives features a moment that fans like myself never thought I’d see from Jesse L. Martin, which was a scared to death Joe West, he did a great job in the scene.
ComicBook.com recently sat down with him to discuss his longevity as well as his dynamic with Tom Cavanagh’s Harrison Wells and how he feels about the character.
You’ve got a lot of camera time the last few weeks. Is there a difference in your approach when you’re trying to get a bang for your buck in five minutes on camera, versus episodes that center on your character?
It’s all getting into Joe. Joe’s there whether you see him or not. That’s how I feel, at least. There’s a story going on there whether the audience sees it or not, so when I do show up, I’m there.
So I don’t really break it down that way. As far as I’m concerned, I’m always there. Sometimes you don’t get to see it, but I’m always there. Always in the story.
To read the full interview head over to Comicbook.com.
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