Sony interviewed David Berry to find out his thoughts on playing Lord Jon Grey and what is like to work with Sam Heughan.
What do you think has sustained the bond between Lord John Grey and Jamie, from when they first met in Season 2 to their encounter at the prison in Season 3?
I think the encounter John had with Jamie was a defining moment in his youth. John has been suffering the shame he brought to his family ever since. So primarily it’s fear and hatred. At the beginning of the episode John and Jamie are enemies.
What do you think of the parallel between the roles John and Black Jack Randall play in impacting Jamie’s fate, from opposite ends of the spectrum?
On one end of the spectrum is Black Jack who craves power and that manifests in a desire to dominate Jamie. On the other end is John who wants love and that manifests in a desire to show compassion towards Jamie in spite of his enmity towards him. John is compassionate; Jack is cruel. Both men lust for Jamie, but only John has the honor to accept Jamie’s refusal. The scar that Jack left on Jamie dictates his harsh refutation of John advances.
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