Sam Witwer talks SyFy’s “Being Human” & voicing Darth Maul in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

Sam Witwer is the star of Syfy’s Being Human, which just concluded its second season.  Sam also recently voiced Darth Maul on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”.  Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Sam about playing Aiden on “Being Human” and Darth Maul on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”.

Mike Gencarelli: What seems to be with your character and the women on the show?
Sam Witwer: Don’t date Aidan! [laughs] That’s what it’s about. If you are smart you won’t date this guy. He is dead and death kind of follows him everywhere. It’s too dangerous to be around him.

MG: What was it like working with Dichen Lachman on the show?
SW: Aiden had this strong emotional attachment to Dichen’s character Suren way back in the day. It didn’t really survive the decades. It wasn’t a good relationship. I think that Aiden is relieved in some ways but at the same time he didn’t want anything to happen to her. He has been looking for some solid ground but comes across the wrong solid ground.

MG: What was your biggest challenge playing the character this season?
SW: I think trying to maintain the sense that this guy is real. The stuff written was very dark and vampire like. I did my best to kind of fight against that as I don’t think people want to see Aiden sitting there saying a bunch of weird vampire stuff. I tried to bring as much realness as I could to the role this season.

MG: What was your favorite episode from season 2?
SW: I really enjoyed episode 10. That is the one where Sally is sort of stuck in her own head. I loved that situation and the range of that episode.

MG: Can you reflect some on the season 2 finale?
SW: I think that we are going to see a lot of changes. I think the effort that we make is to make each season different. I think you will see the roommates spending a lot more time together in season 3.

MG: Can you tell us about voicing Darth Maul in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”?
SW: It was awesome! And it continues to be awesome. I was worried about getting the roll and thrilled when I did finally get it. It was a huge challenge. We were trying to reinvent this character. He originally only had two lines so we knew there had to be more to him than that. You still have yet to see who this guy is. As we start to see him in season 5 we see there is more to him and he is a much smoother and dangerous than we originally thought. He was trained to be much more than just a great fighter. The experience is great. I love playing the mad side of Darth Maul. You get to see the face of the dark side.

MG: How has it been juggling both the role of Darth Maul and Aiden?
SW: “Clone Wars” has been very reasonable with my schedule. There is no real conflict. They have been great.

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