Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds0
Arrow Execs Talk Barrowman Casting
Playing a character known as ‘well-dressed man’ it took a leap of faith to get Barrowman to sign on to the role.
Producer Andrew Kreisberg told Collider:
I said, ‘So, I guess I’m asking you to take a leap of faith’. He said, ‘It’s funny, seven years ago, Russell T Davies told me to take a leap of faith with him, and I hear your passion and creativity the way I heard his. So, let’s do it!’ That was the best phone call I’ve ever gotten.”
Kreisberg also praised Barrowman’s versatility and promises a ‘completely different’ role to that of Captain Jack Harkness:
Continuing the Barrowman love in, fellow producer Marc Guggenheim also praised Barrowman, calling him ‘incredibly magnetic and incredibly charming’ and that he hadn’t seen Torchwood before casting him in the role.