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To know him is to hate him ... and kind of love him, too.
Aleister Vi has been quite the deliciously, wonderfully despicable big bad villain of Bitten Season 2, and now you can meet the man behind the male witch: Sean Rogerson.
When you joined the show did you anticipate the fandom surrounding it? You're no stranger to sci-fi fans, having been on Supernatural and other series. Bitten is hugely popular, were you ready for this kind of reaction?
SEAN ROGERSON: I really had no idea what it was going to be like. I got my first taste of it when I went to FanExpo in Toronto. I was just sitting in the audience with everyone. Looking around and seeing how many people were there; it floored me. Our fans are amazing.
How fun is it to play a baddie with all these evil super powers?
SEAN: It's a ton of fun. I have always tended to play bad guys, but I've never played a bad guy with this kind of power before. So it's been a real treat to toy with everyone.
Your character is always in control, it's scary. Was that a conscious choice for you?
SEAN: That was one of the things we talked about when preparing to shoot. This guy is completely in control and nothing could make him waver from his plan. But I'm looking forward to unraveling a little.
What are we going to see with Aleister moving forward? It seems like his huge plans have been foiled now, so where do we go from here? Are we going to see a more hurt, human side?
SEAN: In this last episode you got a taste of the reasons why he's set out to do this. He has been wounded, which gives a little bit of humanity and vulnerability to the character. But I think the fans are going to be able to go back and get re-involved with the Pack and maybe Aleister's going to stay in the background for a little while.
This episode was quite the mind trip and one of our favorite moments was when Aleister demonstrates his powers during a visit to Elena in her cell. Laura Vandervoort actually told us that shooting that scene was awkward for her because she couldn't fight back. We're used to seeing Elena kick some serious butt!
SEAN: I laugh about the awkward comment because I remember when we shot the scene. Laura and I hadn't known each other very long but I had to get right up close to her face. As an actor you're like, "I wonder if my breath is horrifying her right now …"
You also have so many scenes with Kiara Glasco. She's so jovial as a person, though the character of Savannah is very intense. What's it like working with her?
SEAN: Kiara's an amazing little actress. She is so far beyond her years. When we're not shooting, she just switches back and she's this little kid who's so much fun. She has such great control of both sides; what a treat!
It's fun watching you two together, you have fantastic chemistry.
SEAN: Yeah, it's really fun.