“It’s kind of liberating. I think everyone should do it once,” Eggold announced, running his hand over his bristly crew cut.
Previewing the return of his character, Tom Keen, to “The Blacklist” this week, the actor teased: “There’s a new Tom coming.” But he didn’t give many details. Eggold knows how to keep the many secrets of the show under his hat along with his new crew cut: He doesn’t even tell his parents, who watch the show (and don’t really want spoilers anyway).
But he did have one big reveal to share: Tom Keen is on the infamous blacklist! (For the unitiated, each episode of the series is named after one of the many bad men and women James Spader’s character, Red Reddington, wants to cross off his “blacklist.”)
“I will tell you that Tom Keen is on the blacklist,” Eggold allowed. “I think he’s No. 7.”
This does not bode well.
Read the accompanying article and interview with Chris Lowell on Entertainment Weekly.
In Toronto on Wednesday for the Shaw Media UpFront presentation to advertisers, Boone and Eggold sat down with Global News to talk about season one and what might be ahead.
Did you know from the beginning that Tom wasn’t who he appeared to be?
Megan Boone: I knew about the Tom reveal and that made it a very unique experience because when you know all along what’s coming you have to play against that a little bit.
Ryan Eggold: There were different incarnations of Tom. I knew there was something coming and then as the season went on it sort of took shape and was constantly shifting in a great way.
Do you think Tom really wanted to have a baby with Liz or was it only part of his cover?
RE: That’s a great question that I haven’t thought about. There’s two possibilities. One is that he only wanted it as a manipulation to keep her closer, to make their bond tighter. The other thing is that he genuinely wanted it. Both of which are interesting.
MB: It was his job, like he said in one of the episodes. His job was to make Liz feel like everything was OK, everything was going fine. She built a life and he was very cognizant of what kind of life she wanted to build so he catered to that in every way possible.
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