But I guess what's been most interesting for me are the lessons I've learned doing this show are lessons that I didn't necessarily foresee. And they're simple things, like children's books like important and easy things like, what a difference it makes to be a nice guy. Or how important it is to make people feel comfortable and welcome. Visiting actors on the set, how that can hugely positively affect the product. And so it's kind of like going back to preschool, like the big lessons I'm learning now are those like simple, bottom line 10 Commandment things.
And I'm just realizing how important and easy that can be. Not like, hey I have to be this serious professional prick all the time, who takes myself incredibly seriously, especially now that I'm on a TV show. But just how important it is to have a good time and treat people well and that everyone benefits from that and including the creative nature of the show.
Have you thought about wearing multi-hats, and maybe directing and writing scripts for it, and producing? Have you thought about taking it all on as well? Or are you comfortable just in the role of being Nathan, and nothing more?
No, I'm definitely interested in those hats. And hopefully I will get the opportunity. I don't foresee that happening next season, but if we get many more of this creative team that's been very open to that - to those possibilities, and that's a great thing about doing a show - a cable show as well. There are other opportunities to expand your career, and that's something that I definitely am looking to take advantage of. I would love to be able to direct an episode eventually.
Is there any particular scene that you shot this season where you say, "Yes this is why I do what I do?"
That's interesting. I guess there's all sorts of scenes that I've said that for different reasons. But definitely one of the highlights is coming in the finale, the scene with the chief was really such a pleasure. Because he, Nick Campbell, is a giant of stage and screen. In Canada for sure, and then I know that he also has many fans in the states. But to be able to work with him is such a huge honor and thankfully it's just like such a beautiful scene and to have him back after being out of the season for so long, it really was special.
Is there a characteristic that's so complex that it had to take time for you to adjust that Nathan has?