Interview with Eric Winter (Asst. D.A. Ben Talbot)

by Kristin Sample, posted Apr 8th 2008 1:02PM

Winter brings a new element of tension to the show with ADA Ben Talbot. He describes his character as “driven by his work.” Talbot wants to solve the crimes that plague the city. He has an immediate fondness for Beth Turner, but Winter himself doesn’t know the true motivation behind Talbot’s interest in Beth’s character.

There is a possible love triangle brewing as well. Talbot, who is attracted to Beth, is haunted by his need to expose Mick. From his very first scene, you’ll see a tension between Mick and Ben. Ben wants to be top dog and desperately wants to know Mick’s secret.

Someone asked if Ben was a vampire, Winter laughed, “Not that I know of.” He clearly thinks getting to play a vampire would be great. “It’s just a cool genre,” he said. Then he joked, “I think they’re real. No, just kidding.”

You probably know Eric Winter from his work on Brothers and Sisters. I asked if he’d be returning to that show and he answered, “I assume you’ll probably see me again.” But his concern is scheduling. Winter mentioned that the writers have had a hell of a time trying to write him on and off the show to accommodate for other projects (i.e. Viva Laughlin and Moonlight). He seems confident that his character will return to Brothers and Sisters if only for closure.

Winter also has a movie coming out this year called The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl and Gerald Butler.


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