‘Dead to Me’ actor James Marsden says he layered his ‘unsavory’ character with “some humanity and charm”
‘Dead to Me’, a dark dramedy that premiered on Netflix on May 3, explores the themes of female friendship and grief in its first season. The series is interspersed with pleasant moments and mystery and strikes a perfect balance between the two. The cast features Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as friends Jen and Judy, who meet at a grief counseling group.
James Marsden plays Steve, Judy’s ex-fiance who is also an opportunist and a money launderer. Steve is sly, cunning and manipulative and has a lot of back-and-forth with the female leads of the show.
Speaking about his role on the show in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide, Marsden said that he saw Steve as a bad guy — “a little bit” — but he doesn’t think Steve would see himself in the same light — “like most bad guys”.Read More