Assignment X Exclusive Interview with Aldis

Saturday, Aug 27, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Aldis Hodge gets LEVERAGE for Season 4 He talks about the new season and the return of Sterling (Mark Sheppard)


By CARL CORTEZ / Contributing Editor
Posted: August 27th, 2011 / 02:42 PM

Aldis Hodge and Beth Riesgraf in LEVERAGE - Season 4 - "The Van Gogh Job" | ©2011 TNTAldis Hodge and Beth Riesgraf in LEVERAGE – Season 4 – “The Van Gogh Job” | ©2011 TNT

As LEVERAGE wraps up the summer portion of Season 4 (with a return of regular antagonist Jim Sterling played by Mark Sheppard), ASSIGNMENT X chatted with star Aldis Hodge who plays hacker Hardison on the series.

Throughout the course of the TNT series, Hardison has went from wise-cracking loner to someone who is finally accepting that he’s part of a team. He also has feelings for the somewhat closes off Parker (Beth Riesgraf) which has been gaining some traction the past couple of seasons.

Here’s what Hodge had to say about the latest developments.

ASSIGNMENT X:  So Sterling is finally back.

ALDIS HODGE: Yes, Sterling comes back to play in this episode and the team travels to Dubai for this grand chess tournament to take on some terrorists that are in Dubai for a completely different reason. We’re shaking things up in Dubai – doing our Leverage shtick how we do and we’re having fun.

AX: Have enjoyed the different characters you’ve played this season?

HODGE: I loved “The Van Gogh Job” where I got to play an entirely different person. It’s narrated through Danny Glover’s character and they show us being the character’s he’s telling the story about and I play him as a character. So it’s not Hardison pretending to be someone, it’s playing Danny Glover’s character. That was cool, because we had to truly step outside of ourselves and be something different and Beth did an amazing job. She has this whole accent from the ‘40s, because that was time frame we were in. And Gina, Tim and Christian all were amazing as well. We aren’t our characters, so that was interesting to watch.

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