Sullivan’s Crossing followers didn’t see that plot twist coming — and neither did sequence star Scott Patterson.
Throughout an unique interview with Us Weekly, Patterson, 65, praised Tom Jackson‘s efficiency after his character, Frank, was shot within the Wednesday, October 18, episode.
“It’s simple for me to be emotional round Tom as a result of I really feel the identical method about Tom [is the way] that [my character] Sully feels about Frank. They’ve a really shut [and] deep friendship. They’re depending on one another each day,” he defined to Us. “[Tom] and [his onscreen wife] Edna [Andrea Menard] are two powerhouse actors, personalities and so they have a powerhouse presence.”
Patterson developed a bond with Jackson, 74, that gave him an sudden freedom whereas collaborating on their scenes. “I really feel very secure with everybody, however particularly Tom to do very deep work,” he continued. “As a result of the exceptional factor about Tom in his portrayal is there’s lots of him in that. You may sense the depth of this particular person and the dimensions of his coronary heart.”
Sullivan’s Crossing, which relies on a guide sequence by Robyn Carr, follows neurosurgeon Maggie (Morgan Kohan) who should return to her hometown in rural Nova Scotia. Viewers are launched to her estranged father, Sully (Patterson), newcomer Cal (Chad Michael Murray) and extra members of the group.
Filming the CW sequence created many friendships on set. For Patterson, it additionally allowed him to spend time with a fellow actor who he actually respects.
“Tom Jackson is a world icon — particularly in Canada — for a cause. He’s a big-hearted particular person. He’s extremely good. He’s extremely giving [and] he’s donating his time to serving to his folks. It’s fairly transferring to be in his presence really simply to be in his presence,” the Gilmore Women alum gushed to Us. “And he’s such a down-to-earth and simple going man. It’s very particular to do work with him since you really feel such as you’re type of doing scenes with a mountain. It’s one thing very pure and really lovely and really highly effective.”
Patterson continued: “He is among the most loving human beings I’ve ever been round. And to get a hug from that man is to know that you’re cherished. That’s why he does it — as a result of he wants to precise it. I’m getting just a little choked up [just] speaking about him. He’s probably the most beneficiant actor and he’s probably the most beneficiant man.”
Season 1 initially made followers get snug as they bought to know the sights and other people in Sullivan’s Crossing. The plot, nevertheless, has since taken a flip for the sudden with Frank’s harm.
After performing a smudging ceremony in honor of his Indigenous ancestors, Frank left to assist somebody with an issue and on his method again he stopped on the sight of one other automobile in the midst of the woods. Frank wished to warn the vacationers that they couldn’t hunt within the space and subsequently bought shot accidentally and left for useless on objective.
“We did a scene [in an upcoming episode] the place clearly Sully involves see Frank. I cried a lot and so deeply that they couldn’t use the footage,” Patterson recalled. “There was an excessive amount of mucus popping out of my nostril and I couldn’t management it. However that’s the impact he has.”
Patterson went on to say that he feels the identical method about all of his costars.
“These are simply actually beautiful folks up right here and it’s simple to attach with them and it’s simple to do work with them. And it looks like that’s being translated onto the display screen. So [viewers] are getting one thing very actual and really pure,” he continued. “I believe folks shall be stunned on the depth of the feelings which might be occurring up right here.”
The upcoming episodes of the “deeply emotional” present will proceed to drag at folks’s heartstrings.
“Deliver a field of tissues since you’re going to really feel stuff. You’re going to really feel stuff very deeply as a result of they’re coping with lots of common themes,” Patterson concluded. “There’s lots of actually constructive stuff right here [that is] combined in with the darkish. However there’s actual hope. As a result of in the event you’re going to dwell in these darkish areas, there higher be hope. And that’s what makes it work. That’s why folks adore it a lot as a result of it doesn’t matter what occurs within the episode, you’re at all times going to have a hopeful feeling that [in the] subsequent one, they’re going to resolve it.”
Sullivan’s Crossing airs on The CW Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.