If there’s anything that we’ve learned from Carnival Row it’s that it’s a tangled weave of amazing, and often annoying, characters who cause trouble, try to save the day where they can, and try to find meaning in the work that they do. We got a chance to speak with Jared Harris, Arty Foushan, and Caroline Ford about everything Carnival Row. So without further ado, here are 5 things we learned from the cast of Carnival Row!
Spoiler Warning: We’re not holding back on anything!
1. Jared is ready to haunt everyone.
After his untimely demise by his wife, Jared Harris, who plays Absalom Breakspear, plans on haunting EVERYONE for season 2. Personally we’re totally down with that if it means we get more Harris. He’s a class act and such a memorable actor, no matter where he goes or who he plays.
2. The cast wants us to learn something from Carnival Row.
If there’s one thing that the stars of Carnival Row want, it’s for us to have learned a lesson when it comes to this show. It’s heavy on it’s political connotations and you’d have to be blind to not see how it connects with our world. All of them hope, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we learn something from this show and take it out into the real world.
3. Caroline Ford hopes people see her as more than a villain.
As someone who really hates Sophie Longerbane, because she’s a pain in the ass, this was quite a surprising answer. Ford hopes that people see her as more than a villain. She’s a complex character who grew up shackled and secluded from the rest of the world. Everything that is happening now is her defining her self and finally being free.
4. Reality is crazier than Carnival Row.
Believe it or not, Arty Foushan, who plays Jonah Breakspear, thinks that reality is crazier than anything that is happening on Carnival Row. Why? Because this is no fantasy or some tale. All the hate, all the separating of people, it’s happening as we speak to people that came to the US for a better life.
5. If anything, this show feels almost normal to the cast.
Keeping on from the point above, the cast of Carnival Row kind of feels at home on the row because of how crazier our world has become in the US. Families are being separated and targeted by those that thing darker Latino skin is a sign of an alien or someone that doesn’t belong in the US. And that’s simply not true and quite horrifying when Carnival Row tries to do the same thing happening in the real world today.l
Carnival Row is now airing on Amazon Prime Video.