‘Arrow’ Actor Neal McDonough Speaks On His Role As Damien Darhk

Neal McDonugh recently sat down for an interview with Comicbook.com discussing his role as Damien Darhk on the hit series Arrow. He gave them some very interesting insights into his enjoyably dark character and even dropped some hints at a few things to come.

When asked about why he joined the series he stated:

Marc Guggenheim. It’s as simple as that. Marc and I have talked so many times on the phone over the last couple of months, and we’ve never met face to face yet, which is shocking. I feel like I know him so well, and I’m sure he’d feel the same way about me.

He also gave them an insight into how the character acts:

So we’ve really built this kind of nine-year-old kid who just wants that toy and if he doesn’t get that toy, he’s going to throw that monumental temper tantrum. That’s kind of the mindset for Damien Darhk. It’s not ruling the world; it has nothing to do with ruling the world. It’s “This is my plan, and I’m going to get it. And if I don’t get it, I’m going to be really mean to you. And I’m going to enjoy it.

He was later asked about whether or not he was going to try to humanize Damien down the line. He answered, but also dropped some hints about an upcoming episode.

Oh, I’m not trying to humanize everything. In fact, even at a point coming up where Green Arrow finds out there’s something that’s very special to me in my life and I just snap, and then I snap him like an old G.I. Joe doll, and I just beat him — it’s going to be an awesome scene. And then he tells me something and I realize — it’s the only time you see Damien Darhk pause and have a heart. You’ll see why, but it’s great because every villain can’t be just dark; there has to be some reason why he is who he is. Like I was saying with Marc, we’re going to go back and figure out why 122 years ago, how the became this guy and has not aged in 122 years.

Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The Cw.

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Source: Comicbook

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