Joseph Fiennes believes that he exudes “the terrible spirit” of his character “servant story”.
The 51-year-old actor is amazed that he’s still recognized as the show’s villain, Fred Waterford, along the way, even though his face is practically completely covered in mask and dark glasses, but he’s also relieved that they can part him his alter ego and don’t try to attack him.
He said, “Oddly enough, it even happens when I’m wearing a mask and sunglasses, which is very strange. Sometimes you hear someone mutter, ‘Blessed be the fruit,’ and you think how the hell did they do it?
“But I guess I have to exude this terrible spirit from Fred – I don’t know what it is! I get people showing up but they love the show and can see the concept that I am an actor playing a role – they do? don’t come here and hit me in the face! “
However, Joseph admitted that some fans are “bothered” when he does everyday chores such as grocery shopping.
On The Jess Cagle Podcast, he said, “But I have a lot of people who think I’m someone in politics or someone they may have heard of, who they are seeing for the first time and can’t quite pinpoint it, who is it.
“You can be very upset when you see me with my shopping cart and a beard and it’s like you know something is wrong and you see that you are very upset.”
In awe of his co-star Elisabeth Moss, who also stepped behind the camera for the show’s fourth season, the actor thinks there’s nothing she can’t do.
He said, “Your work ethic is off the charts. I was expecting her to pick me up at three in the morning and take me to the set and do my hair and makeup before she starts directing! There is nothing she cannot do.
“The wonderful thing about directing Lizzie was that there is such a trust, a trust that has been built over four years that we have built a great close relationship and she gets the narrative inside out.
“She’s a brilliant communicator and in the four years I’ve known she’s never lost it. She’s always been encouraging and no matter what time of the day or night, she’ll exchange emails to make things better, a scene.” to improve .
“A couple of times I was unhappy and emailed Bruce [Miller, showrunner] or Lizzie and the answer was instant.
“I think she’ll be one of America’s greatest directors and actresses if she wishes.”