In this 2011 interview, David Giuntoli chatted with HuffPost about Grimm, his character’s identity struggles, his blutbad buddy, his former MTV days as a contestant on “Road Rules: South Pacific” in 2003, and more. Source: The Huffington Post
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Tell us a little about “Grimm” and what made you want to be a part of the show.
It deals with monsters and fairytales, but it’s not overly confusing or difficult to follow. I just loved the script for its simplicity. The fairytales aren’t really the main focus — it’s really a cop drama. So that was the exciting part for me. It’s like “CSI” meets “X-Files.”
Do you feel any pressure from the other fairytale show currently on air, ABC’s “Once Upon a Time?”
No, not really. I think we’re two very different shows, and from everything that I’ve read, I think they’re a little more enchanting and, perhaps, light. We’re definitely a lot darker. If anything, I think they’re going to compliment each other. People are talking about fairytales, and we offer two very different stories.
“Grimm” is pretty dark. The first case we see you working on in the pilot is the murder of a teenage girl.
We start with a dismembered teenage girl, and we’re only getting worse from there. So, I’ll let your imagine wander on that one. We go very dark, very gruesome, and there are a lot of thrills. That’s not to say that there won’t be a little humor in there.
One of the more humorous parts of the pilot was the relationship that your character Nick forms with the friendly blutbad creature. Is there going to be more banter between the two of you?
Nick has a new identity, and he doesn’t know anything about it. His aunt dies, and all he really has are some books and this one blutbad creature, who may or may not want to kill him, and we kind of form this tenuous alliance, I would say. Throughout the show, we both have our own impulses and needs, and we start to become buddies … eventually. We kind of help each other out. There are definitely some fun buddy stories coming up.