In this November 2012 interview, during a break from shooting Grimm‘s episode 15 of Season 2, David Giuntoli talked to Entertainment Weekly about the changes in character dynamics in Season 2 (Nick and Hank, Nick and Juliette), his thoughts about Sasha Roiz’s Twitter campaign #ShirtlessRage, Bree Turner’s return as Rosalee after her maternity leave, Adalind’s return to Portland, and more. Source: EW
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: There have been a lot of changes this season with new developments like Hank getting in the loop and Juliette losing her memories of Nick. What has felt most different from last season shooting the show?
DAVID GIUNTOLI: I’ve really enjoyed working with Russell Hornsby now that [Hank] is in the loop. We’ve had the ability now to have episodes of us just kind of copping it out and Grimming it out a little bit.
I loved the scene when Nick first takes Hank to the trailer, and Nick’s so giddy about getting to show his friend all his cool toys.
That was fun because Nick was taking it all seriously for a moment, and then he’s like, “Dude, you gotta see this weapon.” It’s been a great relationship to work with.
Has working with Bitsie Tulloch felt different now that it’s not all sweet, tender moments between Nick and Juliette, now that there’s more tension and conflict between the two of them?
Yeah, I think there’s some believable stuff happening. Just ’cause there’s a good relationship doesn’t mean it has to be them smiling all the time at each other. There’s a point when I’m tired of being on the couch. And it’s not all a great, perfectly wonderful boyfriend. So yeah, it’s fun to play the tension of the moment and the unsustainability of the relationship. It has a real dimension to it.
Bree Turner will soon be back on the show more now that her maternity leave is wrapping up. Have you gotten to meet her new son?
I have not yet met Dean. Only because she probably knows how filthy I am, and she has to get every vaccine [for Dean]. I told her instead of getting vaccines, she should just bring her newborn to the [spice shop] set ’cause she can just get a little of everything and then just get it all taken care of there. I’ve not yet met him, but soon.
Grimm has been able to take on a bit of a life of its own in the Twitterverse, thanks in a large part to a lot of the cast. What did you think of Sasha Roiz’s#ShirtlessRage campaign?
Sasha’s one of the funniest people I know. And it’s brilliant ’cause he knows that people want to see him with his shirt off, and he works it. He’s got a great figure. But he also knows that it’s so silly. He’s a brilliant actor, and then people want to see him with his shirt off. I love that he has fun with it. If only Nick Burkhardt could have the equivalent of #ShirtlessRage. I know there’s also a #CaptainNoPants, which may come into a storyline at some point. I don’t know.
Then you’ll have to come up with one for Nick.
Exactly. But no one wants to see Nick Burkhardt shirtless.