If there's anyone who plays psychotic well, it's James Frain. The actor is perhaps most recently memorable for his turn in this summer's season ofTrue Blood as the absolutely unhinged Franklin Mott, who kidnapped main character Tara and intended to turn her into his vampire wife. Things didn't work out for the character, but he ended up being one of the high points of the season. So when Frain, who has also appeared in television outings like Fringe and The Tudors, signed on to star in January 9th's promising The Cape, I have to say I was excited. Count me doubly excited when it was revealed he was playing a villainous maniac known as Chess.
"With my guy, every now and then, he puts on a mask and does that [sort of thing], but he isn't [just] that," Frain told Collider. "Most of the time that we see him, he's fun to hang around with. I think that's unusual.
"There's something attractive about my character. He's fun loving. But then he has this unfortunate habit of dressing up as this crazy character and being completely psychotic. That is unfortunate, and I think he's probably not going to be able to kick that habit."