'Klondike's' Richard Madden gained 'cuts, bruises and strength'

Zap2it: Was there more of a code of honor in the 1890s, when this was set?Richard Madden: I think within certain men, definitely, within (his character) Bill Haskell, 100 percent. After Byron was shot, he wants to take that man home to his family. That is the honorable thing to do.Zap2it: Haskell seems more about finding his friend's murderer and avenging his death than the reason everyone else is up there -- gold. What is his motivation?Richard Madden: His motivation, for me, I realized toward the end of filming -- he went up there with this idea of the world, and it gets pushed and challenged when his friend is shot so unjustly and so mysteriously. It destroys his image of the world being such a good place, and brilliant things can happen. And that is a big thing of trying to solve the problem of who shot Epstein, then the world can go back...



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