'Black Sails' Luke Arnold: John Silver's secret is he'll kill you, 'but he does it with a smile'

"Black Sails" kicks off Saturday, Jan. 25 with a premiere episode that sets up a season-long race for a huge treasure, John Silver at the heart of it. Star Luke Arnold tells Zap2it at the 2014 TCA winter press tour that while Silver is quick with a smile, he's just as cutthroat as the other pirates."Silver's interesting. I think maybe because when we meet him in the beginning, he's not a pirate, he's a sailor, and he maybe doesn't appear as brutal as some of the other characters," says Arnold. "But he's just as ruthless as the rest of them. He's actually one of the first people on the show to take someone's life -- but he does it with a smile. I think that's the secret of Silver.""No one here is a nefarious character, creating anarchy for no reason," Arnold continues. "It's all a survival situation. It's like a political thriller, but you don't...



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