VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Beth Riesgraf & Aleyse Shannon On Singing & Working With Noah Wyle On ‘Leverage: Redemption’
Leverage: Redemption is back for Season 2. The show follows the Leverage crew made up of the Grifter, the Hitter, the Thief and the Hacker, as they seek to make the world a better place by using each of their talents to level the playing field in the world where the rich and powerful normally get away their crimes.
Beth Riesgraf, who plays Parker, and Aleyse Shannon, who plays Breanna Casey, recently sat down for a conversation with uInterview founder Erik Meers and they revealed that there was a lot of singing going on on set.
“I can tell you what our favorite song was,” Shannon began before launching into a little jingle of “Beth and Aleyse day on set.”
“Basically, every time we get to work together, we do a happy dance and it varies,” Riesgraf added. “I go out of key because she can sing like a freaking angel. I like to throw a spanner in the works with my trill voice.”
The actresses also spoke on what it was like working with iconic actor Noah Wyle on the project.
“All my Noah moments stand out and they’re so particular,” Shannon said. “I don’t think I have a favorite. There’s this one specific moment Noah pretended to cut his finger and it was nowhere in the script and then the bloodstain got on the props and just got slightly bigger and slightly bigger and no he’s hiding his finger. It’s genius. It’s stuff the you know great actors use, but stole the whole moment. There’s lots of moments like that that are so small and so clever, but he does them so lightly. Just a great person to work with.”
“I agree,” Riesgraf said. “When Harry, Noah’s character, gets to pretend to be really tough, that is my favorite. He gets hurt and plays it off like it didn’t hurt. There’s all those things because Harry’s so smart and capable and able, but when he’s around Elliot Spencer [played by Christian Kane] or in the middle of a con, watching the little nuanced moments where you see Harry crack and then put the bravado back on, those are always fun for me to watch. I get a kick out of it.”
The new season is now streaming on Amazon Freevee.
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