Video: Watch an Exclusive Interview with Russell Hornsby of 'Grimm'
Video: Watch an Exclusive Interview with Russell Hornsby of 'Grimm'
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Every hero needs a partner and, in Grimm, Nick Burkhardt's (David Giuntoli) partner is Hank Griffin. Hank is a no-nonsense cop -- not the type to pay any attention to fairy tales -- played by Russell Hornsby.

Hornsby took the time to talk to BuddyTV on a recent visit to the Grimm set in Portland. Check out the video below to find out what he has to say about his character, rats and the show.

WARNING:  Spoilers are, alas, an inevitable thing when one speaks to an actor about a show that has not yet begun. While we truly believe that Russell Hornsby did his best to avoid giving away major plot points and character arcs, he probably failed. Thus, there could be spoilers contained in the following video. Watch at your own peril!

We apologize wholeheartedly for occasionally insane video footage. None of this was filmed by a camera professional. But we promise the videos are watchable!

Highlights from the interview:

  • Four ex-wives is a lot.
  • It's probably rough on a partnership when one partner doesn't know the other is off chasing monsters most of the time.
  • Russell Hornsby doesn't like rats. This was notable enough for David Giuntoli to mention when we talked to him: Click here for the full interview with Grimm's David Giuntoli
  • From the titles alone, it's easy to mix up "Rapunzel" and "Rumpelstiltskin."
  • In the original fairy tale version, Cinderella's sisters did indeed chop off the ends of their feet. Yes, the originals are that messed up.

Is Grimm any good? Find out in BuddyTV's review!

Want more Grimm interviews?

Are you a fan of the original Grimm Brothers' versions of fairy tales? Does a police story with mythical monsters work for you? Do you think there could be monsters among us? Please feel free to share your opinions and comments below!

Want more Grimm? Click here for an extended sneak peek of the pilot episode!

Grimm will premiere on Friday, October 28 at 9pm on NBC.

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