Buffy fans would know that behind Gilles’ stuck-up and by-the-book attitude was a wild, reckless rebel. Well, actor Anthony Stewart Head is sort of tapping into that side of him for his role on NBC’s upcoming comedy, Free Agents.
On an exclusive Comic-Con interview, he opened up about his character, Stephen, the boss of a PR firm who gets way too involved with his employees’ personal lives. He’s reprising the role from the original UK series, which first aired in 2009.
Head also talked about what makes the show unique. He’s still playing a sort of mentor on Free Agents, but not in the same way he was to the Scooby Gang. How different? Check out the clip below:
“It’s very, very, very exciting,” Anthony Stewart Head said about the show. “We start in a couple of weeks. Cool.”
While we know him from his roles in dramas, the actor has an eclectic list of credentials. He was on Merlin and Little Britain, and he insists that he also did “a “little bit of comedy in Buffy.”
As for his character on Free Agents, he revealed: “He’s extremely inappropriate, in every way that you can think.” When asked about who Stephen might be romancing, Head said, “He’s not fussy. He’ll have anybody.” And you know, we just can’t wait to see that.
You’ll notice how inappropriate he can be on the Free Agents promo from NBC below. Would you mind having a boss like that if he were played by Gilles? Let’s consider that for a moment.
The actor added, “[The show]’s funny. It’s very funny and very witty. It’s a beautiful take on humanity, basically what makes us all tick.” If that sounds really deep, imagine hearing that in his remarkable accent.
Get to hear more of it as Free Agents, starring Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn, premieres on September 14 on NBC.
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