When The Lying Game winds down its first season on March 5, actor Adrian Pasdar has his hands full in the season finale episode called “Buckle Up”.
In The Lying Game role of Alec Rybek, Adrian Pasdar has maneuvered his way through power in order to keep the secret behind the lives of separated twins Sutton and Emma, played by series lead Alexandra Chando. Since Alec has had to work extra hard to avoid opening up a potential can of worms on The Lying Game, Pasdar has risen to the challenge of being so mysterious as an actor.
Since Alec has a great knack for avoiding questions, how does Adrian Pasdar see his character in terms of not having to account for his actions? Does Pasdar see Alec as a chameleon?
“A guy like him stands out in an arena,” Pasdar told The Deadbolt this week.
“When I’m playing him, I don’t think of not so much blending in as more blending out is what he tries to do. To remove himself from a situation that could be compromising by not placing himself in it to begin with, having other people do the work for him, is probably one of the things he does best.”
Throughout the first season of The Lying Game, Pasdar’s character often seems to be the reason that a lot of lies are exposed, or a lot of lies are told. It’s very much part of the lying game within the story.
So, how do things play out with Alec as the show winds down the season? Will the lying catch up with him in unexpected ways?
Interestingly, no one really knows, as Pasdar elaborated to The Deadbolt.
“At the root of what we’re dealing with, a story that is much bigger in its enormity that’ll be revealed as to how Alec and everyone else fits into Mayberry, in their little world. Obviously I can’t say too much, but I think it’ll be surprising to some. Some may see it coming, although nobody has yet. In all the questions and all the press I’ve done, all the fan responses and the blog time I’ve spent, nobody gets quite what they’re after yet, the writers.”
Although Alec has been a master manipulator all season long, sometimes what looks bad isn’t quite what it appears to be.
How does Adrian Pasdar see Alec at the end of the season when The Lying Game takes a break?
“I think there is a certain joy in the activity of being a part of other people’s lives to the extent which maybe they don’t want but need. I think he sees himself as a medicine man for his tribe. Sometimes the medicine is a tough pill to swallow, but it does the job.”
The Lying Game season finale airs March 5 on ABC Family at 9/8c.