Hugh Dancy steps out of ADA Nolan Price’s Comfort Zone on the March 30 episode of law and order.
In “Bias,” after the Public Defender is killed, Detectives Frank Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) and Detective Jalen Shaw (Mehkhad Brooks) are surprised to find Price. at the scene and his involvement in the trial compromised the case.
Here Dancy previews the episode and talks about taking a stand.
Price is involved in this case in a very different way than usual. What happened and as a result where was his head?
Hugh Dancy: He was found dead. He was involved in the sense that he had been there since the show began. But it was also the case that the victim was someone with whom he had a relationship. Let’s say he has multiple interests.
And you’re not just in court!
That’s right. I had to escape from the courtroom for a short while, and what I’ve learned is that cops tend to work at night (laugh) There I was on the west side highway at midnight and thought, “Okay, I get it, yeah, it’s different.” It was fun.
The promotion shows Price being accused of crimes. What led to that?
I was accused of that. And I was accused while sitting in the courtroom’s chair. at least in part The case turned around – probably just like Price did. If he interrogates – say “You found the body, how do we know you weren’t involved in this?”
when it comes to that How Price stood up What was it like for him? And how do you film on the other side of the courtroom questioning?
Yes, for him It’s not very comfortable for a number of reasons. Which I won’t mention because it would be a spoiler, and for me, great, really fun. I’ve spent half my life in the courtroom. So the first thing to change a little bit is to have fun. And I feel like what’s going back and forth in this episode is also fun.
In the last episode, Price had to let a super criminal walk away to take his testimony. How did he deal with such things?
he is a practitioner I feel like I’m on the show. The way it works is in any given episode. The three of us on the prosecution team — which means myself, McCoy (Sam Waterston) or Maroon (Odelya Halevy) — might be special. Strong feelings from the point of view of morality. And the other two will say, “Well, that’s fine, but we have to suffer the consequences. Everything went well according to that principle. But we must keep this person out as well.” And it could be a different person from us at any point depending on the case. But I think Price thinks a lot and cares a lot about justice in one way or another.
Do you think he had the easiest or hardest time throwing things off like that and moving on with the next case?
He is just like any of us who have been working for a while. he is of a certain age He’s been doing this for a long time and he’s doing well. So I think he let himself focus on it while he did it. as I do with my work And when it’s over He allowed himself to move on.
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