Austin Basis talks ‘Beauty and the Beast’ season 2, J.T., what’s ahead and season 3
The CW’s hit show Beauty and the Beast is riding high during its second season, winning two People’s Choice Awards. Star Austin Basis talking about the show, the recent episodes and looked ahead to a possible third season during an interview with The Global Dispatch.
Basis begins by discussing the complex plot twists from recent episodes where main character Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan) is revealed to the world as a war hero but keeps his “situation” as the Beast in the shadows. He then shifts gears to his character J.T. Forbes and what he enjoys most.
“What I enjoy the most ablout J.T. is the fact is he has been as loyal as he’s been to his best friend. I think they think of each other as brothers as this point,” Basis begins before explaining the other dynamics of J.T. such as the character’s guilt and even his sense of humor.
“Humor is the best defense against stupidity and negative emotions and negative tensions. So, he’s always quick with a line levitity,” he says of J.T.’s defense mechanism which manifests itself in his wit.
Austin continues to details the show’s approach to technical aspects of Beauty and the Beast, ensuring his scientific and medical skills appear authentic.
Then of course, while the The CW says they will wait until May to decide if the show will be renewed for season 3, Basis why he thinks the fan base is strong enough and the audience is supportive enough to warrant another season.
Check out the full interview below.
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Beauty and the Beast airs on The CW Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.