"They play at different speeds," Seann William Scott on difference between his character and Clayne Crawford's in 'Lethal Weapon'
The network found a replacement for the character of Martin Riggs, but we are wondering what will happen after Damon Wayans' departure
Fox's 'Lethal Weapon' has been going through a rough time recently. Only a few months back one of the lead actors, Clayne Crawford, was fired for bad behavior, and now the other lead actor of the show, Damon Wayans, has announced that he will be exiting the show after production wraps up on 13 new episodes of season 3.
The network had renewed the show in May, replacing the character of Martin Riggs, played by Crawford, with Seann William Scott's Wesley Cole.
Three episodes in of the new season, Seann in an interview with Fox TV, explained how his character is different from the character of Riggs as played by Crawford.
"The characters are really different. They just play at different speeds. The character that I am playing, Wesley Cole, he is an ex-CIA, spent all of his life abroad, never at one place for very long."
However, Seann's enthusiam for doing stunts remain the same as that of his predecessor.
Seann talked about one of the scenes where they put his arm on fire, "They lit my arm on fire and I remembering looking at Damon's face and I think he said 'Dude!' but he was like 'You're crazy, man'. We will get to that point though, I'm sure they will be like 'We're going to have you like... hanging off the rope at the end of the helicopter' and that's when I will say, 'I'm not Tom Cruise, I am the guy from American Pie.'"
You're, Seann and I think we're liking you as Wesley Cole too. Seann is a lighthearted man and when he was asked about his plan of action after 'Lethal Weapon', he jokingly said, "I am going to go back to the Home Depot in the plumbing department."
Seann's interview was done before Wayan announced his exit from the show, for which he said "he was too old."
"I'm going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13, so I really don't know what they're planning, but that's what I'm planning. I'm a 58-year-old diabetic and I'm working 16-hour days…," Wayans told Eurweb. He added, "Too old for this."
Since then there have been only speculations about what the network is planning to do. However, there is no official response from the network over Wayan's revelation.