EXCLUSIVE 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 1: Colm Feore on why Sir Reginald Hargreeves is a fan of tough love

In an exclusive interview with MEAWW, Colm Feore talks about why his character on the show tends to keep his kids at a distance.


                            EXCLUSIVE 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 1: Colm Feore on why Sir Reginald Hargreeves is a fan of tough love

'The Umbrella Academy' is releasing tomorrow and fans are absolutely ecstatic about the portrayal of this off-beat bunch of superheroes. MEAWW spoke to Colm Feore, who plays the adoptive father of a superhero family. Colm's brilliant portrayal of the ever-distant Hargreeves is akin to the graphic novels, and the billionaire industrialist provides everything for his children to grow into the superheroes that they're meant to be. 

When asked about whether his character, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, loves his kids, Colm tells us that "the short answer is yes", and goes on to say "the complicated answer is, in his own way".

Sir. Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) in 'The Umbrella Academy'. (Source: IMDB)
Sir. Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) in 'The Umbrella Academy'. (Source: IMDB)

 

Colm elaborates saying that "his job was to make them realize their potential, and be the very best super kids they could be to save the world". Speaking on his character's need to keep his children at bay, and talking about raising a superhero family, Colm says that "there's not a lot of time for birthday parties with your school friends or I'm sorry, did I not kiss you before you went to bed? I'm sorry, did you go to bed? Just sleep. I need you to sleep. I need you to eat and I need you to work hard".

Colm believes that his character is distant for a reason and defends his disciplinarian mentality saying that he knows "looking down the road, that's what we're gonna need, base minimum, for you not to die". So his character, in order to develop the best superheroes the world knows, needs to keep his kids at arm's length in order to develop a sense of discipline while he provides everything they need.

Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves in 'The Umbrella Academy'. (Source: IMDB)
Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves in 'The Umbrella Academy'. (Source: IMDB)

 

With just a day to go, 'The Umbrella Academy' has racked up a pretty decent following on social media, and fans are antsy for the release of this unconventional superhero story. 

'The Umbrella Academy' is a creation of My Chemical Romance's, Gerard Way, where the original concept was in the form of a quirky graphic novel of the same name, and the series is set to follow the story of its first book, 'The Apocalypse Suite'. 

'The Umbrella Academy' boasts an all-star cast including Ellen Page, Mary J Blige, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Kate Walsh, and, of course, Colm Feore. Veteran actor Feore is not new to the superhero genre and has played supporting roles in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', and 'Thor'.