Actor Rufus Sewell talks Quake, VR, fascism, & the dangers of him potentially returning to gaming

Sewell also discusses the mindset behind true evil in Man in the High Castle.


Rufus Sewell is an actor with a lengthy list of credits including films and tv shows like The Illusionist, A Knight's Tale, and The Pillars of the Earth. His profile currently is elevated by his role in the Amazon Prime video exclusive show The Man in the High Castle as John Smith and we got a chance to speak with him about that show and a handful of other topics.

Out of the gate, actor Rufus Sewell points out that the idea that it's "fun to play a villain" as an actor is a bit of cliche shaped by the public. He then dives into his character into the show and how his character thinks he's doing the best he can. We also learned that he use to play Quake, Half-Life, and other PC games. If you also want to hear this take on virtual reality, you'll have to watch the interview below.

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