Abigail Spencer takes on femme fatale role in 'Reprisal'

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Costar Mena Massoud agrees.

"I think every human being in the world has a little bit of good and evil in them ... and I think a lot of times people who we refer to as 'evil,' they don't see themselves that way," he says.

"That's why they're able to do what they do. So, that's something that I'm excited about on this show. I think everyone has a different definition of that, and we go on those journeys, and I don't want to speak for Josh, but I think as you watch the show, your opinion of who's good and evil might change as well."

In Doris' quest for vengeance, there's no shortage of violent retribution. Corbin cops to that. "I think as serious as violence is in real life, it is also a genre. You know, there is a reason that it sells and has for so many years. And I think, for me, I grew up on Tarantino films, and I am a fan of the violent genre. And I think, for me, it's knowing when to -- on an instinctual level -- knowing when to employ it in a more humorous aspect or sort of cathartic way, and then also knowing when to stage it, to allow it to have a very emotional impact.

"And I think it can go either way," he says. "And sometimes, it's a little in-between. I think as to why, I might have to -- that might be a conversation with my therapist, but I think, ultimately, yeah, I'll say it again: violence is a genre, and I think that it is a huge part of our show, but we always handle it responsibly, I believe."



Fox is featuring what they call a "three-night event" beginning Wednesday with a holiday comedy starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins called "The Moodys." The Moodys are a cantankerous couple who are probably coping with the holidays better than most of us -- or at least they make us feel better about our failures.

Leary, who began as a stand-up and moved into real acting with "Rescue Me," says his youth prepared him for the gruff characters he plays.

"I grew up in the city ... the Corelli brothers lived next to me, man. They used to get in fights. Their father used to come out with a hose and hose them down like they were dogs. You know what I mean?

"It was a very emotional neighborhood I grew up in, pretty emotional. My house, to this day, my mother, we just expressed our opinions all the time, very loudly. That tends to lead to some physical altercations, and that was when your parents could still hurt you and not get sued, and the nuns could hit you at school," he says.


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