BEAUTIFULLY FLAWED. Meet the man behind one of the most nuanced characters on TV: Jack Falahee from “How to Get Away with Murder”
Hollywood movies—and also Hollywood’s film industry itself—are full of stories like Jack Falahee’s. There’s the part where he attends a strict Catholic school; there’s the years spent studying the performing arts (New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, in his case), followed by the “starving artist” phase: Waiting tables, bartending and working odd jobs while going to audition after audition.
Like the protagonist from a Hollywood movie—and the lucky few who are drawn to seek fame and fortune in the fabled district—Falahee made it. And one small role eventually grew into many bigger roles. Today, he’s known primarily for his portrayal of Connor Walsh, one of the most intriguing characters from hit TV show “How to Get Away with Murder.” As the series picks up its third season and more film projects head his way, Falahee shares the finer points of his life story and what lies ahead in the chapters yet to be written.
DA MAN: A lot of people are really looking forward to the return of “How to Get Away with Murder” after the mid-season finale in November. How do you think will fans react to the rest of season three?
Jack Falahee: Our fans are in for quite a ride during the remainder of our third season. Wes’ (Alfred Enoch’s character) death raises a lot of questions and the rest of the season sets out to explore, and hopefully answer, some of those questions.
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DA MAN: Speaking of which, how do you feel about a fellow cast member leaving the show?
Jack Falahee: It’s been really difficult coming to terms with Alfred’s departure from the show. He’s like a brother to me, and I’ll be sad to see him go. Since he’s a Londoner, I’m worried he’ll move back across the pond. I’m secretly hoping he books another job locally, in Los Angeles, so that he sticks around.
“We’re continuing to see more nuanced and complicated characters on screen, which is a more accurate representation of real life”
DA MAN: A lot of actors—including your co-star Charlie Weber whom we interviewed before—often talk about how a TV show’s cast tends to bond like a close-knit family. Is there anything especially unique that you’ve noticed about the “How to Get Away with Murder” family?
Jack Falahee: Unlike Charlie, I don’t have a lot of experience on TV sets, so this has all been new to me. However, I could tell from the beginning that our cast had something special. We’ve all become extremely close over the years. I think we all get along so well because we respect each other. Mutual respect can go a long way.