Supa-Star Paul Amos, famed for his roles on Lost Girl, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and more, has been quite busy as of late, preparing to burst back onto our screens in 2020.
“I just finished filming a Netflix superhero show,” he reveals, although can say little much else at this stage.
He has shared hints here and there on Twitter, and, in one recent tweet, told a fan to “think Vex [Lost Girl] as Sherlock Holmes” for his upcoming character.
“It’s sort of like pulling on all the different characters I’ve played so far and putting them into this one very cool character,” Amos tells Supanova. “And it’s nice to be on a really massive show where you get to sort of pull on all the things you’ve done.”
The Welsh talent has done a lot over the years, so it’s not surprising he gets mixed questions when visiting conventions across the globe.
“A lot [of fans] want to know about the video games, want to know about the process,” he says.
“They ask me, ‘What is it like to do motion capture? How did you get into it? Have you got any contacts?’” he laughs.
For Amos, being in front of the camera is where his true passion lies.
“I loved doing video games, but I do like creating real people, and having fun as myself,” he explains.
When talking about Vex from Lost Girl, he says the character definitely had huge elements of himself.
“I’m definitely that sarcastic,” he laughs. “I have a lot of dry wit and I was a bit of an outsider as well. I was living in a country that I had just moved to and Vex was definitely an outsider. There were loads of things that I brought to that character.”
“You’re always pulling on your own experience so it’s almost impossible for those characters to not have strong elements of what you do and who you are. And they cast you for that, too.”
“You just don’t have a choice, you can’t make up your experience. You can make up the situation, but anything you bring with any authenticity, it needs to come from something that you have experienced or that you understand.”
It was authenticity that drew Amos to Lost Girl.
“That’s what people loved about it,” he says. “It was silly and funny, and if you meet any of [the cast] that’s who we are, we’re all cool people but it’s also funny and kooky and different – and all of those elements of the show existed in all of us, too.”
“It’s funny that you get more flexibility to be real in [sci-fi], more than actual serious dramas. It was a fun show.”
Paul Amos will appear at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Adelaide (2-3 November) and Brisbane (8-10 November).