Colton Haynes Talks Twin Position on Lifetime’s Swindler Seduction

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Colton Haynes stars in Lifetime’s Swindler Seduction in a twin function as two questionable twin brothers.

You possibly can inform by the title that he’ll be as much as no good, and the movie follows how his character cozies as much as a younger lady named Louisa (Gabrielle Graham) and proceeds to show her life the other way up.

We caught up with him to speak about this thrilling alternative.

What concerning the twin function appealed to you?

They despatched me the script after I was filming Teen Wolf, and I advised my agent, I used to be like, “I’ve to do that as a result of I have never actually had a possibility to play [anything like this].”

It is twin brothers, however on the identical time, they each, particularly Mitch, tackle completely different identities. So I believe it was a minimum of 5 completely different characters, one in all which, I converse French, which I do not sound French in any respect; I sound like Borat. In order that’s going to be enjoyable to look at.

However it was a lot enjoyable, and I do not know if I’ve ever been handled nearly as good as I used to be on set. Everybody was simply so superb to work with. It was a fast shoot as a result of usually, they shoot round three weeks to a month. However on the identical time, it was simply such an awesome expertise, and, gosh, I hope I get to do extra.

You did not sound fairly like Borat, however I believe not having a very good accent really works higher for the function.

Wow, you’ve got seen it. I have never seen it.

I did. Yeah, I noticed it final evening. It simply makes it extra horrific how individuals can fall for individuals in these conditions.

Oh, I do know, and I do not know the precise specifics of it. I do know that is loosely primarily based on an actual story, and attending to play that and realizing it was an actual story made it extra particular. And dealing with Gabrielle was nice. She’s an absolute star, and dealing together with her actually helped elevate my efficiency as nicely.

And did you do any analysis into individuals with this sort of habits to get into the roles? All 5 of them?

In some ways, I believe my upbringing and issues like that, I believe I had some stuff to tug from, particularly from working on this business.

However on the identical time, I knew that it was primarily based on a really particular scenario, however I did not really know that till midway going into the film, so I am form of glad as a result of I would not have needed to tug from that particular story as that would have gotten in the way in which of it.

It was simply so nice to be part of this, and I hope that it comes throughout that they are completely different characters. I believe they did a very good job of disguising it with sure hair and make-up.

Nicely, the great factor is that we by no means actually know which one is which for a very good portion of the film.


You have bought two brothers which might be equivalent, they usually’re each swindling, they usually’re each nearly enjoying the identical characters as one another, however they don’t seem to be one another or themselves. What sort of challenges does that pose for you as an actor?

On the subject of being an actor, I believe I undoubtedly have completely different personalities, I really feel like. Not clinically, however on the identical time, the director and I have been looking for one thing that may set them aside. And it was little issues like jaw clenches or little eye twitches that we have been enjoying with.

And yeah, I assumed that I used to be going to enter it having both a full blonde wig or a really particular distinction between the 2 characters, however I believe it was higher that we did not do this. Hopefully, it will trick the viewers into being extra on Gabrielle’s character’s aspect.


Hopefully, that performs. I actually bought to go there, and I actually bought to dive in, and it was simply such an awesome expertise for me as a result of I believe that is the primary official lead of a venture that I’ve carried out, and it was very fascinating to should play a number of characters in doing so.

No, you probably did an awesome job.

Oh, thanks. I am unable to wait to see it.

You are welcome. So how did you handle to remain targeted on set with out letting the content material get you down?

My life has in a roundabout way mirrored this, however undoubtedly, this content material is a form of a PG model primarily based on my life.

Oh no.

So it undoubtedly wasn’t too laborious to faucet into, in some ways, as a result of I had lots of people from previous experiences to attract from.

And in addition, it helps while you’re doing issues like this, realizing that it’s a very secure setting everytime you’re on these initiatives. There have been loads of sexual conditions, so we had a coordinator, and it was simply actually a secure set.

And it was additionally, behind the scenes, there have been simply actually nice those that we have been working with. Yeah, in order that undoubtedly helped calm all of it down a bit.

So going ahead, when you get one other one in all these roles, would you prefer to play a very good man or a foul man? You have performed each.

Yeah, I undoubtedly did. I are inclined to all the time play the dangerous man. I all the time channel the highschool bully, after which for some purpose, that is been my stick. After which I all the time simply play these kinds of roles, both the dangerous man or the bully or the jerk.

In order that was one of many explanation why I actually needed to do that as nicely as a result of I knew that I would get not simply to be the villain, however [laughs] Nicely, ultimately, you discover out that I am not one villain, I am a number of villains.

However it was good to a minimum of play completely different feelings on this. So hopefully, I get to play a very good man quickly. You by no means know. Possibly Christmas will probably be on the way in which.

Oh, that’d be good. Would not that be good?

Yeah, in a musical or one thing, that’d be nice.

And eventually, what recommendation would you give somebody to remain secure in social conditions nowadays? You are on the market with the general public quite a bit.

Yeah, there are refined issues that individuals can do to attempt to encroach in your private info and your area, and simply do not give your private info on the market.

There’s been loads of conditions the place individuals will discuss to me, saying that they’ve a mutual good friend, attempting to get a option to get my mobile phone quantity, or one thing like that.

However I believe it is simply to be very, very direct in conditions like this and inform individuals that you simply’re not going to provide them that info, or simply be actually cautious about who you give it to.

Yeah. So, it may be a tough world, and it may be a fantastic world.

That’s true. And hopefully extra of the latter.

Swindler Seduction airs at 8/7c tonight on Lifetime.

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