Trauma's Cliff Curtis Discusses the "Most Fun Character" He's Ever Played
On-screen, he's the tough- and quick-talking flight medic Rabbit, but in real life, Cliff Curtis is a veteran film actor from New Zealand, whose role on NBC's Trauma (Mondays, 9/8c) is "the most fun character" he's ever played. Curtis hinted to TVGuide.com what's really going on in Rabbit's head, who he should hook up with and why this was the first TV role to steal him away from the big screen.
TVGuide.com: As a film guy, what drew you to TV?Curtis: I really liked Rabbit — he's the most fun character I've ever played. He's got endless possibility, he's heroic, he's a bit of a goofball, [he's] masculine, but the journey is that he's probably going to reconstruct that whole thing that he's got going on. This is a character I've not had the opportunity to play in film, so I thought, I'm going to go for it. [And] I thought, I can get into this. There's enough action, enough boy stuff. Once we get to know the characters and set up who they are, we can delve into the story lines as well. Rather than just being about an incident, you start to wonder what's going to happen next.
TVGuide.com: The Oct. 19 episode briefly touched on your character Rabbit having post-traumatic stress disorder. Will that story line be developed further?Cliff Curtis: Oh yeah, Rabbit's whole bag of tricks is that he doesn't want to deal with that whole side of life. [He wants to] have fun, be masculine and look cool in his Ray-Bans with his big blue...
Mon, Oct 26, 2009