Some weeks ago, I got an email out of the blue from a lovely lady over at Showtime. She’d seen my article comparing “Arrested Development” to Showtime’s period drama “The Borgias,” and gotten a real kick out of it. Would I be interested in watching a screener of the first two episodes of Season 2, and maybe interviewing one of the stars of the show?, she asked me.
After the requisite period of skipping around the house with a big stupid grin on my face, I agreed, and I got the chance to have a chat with French-Canadian star Francois Arnaud, who plays Cesare Borgias. He was funny, kind, and an absolute joy to interview. And to my mind, he’s also one of the strongest acting talents on the show. That’s saying something, considering Jeremy Irons, Sean Harris, Gina McKee, and Holliday Grainger are also on the show.
The interview is now live at Yahoo! TV, so go check it out!
Season 2 of “The Borgias” premieres this Sunday at 10 pm.