Interview with Johnny Whitworth

February 9, 2015 | Johnny Whitworth plays the role of Cage Wallace on the compelling post-apocalyptic The CW show "The 100". In our interview he talks about his complex character, who is introduced in season 2, and he also talks about the film "Bad Hurt".

Foto: Johnny Whitworth - Copyright: Adam Fedderly
Johnny Whitworth
© Adam Fedderly

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German translation of the interview.

1. How did you get into acting? Has it always been your dream to be an actor?

I've known that I was going to be an actor since I was six years old. I moved out to Hollywood when I was 15 to pursue the dream.

2. You play Cage Wallace on "The 100", please tell us a little bit about your casting process for the role.

I landed the role by way of offer. Jason Rothenberg wanted Cage to be a multilevel/multifaceted character that was anything but arch. So Jason was familiar with my work and thought I could bring him to life. I was very attracted to this Cage due to this challenge. It is tough at times due to the actions he takes. He's conflicted and that duality in any character interest me.

3. The viewers don't know much about your character. Is there any background information that you can share with us?

Well, Cage as well as most of the people and Mount Weather have never felt the sun on their skin, a brush of air across the face or felt what it's like to be under a starry sky on a cool night.

4. Cage works with Dr. Tsing and is finally willing to exceed certain limits, such as expose Maya to radiation or Keenan's death. What do you think are the reason for his ambitions, especially since his father Dante is against his methods?

Cage is a complicated character. He's conflicted in his actions, but he's going to do what's right for his people. No matter how hard that choice might be or how much his father might disapprove.

5. The relationship between Cage and his father is complicated. After what he says in the president's office, do you think Cage would be able to really turn against Dante completely?

Maybe. You have to watch and see.

6. Mount Weather is a save haven for all kinds of art from before the war. Which masterpiece or special item would you save?

That's a tough question. You're asking me to identify a single piece of art that is worth taking into the future. It's a good thing that Mt. Weather exists because they are the keepers of Western civilization and that's why it's so important for them to get to the ground and restart humanity.

Foto: Johnny Whitworth - Copyright: Adam Fedderly
Johnny Whitworth
© Adam Fedderly

7. What was your most memorable moment on set so far and do you have a favorite blooper moment from working on "The 100"?

Anytime I get to act with Raymond J. Barry (Dante) is a remarkable experience.

8. What one thing about "The 100" would people not know?

I'm told that Mt. Weather really exists.

9. Last year you worked on the movie "Bad Hurt". Can you tell us a little bit about your character and working with "SAMCRO's" Juice a.k.a. Theo Rossi?

Theo is an excellent craftsman. He cares about the work and doing something that hasn't been done in a long time. Telling a real life story. Karen Allen, Michael Harney and Iris Gilad are excellent in the film as well. I play Kent Kendall. A Gulf war veteran suffering from PTSD and other elements due to the conflicts in the Middle East. It's a family drama set in 1999 about a lower to middle-class family in Staten Island NY.

10. How do you experience the communication between actors and fans through social media?

Social media in general has taking some getting used to. However I do love the instant access to my fans and anyone who is interested.

11. Would you tell us three things that are currently on you bucket list?

I want to learn another language. I want to direct a great film. And I want to win an Oscar or two.

12. Since myFanbase is an online magazine about U.S. television shows, we would like to know what your favorite shows are?

I really enjoy "Game of Thrones", "Homeland" and "Mad Men". And I think everyone should watch "The Wire".

Thank you for making time for us, Johnny, we wish you all the best for your future!

Charleen Winter - myFanbase