At AMC’s #ComicCon #SDCC press conference for #PREACHER, I got the chance to ask #DominicCooper on whether or not he thinks his character on the show, Jesse Custer, a preacher who possesses the power, Genesis, to make people do what he tells them to, is a superhero
“He’s a flawed superhero because it doesn’t really work, and it’s going against what he wants to achieve which is to improve a place he cares a lot about and he’s a man desperate to change himself, desperate to make himself a better person. He knows that he’s flawed, he feels guilty about what he did to his father. And he thinks he’s the chosen one and he’s coming around to that way of thinking very quickly, at first he didn’t want anything to do with it.
And it seems like he’s sort of absorbing into the very fabric of who he is. He thinks he can still do good with it. And the truth is power on that scale is very dangerous and the fact that he’s not yet realizing it, it says a lot about him. And the fact that he’s capable of having this entity inhabit him and remain there, the fact that he can harness it means to me that his half evil, half good, there’s a very bad side to him. And he’s had a tough life and he struggles. I like that you say he’s good because he’s desperately trying to improve himself.”
What do you think, fellow “Preacher” fans! Does Dominic have a point? Share your thoughts about his response in the comment section below.
By the way, “Preacher” season 1 ended last week with the revelation that God is missing. Season 1 was the #2 new cable drama launch this year and the show has been renewed for a second season which arrives next year. Exec-producers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen are keeping what’s to come under wraps for now.