‘Kingdom’ Star Matt Lauria on Why He Loves Playing a ‘Polarizing’ Character (Video)

“I love that he’s so complicated that people can’t get a bead on him” actor says during TheWrap’s exclusive visit to the set of DirecTV series

Last Updated: October 17, 2015 @ 3:37 AM

Matt Lauria plays hotheaded Ryan Wheeler on the Audience Network series “Kingdom,” and the actor loves the fact that fans don’t know whether to love or hate his character.

“I love that my character can be so polarizing,” Lauria told TheWrap’s executive editor Joseph Kapsch during an exclusive sit-down on the set of the series. “I love that he’s so complicated that people can’t get a bead on him.”

Lauria also said that his character will go through major changes during Season 2. “You see an evolution of the character,” he said.

“I don’t know if it would be de-volved or evolved, but my character’s success in the final episode last season, winning the fight, I think is the launch pad that sends him into completely new territory that we haven’t seen before.”

Lauria also couldn’t contain his excitement when he discussed his character’s storyline with Natalie Martinez‘s new character, female fighter Alicia Mendez.

“Our characters end up going toe to toe in some respects,” Lauria said with a smile.

“Kingdom” Season 2 debuts Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m./8c on the Audience Network for DirecTV and U-Verse customers.

See TheWrap’s #selfieinterview with “Kingdom” cast here:

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