After five seasons, Blindspot is coming to an end. The Warner/NBC television series centres around a mysterious tattooed woman who is one day found naked inside a bag in Times Square, New York, by the FBI. The woman has no recollection of her own past. However, they soon discover that her tattoos are clues to crimes they will have to solve.
Recently, some of us in Southeast Asia were given the opportunity to have a phone interview with Sullivan Stapleton who FBI special agent Kurt Weller, who is called into the investigation when his name is found tattooed on the aforementioned woman’s body.
Stapleton talked about how he’s both happy and sad that the series is coming to an end.
It’s a double-edged sword, we rounded up well and it was nice that we got to finish the series as we wanted but yet, back to being unemployed. While it’s fun for maybe a week or two then you start thinking about the future and especially during this current time [COVID-19 pandemic], it’s been hard. It’s a funny thing which sort of hit home thinking about how important the entertainment industry is. It’s amazing how everyone still sits and talks about what they’re watching or what’s good but now with the pandemic, it’s really important and relevant – hopefully, people see that.
In regards to the pandemic, Stapleton also talked about not being able to go to cinemas anymore.
It’s a real shame especially for families with kids ― it’s always good to take kids to the cinema, wanting some popcorn and watch a movie. Hopefully that will come back, but not anytime soon.
Stapleton was also asked how he would describe the 5th season, especially after the literally explosive season 4 finale of Blindspot. Stapleton said the explosion clearly affected his character, Kurt Weller, and the gang really badly. Now they’re on the run, doing everything they can to clear their names and survive. Untimately, they’re all just fighting the good fight and his character just wants to have a good life with his wife.
Stapleton also talked about his fondest memory throughout his Blindspot journey.
To me it was just to be able to be a part of such a good project. Obviously there’s the pilot and to be asked to be part of the show — that was really touching. People was liking what I was doing and offering me the opportunity to work in New York, that was a really great memory of mine. Fighting around the Statue of Liberty, working in Times Square at 4 in the morning. We shut it down and no one was there. Things like that made it really enjoyable. People asking us for autographs or just saying hello to us. It showed me just how much this show has touched people.
Catch Blindspot every Friday at 9pm on Astro Ch 712 HD & Unifi TV Ch 451.