For me, that's kind of what was interesting about it.
As I said, I was really ready to take on that leadership role as an actor, so that was easy for me to jump into.
HB: What's the most challenging part of playing Baz? There are so many characters and trying to keep all the logistics together has been a challenge.
I knew we were going to be able to push it in a more complicated area, and I was really ready to take that on.
Like any TV show, you're taking a leap of faith and hoping the writer is going to write towards that—and [the writers] did—so that was exciting for me.
I get a little tighter when I have to play the perfect Captain American-type of dude.
I think in terms of an audience's perception I think maybe that's the leap they had to take. SS: That's for sure, and especially in today's TV world, when you are taking on a TV series that is a 10-episode sort of cable-driven TV series, you know it's going to head in that direction.
And me being the oldest one [on set] doesn't hurt either.
HB: Your co-star Finn Cole, who plays J, is in his early 20s, and you started acting in your early 20s.
Scott Speedman is currently dating Camille De Pazzis.
He has been in five celebrity relationships averaging approximately 1.7 years each.
Read on for more about his latest leading role, playing opposite Ellen Barkin and more: Harper's BAZAAR: What attracted you to the role of Baz?
Scott Speedman: I saw—even in the pilot script—that he wasn't going to be this one-dimensional "nice guy" in the group of boys.
And also saying yes to the possibility that the character can go this way or it can go that way. SS: I feel very confident about what they're doing, but like any good TV show, things change and things evolve and you have to be ready to move when they do and not get too bogged down in the backstory and things like that.