While there were several appealing factors that played into his taking the role, O’Loughlin said that it was actually a change of pace for him as an actor.
“I’ve never done anything like this. I’ve played more villains than anything else and I love playing villains because I can just be evil and do whatever I want and they say ’That’s genius!’
This is the beginning of a new stretch that I’m really interested in for my own career.”
– April 2010