Ready for his final Comic-Con as a cast member of TNT's Falling Skies
, Connor Jessup was eager to share his thoughts on how Ben Mason has developed throughout the series.
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Having spent five years on Falling Skies
, Jessup discussed how his character Ben has changed, now taking on more responsibility and autonomy. “They get into a position toward the climax of the show where Ben has the ability to access information that no one else does, but at a great personal risk to himself. And normally Tom would be the one saying ‘You can’t; it’s not worth it…’ This year his attitude has changed. So, Ben takes risks that he wouldn’t otherwise take because of that. So in that sense I guess, we see a new angle.”
San Diego Comic-Con is the ultimate meet-up for fans of the show. Jessup praised his fans and thanked them for supporting Falling Skie
s. “The only reason that we’re here is because of them because they watch the show. And whether it’s fans like the ones out here waiting, or it’s the family who has tuned in every Sunday for five years."
Jessup grew up on the set of Falling Skies
, and even though he referred to it as an excuse to procrastinate attending university, he shared how grateful he is to have had this experience. "Most shows don’t make it past their pilot, and most shows that do don’t make it past their first season. So the fact that we’re here five years later is insane…It really changed all of our lives personally and professionally.”
So if Ben Mason was to survive the war this season, would he keep his spikes? “I think after the war, even if he didn’t need them anymore, he would keep them (or I would keep them if I was him, which I guess I am) almost as a memento, but also as a reminder.”
But is he planning to take a spike home with him as a souvenir? "Oh, God no."
I guess Jessup has had enough of daily hour-long prosthetics sessions on set!
Watch the final season of TNT's Falling Skies Sundays at 10/9c!