Rupert Friend found playing Anatomy of a Scandal character 'an enticing challenge'

In the new Netflix miniseries, the Homeland actor plays MP James Whitehouse, who is accused of rape by a political aide with whom he was having an affair. Speaking to reporters at the show's recent premiere in London, Rupert explained that playing a caricature bad guy wasn't appealing so he challenged himself to bring more substance to the character. "What we set out to do from the very beginning was make a layered, nuanced story. The idea of just having a bad man who does something awful and gets away with it is just not interesting."

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