Magazine article Variety

My Mom Is the One Who Really Presses Me for Information

Magazine article Variety

My Mom Is the One Who Really Presses Me for Information

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Jack Falahee is best know for playing Connor Walsh, the smart and arrogant law student on ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder." Starting Jan. 17, he can be seen in a far different guise - as a Confederate spy on the PBS miniseries "Mercy Street." JACOB BRYANT

What drew you to "Mercy Street"?

It takes place during the Civil War, in Alexandria, Va., and the writers and creative team have done an incredible job of sewing together what it really was like. I play Frank Stringfellow, who was a real person. He wanted to fight for God and Virginia and his country. When we were down there, the Charleston church shooting happened, and it made me think that it's an ongoing struggle that our country still hasn't reckoned with.

Is working on a period piece more difficult than working on a show In the modern age?

For me, it is almost easier. …

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