Ted Levine and Brooke Smith Have Reunited On-Screen in 'Big Sky' After Decades
Ted Levine joined the cast of 'Big Sky' this year, and it's the first time he's reunited with Brooke Smith since his role on 'Silence of the Lambs.'
Over the years, Ted Levine has become a veteran on both the big and small screen, starring in Monk as Leland Stottlemeyer from 2002 to 2009 and later in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Although Ted Levine has a long list of TV and film credits, no one can forget his role as Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs.
Because Ted Levine is best known for playing one of the most nefarious murderers of all time, Big Sky viewers are especially eager to learn more about his latest role in ABC’s newest crime drama.
Earlier this year, showrunners revealed that Ted Levine would be joining the cast of ‘Big Sky.’
In Big Sky, Ted Levine stars alongside his former Silence of the Lambs co-star Brooke Smith, who played Senator Ruth Martin’s daughter and Buffalo Bill’s abductee, Catherine Martin. Season 2 of Big Sky is the first time that the two have been reunited on camera since filming the movie, and fans are excited to see what happens next.
One fan wrote on Twitter, “I’m sorry but I just can’t see Ted Levine without seeing Buffalo Bill. I mean, you would feel that way if you played a movie villain so memorably! #BigSky.” Another said, “The fact that Ted Levine has joined #BigSky is the most frightening thing about the show. Jame Gumb scares me to death.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the actors talked about their past experience on set. Ted Levine said of his Silence of the Lambs audition, “You never know what’s going to happen with an audition. I just pulled something out. It was scary. It felt kind of magical.”
While Ted may have been unsure that he got the part, Brooke said that she knew that he was the best fit for Buffalo Bill instantly. Brooke shared, “I read with the three final guys who were going to be Buffalo Bill. When Ted walked in, it was so crazily obvious.”
She continued, “I asked him, ‘What the hell did you do in that audition? You were so amazing.’ He was like, ‘Well, you know, I wasn’t sure what I was gonna do, so I just drank a lot of coffee.’ He was amazing.”
On the show, Ted Levine plays Horst Kleinsasser, a ruthless rancher who may not have much time left, but who else joined the cast of Big Sky?
Who else joined the Season 2 cast of ‘Big Sky’?
Those who are caught up on Season 1 have gotten pretty familiar with the cast and notice a few new faces. Along with Ted Levine, it was also announced that Carlos Gomez, Anja Savcic, Michelle Veintimilla, and Sebastian Roché joined the series.
Carlos will play Gil Amaya, Horst Kleinsasser’s former ranch manager, while Anja will star as a single mother, Michelle will play Gil’s daughter, and Sebastian will play a kind of shady, small-town sheriff.
Some fans question if the new characters will take the show’s storyline in a new direction, but with this superstar lineup of cast members, that may not be such a bad thing.
You can watch new episodes of Big Sky every Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.