‘SEAL Team’ Star David Boreanaz Believes He Thrives in Role Due to Not Being a ‘Classically Trained Actor’

by Samantha Whidden
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He’s known for his roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angels, Bones, and now SEAL Team, but David Boreanaz admits that his acting career is based on feelings and not on training.

During his December 2020 interview with Variety, the SEAL Team star says that he thrives in roles because he is not a classically trained actor. “I’m very much street-oriented and I take my experiences and use them a lot,” Boreanaz explains. He also says that he learns a lot through his own conflicts and how to apply the experiences to his characters in an effort to drive his mentality to get the job done. 

“One of the things I’ve learn is you can’t carry everything on your shoulders,” the SEAL Team actor reveals. “You have to be able to let that go and trust. You can really only control your three-foot-world and not anything outside that space.”

Boreanaz Opens Up About ‘SEAL Team’ Production During COVID-19 

While also chatting to Variety, Boreanaz discusses how the SEAL Team production handled the COVID-19 restrictions.

“We’re maintaining our path. I don’t want to jinx it, but you just don’t know with [the virus],” he explains. The actor then says that the scary thing is when people get tested and they think they’re invincible, but they’re really not.

“I don’t know I you known anybody who’s gotten [COVID-19], but it’s very sad,” the SEAL Team star shares. “And it affects people regardless of where their health is and the elderly, It’s just wiping people out.”

He then talks about directing the first episode of the most recent season of SEAL Team. “It was a very tough episode to do. It was grueling,” Boreanaz states. He also recalls how the production team went up to Big Bear inside of a mountain while there was a snowstorm.

“The conditions helped with the performance. I think it helped just with the whole drive of the characters in order to be climbing mountains and getting to the top. The altitude would get you.”

Boreanaz Responds to Stacey Abrams’ Debate About Angel And Spike

In regards to Stacey Abrams’ comments about Angel and Spikes’ comparisons in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boreanaz says he would debate with Abrams about the two characters and it would be over in a second. “The first love is your true love. Your true love is your first love. And that’s all I have to say. It’s over. Just drop the mic and walk off.”

The SEAL Team star does admit that he would never want to play Angel again. “I’m all for people redoing it or whatever, but I’m too old. It’s not like we’re the cast of Friends reuniting. We’re not hanging out in the coffee shop on a couch.” 

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