'How to Get Away with Murder's Kendrick Sampson Answers Our 26 Questions
The actor reveals what's up with Caleb Hapstall ahead of the Season 2 midseason finale.
The biggest mystery on Season 2 of ABC's How to Get Away with Murder is without a doubt who shot Annalise Keating (Viola Davis). Since Kendrick Sampson first entered Shondaland, his mysterious character (Caleb Hapstall) has often times appeared a viable suspect — it doesn't help that Caleb is suspected of killing his billionaire parents. During tonight's midseason finale (the second half of the season premieres in February), it looks like we'll finally have our shocking answer. In anticipation of the episode that'll surely deliver plenty of twists and turns, the actor answered our 26 questions.
Advice you would give your character Caleb Hapstall:
Find another lawyer... and a hobby.
Best character you've ever played:
Caleb. He has strength about him and I enjoy his mystery.
Celebrity you met recently that made you starstruck:
Angelina Jolie. Didn't freeze up at all, just got a little awkward.
Describe yourself in one sentence or less:
Embarrassing story from the set of HTGAWM:
I haven't had anything too embarrassing, really. On the first day, first scene I shot, Viola bursts in the room and I'm supposed to stand up and say, "You need to leave." Instead I had a strange Texas moment. When she bursts through the door, I confidently said, "Ya'll need to leave!" and was immediately confused. Her face twitched a little bit and she continued. Obviously she's the only person who needed to leave.
Favorite Shondaland TV character:
GIF that accurately describes how you feel today:
When I was a toddler, I enjoyed wrapping myself around my mom's legs while she was cooking so that she had to wobble around the kitchen.
If your life were made into a movie, what would it be called?
Juicy fun fact about the making of HTGAWM:
Whenever someone has a sexy scene where clothes are coming off, they go on what we call the "sex scene diet."
Karaoke song you slay:
"Magic" by Coldplay.
Last movie you streamed:
Sinatra: All or Nothing. I rarely stream. I have to go to the theater.
Meme you're really feeling right now:
Nineties music video that never gets old:
Michael Jackson's "Black or White."
One random fun fact about yourself:
I'm an innie.
Question you get asked all the time:
Who shot Annalise?
Revelations you've had about your HTGAWM co-stars since you started working with them:
They are all highly intelligent. They all graduated from prestigious schools.
Shondaland character you'd probably be afraid of in real life:
#TBT. Send us a Throwback Thursday photo and tell us the story behind it:
We walked out of our dressing rooms one day and we were dressed exactly alike. So Kat made me put on the Bonnie stand-in wig and take a picture.
Up-and-coming band you hope blows up soon:
Vampire on The Vampire Diaries or Caleb on HTGAWM — Who is harder to play and why?
They both have their difficulties; Vampire Diaries is fantasy so I had to use my imagination a lot more. Caleb is a strong character with a complex mystery.
Weirdest thing you've ever had to do on camera:
Being a ghost on The Vampire Diaries, standing in the room while Bonnie and Jeremy do their heavy petting.
(Editor's note: DAMN.)
YouTube video you've been showing all of your friends lately:
I think I've been too busy with Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook.
If you didn't know Zimbio was an entertainment site, what would you think "a Zimbio" was?
A Dr. Seuss character… Or a Six Flags ride.