‘Graceland’s’ Aaron Tveit Tells All About Mike

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
‘Graceland’s’ Aaron Tveit Tells All About Mike
Aaron Tveit attends 13th Annual Broadway Barks Benefit on July 9, 2011 at Shubert Alley in New York City. 2:55. July 10, 2011. Wikimedia Commons/Nick Step

Graceland” star Aaron Tveit, who portrays the FBI Agent Mike Warren, sat down with Entertainment Weekly (EW) to reveal more about his character and how the rest of the season might play out. Read on to learn more about this story.

The second season of “Graceland” is almost over, but fans are at the edge of their seats, trying to figure out what will happen next. The last few episodes of the second season have been darker and more intense, as each character gets their own fair share of risk and character development.

In the interview with EW, Aaron Tveit, who plays FBI Agent Mike Warren in the series, allowed fans to get inside the mind of Mike. He mentioned that Mike, at the beginning, was a by-the-book kind of agent. At the end of Season 1, he was able to learn how to bend the rules and was starting to become like his fellow “Graceland” team member and mentor FBI Agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata).

However, most of this was lost when he was given a job in Washington D.C., where everything was full of paperwork and bureaucracy. Going back into the field allowed Mike to realize that he was not just all about blind ambition, but about finding the truth, no matter what the cost is.

He also realized that he missed being in the field, and his morals, this time, have become even more questionable. After everything that has been happening and will happen in this season, Tveit said that it would be hard for Mike to go back to pushing paper.

He also mentioned that ambition is Mike’s biggest flaw. In fact, he is driven and “hungry for success.” During this season, Mike steps up as the pseudo leader of the mission, and it can be seen that when he is focused on the mission, he neglects to consider the emotions and feelings of his other teammates. What is more important to him is to achieve his goals and be successful in the mission that he is given.  Because of this, Tveit and the viewers have seen Mike evolve into a very unexpected person.

Tveit also talked about Mike’s relationship with DEA Agent Paige Arkin (Serinda Swan). At this point, their relationship has gone cold, as they have different goals when it comes to the sex trafficking ring. All Paige wants is to free the eight or so girls that are inside there, but Mike is too focused on the mission. He tells Paige during one of their disagreements that he does want to free them as soon as he can, but even if he did free those eight, if they did not wait for the best time to be able to truly shut it down, it will not stop them from bringing in more girls.

As fans of the series already know, the tape that had the recording of Paul Briggs killing FBI Agent Juan Badillo (Pedro Pascal) has already resurfaced. Although the episodes as of late have been focused on Carlito, the shutting down of the sex trafficking ring and trying to get rid of Sid Markham, Tveit told EW to expect that the tape becomes the main focus towards the end of Season 2.

The interview went on to ask Tveit if he thinks that Mike is a better actor than him. To this, he responded that Mike is definitely a better actor than him, especially as he has become an expert and keeping secrets from the other members of the house.

They also asked what kind of music he thinks Mike would run to. He told them that Mike would probably listen to gangster rap or heavy metal rock, especially with all the pent up anger and emotions brewing inside of him.

And that’s a wrap for the interview with Aaron Tveit, as he allowed Entertainment Weekly to get a sneak peek into FBI Agent Mike Warren’s head and a hint on what the last few episodes might be about.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.