Playing the bad guy on 'The Blacklist'

LOS ANGELES - Season one of NBC'S hit show "The Blacklist" is in the books, and some of the bad guys still have fans wondering what's next. It is a show often filled with more bad guys than good, something that poses a bit of a problem for the good guys playing bad.

"People have a really great response to the character and shout all sorts of things to me on the street," said Ryan Eggold.

Like us, Eggold learns little things about his character Tom Keen weekly.

"It's fun to play against and into audience expectations and ride that wave and the writers do a great job of anticipating what people are going to think and playing with it," said Eggold.

But there's a downside to being on a show like "The Blacklist."

"I mean I wasn't even sure I had to pick up the phone and say what does that mean because if I turn out to be the bad guy we know what happens to the bad guy on "The Blacklist," said Paraminder Nagra.

As the scripts change so does their life expectancy on the show.

"Everyone could get blown up, everyone could get shot it is 'The Blacklist.' I think that's what keeps you on your toes," said Nagra.

Of course, with all of that action actors are on their toes for a couple of reasons.

"Here's how I describe my stunt work and my involvement in the stunt work. I do all the stunts that don't cause concussions," said Megan Boone.

So being on "The Blacklist" is a cool job, but one that comes with a few bumps and bruises and doesn't offer a lot of job security.

NBC has renewed "The Blacklist." The second season starts in February on a new night and time, Thursdays at 8 p.m.


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