Hollywood star Dermot Mulroney admitted he needed help balancing charm and menace while playing a villain in Amazon’s action drama series Hanna.
he actor is perhaps best known for playing dashing leading men in romantic comedies including My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Wedding Date.
In the second season of Hanna, Mulroney plays Carmichael, a mysterious CIA agent in charge of a programme training teenage girls to be assassins.
While early on Mulroney cuts a typically charming figure, it soon becomes clear Carmichael is not to be messed with.
Mulroney said he worked with Hanna creator David Farr to find the right balance.
He told the PA news agency: “I needed a lot of help actually, from David Farr, and the way he conceived of the character.
“I’ll confess that some of my first impulses were to darken it up and be that bad guy at the computer.
“But he …