Bradley James as Lowell and Rose McIver as Liv in ‘iZombie’ (The CW)
They may have met under less than ideal circumstances, but things have really been working out for Liv and Lowell on "iZombie."
Last week though, just as it seemed that Liv (Rose McIver) was throwing herself into having fun with her cute British zombie beau (Bradley James), an unsettling feeling (and vision) set in. While taking the elevator in Lowell's building, Liv spotted Blaine DeBeers (David Anders) strolling up carrying orange food coolers, and it prompted a vision hinting at the murderous side of Blaine's new brain food delivery service.
How will that effect the Liv/Lowell zombie romance? During a break from filming A&E's upcoming drama "Damien" (about the a grown up Damien from "The Omen"), Bradley told Access Hollywood what's to come on his CW series.
AccessHollywood.com: At the end of last week's episode, Blaine appeared to be making a special delivery to [Lowell's] apartment, which begs the question, where is your character getting his food from?
Bradley James: It does beg the question and perhaps, you know, I think essentially the answer's right there -- your man, your delivery service, Mr. DeBeers, who's turning up, dropping off a few special packages. Yeah, I guess that's the first sign of it. There's not been too many questions of Lowell's eating habits, thankfully. He's been able to skirt that issue just by attempting to charm Liv and essentially kiss her as much as he can, so I think he's just – any time she's probably asked that question, he's just thrown his face at her.
Access: Should that really be the first question all zombies ask other potential dates – 'Where do you get your brains from?'
Bradley: I suppose it's depending upon the moral standards of said zombie. If you're going to be all high and mighty about it, then yeah, ask that question, whereas if you're a bit more relaxed as zombie culture goes, then you just let 'em get on with it and hope that you don't find out.
Access: Do you think Lowell is questioning where Blaine gets his supply from?
Bradley: That's a good question. … I would say there's an aspect to Lowell where perhaps he doesn't want to know.
Access: Obviously Liv was in the elevator and saw Blaine coming up with the orange cooler bags. Is she going to confront him? What are we going to get to see with [them]?
Bradley: I'm not sure I can answer that because that's essentially telling you what happens in the next episode, but you know, obviously it's going to provide some level of confrontation because it's not – Liv comes from a very privileged place, really, if you think about it. It's so easy when you work in a morgue and you have delivered brains, but there are many folks out there who don't work in morgues as zombies, so I think there's probably a deeper question to be asked about, you know, it's all right being judgmental, but we don't all have lives [suited] for that lifestyle. So, throw that little thing in the mix for you to have a little think about.
Access: Is there any chance we're going to get to see you go full zombie? Did you want to go full zombie on this show and have one of those freak out zombie sequences?
Bradley: [In the] very first episode [I was in], there was this ever such a tease about going to go into full zombie mode... I was talking to Rose and saying, 'What's your take on this? What's the physicality?' And I talked to her about it and then I sort of had a think about it myself and then we did a scene where I'm in the plane, and it's someone's flashback and I'm just about to sort of kick off and they go, 'Cut,' and I was like, 'Uh, hold on a minute, that wasn't even half zombie, let alone full zombie,' and so I was denied, but let's wait and see if that opportunity then arises later on, I would say.
Access: So you've gone from 'iZombie' to filming 'Damien.' How cool is that?
Bradley: Cool is a word you could use. I would say one of the things about acting that I love so much is the variety -- variety is the spice of life, as I bore people with that saying all the time. And yeah, going from the fun frolicking around of 'iZombie' to [the] more darker and serious nature of 'Damien' is part of that variety that my profession provides and I'm a very lucky boy right now 'cause as I say, [I'm in] Toronto having a whale of a time, much like I did on 'iZombie.' I had a fantastic time in Vancouver, shooting 'iZombie,' but for differing reasons, I'm having an equally as fantastic a time in Toronto at the moment filming 'Damien,' but very much different experiences.
"iZombie" continues Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
-- Jolie Lash