Kevin McKidd (Elgin, Scotland, 1973) was to become an engineer at the University of Edinburgh, but left to concentrate in the theatre.
He has participated on the big screen in films such as Trainspotting, and the Kingdom of heaven, and in tv you could have seen him in Roma and Journeyman. Now he is part of the staff at Seattle Grace, in Grey's Anatomy (in Spain showing on Cuatro and Fox), where he plays Dr Owen. Marked by a traumatic past, the surgeon tries to rebuild his life.
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-Above all, the same group of writers, that during seven years has maintained the irony and humour, while creating life and death situations.
-How is the character that you played, Dr. Owen?
-I think it is a very interesting character. While it has a somewhat dark dimension, and not much is known of his past, is very homest and not greedy.
-It is attractive for you to play him ?
-Yes, because he is a person of few words, but passionate with their patients. Other characters are more concerned about their own careers and their promotion in the hospital.
- Will the rest of the season reveal more about him?
-Of course. This is the good thing about a television series, that slowly is excavating in the personality of the characters.
- Do you like to see yourself on television?
-No. I am a bit superstitious and very critical. The best thing for an actor is to do things a bit unconsciously, without thinking very much what it is doing.
-Has been difficult to modify your Scottish accent for the series?
-It is difficult: I had to work hard to change it so my character doesn't sound weird. One of the best specialist in the area, that has also worked with Russell Crowe, has helped me.
- Do you no longer live in Scotland?
-No. I live in Los Angeles with my wife and my children, but I miss some things from my land, such as humor, the country side and my family, but for the children, with the sun and the beach, California is a paradise.
- how long will you stay in the show?
-I have contract for three years.
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