Dynasty is back for a third season of Carrington drama, and we talked to Adam Huber about Liam’s storyline, his relationship with Fallon, and more.
The CW’s soapy drama series, Dynasty, is finally back for its third go-round, and we chatted with Adam Huber about Liam’s storyline moving forward. During the summer break, Huber was upgraded to a series regular spot alongside co-stars Daniella Alonso (the new Cristal Jennings), Michael Michele (Dominique Deveraux), and Sam Underwood (Adam Carrington).
If you haven’t watched the Season 3 premiere yet, stop reading now as there are spoilers ahead.
A lot went down in the season premiere of Dynasty, including Blake getting arrested, Culhane grappling with prison, and Fallon realizing that Liam has amnesia and no idea who she is. Oh, and Liam’s ex-girlfriend Ashley is back and ready to fight Fallon tooth and nail for him.
Adam Huber talked to us about what we can expect from Liam’s storyline this season, how he feels about Liam and Fallon’s relationship, and lots more.
Hidden Remote: Are you excited about the show being back for the third season? I know you’ve been promoted to series regular this time around.
Adam Huber: I am, yeah, very excited. I think we’re filming episode 9 right now. It’s nice that I didn’t die! I did 20-something episodes of recurring, and it was cool they decided to bump me up to series regular. It’s the first time I’ve ever been a series regular on a show. I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen with the show, but I’m excited to see where it goes.
HR: I know the opening line of this season is, “another day in the life of Carrington craziness,” and I was like well that’s super fitting.
AH: Exactly. People really seem to like my character because I’m one of the only “real” characters on the show if that makes sense.
HR: Right. You’re kind of the straight man to their insanity.
AH: Yeah. Liam is just a good guy. That’s the easiest way to put it. Whenever something crazy happens, I kind of look at them like, “are you serious right now?”
HR: Were you surprised when you found out that Liam would lose his memory this season?
AH: Not really. They asked me to be a series regular in Season 2 while we were filming episode 15. I had no idea where they were going with it, and once I was floating in the pool I was like, “are you guys sure I’m going to be a series regular, you’re not killing me off?” And they told me that I wasn’t going to die but would probably have amnesia. It gives me something to play with.
HR: Do you ever get nervous before you read a script since there are so many shocks and twists on this show?
AH: Sometimes, yeah. We just shot one scene the other day where I start to get some memories back. But I’ve never had amnesia, so it’s one of those things where I have to figure out how to play this.
HR: A lot of fans are really attached to Liam and Fallon’s relationship. Is that a relationship you’re personally rooting for?
AH: Yeah. I love working with Liz. Fallon needs a person in her life that keeps her grounded and keeps her from doing crazy Carrington stuff. And Liam comes from a crazy family as well. They’re very similar, and their families are very similar, and I think they need to stick together. They understand each other. It’s definitely something I’m rooting for.
I don’t know what they would do with me without that relationship. When I first booked the show we didn’t know how long I was going to be there. We all joke around like, “I don’t think I’m supposed to be here still!” But people really love our chemistry and me as a love interest on the show, so I think that’s why it stuck.
HR: I was surprised they brought Ashley back in the premiere. It’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.
AH: With Ashley coming back, I think it’s going to stir things up, and it does for the first five or six episodes, and then somebody else comes into Fallon’s life that creates another little love triangle for her. It’s going to be a tough road for a little while.
HR: I know one thing that is a trademark of Dynasty is the fighting. Liam hasn’t really gotten to do that yet outside of a little bit at the end of Season 2 with Adam. Do you think you’ll get to do more of the physical acting at some point?
AH: Yes. You’ll definitely see a physical altercation this season. It was a long day and exhausting, but it was so much fun. It seems like all the physical stuff is based around Adam, Fallon, Colby, Culhane, Grant… well pretty much everyone but me!
I hope they start bringing more of that. One of the reasons I got into acting is because I wanted to be like Tom Cruise. I wanted to jump out of helicopters and jump from building to building. I love doing that physical type of stuff.
HR: It seems really intense, but it plays out so well on the show, and it makes it extra exciting for fans, I think.
AH: Right, you definitely need that because you want people to be like, “Oh s**t, what’s gonna happen!?”
HR: What would you say the best part of working on Dynasty has been for you?
AH: Every episode is different, and every episode is a learning experience. It’s great to work with the different directors because everyone directs a different way. It has been really valuable. It’s going to help me with whatever comes after Dynasty and the rest of my career and future.
It’s been nice, and sometimes we’ll shoot two episodes at the same time, plus you get all those rewrites the night before. It’s been a tremendous learning experience all around.
HR: I’m sure it keeps you on your toes.
AH: It does. Liam and I are very similar and also very different. I’m constantly doing work to figure out where he’s coming from. It keeps everything fresh, and I’ve never had that opportunity to get into a character before.
HR: Is there anyone on the show you haven’t worked with yet that you would like to?
AH: I haven’t really worked with Michael Michele, who is Dominique, the Colby’s mom. Alan Dale, I absolutely love, and we’ve really only had one scene together. Grant, I would love to work with more because Grant and I are good buddies, we play golf a lot. But I don’t interact with his character much. Pretty much, everyone.
I love working with Sam Underwood and Sam Adegoke, but I’m not really in the Colby’s storyline. Let’s see. I want to do more stuff with Sam Underwood, Alan, and Grant.
I’m always opposite Liz, and I love working with her, but they brought in a guy as a friend of mine in one episode. It was nice working with a dude. It brings a different type of energy that’s not just the lovey-dovey relationship. Sometimes you want something a little grittier.
HR: Well, it was so great talking to you, Adam and I can’t wait to see the rest of the season!
AH: You too! I’m excited about it. Thank you for taking the time to ask me some questions. I really appreciate it.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
New episodes of Dynasty air Friday nights at 9/8c on The CW.