Spartacus Q&A: Dan Feuerriegel Talks 'Amazing' End Of Franchise, Hints At Nagron Drama
Agron (Dan Feuerriegel) in 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' -- Starz
Starz's "Spartacus" franchise takes its final bow tonight at 9 PM on the network with the airing of the last episode of "Spartacus: War of the Damned," but the finality of it all hasn't fully sunk in for original cast member Dan Feuerriegel.
"It probably won't hit me until a few weeks' time when there's no 'Spartacus' to air and you realize that it's all over," he told AccessHollywood.com on Thursday afternoon. "At the moment I'm just enjoying the ride and enjoying teasing the fans."
Dan joined the series mid-way through the show's very first season (which then starred Andy Whitfield as Spartacus), as the dreadlocked Agron, who Batiatus (John Hannah) purchased alongside his brother, Duro, and several other potential gladiators.
Agron proved to be a fierce gladiator and a great friend to Spartacus (less so -- at least until the final season -- to Manu Bennett's character, the Gaul Crixus), before he became one of Sparty's most trusted generals.
It's been a long ride, and in our new interview, Dan shared memories of his first day on the show's set, as well as offered hints at what's to come for not only the rebels, captained by Liam McIntyre's Spartacus, but for the show's favorite still-breathing (for now) couple - Nagron (Agron and Nasir).
AccessHollywood.com: How are you feeling? Friday is the last new episode, ever.
Dan Feuerriegel: I don't know. I think for me, I went through a lot of emotional stuff actually while we were filming. Especially Episode 8 and Episode 10... and a lot of the emotion came from when they made a lot of the references to Season 1. I got a bit emotional then because it was so long ago it kind of felt like a completely different beast and then the emotional roller coaster that occurred after that... It probably won't hit me until a few weeks' time when there's no 'Spartacus' to air and you realize that it's all over. At the moment I'm just enjoying the ride and enjoying teasing the fans.
Access: What are some of the things that come to mind when you think back to your first day as a member of this franchise?
Dan: Nervousness, just [being] in awe, definitely self-conscious, but in the same token, they all made me feel extremely comfortable. I remember my first day on set because everybody had met me and Ande Cunningham [who played Duro] before we had our dreadlocks and then the weekend after that we had our dreadlocks put in. Then we walked on set and half the people didn't know who we were (laughs). As soon as they realized [it was us], it became a funny little thing, like we were 'the twins,' we were 'the brothers,' and that's how they would [refer to] us because we were always together.
The first scene, I think, was a training scene that we shot and I think I was fighting against Jai [Courtney], who played Varro. It was cool because he was the first one to come up and say, 'Hello!' to us when we first got there and he just kind of gave me a few little pointers here and there. He was really nice... It was just one of those moments where you walk on set and you look around and you go, 'Wow! This is huge and it's bigger than anything I've ever done.' [I remember] getting self-conscious because everybody was extremely fit and well-built and I had not done any training for a while (laughs), so I had to catch up.