"I Really Appreciate What You Guys Do"
CB: At the beginning of the show, a lot of people had a very negative opinion of your character. ["Some of us still loathe Logan and always will. Hi!" -- Wing Chun] Now, your fan support is pretty tremendous. Did that turnaround surprise you?
JD: It's kind of funny, because if you look at people in real life and think that they're mean or nasty, if you knew what got them there, all of a sudden you can have sympathy, and I think that's exactly what happened in "Return Of The Kane," where you see Logan's family situation.
CB: Yeah, I think the belt scene was a definite turning point.
JD: Yeah, isn't that amazing? But then it can go back and forth, which is great. I don't have one way or another that I want to play it, good or bad -- I think the more that you can keep it on the fence, the better. You can swing one way, and people think there's no way you're redeemable, but then you go the other way, and people feel for you. And that's what I think is cool about it -- do I root for him or not? But I think underneath it all, he's good.
CB: I'd guess that's why so many fans find him appealing. Do you think it's also because in this secretive, noir show, he's kind of readable? The guy who's impulsive and sort of wears his heart on his sleeve?
JD: Like that he's kind of vulnerable, in a way? Yeah. It makes him human and you can kind of relate to it, and I think people are basically good -- if someone's pure evil, that's not a part of me. I can't get that. But even if someone's evil, if they have a lot of -- this is kind of a weird concept -- intention, or a drive to do something, people can latch onto that as admirable. I think also -- [Jason's voice falls to a stage whisper] I stole this, too -- but like, I think Natalie Wood said that James Dean was always looking to understand. And I think that if you're looking to understand, it almost implies that you're not getting understanding. And the viewer sees that and is like, "Oh my God -- if someone just held him!" And the audience sees all the backstory, but the people in Logan's life don't see all that. The viewer wants to help that guy, but nobody else sees that.