ARROW & LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Exclusive: Michael Eklund On Fighting Sara Lance As Both Dollmaker & Rasputin

ARROW & LEGENDS OF TOMORROW <font color=red>Exclusive:</font> Michael Eklund On Fighting Sara Lance As Both Dollmaker & Rasputin

Michael Eklund played both Dollmaker and Rasputin in the Arrowverse, and when we chatted with him recently he spoke about how both of his characters ended up facing off against the White Canary!

In the mass multi-verse that has existed throughout the Arrowverse, there are so many characters at this point that multiple actors have portrayed more than one hero or villain in the world. We saw a couple of examples of this  in the recent Crisis on Infinite Earths when Erica Durance played Smallville's Lois Lane and Supergirl's Alura Zor-El, and Brandon Routh pulled double duty as Superman Returns' Man of Steel and DC's Legends of Tomorrow's Ray Palmer.

Michael Eklund is another actor who has shown up as multiple characters, having played Dollmaker in Arrow and the most recent season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow's hilarious Rasputin. However, what's interesting about Eklund's case is that both of those characters fought (and lost) to Caity Loitz's Sara Lance, aka the White Canary - and that's precisely what we asked him about during our recent exclusive chat with the actor.

Interestingly enough, Eklund also brought up the rumors that he would be reprising his role as Dollmaker in the Gotham series and how he wound up playing a different character in the show instead.

Hear Eklund break down his thoughts on the Dollmaker and Rasputin characters below.

"Caity played in Arrow. She was in black leather. The White Canary, I think they called her. Now, this is interesting that you brought that up. I forgot because Arrow was a while back now. And then when I did Legends of Tomorrow, I forgot that it was the same actress. And I only found out on Instagram when a fan posted the fight scene I did with her in Arrow. And then we go up against each other again in Legends of Tomorrow, and I'm like, 'Oh my God, we worked together before!' I'd forgotten. I think she forgot too. It's really cool how that worked out. Absolutely unplanned, never planned.

I remember when I was doing Gotham too, and they were going to introduce the Dollmaker character on there. And I don't know how true this story I heard was; I never got to the bottom of it. But I heard they were like, would it be possible if I played Dollmaker on Arrow if I could play Dollmaker on Gotham. Which I didn't. I played a different character, but when it came out, and fans of the show heard I was doing Gotham, they assumed I was coming on to do Dollmaker. I thought it would've been really cool if I did."

If you dig what Eklund has to say about Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, be sure to check out his thoughts on his roles in The Twilight Zone, Van Helsing, Bright Hill Road, Welcome to Sudden Death, Smallville, and Altered Carbon below!

Michael Eklund discusses his new horror movie, Bright Hill Road:

Eklund as Owen in Bright Hill Road
 
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Michael Eklund discusses which comic book villains he'd like to play:

Michael Eklund talks about working with Michael Jai White on Welcome to Sudden Death:

Michael Jai White in Welcome to Sudden Death
 
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Michael Eklund discusses what he'd like to see for the future of Rasputin in Legends of Tomorrow:

Eklund as Rasputin in DC's Legends of Tomorrow
 
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Michael Eklund talks about Altered Carbon, Wynona Earp, The Twilight Zone, and Van Helsing:

*This interview has been edited for clarity.*


 
When a misstep after a workplace shooting puts alcoholic Marcy on leave, she heads out to see her sister in California. Halfway there, she stops for a couple of days at the Bright Hill Road Boarding House. The walls close in on the deeply troubled Marcy, as she loses touch with reality and comes face to face with the misdeeds of her sordid past.

Bright Hill Road was released on Digital and DVD on January 12, 2021.

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