Ricky Whittle breaks through on 'American Gods,' Who.com, June 26, 2017

On the eve of watching the last episode of American Gods's first season, I had a chance to talk to the actor who plays Shadow Moon, Ricky Whittle. He did not disappoint. To read the interview, click here. I've excerpted some of it in the captions below the photos below.

On becoming Shadow Moon, the central figure of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel American Gods, Whittle says, "It's not just picking up any fictional character. it's almost like doing a biography now. You know, I'm Daniel Day-Lewising the heck out of it because he's a real person to so many fans." Photo courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.

On becoming Shadow Moon, the central figure of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel American Gods, Whittle says, "It's not just picking up any fictional character. it's almost like doing a biography now. You know, I'm Daniel Day-Lewising the heck out of it because he's a real person to so many fans." Photo courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.

Whittle says he and Ian McShane (left, as Mr Wednesday) engage in a bit of a pranking contest on the set of the series. According to Whittle, "I think we're pretty even at the moment. I keep using his trailer when he's not in and then sending him videos of me using his toilet or lying in his bed and watching his TV. Stealing his contents of his fridge is another one of my faves as well. He gets really fancy water. There's no need! There's no need — bring normal water like the rest of us. We're in Canada, the water's fine, you don't need the fancy bottled water, but he's Ian McShane, he's fancy." Photo courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.

Whittle says he and Ian McShane (left, as Mr Wednesday) engage in a bit of a pranking contest on the set of the series. According to Whittle, "I think we're pretty even at the moment. I keep using his trailer when he's not in and then sending him videos of me using his toilet or lying in his bed and watching his TV. Stealing his contents of his fridge is another one of my faves as well. He gets really fancy water. There's no need! There's no need — bring normal water like the rest of us. We're in Canada, the water's fine, you don't need the fancy bottled water, but he's Ian McShane, he's fancy." Photo courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.