Dylan McDermott wanted to play a good guy in FBI: Most Wanted

Dylan McDermott knew it was time to see the light.

Before the CBS Season 2 premiere FBI: Most Wanted, the actor exclusively revealed to E! News why he decided to take on the role of Remy Scott, the boss of the Fugitive Task Force, after playing the evil Richard Wheatley in Law and order: organized crime.

“I’ve played a lot of good characters in my career, but recently, the last 10 years, I think they’ve been more questionable – certainly from american horror story at Organized crime and a few movies in there, so it was time to get back to good,” McDermott said. “So when Tail [Wolf] called me with this role, it was perfect timing, because I really needed to go back.”

And while Remy and Richard couldn’t be more different — Wheatley is a known crime boss, while Remy is a high-strung, law-abiding federal agent — McDermott said he approaches the characters the same way.

“When I play a bad guy, I try to find the good in him, and when I play a good guy, I try to find the bad in him.” he explained. “Nobody’s just good or nobody’s just bad. Because I don’t think a bad guy says, ‘Oh, I’m a bad guy.’ They justify everything.”


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