It's time to go behind the scenes of Rookie Blue season two with exclusive commentary from the cast and creators of the show. This week, star Ben Bass (Sam Swarek) and writer Russ Cochrane talk about how humor fleshes out the character of Sam Swarek
Ben Bass: Officer Sam Swarek
Russ writes me a lot of cool quip lines. When you see them in action, you realize that it gives the character humor and dimension which is huge. It turns him into three dimensions and gives him layers and depth. I'm lucky that way with Sam, because you guys often look for what his humor is going to be, which is a huge gift.
Russ Cochrane: Writer
Sam's attitude is a bit of a defense mechanism—the more he jokes about a situation, the less he has to say how he feels and that way, Andy can't get through that, and he's never vulnerable that way. And that's really relatable for a lot of people.