Weeds kicks off another season of debauchery on June 27, as we fast forward three years into the future where the Botwins are now doing business in New York. I recently chatted with Hunter Parrish, who plays Silas Botwin on the show, about what kind of shenanigans are in store when Nancy and the gang return to Showtime. He talked about how Silas has changed over the years, what it's like working with guest stars like Martin Short, and whether or not Silas will get a new lady love.
BuzzSugar: What can you tell us about the new season of Weeds that you're particularly excited about?
Hunter Parrish: There's actually a lot that's exciting. We spent all of last season traveling, going all over the place, and this time we're in New York. Well, actually, filming in LA, but getting to do a New York season. Silas gets more heavily involved in the weed business, so that's been really exciting.
BS: This season takes place three years later. How have Silas and Shane grown up?
HP: It's pretty weird; I showed up for the first day on set, and Alexander [Gould] had these big mutton chops on his face. I can't even grow the smallest sideburns! But he's got these huge sideburns, and Silas dyes his hair, so we look a little older, a little different. But it's cool; it's exciting. For the first time on the show I'm playing my own age. I've always been playing two or three years younger, so it's cool to have the maturity and sophistication.
BS: Silas has had a pretty crazy life; how do you relate to him?
HP: Well, my mom doesn't sell weed, so that's different. At least I don't know that she sells weed; she might I guess. It's funny because at the beginning of the series, I said in a few interviews how similar we were, and I think we did start similar. But because of what's happened with the characters and where the writers have taken it, his relationship with his mom is so incredibly difficult, and he found out that who he thought was his dad his whole life isn't actually his dad. He's struggling with things that I can't even begin to understand. So there's a darkness to him that my personal life doesn't really have. So we've actually grown quite dissimilar as the seasons have gone on. But we still share, which I think is the biggest thing, is the same heart and passion for life, and the people around me. And he's really good about that, and really trying to love first.
BS: Speaking of putting love first, is Silas going to get a new love interest this season?
HP: I keep asking them about that! I'm pretty much shirtless in every episode, but none of those include a sex scene or any sort of love scene. So I'm not quite sure that's coming up or if I should expect that. But so far there is no love for Silas.
To see what Parrish had to say about Nancy's jail time and his favorite shocking moment from the show, just read more