In any good period piece, two things are for certain: Good and evil will battle it out until the last sword is swung, and British actor Rufus Sewell will probably be playing one of the bad guys.
But in STARZ's medieval miniseries The Pillars of the Earth
(airing in eight parts starting July 23), Rufus' character finally sees the light—and it's good. As Tom Builder, a mason with lofty dreams of building a cathedral, Rufus brings the beloved working father from Ken Follett's epic novel to life.
Rufus reflects on his first impressions of the Oprah's Book Club selection
, how being a father influenced his performance and why he'll never look at a classic piece of architecture the same way again.
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, March 9, 2014
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