Blake Lee on the Villainous Martin Harris in Freeform’s Cruel Summer [Exclusive Interview]

Cruel Summer - Blake Lee

Cruel Summer – Blake Lee

Oftentimes, Blake Lee gets offers for many comedic roles over the years. Then one day, a role to play a villainous role of a child kidnapper in Freeform’s Cruel Summer was too juicy of a part to pass up. The character of vice principal Martin Harris, who kidnapped Kate Wallis, is too dark, mysterious, and constantly lurks in each episode without even making a specific appearance.

Lee stars along with Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, and Harley Quinn Smith in the first season of Cruel Summer that has young adults talking after each episode about the drama and secrets in this unique storytelling series featuring three separate years of the characters’ lives.

Here’s the official synopsis:

From executive producer Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Cruel Summer is a psychological thriller that follows two young women: Kate Wallis, the popular girl with a charmed life who one day goes missing, and Jeanette Turner, the nerdy wannabe who is accused of being connected to Kate’s disappearance. All signs point to Jeanette’s guilt, but is Kate really who she seems to be? Set over three summers and told through shifting points of view, the series challenges perception and follows how one girl can go from being a sweet outlier to the most despised person in America.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with actor Blake Lee on his role, the house, and the fan theories that keep popping up on the Internet about the show.

Blake Lee was most recognizable as Derek in Parks and Recreation. In 2014, he played Tom in the  comedy romance of singles in a bar in Mixology. In Fam, he had a recurring role as Ben.

Cruel Summer airs on Freeform tomorrow at 10 p.m./9c. Then it follows the next day release on Hulu streaming service.

Watch the exclusive interview below with Blake Lee. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Freeform

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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