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iZombie's David Anders Talks Blaine's Predicament, Reminisces About Alias, 24, The Vampire Diaries, Once and More

David Anders‘ take on iZombie‘s Tuesday return could double as the most disheartening fortune cookie you’ll read this month:

“Just know nothing” — even Blaine’s need to chow down on brains? — “is concrete in this world,” he tells TVLine.

In the last episode before the CW series’ break, Anders’ Blaine returned to the ranks of the undead after getting his throat slit by one of Mr. Boss’ minions. “I don’t think he’s too keen to the idea,” the actor says; still, “Zombie Blaine was the man. He had it all figured out, so I think there’s some aspects of zombieism that he missed.”

Anders teases “new cures floating around” and “all sorts of moving parts going on” in the episodes that kick off Tuesday (9/8c), starting when Blaine — in his new state — pays an “upset” Ravi a visit at the morgue. “It affects everybody, because then Major is at risk of becoming a zombie again,” the actor continues, adding that Blaine will use the knowledge that Liv’s ex is Seattle’s chaos killer to “his personal gain.”

And in case you’re wondering about Blaine’s not-really-a-relationship with Liv’s BFF, Anders is happy to help you prep your inevitable tweets.

“Yes, there will be more Blaine-Peyton interaction,” he says, adding with a laugh, “Hashtag pain.”

In advance of iZombie‘s return, we asked Anders to reflect on the many roles — including Blaine — he’s played throughout his career. Click through the gallery below to hear stories about breaking into the business with the Olsen twins, fanboying out over Alias‘ Jennifer Garner, seeing things in black and white on Once Upon a Time and more.

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  1. Sarahliz says:

    Great article, great actor. If only he was a nicer guy. Pay attention to his Twitter, he says some very cruel and sexist things which he always conveniently deletes later. And if you ever call him on something hateful (and are totally polite about it)? Instant block! Still love his performances, but I have a feeling there’s a reason he’s good at playing bad guys.

    • JM says:

      Oh, that’s disappointing, because I love his acting. Wish he were still on Once.

    • Denise White says:

      What did he say?

    • claire says:

      oh please..maybe it is time to stop giving moral leasons..even more to someone you don’t know because ‘attention’ you can ‘interact’ with a somewhat famous actor on social media..Moreover i read sometimes his tweets and i never saw offensive stuff, he just has a sarcastic dark humor, sometimes is not a drama..

      • Sarahliz says:

        You have to turn on notifs. He tweets and deletes. If you don’t read it right away it’s gone an hour later. One specific instance he tweeted “Gay the pray away” – he also stated something about bibles being more dangerous with guns. When a few of us told him that believing in God never made someone a killer or a bigot, believing in hate did, and I told him in LGBT and also faithful and that the 2 aren’t mutually exclusive: he blocked us or tweeted back some hateful words, which were immediately deleted. He calls the women he dates his “broads” or his “bitches” (along with some other sexual stuff that I won’t even repeat). He basically thinks he’s being clever when he’s being an ass. Not everyone has to hold that opinion of him as a person, but I challenge his fans to follow his tweets and interviews more closely and listen to what he actually says. In my opinion he is not a nice guy

  2. Steven says:

    He’s such a mesmerizing actor. I loved him in Alias. Sark was one of my favorites. i always loved when he popped up. Just one thing though, Charmed was on The WB, it ended the season The WB folded so it never made it to The CW. Too bad he was so against guest starring on Charmed. Armin Shimerman also had nothing nice to say about working on Charmed. Too bad.

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    I’m always a huge fan of 24 but I didn’t saw it coming when David Anders’ character as a Russian operative bit the dust in Hour 9 of Season 8.

  4. Ally Oop says:

    He was awesome on Alias which is one of my fave shows of all time. He was also great on Vampire Diaries.

  5. Cas says:

    Love him ever since Alias.

  6. Annie says:

    Anders is gifted in that no matter how awful of a character he plays, I always end up rooting for or at least caring about that character. It’s disappointing to hear that he might not be a nice person, but then again, I’m skeptical of anyone who’s close friends with Ian Somerhalder.

    • claire says:

      just because a nobody did not like some of his tweets (like..who cares..seriously..) he is ‘not a nice person’ and yep he is a great actor, he is once again great on iZombie who by the way is a really great, fun and smart show.