Adam Rothenberg sabotaged auditions

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 November 2014
Adam Rothenberg and MyAnna Buring

Adam Rothenberg and 'Ripper Street' co-star MyAnna Buring

Adam Rothenberg has confessed he sabotaged auditions when he found out there was a chance 'Ripper Street' could be returning

Adam Rothenberg sabotaged auditions when he found out 'Ripper Street' might be returning.

The American-born star admits he was so keen to reprise the role of Captain Homer Jackson that he ruined his chances of getting other jobs after hearing there was a chance it could be brought back for a third series even though it had been axed by the BBC.

Speaking about finding out video streaming service Amazon Prime were interested, he said: "It was very sneaky and very below the table. I would get a call from [writer and creator] Richard [Warlow] saying, 'Just so you know, I wouldn't make any plans'.

"Meanwhile, I was in LA trying to sell myself because I was unemployed. It was a really awkward month of going into work and sabotaging auditions. It was very weird. It was a very weird month."

And although Adam's co-stars, Charlene McKenna (Rose Erskine) and Jerome Flynn (Sergeant Bennett Drake), claim they always felt it could return because of the outcry from fans after it was cancelled, he insists he thought it was over for good.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Oh no it felt like the end. Just because it seemed so obvious that something that was so enjoyable ... I was pessimistic that way. I just figured. So actually, I was really surprised when it came back.

The 39-year-old actor added: "I mean I believe what I'm told so when somebody says it's cancelled, I'm like, 'It's definitely gone'."

Series 3 of 'Ripper Street' is available to watch exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video from Friday November 14.

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