A Candid Talk With Adam Korson Of “Seed”

After a string of memorable guest stints, Adam Korson is ready to make the jump to leading man status in the new sitcom "Seed" -- now, Crave talks with Korson about the series and beyond. 

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Torontian Adam Korson has appeared on the big and small screens as well as the stage, acting on such shows as CBS' "2 Broke Girls," ABC Family's "Nature of the Beast," as well as "The Contract." His latest endeavour is starring as the lead role of Harry in Citytv's much-anticipated sitcom "Seed," which airs February 4.

He offered Crave readers a sneak peek into his character on the series as well as a few other tidbits about his life.

CraveOnline: Tell us about your work on “Seed” and the character that you play.

Adam Korson: Harry is a loveable charming bachelor bartender who is the kind of guy who has a different woman every night but tells it like it is. Women want to sleep with him and guys want to hang out with him. He loves the life he lives and when the kids come into it, there’s resistance at first but you can’t help but fall in love with him.

Harry’s got heart. He manipulates the situation, but when it comes down to it, he’ll put the person he cares about it in front of him.

Any other projects for 2013?

There’s stuff I’ve written and potential films coming up in March, but that’s all I can really say.

“Seed” premieres on February 4 — any special plans for watching the premiere?

I’ll be in Toronto for the premiere.

Do you feel strange watching yourself?

I don’t mind watching myself – I’m okay with it. The first time I watch something it’s kind of an out-of-body experience but I learn from watching myself.

Is there a difference between working on film and TV?

It’s definitely different. With a feature you know the script and you have time to work through it, but in TV you work a lot quicker – there are new scripts constantly. I really love doing both and both are a challenge. At the end of the day that’s what I want: to be challenged.

Do you also enjoy working behind the camera?

I’ve directed some things and I write and produce. That’s something I’m working on right now – “Awkward Moments and Misunderstandings,” which is a series of 30-second shorts of awkward moments and misunderstandings. I’m very excited about it. We’re launching that on the website thatsjustawkward.com. For that project I’m writing, directing and appearing in it.

If you hadn’t gone into acting, what line of work do you think you’d chosen?

I’d be a football player (laughs). Acting is always something I’ve wanted to do. I wanted to be different things when I was a kid, like I wanted to be a doctor, lawyer, and athlete. But it’s what I was watching on the screen that everything came into focus and I realized that’s what I wanted to do.

Would you consider yourself to be an optimist or pessimist?

I’m an optimist. I lead a very positive life and make the choice to. It’s very easy to go to the negative but what’s the point?

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m pretty much a “say it how it is” kind of guy, I love to cook just about everything, and I became obsessed with “Mindcraft.” I’m pretty much an open book as a person but I am also really private – people probably don’t know as much about me as they think they do.