Christian Slater

'Mr. Robot's' Christian Slater hints at lots of 'chaotic energy' in Season 3

'Mr. Robot's' Christian Slater hints at lots of 'chaotic energy' in Season 3

He plays the title role of “Mr. Robot,” but at the end of the cybernetic psychodrama’s debut season, Christian Slater wasn’t sure he would be invited back for a second round. He was, after all, revealed to be an imaginary character who doubled as the dead father of the show’s bedeviled would-be revolutionary, über-hacker Elliot Alderson.

Instead, Slater’s role deepened in Season 2, fighting back as Elliot struggled to shut him down. “We push each other to deliver the strongest, most surprising performances,” said Rami Malek, who plays Elliot, of his costar. “One tool sharpens another.”

Slater spoke recently about the show’s intense dynamic, the intricacies of playing Mr....

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