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Preacher: The Broken Men of AMC and How Jesse Custer Differs from Walter White, Rick Grimes, and Don Draper

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell Modern audiences are fascinated by the dark souls of their antiheroes, and television is ripe with characters who compel us with complex moral compasses that teeter and sometimes delve right into darkness.

Dominic Cooper joins Jon Hamm, Andrew Lincoln, and Bryan Cranston as the latest leading man to attempt to carry an AMC drama driven by its conflicted central character. Whether Preacher's titular character Jesse Custer fits the same mold as the above stars in Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad respectively, Cooper admits that looks to be the case.

“It's an interesting idea and question about why we're enjoying watching that. I suppose it's because we can relate more to it, because we all are in some way flawed. Even if we're not, we certainly think we have flaws in our own personality, or mistakes that we've made, or we're trying to be better than we actually are.”

Cooper seems intent on pointing out how his character differs from those others, which is only natural. “Don [Draper] works for an advertising agency,” Cooper says. “This man, I am spiritually led. I have grown up believing in something, but have a huge guilt from my childhood. That in itself is a different story."

"It's another idea of why a man is broken. It's interesting and exciting to see a man or woman dealing with his or her demons and trying to do something good and better."

"“He really, genuinely wants to bring this corrupt, dilapidated town that's at its knees to stand again,” Cooper continues. “Resurrect and be wonderful and be the place he remembers his father taking care of, but it's really hard. I think it's a good reflection on the difference in society in a small town then and now in all our society. He's dealing with different people with different desires, and a different need for money.

“He wants to make it good. Whether that's all coming from his own guilt towards his father, I don't know yet. Where does that come from? He's trying to make peace with what he did, the things he did to his dad. Was he the cause of his father's downfall and death? He's trying to make that right. I think they're interesting complexities that we as humans like to watch, because we struggle with them. If we don't struggle with them much, we probably know that more struggles will come along at some point. It's interesting to see how people deal with them.”

Source: Comicbook

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