"The description that Potter gives is somebody who is or imagines himself to be a demon," says Friend – who seems far more of a nature boy than the Devil in real life.
This is the actor's first stage outing since his well-received West End debut at the Garrick Theatre in 2010, playing a closeted film star in Douglas Carter Beane's comedy The Little Dog Laughed.
The foreboding weather is a fitting backdrop to our discussion of his latest dark character, Martin Taylor, who wheedles his way into the suburban household of Mr and Mrs Bates.
They are caring for their severely disabled daughter, who in one scene, he shockingly rapes.
I didn't, and they still didn't leave me alone," she told Vogue magazine.
Besides an actor, he is also a famous writer as well as director.Friend received his professional acting training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.He considered himself a late starter: "I was about to set off sailing around the world when I heard I'd got into drama school.L'Oréal "gave her a congratulatory shout-out when calling her up to the stage, which prompted a ton of applause from the audience," a source told the mag."It was really sweet because Aimee was tight-lipped about it earlier in the night, not wanting to take attention from the honorees," the onlooker added. The 33-year-old "Homeland" actor is engaged to girlfriend Aimee Mullins, People magazine confirmed.