You may know Sunkrish Bala from his recurring role as Dr. Caleb Subramanian on AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD but fans of ABC’s CASTLE now know him as Vikram Singh, a tech analyst who also shares history with Stana Katic‘s Beckett. In an exclusive interview, the actor discusses his character and his experience working with the cast.
Your character, Vikram, has a past with Beckett. What kind of intentions does he have?
Well, we are running for our lives. Beckett and I are painted into this corner because of our connection to the AG’s office. Our intentions are to survive, and to root out this evil.
Even though you spend the most time working with Stana Katic, what was your experience like working with Nathan Fillion?
Nathan’s great! It’s so amazing to work with the whole cast. They’ve been playing these roles for eight years now and to be thrust into such a well-fleshed-out universe is definitely daunting, but everyone has been so welcoming. Nathan had a lovely note and gift waiting in my trailer when I first got here. You just get a sense of how happy everyone is to be working on this show.
Aside from having a past with Beckett, your character is also a tech analyst. Do you consider yourself to be a tech expert?
I’m an Indian guy who grew up in Silicon Valley. Tech should be in my blood. Much to the disappointment of my family, it isn’t.
Which of the cast would you say is the funniest?
I feel like Seamus would like me to say Seamus.
What would you like to see happen for your character?
Honestly, I’m enjoying so much having my character join the NYPD. I love being part of the team and working on cases with characters I’ve watched on television for years!
CASTLE airs Mondays at 10PM on ABC (CTV Two in Canada)