Reggie Lee Interview: ‘Grimm’ Season 6 and Wu’s Transformation

Grimm Cast Season 6
The cast of ‘Grimm’ at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con (Photo © Richard Chavez / Showbiz Junkies)

Grimm star Reggie Lee admitted upfront that he can’t really talk about anything when it comes to what we now know is the show’s sixth and final season. Lee was once again part of #TeamGrimm at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con where the cast answered (as best they could) questions about the upcoming season. Lee also sat down for roundtable interviews where he talked about what he’s loved about playing Sergeant Wu.

At the time of our interview, the official confirmation hadn’t come down from NBC that Grimm was coming to an end. Season six had a shorter season order than seasons one through five, so it wasn’t much of a leap to assume this was going to be the farewell season for the popular dramatic series. “We’re just lucky to be here,” replied Lee when asked about the shorter season.

Reggie Lee Interview:

Last season you went through a huge transformation. These are some pretty big changes Wu has gone through.

Reggie Lee: “I feel powerful!”

I was going to ask how it felt to transform.

Reggie Lee: “It’s interesting because first when I read it I was like, ‘Oh no! Is he going to go to the darkside? Am I getting killed off?’ As an actor you are always like, ‘Am I going to get killed off?’ But, you know he’s always been inherently a cop but I do feel it’s given me a whole emotional thing to play with. I mean, in these things sci-fi takes you out of your realm. It’s not like you’re just imagining this human thing that’s happening to you. It really makes you imagine beyond that, so for me as the actor I felt a lot more power. Which for Wu I think is a really great thing because he’s always felt like probably the underling that’s kind of, ‘Do this. Do that,’ even though he’s a sergeant. He is the kind of on the managerial side of it all, so this has been great to actually be a part of the team and be useful.”

What’s been it like to play Wu’s quick acceptance of the whole world of Grimms and Wesens?

Reggie Lee: “At first, when I read it I go, ‘Oh, that’s tough,’ but you kind of find it inside, find it emotionally. For me in terms of being so freaked out about this whole thing from the get-go and then suddenly discovering it, at that point I was supposed to be pissed at Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) because they hadn’t told me anything. But that was kind of pushed aside because I got so excited about it, which I love. I love that about this particular character. He’s kind of like a kid, you know? Even with this it’s like, ‘Oh my god, I get to turn into a creature! Let me try it! I’m going to try it. I’m going to try to get angry in front of my mirror and then I’m going to stop it! Then I’m going to see what I can do with it.’ So, it’s been something to play with.

Internally for an actor it’s very tough to make that switch right away. But finding it has been kind of the gratifying part.”

The scene with the shotgun was one of the best scenes of the season.

Reggie Lee: “The thing is Wu is almost kind of like, ‘I’m going to prove my worth. So, I’m going to try to not be afraid of this. I know this happens, so let me try to prove my worth.’ (Laughing) W-u-r-t-h.”

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