English actor Trevor Eve has become best known for antagonising the powerful Spellbound witch Diana Bishop played by Teresa Palmer throughout three seasons of Skys popular fantasy drama. Now A Discovery of Witches has reached its legendary conclusion Trevor has revealed some surprising details about his performance as Gerbert.
Trevor confirmed he made a specific costume request in order to properly portray the ancient vampire and Congregation member. Throughout the three seasons of A Discovery of Witches Gerbert makes a number of alliances to menace Diana and destroy the family of Matthew Clairmont Matthew Goode. In the original novels by Deborah Harkness which formed the basis for the series Gerbert is over 1000 years old and was previously known as Pope Sylvester II. While fans didnt get to see his history as a powerful religious leader Trevor revealed he included subtle hints to his mysterious past with his choice of footwear.
Discovery of Witches Gerbert enlists Satus help to trap Diana Image Sky Whether that made me still or not I dont know he added on how the costume detail affected his physical performance as the vampire. The papal dress code has remained roughly the same for the last 2000 years and Gerbert often gestures towards his religious past with elegant black robes. However the signature red socks were the icing on the cake for Trevor to fully embody the creature of the night who once felt at home as the head of the Vatican City.
Trevor also explained how he managed to portray an allpowerful vampire without the benefit of special effects to enhance his performance. Vampires were meant to move really fast they had the strength of I dont know how many men he continued. Although Matthew frequently uses his speed and strength to aid Dianas mission Gerbert rarely uses his vampiric abilities to spread his influence across the Congregation. Trevor admitted I felt that he didnt really need to do anything. Juan Carlos Medina the first director gave me a wonderful note when I was calling to someone whod walked out of the room.