He Is Spartacus: Liam McIntyre Talks About Taking Over in Season 2 of 'Blood and Sand'
By DAVE ITZKOFF
On Monday Liam McIntyre received some of the most exciting news of his career, and some of the most difficult: he learned that he had just been cast in the title role in a cable series -- but as the replacement for Andy Whitfield in "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."
"It's been the toughest thing," Mr. McIntyre said in a telephone interview from his home in Melbourne, Australia. "Every actor dreams of getting a big break, a big opportunity. Andy's such a wonderful actor. I don't want to follow that guy, and everybody hurts that he's had to give up the role, myself included."