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Drew Starkey stated that his 'Outer Banks' character isn't totally the show's villain

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In season three of Outer Banks, Rafe Cameron and the Pogues are still at odds. Although Sarah Cameron's Kook brother has made some extremely dubious decisions over the previous few seasons, actor Drew Starkey doesn't totally consider his character as the show's antagonist. Starkey stated to PEOPLE, "What me and showrunners [Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke] wanted to establish early on was not making some bad guy just for the sake of making a bad guy." "He's constantly at a push-and-pull with what he's going through internally and even though he makes some pretty insanely stupid decisions, he struggles with those." "There's just a little hint of maybe he's still a good person, but ultimately he gives into his internal thoughts too much," he added. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1500"]Drew Starkey as Rafe Cameron in 'Outer Banks' Image credit: Entertainment Weekly[/caption] Furthermore, Rafe argues with his father Ward Cameron over what to do with the secret riches they obtained at the end of season 2 and in many ways, this is where he really reaches his breaking point in the forthcoming third season. Rafe tells Ward, "Dad, I don't need you anymore," before pushing him against a wall in one tense scene from the teaser. Additionally, Starkey said that he listens to a lot of hard metal and soundtracks while he gets ready for those intense scenes. "I'm sure if someone took one of my earbuds out on set and put it in their ear, they'd be like, 'Jesus. Man, are you OK?' But it helps me get amped up." Also read: Bette Midler declined the lead role in 1992 comedy ‘Sister Act’: My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple

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According to Drew Starkey, one of the main themes of the new season is forcing characters outside of their comfort zones, such as the odd alliance between Kiara (Madison Bailey) and Rafe that is seen in the video. "What we've done this season, which is really interesting, is we've taken these characters that we're familiar with and plucked them out of their natural friend groups and placed them into situations where they're really uncomfortable and they have to test themselves," he remarked. "They're challenged a lot." On another note, Outer Banks has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity since its debut in 2020, something Starkey acknowledged he could never have expected. In addition, he referred to the cast as some of his "best friends" and said that working on the program together has brought the ensemble together in a special way. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]Drew Starkey is looking forward to playing lighter roles after his darker roles on 'Outer Banks' and Hulu's 'Hellraiser' Image credit: Twitter[/caption] Moreover, Starkey joked that he's looking forward to playing lighter roles in the future, such as his upcoming romance comedy The Other Zoey starring Josephine Langford, after taking on darker roles on Outer Banks and Hulu's Hellraiser during the previous year. Lastly, Thursday marks the Netflix season 3 launch of Outer Banks.

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