Monday, July 21st at 9:30pm
A covert team of U.S. Special Forces operatives undertake missions around the world while their wives attempt to carry on a normal life back at home in the return of The Unit (starring Dennis Haysbert and Scott Foley), premiering Monday, June 21st at 9:30pm on 3.
Aside from the top-secret military group that embarks on dangerous missions abroad, the appeal of The Unit also comes from the wives of the team members and how they deal with their lives as part of the military.
Among the female cast members of The Unit, Abby Brammell has distinctly established herself as Tiffy Gerhardt, the wife of Mack ‘Dirt Diver’ Gerhardt (Max Martini) who is hiding her own dark secrets.
Though Brammell has played various roles on Six Feet Under, The Shield, Birds of Prey, and CSI, she says that there’s something special about playing Tiffy that had attracted her to the role.
“She’s so troubled. I really gravitate towards the troubled, soul-searching character. I really like that she struggles with right and wrong. And also that she’s married to a soldier. That seemed really fantastic to me. I’ve always loved the kind of archetype of the warrior, so to be a warrior’s lady, is pretty great, too,” Brammell told TVaddict.com.
According to Brammell, she also enjoys the fact that her character is little bit reckless and wild, as well as driven to experience life to its fullest. However despite the lies and the blunders of Tiffy, Brammell has learned to accept her character and portray her as effectively as possible.
“You have to kind of let go of what you think is right and wrong, and really just deal with trying to love your character. And accept them for who they are with all of the terrible mistakes they make. And not judge them. You really can’t judge your characters… you just have to love them and try to portray them as honest as possible. It’s hard,” she explains.
Tonight’s season opener entitled “Change Of Station” sees Tiffy discover a young boy, who she taught in the third grade, badly bruised and obviously in need to talk to someone.
Find out how this troubled character deals with another troubled soul when The Unit returns on Monday, July 21st at 9:30pm on 3.