Sam Littlefield is a dedicated filmmaker who constantly challenges himself by the roles he takes on in Hollywood. He’s an actor, writer, producer, and director, currently featured in the highly anticipated CW Series, “Batwoman” starring Ruby Rose, Sam portrays ‘Mouse,’ a tortured, complex, dynamic character working with Alice and the Wonderland Gang, main enemies of Batwoman, in the seedy underworld of Gotham.
Sam Littlefield recently wrote, produced, and starred in “Mother’s Little Helpers,” an independent film which premiered at SXSW 2019, to be widely released on May 5, 2020. Sam created the role of ‘Jude Pride,’ a struggling addict on house arrest, who returns home to say goodbye to his compulsively lying mother in the twilight of her terminal illness.
Throughout his career, Sam has carefully balanced mainstream television projects while cultivating his own unique space inside the industry. He’s had memorable performances in hit series such as HBO’s “The Leftovers” and “Sharp Objects,” CBS’ “NCIS,” TNT’s “Good Behavior,” and Amazon’s The After” (where he played a leading role written for him by X Files creator, Chris Carter). Alongside these hit shows, he produced and wrote “Plus One,” a film series which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the critically acclaimed “Extropia,” a multimedia live-stage production which was featured on LA Times front page and enjoyed a multiple extension sold out tour.
Sam Littlefield’s film “Moyamoya,” a quasi-musical following one stroke victim’s journey as he recovers the mysteries of his dark past, is currently in development.
Q 1) When you first found out you were cast as “Mouse” in Batwoman, what was your reaction?
A) Honestly, I was a little shocked. The audition was sooooo quick. I think it was one page of dialogue that was a little out of context. I went in, read the scene once, and before I knew it I was on set. It was one of those “What’s happening?” moments.
Q 2) How would you describe Mouse to a viewer who hasn’t watched the Batwoman tv series?
A) He’s a little bit of an overgrown child. He’s considered a villain in relation to Batwoman. But to me he’s just a lost soul looking for his home. He’s been a blast to discover and play with. And he’s just about to get even more fun.
Q 3) Was there any research that you had to do to get a mindset on how to portray Mouse in the series? (Example: read comics, search the internet, etc)
A) I guess my main source material was Batman Returns. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman was my spirit guide
Q 4) I’ve noticed so far in the Batwoman series that Mouse has always had Alice’s best interest at heart, do you think in upcoming episodes that trust will be tested more?
A)There are definitely some surprises coming up. Their relationship stands the test of time and it definitely keeps getting tested.
Q 5) Is there anything you can tease about upcoming episodes of the season?
A) I will say these episodes coming up were my favorite to work on. Working with Rachel and Gabriel Mann as a trifecta was a blast. They are both fabulous.
Q 6) I noticed that in episode 15, Mouse tricked Alice to go down memory lane by the effects of Scarecrow’s fear gas. Do you think Mouse will feel guilty later on doing that to Alice?
A) As much as I’d love to tell you, I’m gonna have to pass on this question.
Q 7) At the end of the last episode Mouse was surprised that Alice still trusted Kate. Now that Alice feels fully betrayed by Kate, do you think she will start listening to Mouse’s advice a lot more?
A) Stop trying to get spoilers out of me. Lol.
Q 8) What’s it like acting with Rachel Skarsten?
A) Rachel and I developed a real synergy over the course of the season. We were real collaborators, breaking down scenes together, trying to come up with the best approach to our scenes and our characters. She is a lovely creature.
Q 9) If you had to describe Batwoman series in one word what would it be?
A) A treat.
Q 10) Last question, because I know you’re a busy guy. If you had to hang out with only one cast member of Batwoman, who would it be and why?
A) The Batwoman cast is full of marvelous people. But I suppose since Rachel and I worked so closely together and really enjoyed our time together, I’d have to say her.