Tramell Tillman on Experiencing His First Comic-Con ('Severance')

Tramell Tillman on Experiencing His First Comic-Con ('Severance') ...

Tramell Tillman, who plays interesting Seth Milchick in Apple TV+'s hit series Severance, didn't have the recognition he now has six months ago. It's by far his biggest role yet, one that is likely to put him on the path to stardom.

Tillman discussed his newfound fame in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Here's what he had to say about it:

"The show was released in February of this year... and nobody knew who I was until January." I went to Comic Con for the first time [in July], and my whole body was on a building - my face was everywhere. A person tapped me on the shoulder and asked for a picture, and the next thing you know, a crowd just grew, and so many people knew who I was."

Tillman has one of the highest paying roles in the show, which is revealing in that each character in Severance is so varied and complex. Milchick is the supervisor of Lumon's severed floor and the right-hand man to Patricia Arquette's Harmony Cobel, who tortures the severely disabled workers in one moment to dancing to "defiant jazz" with them in another. For an actor who mostly stayed away from Broadway and held small roles on shows like Hunters and Godfather of Harlem,

Due to a stalemate in production due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the actor had extra time to prepare for the role. The actor summarizes the following:

"Physicality was very important to me. I would do a lot of breathing exercises and meditate often to really discover the center of magic." Milchick was described as a duck on water, if you will. Icebergs are beautiful, and you always think you know what it is, but there's so much more beneath it. I thought that this was a great analogy for Milchick.

Tillman's descriptions of a duck on water and icebergs are very applicable to his character, but also to the Severance series as a whole. The duality of Lumon and the outside world lend so much to theories and ideas by fans, which creator Dan Erickson and directors Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle likely only know the answers to.

Mark (Scott), an employee of Lumon, who has gone through'severance,' splits his work life from his personal life. The series follows Mark's struggles to deal with both of his lives, as well as serving as a leader to his co-workers on the severed floor.